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Iowa DNR buys rifles for park rangers

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Iowa park rangers will soon be armed, as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has purchased 37 rifles for its rangers.

The AR 15 rifles will be used by certified state park rangers. Department spokesperson Kevin Baskins says the rangers are full-fledged law enforcement officers. Baskins says the rangers are some of the best-trained officers in the state.

Each rifle costs roughly $1,400.

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