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Nevada's DMV Requests Funding for Tools You Might Not Expect a DMV to Need

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"Protecting the public."

A variety of military-style semiautomatic rifles obtained during a buy back program are displayed at Los Angeles police headquarters on Thursday, Dec. 27,2012. Similar weapons have been used in at least four high-profile shootings in the past year, including most recently the Connecticut school shootings and the Christmas Eve killings of two New York firefighters. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The Department of Motor Vehicles knows its long lines can be maddening. Yet instead of improving customer service, one state's DMV is beefing up security.

The Nevada DMV has requested funding for the purchase of 12 semiautomatic rifles as part of an active "Active Shooter Program," KNPR reported, because of how "prevalent" firearms are in the state.

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