Georgia's top law enforcement agency is arming its agents with a new weapon.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is issuing AR-15 semi-automatic rifles to all agents across the state.
In the past the bureau issued the weapons on a limited basis, but now all 275 agents have them.
"With things that are going on in the world today, it's just things aren't getting any safer for our officers [and] agents," said GBI's firearms coordinator, Andrew Ledford.
"We're a gun culture in this nation and these are becoming more and more prevalent," said Ledford.