Cops who want to shoot an M4 assault weapon will have to flex more than a trigger finger.
The Chicago Police Department recently launched physical fitness tests for cops who have applied to carry the semiautomatic rifle.
Mark Donahue, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, questioned why cops need to pass a fitness test to carry M4s.
"I don't believe it's likely that situations would arise where you'd be running great distances with this weapon," Donahue said. "As long as you're proficient, you should be able to carry it."
Police spokeswoman Monique Bond disagreed.
"If you are grasping for breath, the weapon could waver up and down," she said.
No anyone else will really care how the rifle gets there. And as a lieutenant point out in the article, a shotgun would be a better option 9 times out of 10.