VIDEO: Dr. Rich Roberts: I Enjoyed Shooting this Gun So Much that I Bought Them for the LPD

rich roberts 1VIDEO: On a recent trip to Israel, philanthropist Dr. Rich Roberts visited one of Israel’s shooting ranges to test out some of the most hi-tech guns available in the Country, and in the world.

One of the weapons tested, was the Tavor Sar – an Israeli-built weaopon designed for reliability, ease-of-maintenance, durability and accuracy. “The compact bullpup design is highly favored by law enforcement for its ability to easily maneuver through close quarter interiors, doorways and while exiting patrol vehicles,” says its manufacture – Israeli Weapons Industry.  “The Tavor Sar also allows officers to operate and easily control the rifle with one hand if the officer is signaling, using additional tools or controlling his K-9.”

rich roberts 2After shooting several weapons – including the newest Uzi called the Uzi Pro – the smallest and fastest firing Uzi yet – Dr. Roberts found a favorite – the Tavor Sar.

“I enjoyed shooting this gun so much that I bought them for the LPD,” Dr. Roberts tells TLS.

And indeed, Dr. Roberts purchased 10 of these weapons for Lakewood’s SRT, at a cost of rich 3$20,000. The weapon’s manufacture proudly announced Lakewood’s switchover last week.

The weapons are now in operation within the LPD.


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  1. The police don’t need these weapons just as they don’t need those armored vehicles. The increased militarization of our police forces is limiting our freedoms and destroying this country.

  2. I have to agree with number 1.
    While we all appreciate the LPD and I’m sure Dr Roberts intentions are nobel, the Lpd does not need tanks and heavy guns.
    Have we learned nothing from what happened in St Louis? The police are here to serve and protect. They are not soldiers and there is no war going on in Lakewood.

  3. Everyone saying they don’t need this will be the same ones crying when (moderated) goes down an the cops have shotguns an 9mm an the bad guys got fully auto weapons saying well how come the cops weren’t prepared for this …

  4. I would like to say THANK YOU TO DR. ROBERTS . The LPD has been long under staffed and severely out gunned . With this purchase the LPD will be more prepared for the future of crime fighting.

  5. I heard he really liked the Israeli Dolphin attack submarine, but the Lakewood PD said they already had all the boating equipment for Lake Carasaljo that they need.

  6. How does even Dr Roberts get through security for his plane trip home with 10 guns in his carry on.
    I guess I should rephrase the question how do these guns get to the US.

  7. Increased militarization of the police force does not help fight crime.

    Crime needs to be fought through community outreach directed towards underprivileged and at risk youth. When will we learn that??

  8. Our hearts are in our mouths

    Whether Israel will remain a more or less jewish state (in anything but for pretenses)might will be determined this coming week when Bayit yehudi votes on the party’s new charter

    The choice :between a zionist party which promotes and defends religion or at least semi religion with minimal standards or secularist party with convenient kippot and a few token charda’l on the fringe without influence on the dictatorship of Bennet

    How Bayit Yehudi goes ,so goes the country

    We’ll all look back on the coming week as a watershed

  9. How come if I told you the NYPD had that gun and the armored truck we have. You wouldn’t even think twice abt it, how come? Well that’s because we all know NYC is a venerable place and there a threats all the time.. We’ll believe it or not a town with 100,000 Jews living in it in also very venerable and I’m sure we have treats to..

  10. Oh please. We have ISIS gaining strength and a porous border. Obviously these guns are a bit much for a traffic stop but if there is ever a serious threat in this town, I sure want the LPD to have access to these.
    Geshmaklypse- I am glad to hear that the only criminals you know of are disenfranchised youth but the police actually have to deal with the big boys. No outreach is gonna help there. And besides, what are you gonna do until the “community outreach effect” kicks in? Call the Community Organizer in Chief?
    Lastly, Dr Roberts didn’t carry these on the plane with him; he probably had them shipped.

  11. #1R3fan:
    Although disenfranchised youth are not the only criminals I know of, they are the source of the most credible, direct and preventable crime which ails lakewood and other towns across the country.

    I don’t think the threat of an invading army should be addressed by our local police force before we have a system that can adequately deal with the more important threat to peace and quality of life we have from disenfranchised youth. It’s called having your priorities straight.

  12. Yakov, ever heard of hishtadlus? I have a gemara and siddur, but if my house is broken in to, I’m not going to sit back and daven. I’ll daven while defending my home with my .22

  13. Furthermore, if he really wants to fight crime, I suggest a well regulated civilian militia. He can afford it. The lcsw doesn’t count. Criminals wouldn’t dare start up with armed civilians. When they do, it’s usually the last thing that crosses their minds before the bullet.

  14. Well, what happens if Wall township decides to invade? We have the superior gunpower. Ergo, Lakewood – 1, Wall – 0.
    And to nypd – venerable is the wrong word. Its vulnerable you were looking for.

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