EARLY — The Early Police Department took possession Monday of five new shotguns thanks to a $2,623 grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation.
    The department’s current shotguns are old, and some need to be taken out of service, police said.
    The old shotguns that still have use will be  converted to less lethal shotguns and used to deploy bean bags rounds when needed in certain circumstances.
    Police applied for the NRA grant last fall, and learned in the spring the department would receive the grant.
    The new shotguns will be a definite asset for the department, and will be placed into the patrol cars once qualification with the new guns has been completed, police said.
    According to an NRA press release:
    The NRA Foundation is a is a tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defends Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans.