WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri have prompted a Georgia congressman's efforts to rein in a military surplus program.

The Pentagon program provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

But Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson says next month he plans to introduce legislation to curb that program.

Johnson says, "Our Main Streets should be a place for business, families and relaxation, not tanks and M16s."

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