Liar Liar, pants on fire
The rifles were never banned, nor were the magazines holding more than 10 rounds (yes new production, but there were plenty of surplus magazines floating around if you were willing to pay the price, or steal them), certain features like flash hiders, and bayonet lugs went away, but a "post ban" Ar or AK is just as effective as a pre or post-post(?) ban rifle.
Chief, you want rifles? You can get them free from the Feds, or you can get them here: http://www.slr15.com/legrants.html, or you could allow your officers to carry their own rifles.
There are worriers, and doers, why don't you quit whining, and do something?