Both Snipes and Stallone get thrown in cryosleep as punishment. When Snipes escapes in the future, they defrost Stallone to track him down. Stallone is then horrified to find that the future has been taken over by the most nefarious threat you could possibly imagine: PC culture. Yup, Stallone can't swear or eat red meat, and most jarringly, this movie proposes that one of the problems with future America is that there aren't enough guns around. Even the cops don't carry guns, because they were outlawed after the "urban wars" of the 20th century.
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Of course, Stallone's character doesn't learn a lesson or change. Instead, his role is to change the minds of the people living in this Utopian future. This is especially troubling because this movie came out a mere two years after Rodney King was beaten by police, and one year after the riots that resulted from the cops' acquittal. Someone saw all that and thought, "Hmmm, cops should be more violent."
The movie ends with Stallone teaching the PC police that it's good to have guns and demolish the occasional building. The moral here is that cops shouldn't have to follow the rules, or be held accountable, or make sure they have consent before macking on co-workers.