|Army Combat Cop inspects AK captured from dead Viet-Cong|
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The need to equip patrol officers with carbines was identified as a "high priority" in a report released this week into the deaths of four Mounties in Alberta in 2005. Some members within the force have been calling for the switch for years. "We identified this as an issue in 2008," said Staff Sgt. Scott Warren, chair of the RCMP's officer safety committee. "Yesterday is when this gun needed to be on the street." The patrol rifles have an advantage over other long guns and pistols by offering greater accuracy, higher magazine capacity and reduced risk of collateral damage, advocates say...Currently, carbines are only available to members of the force's emergency response teams...Three years ago, the Ontario Provincial Police equipped its officers with Colt C8 carbines and before that they had access to .223-calibre Mini Ruger rifles, said OPP spokesman Const. Peter Leon.
----full report at Vancouver Sun----
In Canada, what is apparently not good for the citizens is good for the Mounties/Police. There has been bitter political warfare for years, including outright civil disobedience, to politicians attacks on firearms ownership, particularly the battles over the "Long Gun Registry". More HERE...(S9)
|G.I. prepares to "Punish" the enemy|
US troops in Afghanistan, who are trying out the initial five prototype weapons, apparently don't favour Judge Dredd references. They have reportedly chosen to dub the new smartgun "the Punisher" instead.
Feedback from these users has apparently been positive, with the AM-25's ability to strike out accurately and speedily at Taliban snipers or machine-gun teams lurking in cover at long range highly prized...
----Full report at The Register (UK)----
Semi-automatic technology moves forward inspired by Sci-Fi concepts. The "Punisher" is indeed bad medicine, well deserved, for kill-crazy terrorist fanatics...(S9)
|1964 Mattell "Agent Zero" toy capgun|
Dominica has banned toy guns under new legislation that National Security Minister Charles Savarin said had become a matter of grave concern due to their 'realistic' appearance...his government is issuing a warning that those found guilty under the new act will face the full force of the law. The new legislation also provides for stiffer penalties for firearm related offenses including illegal possession and importation of firearms. Persons convicted under the Act, could face up to 20 years in jail and fines as high as EC$15,000 (US $5,555). It also provides for a maximum of 15 years for using a firearm to threaten or assault public officers in the execution of their duties.
The legislation also prohibits the discharge of firearm within 50 yards of any road and less than 50 yards from any house...
----Full report at Jamaica Observer-----