Thursday, April 19, 2012
Assault Rifles Stolen from VIP protection unit (Africa)
The air force has launched a commission of inquiry after four R5 assault rifles were stolen from a safe at the Waterkloof Air Force Base. The rifles belonged to the VIP protection unit tasked with protecting President Jacob Zuma's official plane at the base... The theft was discovered on March 9 when the guards apparently opened the safe to remove the weapons in order to secure Zuma's incoming flight... the investigation has revealed that security cameras in the office had “coincidentally” not worked for some time, and that the problem had been reported but nothing had been done about it...
Full story at IOL News
This weapon is the South African version of the IMI Galil, a vastly improved version of the AK platform, and are highly prized, which indicates either brilliance or a high order of stupidity, for someone to steal these weapons from a high security area (which speaks volumes about how these countries mistrust firearms in the hands of the people, they don't even trust their own military with guns). Just proves again that bad guys will obtain weapons as long as other bad men will provide them. This is why good guys need firearms for self-defense. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a weapon is a good guy with a weapon...(S9)