Ottawa Canada – RCMP officers who guard Parliament Hill are being equipped with submachine guns to give them more stopping power should a gunman attack the heart of Canada’s government.
Security, which has already been significantly beefed up after a high-profile breach last December, will get another boost in the coming months when Mounties patrolling the Hill get the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine-gun.
While officers will still rely on their semi-automatic 9-mm pistols as their main weapon, they’ll also have access to the small but effective machine guns, which will be carried as a “secondary weapon” in their cruisers
Wouldn’t it make more sense to carry both? If the purpose of the MP5 is to quickly take out an “active shooter”, running back to the car and unlocking the gun then finding the shooter again does not seem like a good plan. My guess is they won’t be carrying the MP5 because Canada is so sensitive to guns. All their police carry handguns, so the general public is used to that… but adding a rifle into the mix full time would likely cause a huge stir.
The RCMP have noticeably stepped up security on Parliament Hill since a daylight protest last December by Greenpeace activists, who used climbing gear and a ladder to reach the rooftops of the Centre and West Blocks, where they unfurled banners taking aim at Ottawa’s climate change stance.
That definitely sounds like a problem that an MP5 will fix. hahah
There is no word in the article regarding what version of the MP5 they will be using.
Full Story – TheStar
Hat Tip: SayUncle
A Johnson City, TN woman couldn’t get her gun to shoot, so she handed it off to a man to cock it for her and then proceeded to fire the weapon several times near multiple victims this weekend, according to a police report.
No injuries were reported in the incident that happened around 9:25 p.m Saturday near 304 Royal Circle. According to a Johnson City Police Department report on the shooting, a woman near this location was in an argument with an unnamed person regarding the recent break-in of her vehicle.
According to the JCPD report, the victims all lived near each other on Royal Circle. Their names and ages are listed below:
Lissie C. Thomas, 31; Nathaniel J. Salter, 31; Paulinene M. Garcia, 25; Dee A. Garcia, 45; Daniel M. Hardy, 22; and Rafael Castillo Castillo-Hernandez, 15.
Full Article – HERE
I wouldn’t call those 6 people “victims” since no damage was actually done.
I wonder what these two will be charged with? Attempted murder for her? What for him, Some sort of accessory charge?
He’s going to be regretting that one for a while, considering all he apparently did was cock the gun.
A couple of days late for Easter I know…
Nothing worse than getting a Hare in your riflescope. I find it really wreaks havoc on target acquisition. Very Distracting!
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There are some other gun related lighters that I’ve seen, but most don’t even remotely resemble what they are trying to emulate.
Guns, Drugs, Violence, Foul Language, and Elementary School don’t exactly go hand in hand. It’s surprising that the parents of these kids actually thought doing a Scarface play was acceptable:
What’s more disturbing is that the acting actually isn’t bad. The kids must have watched the actual movie quite carefully in order to research their roles.
Here is the actual end of Scarface for comparison:
Click to view (embedding disabled): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGEzasVvNCg
I can’t think of a less kid-friendly movie to make a play about.