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Good to see he is carrying a Glock

Very funny video.. it’s no Jimmy Kimmel – Starbucks Standoff , but definitely great in its own way.

Video Link for my Canadian readers – HERE

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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

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A joke for all the blog followers up in Canada:


guywithknife

“You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock 22, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.”

What do you do?

Canadian Police Officers

Answer:  (Immediate thought processes)

  • Is the knife a ceremonial kirpan?
  • Does he prefer to communicate in English or French?
  • Will this negatively impact my chances of promotion?
  • Is this just his way of telling me that he pays my wages, and wants my job?
  • Would this be an appropriate time to hug him and sing Koombaya?
  • Will the media do a profile of him and how he was loved by everyone including his dog?
  • Is the alleged ‘client’ a member of the NDP or an Environmental Group?
  • Is he just a squeegee kid / pan handler trying to make a living on the mean streets?
  • Is he a member of a gang that is just ‘misunderstood’ by society?
  • Is he an undercover Toronto Star reporter looking for a news breaker?
  • Is he a recent illegal immigrant to this country, and just doesn’t know how to approach the police?
  • Is he recently released on parole and hasn’t been properly integrated back into the community?
  • Is he a victim of fetal alcohol syndrome, and just doesn’t understand what he is doing?
  • Warn and Charter him as he approaches.

Australian Police Officers

Answer:      BANG!

American Police Officers

Answer:    BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! (*Sounds of reloading*) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!

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