Meanwhile, back in the gun-free paradise formerly known as "Great" Britain, those rollicking Bobbies are now rolling with MP-5s:
Police officers armed with submachine guns are to be deployed on routine patrol of Britain's streets for the first time.A hand-picked team from CO19, the Metropolitan Police's elite firearms unit, will walk the beat in gun crime hotspots where armed gangs have turned entire estates into "no go" zones.CO19 currently provides armed support in volatile situations like sieges and terrorist attacks, with its officers on constant call in vehicles around London.
Local politicians and anti-gun campaigners have reacted with anger at the news that the officers will carry Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns – capable of firing up to 800 rounds-per-minute – and Glock semi-automatic pistols.
But this is the first time that armed officers will be sent on permanent foot patrol anywhere in the country outside Northern Ireland.
Gosh, that gun-free thing has worked out pretty well, hasn't it? What next? Tanks?
Anyway, tonight I'm sitting around watching B-rated horror movies...hoping to get to the range Sunday for a little while...