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British Police To Carry Submachine Guns On Routine Street Patrols

Posted By admin On October 23, 2009 @ 4:06 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Matthew Moore
London Telegraph [1]
Friday, Oct 23rd, 2009

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.

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.

CO19 currently provides armed support in volatile situations like sieges and terrorist attacks, with its officers on constant call in vehicles around London.

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