Sunday, May 25, 2008

Semi automatic for the people

While the jury is out on whether tasers are to be issued to frontline cops, it looks like Glock pistols are being phased out by the "preferred weapon", Bushmaster semi automatic rifles. At present, these are restricted to the Armed Offender Squad. Not for long, and Global Peace & Justice are the opposite of impressed.

Fair call too. You can make a lot of mistakes with a Bushmaster. Gotta love the cop justification for militarisation:
Acting Assistant Commissioner Gavin Jones [said the Bushmaster] had superior accuracy, and deploying the weapon more often would maximise the safety of both police and the public.