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Military Weaponry Stolen from LAPD Facility

When only cops have guns, so will criminals.

Howard Nemerov


October 18, 2011 - 1:06 pm

CBS Los Angeles reports that 21 Heckler & Koch MP-5 submachine guns and “a dozen Colt 45 automatic pistols” have been stolen from a “secure site” belonging to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

(Yes, gunnies: A true automatic pistol is a rare thing, and had MSM journalists known something about guns, they would have written “semi-automatic”.)

Not to worry, though. LAPD launched two investigations to get to the bottom of this.

Also no worries, mates: These firearms were “modified to fire training ammunition.” (Assuming that means Simunition or some other non-lethal projectile.) So they can’t fire live ammunition “unless they’re significantly modified,” according to LAPD Commander Andy Smith.

It would take lots of money, black market connections, organization and the will of a Mexican drug cartel to return these MP-5s to their 600-rounds-a-minute specs. And we all know the cartels can’t get government-owned firearms.

Wonderful to know the government’s taking care of us.

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.
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