Man with knife outside Buckingham Palace

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Slowpoke, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Slowpoke

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    It wasn't so much the man that got my attention, but this:

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    and this:

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    I thought the police didn't carry guns in England. Or is it a special detail at the Palace that is allowed to?

    And also, what kind of magazines are those on the belt of the officer on the far right?

    I await your collective wisdom. :)
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    Dang. Can't even show off your shiny new knife these days.
     
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  3. EZLivin

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    Was it a table knife or a Swiss Army? If it was a Swiss Army then I understand why they called in the artillery. Those knives have multiple blades, and even corkscrews and scissors for goodness sakes!
     
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  4. clambo

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    The regular cops are not allowed access to firearms, however London does have " special firearms units " for special purposes such as guarding the ruling class. Sort of reminds one of Obama and the Secret Service and us with....hmm....wait for it....uh...nothing. England has no posse comitatus separating police and military responsibility either. The line between cops and special ops troops is a bit more grey over there.
     
  5. Slowpoke

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    You tell me. lol

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  6. Certaindeaf

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    I actually tried shaving my face (dry, no mirror) with a very sharp Spyderco the other night. Don't do that.
     
  7. EZLivin

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    Ok. No red or white handle so I don't think it is a Swiss Army. (Seems like he could use some training though. That blade is facing the wrong direction.)
     
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  8. DeanfromOregon

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    The poor fellow just needs a path to citizenship!
     
  9. Trailboss

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    And the problem is? It looks like the fella is threatening to off himself. Shouldn't really be a big deal unless the blood will leave a stain that won't come out.
     
  10. Boats

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    Glocks? That's pretty solid confirmation that those pistols were made for non-shooters.;)
     
  11. mrblond

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    Now, I may be wrong but I thought Buckingham had soldiers guarding it.
     
  12. Slowpoke

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    Thank you james. Kinda what I thought.
     
  13. Certaindeaf

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    I don't think I understand what you guys are arguing about.. is it who's more British? Who can sarcastically wish each other well the best? Who thinks they know more about gun owners in the UK?

    I'm pretty sure the OP asked about which UK police can carry guns and what types they had..not which of you limeys has a bigger shaft.
     
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    If someone were to wear an electronic fencing jacket with a trailing ground wire, I wonder, would a taser be ineffective?
     
  16. SIG383

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    If you can provide the jacket, I could probably provide the taser, lol....wanna try out your theory? haha
     
  17. Rotty

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    If I had to make a guess about the mags the officer on the right is carrying I would have to say MP-5.
     
  18. tac

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    Yup.

    tac
     
  19. tac

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    In the county in which I live the SWAT have Tikka T3 in .270.

    tac
     
  20. Certaindeaf

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    I always find that odd. I think the average shot by swat "snipers" is like 60 yards at most. A .308 will certainly do that (har) and give you the added utility of using ap etc. were/would it necessary.
     

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