I see that there was a thread back in January about Paris police weapons. This kinda goes with that thread except with a question that was not asked. As tragic as one of the events are, I always get all analitical and pay attention to what kind of weapons the military and police carry. A while back there was an attack in Tunisia. Right away I noticed that the Tunisian military were carrying Steyr AUG's. In the first pic I found shows a Paris Police Officer holding what looks like a Ruger Mini14 but I am sure it is a Ruger AC556 select version. In the rest of the pictures, the officers are all carrying Beretta M12's. Why are they using WWII technology? I thought the MP5 was the standard? The Beretta was used for combat up through Viet Namn. Can't the French afford MP5's?