Give gardai Uzi submachine guns
Gardai on the front line should be issued with high powered Uzi submachine guns for the war on crime gangs, says garda Edmund O’Donoghue.
He warned that vicious mobs and upped the ante by investing in high powered assault rifles and machine guns.
Garda O’Donoghue made the claim after a motion at the Garda Representative Association’s conference which called for the Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan to re-issue Uzis to officers was unanimously passed.
“We have no tactical training and management expect us to confront armed criminals who have updated their arsenal with high powered automatic weapons.”
In February gardai seized military hardware from Dublin gangsters, including a Steyr AUG machine gun, like the one used by the Irish Defence Forces, two Heckler & Koch MP-5 sub machine guns, a Beretta 9mm and a SIG Sauer P220
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