In the interests of accuracy

The Herald has breathlessly explained how a policeman is "shocked" at a gun haul.

The seized weapons include AK47s, Israeli Uzis, a Heckler and Koch MP5 submachine gun – used by anti-terrorist units around the world – a G3 automatic rifle, M4 carbine assault rifles, an AK74M, a Saiga 12 gauge eight shot, and Glock 17 pistols, used by police and military in more than 50 countries.

Not a heavy machine gun amongst them. Thanks Adolf for pointing out this pointless piece of reporting.

To cap it all off they have provided a graphic with the caption "Two of the types of guns found in the raid, the Heckler and Koch MP5, and the M4 Carbine."

Well they got it 50% right there is an M4 carbine, the other rifle is most certainly not an MP5 they look like this.

The rifle, coz that is what it is, is a Heckler & Koch 416. It takes 5.56mmx45mm NATO ammunition not 9mm. It is an assault rifle/carbine, not a submachine gun.

Get ya facts straight or get out of the business.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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