South Africa “Only Ones”

Wow found this story via Wouter who hails from South Africa.

More than 27 000 police officers on active duty have failed firearm proficiency tests, the Sunday Times reported.

This was according to a performance report dated December 14 2011 by the SA Police Service’s internal audit unit, the publication said.

The report said the majority of those who failed the tests were operational officers “who were supposed to carry their official firearms on a daily basis”.

Remember only cops can carry guns because they’re highly trained. Ignore the facts!

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7 Responses to South Africa “Only Ones”

  1. BobG says:

    I’ve seen a fair share in this country that aren’t much better.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      I won’t comment about “aren’t much better”. I will say that a nobody like me could take a Glock, a duty belt and a shooting range and get somebody who’s never touched a gun in their life to pass every LE qualifier I’ve ever read, or witnessed.

  2. Greg Camp says:

    Could it be that hiring people for political reasons has something to do with it?

  3. Most people just don’t grok that not all LEOs are gun people. The last time I was pulled over, the idiot kid… I mean, nice officer… wanted to unload my gun “for his safety”. He then proceeded to play with the damn thing for like 10 minutes before finally asking me how to drop the magazine. I then had to send him back to clear the round out of the chamber (no mag safety). I was listening closely so I knew he hadn’t racked the slide. On top of all that, for the entire 10 minutes, he had his back turned towards me. “His safety” my ass.

    Jr. also didn’t know his firearms law. Florida is not an inform state, but did that stop him from giving me a load of shit about how he could charge me for not anouncing that I was armed first thing? Nope.

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    • TS says:

      Nice use of “grok”. I am reading that book right now.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      One of my biggest fears is getting shot with my own gun by a police officer who felt he would be “Safer” by messing with a gun he had zero familiarity with, and was overall below average with even the guns he was issued.

  4. Robert says:

    Here’s a similar story based in the good ol’ USA:

    http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/27754526-41/swat-hagen-team-safety-police.html.csp

    Basically, a former K9 officer/current sheriff’s deputy alleges he was transferred out of his K9 unit as punishment for harping on firearm safety during SWAT training exercises. At one point he claims he turned around during one of the exercises and found a submachine gun pointed at his head, and when he reprimanded the idiot SWAT officer, he was told “that’s how they always do it.”

    His allegations are backed up by several current and former SWAT and K9 officers. Note also that the Eugene SWAT team has had a fairly large number of ND’s, including a couple into either themselves or fellow SWAT officers causing injury (though apparently no deaths), in the past 10-20 years.

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