Saturday, April 2, 2011

Safariland Sales Rep. has Tactical Gear Stolen from Home

This news story comes out of Corpus Christi, Texas. It is reported that $15k in tactical gear utilized by law enforcement was stolen from the Safariland representative's home. While I think this is more likely a common burglary and the report may be a bit alarmist. Hinting at drug cartels possibly getting a hold of the body armor and other high quality law enforcement tactical products certainly drives home the fear. It was interesting that the theft of SWAT tactical gear takes on a whole new light in local media.

While the concept of drug cartel members utilizing this equipment, including a grenade launcher, may be scary to some. The reality is that these items can be easily purchased through a number of means. After all the sale of illicit drugs tends to bring in some cash flow and a little palm greasing can get around any legal barriers. The idea that these items must be stolen from a targeted law enforcement sales representative is a little far fetched. 

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1 comment:

  1. cartels already can grab marine MCCUUs, ACUs, and BDUs.
    so whats stopping them from getting combat vests, RPG7s, and M203s? (note THEY HAVE THEM)

    I really can't believe that we, the US, haven't taken any serious action against a real threat, right next to home.