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Egypt’s police to get 100,000 9mm pistols
Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2013 3:13 PM EST | Aya Batrawi

Posted on 02/16/2013 9:05:41 PM PST by Olog-hai

An Egyptian security official said Saturday that the interior ministry has agreed to purchase 100,000 new 9mm pistols after low-ranking policemen went on strike demanding greater firepower to defend themselves against increased lawlessness.

The announcement ended five days of strikes by thousands of low-ranking policemen that threatened to further unravel security in the Arab world’s most populous nation, two years after the overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

It is also likely to provoke a new wave of criticism against the interior ministry by rights groups and activists who accuse police of using excessive force against unarmed protesters and carrying out the same brutal tactics of the former regime.

Allegations of torture at the hands of police persist, and around 70 people have been killed in nationwide protests in just the past three weeks. Rights groups allege that police are still operating with impunity. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: banglist; egypt; handguns; jihad; police

1 posted on 02/16/2013 9:05:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Hmmmmmmmmm wondering where those 9mm pistols will be coming from. Just wondering.


2 posted on 02/16/2013 9:10:14 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Olog-hai

Pikers, The DHS has close to 2 billion rounds of ammo on order.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 9:11:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rockinqsranch
Egypt makes their own Beretta 9mm knock off.
The Helwan.
4 posted on 02/16/2013 9:16:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Olog-hai

They can get in line just like everyone else. They should be good to go in about 20 years.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 9:17:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Olog-hai
"Egypt’s police to get 100,000 9mm pistols"

Help me with the math, but wouldn't it save on shipping to send them 900 one meter pistols?

6 posted on 02/16/2013 9:18:12 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: rockinqsranch

I would LMAO if Obama authorized the purchase of the guns for export, and the guns manufacturers of America told him to stuff it.


7 posted on 02/16/2013 9:24:11 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Olog-hai

i am assuming that’s why all the gun buybacks here are occurring.

unless obama already shipped them over with the f-16s.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 9:31:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Iraq also made a version called the Tariq.


9 posted on 02/16/2013 9:38:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

OK, and thanks for the information. NOW I am wondering who will be paying for the 100,000 9mm pistols? Just wondering.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 9:42:00 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: mylife; All

I wonder how hard it will be for protesters to start stealing these pistols. Then again, the low level police might even defect to the protesters.


11 posted on 02/16/2013 9:52:04 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: billorites
"Egypt's police to get 100,000 9mm pistols"

Help me with the math, but wouldn't it save on shipping to send them 900 one meter pistols?


Genius!

Maybe we could put the rust-belt back to work building them a single 900 meter pistol.
12 posted on 02/16/2013 9:52:43 PM PST by 867V309
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To: rockinqsranch

The question is fair enough.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 10:01:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gleeaikin

There is no telling.
I have never been to Egypt, let alone recently.

All I do know is that Obama really hit a hornets nest when he toppled Mubarak.

And he is still stirring up the hornets.


14 posted on 02/16/2013 10:04:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rockinqsranch

I should have grabbed a Helwan while they were cheap and available.
The quality was pretty rough so I never did.
I always wanted a Tariq.
The Quality is much better.

General Tommy Franks put the Iraqis back to work making arms for the Iraqi defense forces for two reasons.

Employed people are happy people AND why should WE pay to arm them?


15 posted on 02/16/2013 10:10:19 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
And it's junk.

The IP now have Glocks.

16 posted on 02/16/2013 10:10:19 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender
What are our guys carrying?
A Beretta 92?

It is a pretty tried and true platform.

17 posted on 02/16/2013 10:14:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Repeat Offender

You can ding QC in those places but the Beretta 92 design is world class.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 10:15:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Bretta M9s. I'm not a fan.....of course they get abused like a rental car and I prefer single action; and I don't like the cocking lever.

But that's me; I'm a Glock man.

19 posted on 02/16/2013 10:25:53 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

All I have is a Taurus copy.
Its a pretty good design for holstered open carry.

I was just pointing out that the basic design of the pistol has been well received for ages and is still in use world wide.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 10:33:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Repeat Offender

Mine is single/double.

I am not a fan of double action only.


21 posted on 02/16/2013 10:35:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
All I have is a Taurus copy.

Same here, I have the stainless, with less than 500 rounds spent. Had it standing by, ready for whatever, for 20 years now. The PT 92 AFS PORJAS TAURUS S.A. with walnut grips. The thing is not much more than a boat anchor, but its fun to play with.

22 posted on 02/17/2013 12:32:49 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 867V309; billorites
"Maybe we could put the rust-belt back to work building them a single 900 meter pistol."

Don't laugh.

The Germans did it. (It was just a little tough to holster and conceal.)


23 posted on 02/17/2013 1:34:26 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi
The Germans did it.

Seems like it took quite a few Krauts just to get it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf3fgfHoTOc

24 posted on 02/17/2013 2:02:30 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Olog-hai

Sooooo,
What’s the over under as to when Morsi gets the same that happened to Sadat?


25 posted on 02/17/2013 3:57:03 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((fubo))
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To: mylife

That’s a homely thing, isn’t it?


26 posted on 02/17/2013 4:09:31 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: BerryDingle

Mine works great.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 6:06:16 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: FreedomPoster

Yes it is.


28 posted on 02/17/2013 6:07:06 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife; Repeat Offender; BerryDingle

I prefer the Tarus 92 over the Beretta because it has the capability to cock & lock and carry single action.


29 posted on 02/17/2013 6:50:10 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: billorites

“...send them 900 one meter pistols?”

A meter long pistol with a detachable “clip”? Wouldn’t that then be considered to be one of those evil, black, AR assault weapon thingees that spray thousands of cop-killer bullets with one trigger pull?


30 posted on 02/17/2013 7:07:52 AM PST by moovova
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To: mylife
For sale...http://www.armslist.com/posts/1082483/greensboro-north-carolina-handguns-for-sale-trade--9-mm-egyptian-helwin (I'm not the seller.)
31 posted on 02/17/2013 7:20:08 AM PST by moovova
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To: rockinqsranch

Do they still make the Tokegypt?


32 posted on 02/17/2013 8:07:50 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: Joe Boucher

That’d only happen if he ever signs a peace agreement with Israel and means it.


33 posted on 02/17/2013 10:52:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
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