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    What would my FEO say....

    ....if he saw me using my loaded rifle to observe members of the public.

    Very poor practice.

    Pictured: Police SNIPERS spotted on roof at peaceful anti-austerity march sparked by Tory conference - Mirror Online

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    Can you clarify which pictures you saw indicated that any rifle was 'loaded'.

    The low res ones from the linked Mirror webpage are a bit fuzzy so it's a bit difficult to make out what was actually being used, are there any better ones?

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    that's the media for you...where's the news in this? LOL

    There are two types of shooters - the fulfilled and successful ones - with a 7 X 57 and those poor souls who have not yet decided to get one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Can you clarify which pictures you saw indicated that any rifle was 'loaded'.

    The low res ones from the linked Mirror webpage are a bit fuzzy so it's a bit difficult to make out what was actually being used, are there any better ones?
    Having served as a sniper with Merseyside Police for many years, I can assure you we NEVER deployed with unloaded weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    that's the media for you...where's the news in this? LOL
    Exactly, however its not the news that is important, its the reaction & public response to the media spin, that makes them the next headline with no real effort.

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    It would appear that I am making a fuss about nothing. Fair play.

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    But Chief Superintendent John O'Hare denied this claim, saying: 'Rifle officers are one of a number of specialist roles which are deployed on the ongoing operation to manage the Conservative party conference.
    'This deployment is not unusual, and they have been used for previous party conferences, both Conservative and Labour, over the years here in Manchester.
    'This should also be viewed as part of the wider context, which is that we are hosting the ruling government of the day while the terrorist threat level has been set at the highest point for several years.
    'Despite what is being reported, they were not on duty specifically to assist in the policing of the TUC march, except in a minor observational role due to their elevated position above the streets.'
    A spokesman confirmed that the weapons would be fired if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunting Solutions View Post
    Having served as a sniper with Merseyside Police for many years, I can assure you we NEVER deployed with unloaded weapons.
    So in your experience would police do what's suggested?

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    Slightly off topic but concerning police spotters, Have a friend in the property management business in London, looks after lots of top end property and is at the top of this tree, he therefore has the perk to be able to access some superb property & views across our fine capital for major events, and avoid the crowds while getting a birds eye view, he has been told recently this access will no longer be permitted full stop, not by the owners or landlords from whom he has permission and on occasion joins/invites to enjoy the relevant events, but by the met who has also stated this relates to security issues, they however continue to access most of his properties to utilise the position for their security procedures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey jake View Post
    So in your experience would police do what's suggested?
    I've never seen it and would rightly expect to be bo11ocked for doing it. Very surprised that a 'police spokesman' confirmed that weapon sights are routinely used for observation. Not in my experience, but the photo does appear to show just that...

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