Question: What's the point of assigning your security force submachine guns and then altering them to be semi-automatic [one shot] only?
RCMP Sgt. Greg Cox confirmed to CTV.ca that the Mounties intend to bring their Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns back into service as "secondary weapons," pending weapons training for officers. He said the RCMP must also decide on how to store the weapons securely, while also ensuring that they are accessible to officers.
Though the MP5 is technically a submachine gun, Sgt. Cox said the RCMP weapons have been altered to be semi-automatic in function, meaning that a single bullet is released with each trigger pull.
Essentially they will just be big, cumbersome pistols.
What is the point, please, help.