Finnish assault rifle seems to end up in the Northern Ireland paramilitary forces in the hands.
the Observation is made by the british journalist Stacey Dooley's documentary, which deals with the Northern Ireland block to the right. In the program editor way to militia members, of which two clasped hands, a Finnish-looking assault rifles.
– Commercial valmetit beams those is, said the Finnish asehistorian a Monitoring expert Kalle Seppälä .Weapons is Seppälä, according to make some changes. "The image of the gun is removed the flame arrestor, which is a bayonet attachment for the opportunity". A screenshot of the program Stacey Dooley: the Northern Ireland wounds.
Seppälä, it is a Valmet civilian use the manufacturer 5.66 caliber semi-automatic assault rifle. It differs slightly 7.62 caliber assault rifle, that Valmet is prepared for use by the armed Forces.
It was originally a wooden stern, beautiful Finnish birch wood. They have these somewhere in the workshop changed.
Seppälä's almost certain the weapons from the model and origin. A small possibility is that the guns are very real looking airsoft guns.
But none of them have the need to perform plastic guns with, Seppälä said Northern Ireland paramilitaries referring to.armed forces share their vigilante justice by shooting people in the knees
the peace agreement in Northern Ireland between the parties was already written about in 1998. Paramilitary forces, namely the british-minded loyalists and irish nationalist republicans, perpetuate violence, however, continues.
in January Derry city right in front of his house was blown up in a car bomb, which set the period to enroll a New IRA -name of the group. April Derry was shot and killed journalist Lyra McKee . Intent is not certain, but police suspect the New IRA group.
armed forces divide their areas, including vigilante justice, for example, by shooting to punish feet.
Asejoukkojen according to the deeds done in the background is the desire to protect people from criminals. Stacey Dooley in the document occur to detective chief superintendent Bobby Singleton Northern Ireland police say that the armed forces are organised crime, and, for example, extorted from local entrepreneurs money.
the group you claim to protect people, but they grabbed the money into their own pockets, Singleton said in the document.How guns ended up in Northern Ireland?
Finnish assault rifle the end of the world conflict is relatively rare, said asehistorian of the club Seppälä.
Finnish gun is exceptional. Often they are the eastern bloc countries made kalashnikov, which have been exported to hot spots in the tens of millions. They got their war.
Valmet civilian-made assault rifle was seppälä, according to the intention to sell to the North American market in the ' 80s.
Then came the assault rifles on the ban on the sale and missed these merchants around. When they are not sold in America was sold to the rest of the world.
Thus it is Designed according to impossible to estimate what period the weapons may have ended up into the Northern Ireland conflict.
seppälä, according to the model is not made in 20 years. The guns, however, are long-lived. When they are once lawfully sold, their usage is impossible to monitor.
– political changes are altering the way people relate to their use.
the Finnish peace organizations criticized in October, the Finnish pienasevientiä (you move to another service). Last year Finland took abroad a hunting - and shooting sports-use of civilian weapons a little less than 77 million.
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