Prepping for ’68

Denver stocks up on pepper weapon

Rocky Mountain News:

Denver police are stocking up on guns that fire a pepper spray-like substance instead of bullets – a less-lethal weapon used to disperse crowds – in advance of the Democratic National Convention.

The department recently ordered 88 Mark IV launchers and projectiles at a cost “in the low six figures,” the company that makes the weapons stated in a news release Monday.

The request was for delivery in advance of the DNC, according to Louisville- based Security With Advanced Technology Inc.

The convention, scheduled for Aug. 25 to 28 at the Pepsi Center, is expected to draw thousands of protesters to sites throughout Denver.

Here’s the Veritas Mark IV:

Veritas Mark IV

  • .68 Caliber
  • 15 Round Magazine
  • Air Supply in the Magazine
  • One to one scale to an M4
  • Point target Accurate to 50 Meters
  • Easily index between rounds at the chamber
  • Hard Target / Area engagement to 100 Meters
  • Accepts most aftermarket accessories for M4/M16

More info at Veritas Tactical.

The City of Denver doesn’t want to release specifics of what they’re spending money on in preparation of the convention because they fear it will give protest organizers an opportunity to counter the plans.

The comments section of the news story has a bunch of (apparent) Lefties thinking that it’s going to be “Right-Wing Extremists” who are rioting at the DNC. Yeah. Whatever.

I can’t decide if all the “Recreate 68” talk is serious or not. Or, rather, I can’t decide if the talk is seriously going to attract serious people. There’s no doubt a certain lunatic fringe element wants to wreak havoc, but whether or not they will gather sufficient numbers or like-minded people is uncertain.

I’m guessing that the big riot is going to be a letdown for all the hippies, though I won’t be surprised if I’m wrong.