Ebola: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

May 09, 2015



Disclaimer: This list is NOT all inclusive. US Special Operations have dozens of firearms at their disposal. This list is just a sampling and is arranged in NO particular order.

     FN SCAR

The Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) is a modular rifle made by FN Herstal (FNH) for the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SCAR competition. This family of rifles consist of two main types. The SCAR-L, for "light", is chambered in the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge and the SCAR-H, for "heavy", fires 7.62×51mm NATO. Both are available in Long Barrel and Close Quarters Combat variants.

10 Guns of the Special Forces

10 Guns of the Special Forces

10 Guns of the Special Forces

Pictured Above: FN MK 20 MOD 0 Sniper Support Rifle (SSR)
Cartridge
  • 5.56×45mm NATO(SCAR-L)
  • 7.62×51mm NATO(SCAR-H)
Action Gas-operated (short-stroke gas piston), rotating bolt
Rate of fire 625 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity
  • SCAR-L: 2,870 ft/s (870 m/s) (M855)
  • SCAR-L: 2,630 ft/s (800 m/s) (Mk 262)
  • SCAR-H: 2,342 ft/s (714 m/s) (M80)
Effective firing range
  • SCAR-L: 300 m (330 yd) (Short), 500 m (550 yd) (Standard), 600 m (660 yd) (Long)
  • SCAR-H: 300 m (330 yd) (Short), 600 m (660 yd) (Standard), 800 m (870 yd) (Long)
Feed system
  • SCAR-L: STANAG box magazine
  • SCAR-H/SSR: 20-round box magazine
Sights Iron sights or various optics

FULL FN SCAR SPECS HERE

 

 Words By Charles N. Lewis Jr. Owner/Agent VIE Realty Group, LLC USN PH3 Combat Photographer Vietnam

I am sorry but I don’t have a high level of confidence in the World Health Organization or the CDC. It seems every few weeks we hear about another case of confirmed Ebola and authorities scrambling to track down everyone the infected person had contact with. The Texas case Mr. Duncan left Liberia and traveled to the US possibly infecting his extended family in Texas, all their contacts and countless others on his flight.

 

We now know he lied on the affidavit at the Liberian airport stating he had not had contact with an infected person. NBC news reported this morning that a freelance cameraman working with Nancy Snyderman’s crew in Monrovia has contracted the virus; they are being evacuated back to the US.

Ebola: Coming to a neighborhood near You!

Photo courtesy of slate.com

With the World Health Organization estimating that in West Africa the epidemic could rise to $100,000 case soon. Why is anyone without an extensive medical exam being allowed to leave those countries? Why is the United States allowing anyone from those countries to enter our country? The answer, neither group is taking this outbreak serious enough. They are relying on procedures that have not been proven to work on an outbreak of this magnitude or high casualty rate. This is something new that they’ve never dealt with before, wouldn’t it be wise to limit its scope by containing it within the affected countries of origin!

Ebola: Coming to a neighborhood near You!

Photo courtesy of radio.foxnews.com

Since they are not, what are we to do? Pray! I say speak up, if we each contact our elected representative and inform them of our concerns they will know and possibly do more. Without our voices they will continue with their lackluster approach. The next case can be in your neighborhood!