Whatever it is, I support the tight security at the IMF WB venue.
I think in the group, some of the the rifles are loaded with live ammo in the magazines, but not cocked. So no live round in the chamber.
(I think only -- do not really know for sure). But at least one in group has live rounds and rifle cocked and put to safe. You never heard of "put to safe" on AR15 ?
Imagine a real terrorist attack and our SAF + Police fumbling to change magazines. Get killed in the process. Laughing stock all over the world press + media. Surely, it is not allowed to happen.
In a real attack anywhere in the world, you got a very short time to react. At the most 2 seconds. Actually you got a fraction of a second most of the time to react. Before the terrorist detonates the bomb.
So in this kind of situation, shooting to kill is instinctive. You got to save hundreds of lives including your own.
Forget the television crap of "Freeze and identify yourself" -- having a leisurely conversation with the terrorist for 2 minutes negotiating for him to disarm.
What's that Dirty Harry? "Go ahead, make my day"
In real life, Dirty Harry would be dead ½ second later after saying that stupid statement.
Yuks! Hollywood crap...