Sad day. Having seen a few of the Bermuda Regiment's parades on GPTV, I always thought thy looked rather sharp with thier Minis.
In regards to the OP, despite the Bermuda Regiment giving them up, a friend of mine who is a Marine Security Guard informs me that some Embassy Dets in "friendly" nations use the Mini-14 in lieu of an M-16 pattern rifle because it is less threatening.
"Growing up as both a Southern and the son of a child of the '50s, I was imprinted with several things that have long stuck with me. The F-86 Saber Jet was the finest fighter ever flown, the National League is always superior, and Leslie Coffelt
was the finest revovler shooter since Mr. Ed."