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1,236 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by biffa

In the wake of the Bradford shootings, should British Police be armed?
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15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 11/24/05 - 1:55:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
They should have been armed in the first place. No one fears a trungon when they have a semi-automatic.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 11/24/05 - 1:57:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely not.

Criminal elements will always arm to the next level.

Accidents will happen.

Innocents will die.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 12/7/05 - 11:11:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, they should stick to the specialized armed divisions. Giving them all guns will just make things worst.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 12/7/05 - 11:23:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, only the ones they have armed at the moment. They shouldn't have sent out those unarmed police officers, they should have sent out the specialized ones.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 12/7/05 - 11:24:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
no, it will encourage them to use them
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 12/20/05 - 2:46:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
yea why not
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/16/06 - 3:10:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
lmao Do you mean to tell me that british cops... dont carry guns? hahahaha god the british make me laugh.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/16/06 - 3:19:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
well most criminals don't either, are you seriously saying you'd rather have it the American way?
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/11/06 - 6:55:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Some of them do carry guns; Jean-Charles de Menezes was killed by armed policemen despite not being a bomber, not even wearing a bulky coat or jumping barriers to the train, but just having the bad luck to look dodgy when everyone was on edge about terrorism.

I really don't think I want police to have guns if that's what'll happen!

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/5/06 - 9:21:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
How could they not be? They aren't already armed? This is silliness!
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/5/06 - 9:24:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
'Tis the British way.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/5/06 - 9:33:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, why not?
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/5/06 - 10:13:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/5/2006 9:24:34 PM Mat wrote:
'Tis the British way.

Maybe it's because I'm a dumb American (), but I just don't see how a policeman could possibly be effective without a weapon. What criminal will listen to a cop who is unarmed?
I'm imagining they'd have to shout, "Stop or I'll - chase you!"
Sorry. I'm done.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/5/06 - 10:19:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/5/2006 10:13:21 PM cryndigo wrote:
Maybe it's because I'm a dumb American (), but I just don't see how a policeman could possibly be effective without a weapon. What criminal will listen to a cop who is unarmed? I'm imagining they'd have to shout, "Stop or I'll - chase you!" Sorry. I'm done.

Well, Brittish Police are trained differently then American Police. American Police are taught that if you aren't a jackass, and the suspect isn't scared, then you have lost controll of the situation, and sh*t is about to turn on you. This, of course, is rubbish. The way American police are trained, sometimes the CAUSE the problems that require them to use guns! The British police do have gun avalible, if they need it, but they do not carry them.

I know I spend a lot of time hating hard on the UK, but from the time I have spent over there, I can honestly say that if there is one good thing, it is the police!

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/5/06 - 10:22:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Makes no sense to me, but if it works, it works, I guess. I can understand how American cops can cause certain situations to go horribly wrong when they might otherwise have been averted. But I still feel safer knowing that they're armed.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 7/1/06 - 12:48:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hell no! Guns are stupid and dangerous. I can't believe that Americans think that it's good to carry a weapon. There are a lot of more rational ways to control the British public obviously.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/12/06 - 3:46:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am married to an officer in FL and I wish he didn't have to carry a gun. Unfortunately, every jacka@@ in the US who shouldn't have a gun does. Good on the UK for being able to hold their society together without guns. I love the Brits...
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/12/06 - 3:47:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
How about jack@$$... that's better
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 12/26/06 - 1:22:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/24/2005 1:55:30 PM guapodude wrote:
They should have been armed in the first place. No one fears a trungon when they have a semi-automatic.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 12/26/06 - 1:56:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only the current ones.

There's no point having a gun if the person you're threatening doesn't believe you're going to fire it. Guns get a lot less use in crimes over here anyway and a criminal would have to be a psychopath or plain stupid to shoot a policeman.




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