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June 3rd, 2010

We are no different

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

One of the regular arguments about not arming the police is that most people know some police officers they wouldn’t trust with a pea-shooter, much less a gun. It therefore follows that it would be impossible to train every police officer to the required standard.

It appears to me that they don’t have the same problem in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

I’m not sure that every country with an armed police force, i.e. most of the world, suffers from the same problems that those who argue about not arming the police proffer as an exuse not to arm the UK police.