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British police officers shoot guns so rarely because most don’t carry firearms, and those who do carry them do so only in authorized operations. In the year that ended March 31, 2013, 6,091 English and Welsh police officers — about 5 percent of the total number — were authorized to carry firearms and did so in 10,996 operations.http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/police-in-england-and-wales-went-two-years-without-fatally-shooting-someone/
but but but the NRA says everyone is entitled to as many guns as they want cause it's the amuriKKKan way.assholes.
NRA = KKK ???
American police are heavily armed in lieu of proper training. Many are not intelligent enough to pass simple law enforcement technique exams. The gun is their crutch. Sad to say.
A lot of us Brits find it unfathomable how such a great country, admirable in so many ways, has been sucked into this seemingly inescapable vortex of demanding ever more guns, as if the more there are the closer will the problem get to being its own solution. Anyone with half a brain can see that it's an unrealistic paradox which just cannot work - and someone, sometime has got to have the guts to say "No more!" and pull back from the madness. But, as so often, it's them that has the money who carry the biggest clout. Very sad.There has always been a vocal minority here in favour of arming our police but when I see what can happen when they are so equipped I'm grateful that the demand remains that of a minority. There's certainly little political appetite to go down that road.
Sickening, and yet we keep letting it happen.
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