posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 02:06 PM
Originally posted by FactoryLad
The MOD Police used to use SA80's. They've now made the swap to H&K 9mm MP7's for some unknown reason. Cost probably.
Aye, makes me laugh. The Mod Plod are one of the few police forces to have never had to actually shoot anyone, yet they get a huge amount of funding
to upgrade their firepower. Takes all sorts.
As for the "lets arm the police" debate, I am probably looking at things from a different angle than most of the other brits here. I come from an
area where all police have been armed for many years. Here there have been very few instances where the police have been unjustified in their use of
firearms. The arming of the police in Ulster has taken place with no real problems. I think that this could be made nationwide with few long-term
Contrary to popular belief, the police are, in the main part, a very professional force. Putting a weapon in their hands will not make them into a
bunch of gun-crazy lunatics with a taste for human sacrifice. I'd rather give them the option of self-defence than have the Nanny State leave them
with nothing but a glorified club and some OC spray when some yardie sticks a shotgun up their nose.
BTW the HK MP7 is not 9mm, it is 4.6 x 30. Hate to be picky, just thought I'd point it out.
[edit on 19-11-2005 by PaddyInf]