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Originally posted by CJCrawley
reply to post by Honor93
However, I do think my phrase 'minutemen mentality' is apropos, in as much as there is an entrenched culture of gun ownership in your great land which owes more to its historical context than it does to practicability in the modern world.
I have only ever once in my life seen an armed police officer; that was about 9 years ago in the departure lounge of Manchester Airport.
Yes, that's correct. But they are a specialist unit that only responds in emergencies where people's lives are at grave risk, ie siege and terrorist situations...mercifully rare.
Regular police don't carry weapons - I know, I live here.
siege and terrorist situations...mercifully rare.