posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 09:33 AM
reply to post by CJCrawley
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.
Hit the link that I have provided below and you will see. You should have glimpsed a news image at some point or another in your 52 years.
Images of Armed UK policemen
Wow! Looks like you live in a police state! What can you do about it though??? You
might take notice that they carry just the thing that you think we shouldn't own here.
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
One would think that those situations would be nonexistent...as the civilian population do not have guns.
Regular police don't carry weapons - I know, I live here.
Yes, only the special police. Your original statement covered all police, now you admit that there are 'special' police that are armed.
siege and terrorist situations...mercifully rare.
You may want to add rioting and looting to that list. From what I see, you seem to have a bit of a problem with that. Something as insignificant as
one team winning a football match can set off the hooligans there. That is enough to bring out the 'special' police.
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butcherguy because: (no reason given)