posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by seabag
Yeah, a lot of people weren't happy thats for sure. Now there is something else that may not mean anything and it could already be implemented in some
parts of the USA for all I know, but only 15 years after the gun confiscation we had a few incidents at train stations, brutal beatings to be exact.
This is what was implemented in my home state last year.
This week the state government deployed the first of its 940 protective services officers, or PSOs. To be clear, these are pretend police, armed
with semi-automatic weapons, who will roam railway stations at night. To make us all safer.
If they detain troublemakers, they must then wait for help from proper police while avoiding the temptation to use their brand new Smith & Wessons.
PSO does not stand for Point, Shoot, Oops. Not yet, anyway. Despite what this hair-trigger-brained initiative might suggest, Victoria has not been
taken over by a bunch of cowboys. It's just the Baillieu government giving us what we want - a response to public nuisance, apparently. But it is
destined to be at best simplistic and, at worst, tragic.
I don't know what disturbs me more: the thought of our railway stations being patrolled by minimally prepared folk with firearms, pepper spray and
batons; or the possibility that many Victorians think this is a bright idea.
Now I can understand that this is most likely for the protection of passengers but the timing sounds familiar to a few theories I've heard of. I'm
gathering they are pistols but I haven't been to the city to check these guys out myself..
So if they get your guns and then go after your train stations you heard it here first..
edit on 22-1-2013 by DarknStormy because: (no