posted on May, 15 2003 @ 03:42 AM
Dragonrider, you`re quite right it unusual for police officers to be armed. However, there is with all of our police forces a good deal of officers
who serve on dedicated armoured response teams. This is most especially true in the large cities such as London, Birmingham, manchester, where
organised and gun crime is a greater threat and more prevalent.
Since it is likely any such attack would happen in these places the police forces in those areas would be well equiped to deal.
" there would certainly be mass hysteria and people fleeing in all directions in such an event"
I think you may well be right. It would be lovely if as the Home office thought everyone would react in that proper British manner and stay calm but I
doubt they would.
And I have to say sometimes this sort of thing is necessary even if it is nasty.