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British Police shouldnt carry fire arms

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Started: 2/16/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DatTruthTeller

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I believe that the current, british Police should not carry firearms.
This is because of the Sierra 19; if we have an equivelant to S.W.A.T teams, we can call them in at any time. There will not be a situation (that cant be solved by Sierra 19), that will require an everyday officer to carry a firearm. If some people/person is wielding a weapon on the streets, and generally terrorising the streets, then surely a couple of tasers and a Armed Offense unit can sort it out. I know that a Sierra squad takes 30mins to arrive, yet if I was being held hostage, time wouldnt matter, and if they wanted to kill someone, no gun would stop them from that.

82% of Police dont want to wield a firearm, so, the question is, would you put a gun in the hands of someone that didnt want it. If you disagree, your saying that, a possibly irresponsible, 18 year old, should be aloud to wield, and have the power to shoot, and possibly kill other people.

Police brutality has been increasing recently, so would you really feel safe to be walking around the streets with armed strangers?

And surely, if knife crime has been increasing recently, wouldnt adding a gun to the mix, only ensure the criminal to bring a more powerful weapon?
Andrew.Cerean

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A policing agency should have every capability to use the same level of force that a criminal can use. That being said, people in Britain still have every capability to obtain a gun illegally.

Based on your reasoning, should soldiers not be allowed carry weapons? I know plenty of 18 year olds who are far more responsible than people in their mid thirties. There is no age limit in irresponsibility.
Debate Round No. 1
DatTruthTeller

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Andrew.Cerean

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Debate Round No. 2
DatTruthTeller

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Do you know what Sierra 19 is? They are the British equivelant to S.W.A.T Units, I'm saying that only Sierra 19 sqauds should carry guns, therefore still 'matching' the criminals, but still keeping the use of guns at bay. And I'm not particularily saying that 18 yea olds are 'immature', but more, not ready. Can you imagine what shooting and possibly and possibly killing another person coud do to the mind of a teenager coming out of school (or possibly still in school). Especially due to the increase of 'Police Brutality' recently.
Andrew.Cerean

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Debate Round No. 3
DatTruthTeller

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Andrew.Cerean

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
The police are not really needed when your country is packed tightly with military bases.
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