Should Police Officers in the UK be armed with guns?

Posted by: Sabras

Should Police Officers in the UK be armed with guns as a result of heightened terrorism threat?

  • Yes

  • No

72% 18 votes
28% 7 votes
  • Ever wonder why crime is so high in the UK?

  • Here in the US, any legal US citizen has the right to bear arms and use them with deadly force if they are the target of a violent crime, I see no reason why law enforcement should not be armed in order to protect their citizens.

  • London and Manchester are extremely violent and crime-stricken cities. Guns are quick ways of stopping an attack (would be even better if the UK citizens had them readily available too).

  • UK has a crime rate 10 times higher than the United States. The UK has homicide rates comparable to the middle east and latin american countries. Seriously dont go to the UK unless your packing heat. The UK is not safe. France its even worse. They have ethnic cleansing of major cities by muslims. Europe is not the safe place that liberals make it out to be! It is far more dangerous than america

    Posted by: Warik
  • Nope. Your citizens don't have them. How's it look when only authorities are armed? Dictators come forth and corruption goes unchecked.

  • Don't do it UK. If you need a good example look at the USA.

  • Enough idiots with guns in the world already.

  • I have lived in the UK for twelve years, since I was eight, and I have never once been in a situation in which I needed to use a gun or even thought to myself that I would want a gun for that situation. Don't listen to Warik, he knows nothing about Europe.

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Sabras says2015-03-04T20:42:57.2499926-06:00
The scary thing isn't the actual ban on guns, its the fact that people think that disarming themselves is absolutely normal! The slave mindset has kicked in.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-03-04T20:47:57.9671029-06:00
Plus in the long term ... We end up having to expel our citizens to come free yours when your government model goes too far left. I don't want to have to spend innocent and unwilling American lives to revive your freedoms again and again. Stop gravitating left towards your own enslavement. And quit trying to influence our people to follow you there. Who'll be left to save you then?
Sabras says2015-03-04T21:02:58.9626141-06:00
I absolutely agree with honorable gentlemen, arm the citizens then arm the Police Officers. Guns are necessary to escape oppressive and tyrannical claws of corrupted government (not yet present in the UK, although slowly creeping in)
Kreakin says2015-03-06T10:58:49.0756107-06:00
UK Police have guns already, just not all of them. We have armed response cars with officers with MP5's.
Sabras says2015-03-06T11:04:18.8648696-06:00
They only get called to knife/gun related incidents
sansvoix says2015-03-08T18:42:39.7194149-05:00
Which is why the police don't accidentally shoot unarmed civilians vis-à-vis the US.
Kreakin says2015-03-08T18:51:34.6769769-05:00
I wish that was true, but unfortunatley people still get shot when unarmed.
Kreakin says2015-03-08T18:52:41.6554947-05:00
Usually if previously gathered intelligence suggests a very high threat.
Kreakin says2015-03-08T18:55:14.8362235-05:00
"Guns are quick ways of stopping an attack" - So is a punch in the head, don't hide behind a gun pu55y.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-07T18:38:13.7032841Z
"UK Police have guns already, just not all of them. We have armed response cars with officers with MP5's." So in a robbery ... Not projecting that you have a gun until necessary is key to giving yourself more time before the real police show up? Maybe you hide that card until the unarmed ones come first and they end up taking some bullets because they were un prepared.
Kreakin says2015-08-07T19:53:49.7131609Z
I think I understand you.. We don't have many armed robberies as owning a gun is probably more seriously sentenced than robbery.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-10T14:40:55.3682962Z
If that's the case ... Forget punishing the armed robberies differently and punish all robberies as harshly. Then you just have less robberies in general. Thats if you truly believe that the punishment being harsher is whats making the number of armed robberies lower than the rest. Sounds like a shortcoming in the criminal justice system if the crime is still happening ... Gun or no gun.

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