Following the appalling murder to two WPcs in Manchester, the question is being asked.
Personally, I would not want my local police force to be routinely armed. The police are the public and the public are the police. Giving police officers guns would turn them into a para military force.
But perhaps the answer ought to be for us to let local people decide.
In November, we each get the chance to elect a local Police Commissioner. Ought we not to allow Police Commissioners to decide?
I'd not vote for a Police Commissioner who favoured arming the police. But why not allow the decision to be made locally?blog comments powered by Disqus
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