Originally Posted by Grand Moff Tim
What about beat cops on foot? Or is that not a thing in the UK?
We do have them of course, but I think guns should be limited to squad cars. We don't have a huge gun problem in the UK, so we don't need
firearms, however they would be good for squad cars to have them incase. A squad car is more likely to be closer to a potential threat than an actual trained arms unit, so they can get backup quicker.
However, the police force and justice system in the UK needs a huge overhaul before we would ever think of adding guns into the equation. And unfortunately, with public service cuts being the way they are, that is a long way off. We need to teach people to respect the law anyway, not force them to fear it with weapons.