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Posted: 6/19/2001 8:00:33 AM EST
Police buy top assault rifle to tame gunmen [url]www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/Sunday-Times/stinwenws02026.html?[/url] [img]www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/Sunday-Times/STN170402.150x226.jpg?[/img] [img]www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/Sunday-Times/STN170401.300x235.jpg?[/img]
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 8:05:58 AM EST
I didn't read the link.I have read somewhere else that 25-30% now carry conceled.Not home though,just at work.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 8:07:47 AM EST
What 9mm 'armour piercing' round are they talking about in that article?
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 8:10:21 AM EST
In Hastings, East Sussex, Jimmy Ashley was shot dead in front of his girlfriend after police, acting on a tip-off that there was a gun and drugs in his flat, burst into his bedroom at 4am. No gun or drugs were subsequently found.
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Sounds like they are just like US cops.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 8:14:24 AM EST
British police have always had access to firearms just not like American police....British beat cops walk around while pseudo like swat cops are in different locations in the city in vans waiting to be called on for assistance. 20 or 30 seconds is an eternity when your getting the snot kicked out of you much less 2 min reaction times from these Swat Teams.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 8:29:51 AM EST
However, recently in Nottingham British cops were armed on the beat - the crime rate there justified it they said. It's just a matter of time before more and more areas will be patrolled by armed cops. [sniper]
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 9:17:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By ECS: What 9mm 'armour piercing' round are they talking about in that article?
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I did not see a reference to a '9mm armor piercing round'. I thought with all their 'gun control' that they would have no crime. Gee, what a surprise![;D]
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 9:24:25 AM EST
Thank goodness, maybe they should just have the military patrol their streets.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 9:24:48 AM EST
I heard the British police really started beefing up their police arms with all the terrorist worries.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 9:57:46 AM EST
I'm AGHAST! WHY would the police in England need to carry such POWERFUL weapons when all handguns and all self-loading long guns are ILLEGAL? COULD IT BE THAT CRIMINALS ARE NOT OBEYING THE LAW? OH MY GOD!..... QUICK! We need to pass some MORE laws! Are we feeling the sarcasm here, yet? About time they got theirs. I, for one, am sick of their elitist attitudes toward American society. Let them live in fear of the criminals, knowing all they can use to defend themselves is harsh language. At least here in Florida we're still allowed to shoot back.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 3:36:45 PM EST
And shoot back we surely will...
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 3:46:36 PM EST
What the hell. A gun is now considered a proper part of the attire of the villians in merry old england. Where do they get them since they have taken the honest citizens weapons which were used to protect themselves. I don't want to hear about their self righteous attitudes toward gun control. As far as the bobbies go, I guess Sir. Edwin Peele is turning over in his grave.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 4:08:00 PM EST
Some criminals have resorted to using swords in attacks too....
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 4:50:02 PM EST
"and which contain more explosive charge". Wow, gotta get me some of those. You guys are hitting it right on the head. Lovely before and after picture, isn't it?
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 5:04:34 PM EST
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Let's see, to turn a country into a police state you: First take away all the legally owned firearms Second wait for violent crime to increase as criminals prey on unarmed subjects Third, get rid of pesky civil rights like trial by jury and allow seizure of all assests before guilt is proven, you know all in the name of safety. Fourth, arm every police officer with high power assault rifles and armor peircing ammuntion, because the crime rate is so high it justifies it. Fifth, conducts raids against everyone that disagrees with what the government says and while kicking in the door announce, "We are the government and we are here to help". That about covers it. Englands been taking stricter action about ever two months now. I wonder if the gangs won't start sniping the police in order to get their new high power weapons and bullets? I'm sure glad I don't live there.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 5:05:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 5:24:31 PM EST
Troy, do you have a brain gun?
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