GUN British offering knife amnesty - brit cops want guns

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4774059.stm

    how can they be threatend with guns when all guns have been banned in england? Surely everyone turned over there weapons once they were banned :hsughno:

    So now a knife is illegal in England? Remember coming soon to America if the liberals have there way.


    Police facing major knife threat
    Knives
    Knives remain the biggest threat to police safety
    Thousands of police officers in England and Wales have been threatened with a knife or gun on duty, figures show.

    The Police Federation research reveals 7,000 officers have been threatened with a gun and 40,000 a knife, in the last two years.

    More than four out of five police officers on the beat wants to see greater numbers of firearms officers.

    A higher proportion want to see stun guns used more widely but support for becoming armed themselves remains low.

    The research was prompted by the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky in Bradford last year and has been released at the start of the annual conference of the Police Federation, which represents officers from constables to chief inspectors.


    More than 7,000 police officers are telling us that in the last two years they have been threatened with a gun
    Jan Berry
    Police Federation

    More armed police?

    Extrapolating from these statistics to police forces as a whole, the federation said around 7,000 police officers had been threatened with a gun in the last two years.

    The figures also show 40,000 have faced a knife and 50,000 have contended with threats related to another type of weapon.

    The federation, which represents frontline police officers, commissioned researchers to poll its 141,000 members, of whom 47,000 replied.

    Despite these findings, only 23.4% said officers should carry guns, compared with 22% when the federation last sought its members opinions on the subject.

    Federation chairman Jan Berry said: "Following the tragic murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky last year, a number of officers were critical that we hadn't asked their view.

    "We decided that we would survey everyone."

    Research found 89% wanted to see use of stun guns, or Tasers, extended while 45% wanted more officers trained to use the implement that temporarily disables using a high-voltage shock.

    Knife amnesty

    Currently only specially-trained firearms officers are allowed to carry Tasers.

    Mrs Berry said police officers wanted more firearms officers to be available when needed.

    The number of authorised firearms officers was under 5% but should be 5-8%, she said, and possibly higher in some urban areas.

    A five-week national knife amnesty, which will allow people to hand in the weapons without fear of prosecution, will run from 24 May to 30 June.

    Home Office Minister Liam Byrne said: "[It will] send out the strong message that carrying knives on our streets will not be tolerated and there are tough penalties in place for those that do."
     
  2. Gimik

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    Eventually, sticks and stones will be banned and no one will be allowed to own a car, and there will be no high places or water. Entires buildings including all furniture will be built completely out of Nerf so that no one can fall and hurt themselves. Then all food will be blended at a govt. - controlled factory so that no one needs any forks or knives to eat. Then and ONLY then can we rest easy, living in our entirely safe world.


    I can't wait.
     
  3. PanzerAce

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    lol. See, in america, if you threaten a cop with a gun, your ass is history.

    As for the reason that they dont want guns, they know that they cant shoot for shit. A LEO friend of mine was telling me about a time he went to the range with a british sniper, and there were 17 yr olds at the range that were shooting better than the sniper.


    Gun culture in the US ftmfw
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I'm gonna go but a shit ton of really cheap knives hoping for a knife buyback from somewhere.
     
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    Sssnake meh

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    If civilians can't have guns, then neither can the cops. Let them deal with the mess they created. That's my new law. If it's so dangerous for cops, then it's doubly dangerous for a typical civilian.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    It's because of crap like this that we had to bail them out in WWII.
     
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    "1 Sniper = All" :ugh: :ugh:


    Didn't we just finish off paying you back for that? :)
     
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    consider that this guy's job was to train other british snipers, yes.
     
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  11. DaJMan

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    survey says majority of cops dont want to carry guns...

    but ask how many brit cops are out there wearing body armour, i think its actually std issue... figure that one out
     
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    I dont understand british cops, who the hell would want to be a LEO but have to be unarmed? German cops got it right porsches and mp5's :coold:
     
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    Banning guns simply does not work.

    AND HOW FUCKING Stupid is it that professional athletes who do shooting had to go to another country to practice as they were banned here :rofl:

    Banning gun's only punishes those who use them respectivly, and use them in shooting ranges etc..

    the people who use the guns (gangs etc..) will still have guns no matter what.
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    :werd: those italian cops have it nice too...
     
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    lol I thought they said STEN.
     
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    :rofl: Sten's > stun guns

    They better not start reissuing them I like paying only $5 a pop for surplus mags
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    Which british cops get the MP5's? Every time i'm in London, I only see the heavily armed officers.
     
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    Probably their emergency services unit, sometimes see the NYPD all decked out with there gear patrolling.
     
  19. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Outside the US, a SMG is used the way our cops use shotguns. It's pretty well recognized outside of the US that using a rifle/SMG allows more control over where the bullets go, compared to shooting 6-12 bullets of buckshot in a cloud each time you pull the trigger. We're just starting to straighten our shit out again with the recent moves towards patrol rifles.
     

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