ref date:22 Oct 2000 (CD)
Police with guns on Englands streets
In some council estates in Nottingham England, there are now armed regular
police patrols - just like the good US of A.
Many Americans wouldn't bat and eyelid, but its clear, police carrying guns
DOES NOT prevent criminals from carrying guns, or using them. American
gun deaths make that clear.
This policy is misguided, better introduce the death penalty for pushing
hard drugs, or mandatory life imprisonment with no parole for hard drug pushers
than have guns on our streets.
Geoffrey Bindman, a human rights lawyer said " "This could get you into a worrying spiral. You only have to look at the appalling example of America where everyone seems
walk around with a gun. There is a concern with implementing this
type of zero tolerance measure that it becomes hard to reverse."