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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."