Unarmed British Police Could Start Using Truncheons Says Commissioner
LONDON - England - Like lambs to the slaughter, the British police force are an easy target to the heavily armed criminals swarming the UK.
"It's like shooting fish in a barrel," a heavily armed man holding a semi-automatic gun smuggled in from Eastern Europe tells the Times newspaper.
In a country where citizens are routinely arrested and imprisoned for defending themselves in their own homes, it goes without saying that the police should be suitably disarmed and left to the mercy of armed criminals.
It's very easy to get firearms in the UK, you just go to certain pubs, speak to a few people, go to the car park in the back, then for about £400 you can have a fully operational gun, ready to shoot anyone who gets in your way.
On the other side of the coin, the majority of the British police are defenceless, and are daily sent into very dangerous situations where armed criminals fire at will.
"We're sent out to situations where any other police force in the world would be fully armed, instead we've got a little bottle of pepper spray and a pair of handcuffs. That's sure to scare a criminal with a fully loaded automatic gun. By the time we radio in for the armed police, they're either on another call or by the time they get to the crime scene, there is no one there, or we have all been shot," PC Bob Jensen, told the BBC.
The Met Police Commissioner, Chris P. Bacon, said something about the situation yesterday at a press conference: "I have authorised the police to be able to use their truncheons in an event that criminals are shooting at them with heavy weaponry. Remember to walk slowly forward with your truncheon and don't forget to tell them nicely to stop shooting and put the gun down."