My answer to Should all police security at high-target UK locations be armed?
Answer by Desmond Last:
I often wonder if those who believe that U.K Police should not be armed have ever said goodbye to their wife and kids not knowing if they will ever see them again.
Would they know what it is like to knock on a door not knowing if it will be opened with a gun barrel pointing at you?
Then when you do get home what do you do with all that built-up fear and anger?
As far as I am concerned it should be a choice for the Police Officer. They are the ones who will be shot at.
If they do not want to wear a gun then their duties should be such as to minimize the risk to situation where guns may be used.
All Police at any security-critical post should be armed.
Our Government in the U.K has gone soft on crime and hard on Police Resources.
The situation needs to be reversed.