Arm the Police

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 Arm the Police

A life of more guns, more death, more violence. Is that what you want your children to grow up in? Yes, would be the answer for all you misinformed people who would vote in favour of arming our police, because signing up to this would bring all of these things to our streets. Everything we strive to avoid would be brought to the UK purely because logically, the idea of arming our police with weaponry designed to kill would, surely, only bring peace? Rubbish! In fact, it would be quite illogical. If you analyse the pros and cons of arming people in a country you see as clear as day that guns in Britain can only be bad news. The main reason why this is such a moot topic is due to the perception that gun crime is high in the UK. This is caused by the over-zealous media who continually write about gun crime in order to attract more readers. With an average of 25% of news coverage related to gun and knife crime it would be perfectly logical to think that gun crime is common and is rising. Because of this exaggerated coverage, there is a sense of pandemonium in which people think that if they are attacked it will be by a man with a gun. This is simply not true. This brings me onto my next point... Furthermore, 74% of people in the police force have made it clear that they do not want to carry a gun and they do not think they need to carry a gun. Leading on from this, it would be unfair to pass a decree allowing guns when a large proportion of the police do not want to. This could lead to some of the police force leaving and others deciding not to join which, in turn, would mean that the numbers in the police would go down; this would be a problem for unemployment levels. It would also mean that some of the people in the police would have been drawn in by the idea of carrying a gun who would be the type of people to have patrolling the streets. The main reason we should not arm our police is because it would be unnecessary. Tazers and batons easily...
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