Police without a weapon is a foreign concept here.<quoted text>All the armed police in Britain are highly trained in the correct use of firearms.
Armed police are kept to a minimum as they are specialists in this field, releasing the average bobby to handling affairs where it is considered a gun is not necessary.
The theory behind this no doubt, is to prevent accidental shootings.
I figured there was a reason behind it. But it is Unfortunate that none were around when those men stabbed the officer.
Another example of differences I guess. I assume perhaps incorrectly that unlike the US there isn't the level of everyday violent gang crime in the UK. What I understand you have is the uncertainty of when the next terrorist attack will occur. Is that even close to accurate?
What you don't have thankfully is a ridiculous second amendment 'right to bear arms' that has been so perverted and distorted everyone and their brother thinks they can pile up an arsenal.
Arm the police not the people.