With the number of attacks increasing, you’d think police would want every tool at their disposal. This is not the case across the pond apparently. Let’s hope police know what’s right and choose the right to be armed. You never know who it might save.
Thousands of police officers will be asked if they want to be routinely armed in a major survey launched on Monday.
The Metropolitan Police Federation, which represents 32,000 officers in London, will ask all members to state whether they would be willing to carry a gun of a Taser.
They will also be asked if the prospect of being armed at all times would put them off the job altogether.
The survey follows an announcement by Scotland Yard last year that it plans to increase the number of firearms officers on hand to protect the capital by 600 in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015.
Nationally the armed policing strength is being boosted by 1,500 personnel.
Ken Marsh, chairman of the association, said: