'Where's my gun?'
That is one of the dreaded questions a Police Officer fears to have to ask, because if he or she is asking that question, they fear for their life.
You have read a brilliant response to a scenario on Policespecials.com, it said this:
‘Discretely pull out the side of my shirt, draw my gun from concealment, rack a round in the chamber, aim for the fellow's midriff and order him to put the gun down and show his hands. If the said fellow threatened me in any way, two shots to the chest and one to the head. If he ran without dropping his gun, I would try to stop him, including use of a firearm. If he did drop his gun and ran, I would call the police and try to give first aid to the cashier, depending on his or her condition. If the gunman surrendered, I would have him on the floor spread-eagled until police arrived.’
This was said by a Police Officer, who works in Israel.
All Police Officers (be they Regular or Special Constables) in the United Kingdom are authorised to carry a Section 5 Firearm, CS Spray or PAVA. The debate is whether or not to routinely arm all Officers with lethal firearms.
WPC Rachael Bown was shot in Nottingham City; her Police partner has stated that if he had been armed with a gun, he would have shot the gunman.
‘My first thought was 'Where's my gun?' PC Martin Foster
Has the time come to arm all Police Officers in the United Kingdom with lethal firearms?