quote:Agreed - this whole mentality of "they have weapons so we have to as well" is just plunging the world deeper into it all . . .
Well, Liam, you have to understand. England doesn't have the gun problem we do. Here, it is very easy for any sicko to buy a gun. Hence, we have a lot of criminals with guns. Therefore, our law enforcement HAVE TO carry firearms in order to protect themselves and the public. Furthermore, citizens have the right to protect their families with firearms. There's not much you can do with a baseball bat when a psychopath breaks into your house with a 9mm. It's sad, yes. But it's just the way it is here.