Re: Does anyone else have a problem with this?
I am all for police being armed while on duty. Police require a firearm to carry out their job. As do the defence forces, NPWS, professional roo shooters etc
I am suggesting that police should not be allowed to be armed off duty. We are expected to trust the police to be there to protect us when we are in trouble, yet if you are a police officer you can carry a firearm at all times in case you need to protect yourself? It just seems really hypocritical.......
I know it has been going on for a long time, but that doesn't make it right.
If you are on call 24/7 then you are essentially always on duty and you need to keep your firearms close because your job requires it. You do not have your guns because you feel threatened that someone might attack you.