British police blog
The Policeman's Blog gives a view of what it's like to be an LEO in Britain. A recent entry notes that burglaries to steal car keys and then the car are a fequent occurence, and the offenders pack CS spray and knives. Police are now advising persons to take their car keys to bed with them at night. He adds:
"American Rifleman has a few alternative solutions to the Car Key Burglary problem; try keeping one of these by the bed instead of your car keys: the XD 45 ACP (.45 calibre but feels like 9mm in the hand), the Kel-Tec PLR-16 (for if you have a particularly long hallway) or the P90 (for when we tell you we’ll be out as soon as we can)."
Another entry summarizes a book that contends that to protect the public, they would have to quadruple the police forces and treble the incarcerations.
or the P90 (for when we tell you we’ll be out as soon as we can).
Great recommendation, I say :)
Posted by: Sebastian at May 31, 2006 08:15 PM
I assume those suggestions are entirely facetious. Aren't all of those guns illegal for individuals to possess in Britain now? Surely if you used one to defend yourself you would be prosecuted and imprisoned for 20 years, and (I have read) the state also will provide a lawyer to file a civil suit on behalf of the (injured or dead) criminal to bankrupt you and your family as well.
Posted by: wrangler5 at June 2, 2006 04:06 PM
I feel sorry for firearms officers in the UK. If they don't pull the trigger they are screwed and same if they do. Caught between a rock and a hard place..
Posted by: Lennie Briscoe at June 2, 2006 07:21 PM