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Old Sep 19th 2012, 6:07 am
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But it wasn't

Evil wins
On this occasion perhaps
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Can't we all just be friends
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That's how it starts. A friendly banana fight.
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That's how it starts. A friendly banana fight.
And the next thing you know it's one big $%^&ing fruit salad
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Old Sep 19th 2012, 6:37 am
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basic fact is that it's:
Good guys 0 Bad guys 2

If these 2 officers had been armed it might have been:
Good guys 1 Bad guys 1

Only 1 in it but a big difference
If the NYPD is anything to go by it would be :

Bad Guy 0
Supposed to be good guys 6
Innocent bystanders -6
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Absolutely. All it has achieved in countries where Police have guns is that more criminals carry guns. It obviously hasnt worked in America. I would hate to see cops in this country armed, it is part of what makes them more approachable. The murder rate in the UK is dropping, it isnt as if the figures point to there being a greater need for armed Police, just the opposite. When someone comes from a violent country, be it the USA or SA, they automatically see the solution as more guns. I hope the day never comes. I dont even see it is necessary in Australia.

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Last year 67 cops in the US were killed by gunfire. 5 were killed by accidental gunfire (eg the police shot themselves).

Given the very low level of deaths by gunfire in the UK, I'd suggest you are better off getting guns out of society entirely. And that's before you get to the people murdered by police gunfire over the same period, and the reality that you can't trust a cop with any kind of weapon.

Time to get rid of more guns, both in the wider society, and in police hands.
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Absolutely. All it has achieved in countries where Police have guns is that more criminals carry guns.
As usual, it's pure shite coming out of bizzaroland (aka Chris955 world). Have a look at some low crime countries like Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland where police are armed. The UK and a few other countries are the tiny exception to the rule that most police, worldwide are armed.

One or both of those poor women might still be alive to day if they had been armed, but you don't care about that because it doesn't fit into your quaint little viewpoint of the UK.
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Absolutely. All it has achieved in countries where Police have guns is that more criminals carry guns. It obviously hasnt worked in America. I would hate to see cops in this country armed, it is part of what makes them more approachable. The murder rate in the UK is dropping, it isnt as if the figures point to there being a greater need for armed Police, just the opposite. When someone comes from a violent country, be it the USA or SA, they automatically see the solution as more guns. I hope the day never comes. I dont even see it is necessary in Australia.
Why use the US as your example, surely other European countries would be more appropriate, or Canada, or Australia etc.
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Because I quoted GarryP's post and he mentioned the US

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Why use the US as your example, surely other European countries would be more appropriate, or Canada, or Australia etc.
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And how many banana fight related deaths?
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In Coles during the great banana famine, quite a few

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And how many banana fight related deaths?
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Because I quoted GarryP's post and he mentioned the US
But hardly a comparison with the UK
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And how many banana fight related deaths?
I hate bananas, the world's most overrated fruit

Fighting is all they are good for
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I was referring to GarryP's post.

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But hardly a comparison with the UK
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