It sounds like a joke or an exaggeration, but it's nothing of the sort.
I found this US News & World Report story--Disarming News: Why Bobbies Have No Guns (3 February 1998) that pointed out:According to a survey by the police officers union, the Police Federation, 4 out of 5 British cops do not want to be armed. Today, 95 percent of officers in England and Wales never carry firearms, and on average police nationwide open fire on only half a dozen occasions a year. In the 30-year history of the Thames Valley Police, a southern England force with 2 million people in its district, not a single round has ever been fired at a human.
And to sum up,
It is even more interesting to see that the place where the US received its concept of rights, does not share a similar concept of "gun rights".
I prefer a disarmed and peaceful society to an armed and violent one.
That is a much better right.
I couldn't agree more. What's your opinion?