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Looking at what just happened in London made me thankful for the country I live in. I cannot imagine a country that would see the protectors running away from the attackers.

The outcome of many deaths could have possibly been prevented by better policies and realizing that the threat level is not low enough to just carry a piece of wood.

I'm thinking that most British citizens are not ok with that, but would love to hear from any members here that live in the UK for your genuine opinion.

**This post was done in the interest of keeping OT alive and well**
 

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They need to change their mindset soon. They are getting attacked pretty frequently. It seems their view on firearms use is so negative, that armed police are very hesitant to use their weapons, even when they are in grave danger. I imagine their training with them is also lacking.

I watch many of these videos, and this one made me angry. A claw hammer is no joke.


I am also thankful that we live in a country with more realistic understandings of threats. I am a CCW permit holder and carry everyday. I hope that I never have to use my firearm, but would don't hesitate to use if my family was in danger.
 

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See now that is quite ridiculous. I'm all for trying to take the peaceful, non-lethal route, but only to a certain extent. I'm not saying that you gotta shoot the guy point blank in between the eyes, but even shooting him in the leg or something would have ended in a much better result.
 

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See now that is quite ridiculous. I'm all for trying to take the peaceful, non-lethal route, but only to a certain extent. I'm not saying that you gotta shoot the guy point blank in between the eyes, but even shooting him in the leg or something would have ended in a much better result.
I can understand your thinking but when this type of threat presents itself and you are responsible for your life as well as others you don't try to pick and choose a body part when firing. The rule that is trained to all police military and civilian is that if that type of threat is present you stop it by any means possible.

This usually does result in very severe if not deadly injuries, but once as an officer you determine the threat level deadly force is often the outcome. It really cannot be any other way. I am speaking too from a position of the job as well. Just think if anyone of those officers were your Husband or Wife, Brother or Sister, Mom or Dad. Wouldn't you want them to come home to you at the end of the day?
 
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