See below our police comissioners comments in regards to a police shooting that happened a while back and the topic of arming our police was raised again by the media.
This just proves our police heirachy are living in la la land. Its just plain funny and scary at the same time.
a) he obviously hasnt heard of a retention holsterQuote:
I have no doubt that carrying handguns would compromise officers' ability to do their regular work, because when you carry a weapon, your primary concern is to protect that weapon. If this was balanced by a clearly demonstrable increase in personal protection, it would be a price to consider paying. But the protection offered by a firearm - particularly a pistol - is more illusory than real.
The firearms offenders we encounter most in New Zealand are toting hunting rifles, shot guns or cut-down versions of these. A pistol is no match for that sort of fire power. It must be drawn from a holster and sighted before it's fired - precious milliseconds which can be better spent diving for cover.
b) so pepper spray, hands and baton = protection and pistol doesnt ?
c) Glock 17 with 17 rounds of 9mm doesnt = firepower ???
d) diving for cover in milliseconds ??
e) high power rifle vs what cover ?? sand bags ?? steel plated wall ?
Honestly this is just plain disturbing