Plans to axe armed police officers at British force scrapped in wake of Charlie Hebdo massacre

Greater Manchester Police bosses have scrapped plans to axe 25 firearms officers following the terror attack in Paris.

Senior officers met within hours of the massacre at the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday where a dozen people, including two police officers, were killed.

The two masked gunmen, armed with assault rifles, had forced their way into the building on Wednesday, shooting dead the editor Stephane Charbonnier, his police guard and nine other members of staff. As they fled in a waiting black car, they opened fire at police and shot dead an officer in the street…

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  • Martin Luffa

    Remember the days when only white people lived in your areas?

    You are like me in knowing about what it’s like to live among homogeneous white Christians

    Do you like diversity?

    I would go further to the root but this site doesn’t like to delve into that issue

    • Seneca III

      I do remember the, Martin, the days before I was enriched and that memory ignites within me some quite fearsome forbidden feelings.

      • Martin Luffa

        hurr durr

        Do you think about the other tribes that went out of their way to kill you and yours as well as slave the survivors?

  • Seneca III

    Makes you wonder why these Common Purpose indoctrinated halfwits even thought of it in the first case. But then again…!

  • Sharkibark

    The only thing that can stop bad people with guns are good people with guns.

    • glasnost

      Agreed. Perhaps it’s time to allow citizens (including Canadians) to purchase firearms for self-defense.

      • Xavier

        Can Canadian citizens not own guns?

        I am entered in a blog drawing here in the states for an AR-15, lol.

        • Martin B

          Sure, but issuance of Authorization to Carry permits is severely restricted up here:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concealed_carry

          • Xavier

            Damn. I carry almost everywhere. In this state, I can even carry in establishments that say “No guns allowed”.

            Y’all have caused me to severely rethink my ‘bug out to Canada’ if SHTF plan.

          • Exile1981

            There are not many other options left.

        • glasnost

          Yes Canadian citizens can own guns but not for the purpose of “self-defense”. If you state that as a purpose on your application for a license you will be denied.

  • Mohammed Suqzdiq

    It really is puzzling why UK police are not routinely armed. Australian and German police for example carry guns, sometimes backed up by tazers. I have no problem with trained professional police having firearms. Police are trained to use them as a last resort. It makes criminals think twice before doing something dumb.