Last week the call to arm our police force reached a fevered peak in our MSM. Police Association president Greg O’Connor restarted the debate after police shot a 50 year old male several times when called out for a domestic disturbance.
The brand spanking new Minister of police “batted away” the call to arm the police as was predictable because arming the police is crossing a threshold not a lot of Kiwi’s are prepared to cross.
But luckily a lone nutter went on a rampage shooting an unarmeds oldier to death in the Canadian Capital Ottawa giving the Government a reason to terrify the people inhabiting the Beehive, including all our ignorant elected representatives, by locking down the government buildings.
The Canadian Prime Minister Harper announced this morning he was going to bolster police powers i.e. invasive search and seizure powers and data gathering and spying.
Expect the call for arming the police to become stronger here too. Nothing scares a population and their elected representatives in to wanting armed protectors than the fear of terrorism and unpredictable violence. What is predictable however is that those arms one day and probably sooner than you think, will be used against us.
Here is an American calling for every bobby in the US to be armed!