You know that idea that Britain is so peaceful that the average “Bobby” on the street doesn’t carry a gun? Forget that for a laff, mate. Even as the country’s pols tighten already asphyxiatory restrictions on private gun ownership, the government has decided (unilaterally) to spread a few hundred Heckler & Koch G36 machine guns throughout the The Land of Hope and Change. I mean, Glory . . .
“The squads will be composed of marksmen hand-picked from forces and will be attached to units in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and other regional centers,” heraldsun.com.au reports. “They will be on stand-by for 24 hours a day to deal with any attempts to replicate the raid by 10 gunmen on Mumbai in November 2008 in which 174 people died.”
FYI: in the U.S., the Baltimore and Capitol PD carry the H&K G36. On occasion.