During last summer’s London riots looters and malcontents preyed on an unarmed populace. Rather than restore British subjects’ right to keep and bear arms (from whence our own rights sprang) the Land of Hope and Glory has redoubled its efforts to transform itself into a thoroughly modern police state. At the Police Federation conference in Bournemouth, the the org’s firearms specialist called on Her Majesty’s government to provide 36k police officers with TASERs. The telegraph.co.uk reports that Paul Davis also wants three water cannons. Where? “I don’t care where they are, I think they should be strategically placed around the country to support our members.” Yes, “I’ve seen too many of our members being assaulted in the line of duty.” Hang on; what about the general public? Not a dickie bird.