“A police officer in Inverness has been photographed carrying a firearm despite assurances that sidearms would only be deployed under special circumstances.” Ewww! We were told we wouldn’t have to see guns unless it was absolutely necessary! Yes, this is very clearly what happens to a disarmed populace. They become such fragile, easily offended flowers that the mere sight of a pistol – even one on the hip of a uniformed police officer – is simply too much for their delicate sensibilities to abide . . .
Police Scotland said the officer had breached new force policy.
A spokesman said he had been reminded of the strict criteria about the issue.
Thank God the brass jumped on this situation. Imagine the trauma that might otherwise have been suffered by unsuspecting locals subjected to such open displays of potential armed action.
…(T)he chief constable of Police Scotland, Sir Stephen House, stated last October that specialist armed police officers in Scotland would only be deployed to firearms incidents or where there was a threat to life.
We’re sure that members of Scotland’s criminal community are reeling at the prospect of the vast majority of Police Scotland’s duty cops patrolling the streets unarmed. Och aye the noo, how far the descendants of William Wallace have fallen.