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Survey to ask Met police officers if they want to carry firearms

Metropolitan Police Federation says officers should be asked for their views in light of raised terror threat and risks to their safety.

The organisation representing 30,000 police officers in London is to ask them if they want to carry a gun.

The Metropolitan Police Federation (MPF) says the survey was needed because the threats officers face to their personal safety have increased because of terrorism.

Officers will also be asked if they wish to be routinely issued with a Taser, an electronic stun gun used to temporarily incapacitate a suspect.

The vast majority of British police officers are unarmed, with firearms limited to a small minority with specialist training and who volunteer to carry a gun. Read More

The source of news: https://www.theguardian.com