In yet another post on how the police need taser now and all the people who disagree are not just wrong but possibly 'sinister anti-authority types who simply do not want (the police) to be able to protect ourselves', the good Inspector has this to say:
"Refusing to let us have TASER in case we shoot the wrong person is like refusing to let us have cars in case we run someone over, boots in case we kick someone in the head or a first aid kit in case we give the wrong treatment. On my team we take the deployment of TASER very seriously. I haven’t even heard the team joke about it.That's good to know. Because, in the 'Mail' this morning, we have this:
When we get our handguns, and we will get them folks, we will treat them with the same reverence."
A police firearms officer has been moved to other duties after accidentally firing his handgun in a garage at a police station.Remember, folks, only the police can be trusted with guns, because they are the professionals!
The PC was cleaning his Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol when it went off.
You citizens (who are, of course, always on the scene much quicker than the police ever are) are not to be trusted with them. You can have a broom, but don't wield it too hard, will you?
Glock pistols have three safety mechanisms but it is not known if any of them had been released.I think it hardly matters, because this utter cretin was cleaning a loaded gun!!
One source said that procedures had been tightened since the incident.Presumably emails have been sent out to all fiorearms officers warning them not to clean a loaded gun!!