What do you call a Bobby armed with a baton and not a gun? Answer: A victim.
Has anyone noticed that in two of the 3 most recent terrorist attacks in the UK among the very first to be killed or badly injured (incapacitated) was the on-scene police officer?
Recall that the Bobby on foot patrol who was knifed by those terrorists bailing out of the back of the van during the London Bridge attack was armed only with a baton - not a gun. The thugs, after taking out the Bobby, went down the street to several restaurants attacking everyone in sight.
A police officer in this country would have shot all three of the fools before the van ever came to a stop, or at the very least, as they came storming out of the van and thus eliminating the possibility of further carnage.
I also tend to recall that in the Manchester concert bombing it was a Bobby, presumably unarmed, who was knifed straightaway, before the bomb was detonated. Could this massacre have been prevented by having the concert’s security detail armed with guns? Possibly - perhaps even likely.
The UK is under siege by small groups of terrorist thugs who consistently show up against an unarmed/under armed police force. A police force not appropriately armed and, therefore, relegated to the role of uniformed bystander - and in some cases just another victim.
The Brits and their cultural mandate of Bobbies without guns - in the face of the current threat - is simply insane. It is political malfeasance of the highest order.