I work for a British Colonel and we discuss "gun control" from time to time. Let's just say that we agree to disagree. Apparently the UK has a total of 5000 armed police for the entire country. He feels that is sufficient enough to protect key areas and institutions.RIP to those defenseless British subjects.
I hope the stories I heard of unarmed police running from the scene aren't true.
Assuming it takes 5 shifts to man a 24/7 operation, you effectively have only about 1000 armed personnel in the country at any point in time.
Pretty pathetic by any standard. I much prefer to live in a country where millions are concealed carry holders.