Saturday, September 17, 2011

Norway - - Arming the police must be considered

Oslo:  Police patrol in Mela festival, 29th July 2011. Photo: Mohamed Semboja.

The Oslo Police Assocciation is of the opinion that the terrorist acts on July 22nd must be taken into consideration, when discussing whether or not Norwegian police should carry arms.

Norway is one of few countries in the world where the police normally do not carry arms while on duty.

The question of arming the police is periodically up for discussion.

Lawyers within the police do not want a change. - It would just mean that the criminals would also arm themselves, says Jan Olav Frantsvold, spokesman for the lawyers.

Norway Post.

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