What London Is Missing Out On

The news last week that the London police would begin packing heat may have been a bit overplayed. Some will. But bobbies on the beat will remain without guns, leaving them comparatively defenseless next to their well-armed foreign brethren.


Bogota .38 cal. special with a 4-in. barrel, either Smith

& Wesson or a stainless-steel Ruger; nightstick

Johannesburg Z-88 9-mm automatic or P-38 service pistol

London A 12-to 15-in. wooden truncheon

Los Angeles 9-mm Beretta with 16 rounds; 21-in. aluminum baton

with a short side handle for two-handed leverage;

small canister of pepper spray Star 9-mm

Parabellum pistol


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