GUNWOUNDS Posted November 19, 2006 Share Posted November 19, 2006 Hehe, actually, if a crook has a gun, the policemen have to send an application ( to the authorities; their authorities... ) to ask if they can use a gun. In the meantime, a gun desperado, for instance, is held up by verbal communication ( or whatever way possible ), mostly. I don't know if people are just very nice in Norway, but it is very uncommon for police to be shot...And don't twist the meaning of my words, Gunwounds... By saying 'feel safe', I mean the safest you can get. I don't think Americans are any safer than Norwegians even though your law enforcers are equipped with deadlier tools.Most criminals in Norway can be dealt with using hand cuffs. The rest, which are very, very few, require some more violent action, but we don't let those few let the rest be mistreated.Also, I find it interesting that you made the reference to cattle when describing the taser. Just because tasing a cattle makes it go away, doesn't mean that a human will act the same way. I don't know, but in Norway, humans don't walk around on all four eating grass either, so we are very unlike cattle in our behavior.I've seen that, and I believe that policeman should be extremely happy that he isn't Norwegian at least... ( Although I think it's very amusing to watch. :P )Ok i see .... but that just seems like alot of red tape to me... just to take down an armed crook. However not all cops are stronger than their thugs they are trying to subdue. So they do need "tools" to help them.Check this out American Cop gets beatup (Good reason to have pepperspray and taser...and even gun)European cops get beat up ...bet they wish they had tasers, pepper spray, or rubber bullets....this is just sadBritish cops with no weapons resort to hitting car with batons...sad.Also i recently saw a video where a cop was attempting to arrest a prize fighter. The prize fighter turned around and starting beating the crap out of the officer. The Officer peppersprayed him but the guy laughed and said you'll need more than that. After taking a beating on the ground for over 10 minutes the cop drew his gun and shot the man in the abdomen. This slowed the man down but he still continued to fight. The cop was going to fire again but his gun jammed. The cop finally pistol whipped him and got away to call for backup. That video is graphic so i wont post it here but i will PM it to people who want to see it.With stories like this its no wonder that cops assume worst case scenario. You never know if your next traffic stop is going to be your death. Therefore cops may "take themselves too seriously" but i feel they have every right to. They're the ones putting their lives on the line... not you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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