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A seven-part series of exclusive features focusing on different aspects of crime.
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arrowPolice and firearms
arrowGun law: The point of no return?
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arrowShould British police routinely carry guns?
arrowAnn Widdecombe and Simon Hughes answer your questions
arrowLord Bassam answers your questions
Police officers on routine street patrols should be armed
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Arming the police more of the time will make it more or less likely criminal will arm themselves?
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arrow Police Services of the UK
arrow Association of Police Authorities
arrow Police Federation of England and Wales
arrow Home Office: Crime Reduction
arrow Metropolitan Police Tactical Firearms Department
arrow Lothian and Borders police factsheet
arrow ACPO
arrow West Midlands Police: Dealing with firearms
arrow Nottinghamshire police
arrow Facing Violence: The Response of Provincial Police Forces 1995 *

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Fred Broughton
Fred Broughton: Wants to see the unarmed service maintained

Danny Thomas
Danny Thomas: Says it is hip to carry a gun

Paul Acres
Paul Acres: Insists Nottingham police are not routinely armed

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Peter Gould’s report

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