More than 1,000 police officers in Shanghai will now be armed when on patrol. Is this really a good idea?
According to the city’s public security bureau, the decision to arm officers was made in the wake of a fatal knife attack in Kunming, Yunnan Province last month which left 29 people dead.
“Violent crime and the extreme behavior of some individuals have become real threats to public security and people’s safety,” said city police official Rui Minghua.
“From now on, Shanghai police can open fire to stop violent crime if faced with situations like the Kunming attack.”
The 9mm revolver issued to the officers yesterday was specially designed by the Ministry of Public Security and can shoot both real and rubber bullets.
Police officials said the gun will never jam ...Read More