Do not allow the arming of our frontline police officers.
Why is this important?
The National Police Chiefs' Council will discuss a proposal to arm frontline police officers during their meeting on July 12.
To allow the routine arming of our police officers would be another victory for the terrorists, normalising the threat of violence in our public spaces.
Who wants to see guns on our streets? Where could this fundamental shift in approach lead to? - just look at the United States. This is the thin end of the wedge and would be a decision that is unlikely to be reversed.
An unarmed police force is something to be proud of and is a clear demonstration of our society's values and priorities around violence and its peaceful resolution.
The way to protect our society is to make changes to the causes of the symptoms (foreign policy, social care, education), not to try and manage them with firearms.