CTV News Montreal : Firearm-free police? Green Party calls for patrollers to give up guns


« The Green Party of Quebec says police on patrol have proven they cannot responsibly handle firearms, so they should be stripped of their weapons.

The party is not calling for a total ban on firearms among police officers, but says they should be much more restricted than they are now, where every officer is armed.

« We’re not saying that there should be no firearms on any police officers ever. It’s just that the frontline patrol officers doing the patrol work should not necessarily be armed, » said Green Party leader Alex Tyrrell. “We think that we could have a much better approach to community policing if not all police officers were armed.” »
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