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France Proposes Making Guns Mandatory for Local Police

FRANCE GUNS MANDATORY FOR FRENCH POLICE

France Proposes Making Guns Mandatory for Local Police

In the past five years (Oct. 2013-March 2018), France has endured 78 attempted terror attacks, and the country’s security forces are reportedly “overwhelmed.” To find the best way to relieve the country’s stressed-out and fatigued police, France’s interior minister launched a “parliamentary commission” earlier this year. “The members of parliament in charge of the commission, Jean-Michel Fauvergue and Alice Thourot, released a report yesterday with more than 70 recommendations, of which the most eye-catching is to make firearms mandatory for all municipal police officers,” Quartz reports. “The proposal to arm all local cops is a significant departure for France,” the...

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