So me and a friend were being the usual good for nothing louts and thought we'd go for a midnight walk around the town. We stopped off in tescos for the usual essentials (doughnuts, muffins etc..) and there was 2 police officers one with a taser and one with a genuine pistol strapped to his hip. Both me and my friend were pretty damn sure Brit police didn't routinely carry pistols. Has this changed? I know there is serving police on this site and people just genuinely more clued up than us so anybody explain?