All police forces around the world give all their officers at least basic training how to fire a shotgun or an automatic rifle. Except the British police, apart from special units like airport security. What % of UK police carry revolvers and MP5s on a regular basis? And what % have at least some form of revolver training? One would think it prudent that with a growing poulation, in this age of international and domestic terrorism, and possible domestic unrest and natural disasters, and with a big wadge of the UK military abroad, even though the thought of Bobbies toting SA80s (with iron sights!) is a total anthema to some, that a trained 2nd-tier armed force be instantly available with something heavier than 9mm.