Now French police to be equipped with 9mm handguns amid heightened terror threat

Now French police to be equipped with 9mm handguns amid heightened terror threat
 

The country's national police are already heavily armed, but their municipal counterparts are often weaponless – leaving them unable to respond to a terror attack. 
But following the unprecedented string of Islamic State-inspired militant attacks over the past two years, police union representatives said said municipal officers had to be "better equipped" in order to protect civilians in a Paris-style jihadi attack. 
Officials said in a statement: “Municipal police officers will now have the right to carry a 9mm semi-automatic handgun when patrolling the streets."
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30 November 2016 in World News, Views: 39
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