Ok; this could be linked to the riots in the UK - even though the coppers don't carry guns there until ordered to - but that's not why I want to do this. Today some policemen stopped the bus, and came on board to look for somebody, and they were both carrying pistols, as the police do in Belgium. Now that's ok when you think about it, but when a person walks past you, and you see a loaded pistol at his hip, it's not very reassuring. And this bus was carrying 80% of under 18s. Now what is worse is that at my primary school, we had police there simply to direct the traffic, that was all. Yet they were armed, and did have all too visible guns in front of 6 to 12 year-olds. So I wanted to see what you lot think about police - at least overtly - carrying guns.