“No Grounds”: Norway Again Disarms Its Officers

posted on February 4, 2016

Norway’s 6,000 uniformed police will once again be disarmed. The Police Directorate initially announced plans to end the armament in November 2015, but it was extended following the Paris terror attacks. The new directive by Odd Reidar Humlegard calls for immediate disarmament: “there are no longer grounds to continue.”

Norway—like Britain, Iceland, Ireland and New Zealand—all follow a no-firearms policy that only allows for police officers to be equipped with guns under special circumstances. The police are trained on how to use firearms in emergency situations, but they are kept locked up in patrol vehicles rather than carried on their person.

In 2014, after Norway’s intelligence service PST raised the threat level due to potential Islamist terror attacks, officers were armed at all times. With the threat level now lowered, the country has reverted back to opening itself up to attack with no expedient means of protecting the citizenry.

Latest

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

It’s All On The Line For Gun Owners In The 2024 Election

The bottom line is that gun owners cannot afford another four years of Joe Biden in the White House.

Concealed Carry in a Bad Zip Code

The media will tell you otherwise, but the data shows that crime does not go up when more law-abiding citizens own firearms and carry concealed.

Many Israelis Realize They Need More Armed Citizens

Following the horrific events of the October 7 attack on the Israeli people, many more citizens in Israel have obtained guns for self-defense.

The NRA Goes to the Highest Court in the Land to Protect Our Right to Speak

The U.S. Supreme Court heard NRA v. Vullo in March. Here is what was said in the Court in this critical First Amendment case.

What’s With All the Clamor About So-Called “Glock Switches”

There is a proposed bill that would effectively ban the sale of Glock pistols in New York.

Biden Thinks Your Freedom Is A Red Flag

Biden’s DOJ is creating a National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center to push due-process-infringing “red-flag” laws nationwide.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.