Well, not so much, anymore…
While on my trip in the UK, I noticed a staggering amount of armed police officers guarding the gates to castles and palaces. These were not security guards but actual police officers. All were armed with Glocks and a couple of them were armed with either a MP5 or MP7, and this was at every place I went to.
This is at Windsor Castle. This gate is the exit for tourists. However it is a controlled entrance for certain vehicles. It is guarded by a couple of officers, one of which is armed with a MP5A4 with Surefire fore end.
Funny how the British population was largely disarmed in 1997, crime has risen, and the constabulary is now carrying a multitude of semi-and fill auto firearms.
Sir Robert Peale must be spinning in his grave.