More than a 1,000 additional policemen in Shanghai have begun carrying revolvers on patrol and more cities are coming online as soon as officers are properly trained.
Imagine, even communist Chinese understand the only thing that stops bad people with evil in their hearts is a good guy with a gun.
Shanghai relaxes controls on armed patrols
SHANGHAI, April 20 (Xinhua) — More than 1,000 policemen in Shanghai began carrying revolvers while on patrol Sunday as China tightens public security to deal with serious violent crimes.
The Ministry of Public Security invested in the firearms and specially designed them for its police force. The police officers qualified to carry them after a training series and examinations on laws and psychology, according to the municipal public security bureau.
…Following the fatal knife attacks in Kunming and Changsha, the ministry said in mid-March that it would carry out armed patrols and take timely measures to handle violent crimes.
In addition to Shanghai, the ministry named other key cities, such as Changsha, Kunming, Urumqi and Lhasa, where public security will be reinforced to effectively prevent and crack down on criminal activities.