An armed police officer wouldn't have prevented the recent deaths that I have read about.
But a lot less people would dare to buy guns and shoot people on the street in broad daylight, don't you think? It happens a lot, I read about it, hear it in the news etc etc.
As for capital punishment, does anyone here remember the death of 2 year old James Bulger, who was killed by two 10 year old boys? His body was so badly mutilated that his mother was not allowed to see him. They have now been let free, given plastic surgery (on the NHS!!) and new names. People defend them and say they were young etc, but they were old enough to know what they were doing, and the difference between life and death. Also, if they did this at 10
, what will they be capable of now?! They should have been shot right then, right there. For those of you who don't know the story, here's the link. Now tell me no to capital punishment.