The Unarmed Police Force of Norway: Background information when reading American by Day

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American by Day

by Derek B. Miller

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The Unarmed Police Force of Norway

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Norwegian Police Officer in 2011In Derek B Miller's American by Day, which takes place in 2008, Oslo Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård doesn't carry a gun. She is a member of Norway's unarmed police force, one of nineteen countries worldwide with cops who don't carry guns. This is despite the fact that Norway falls eleventh among first world countries of per capita gun ownership; there are 30 registered per one hundred citizens. The United States is number one with a reported 32-42% of the population owning guns.

Even after the 2011 mass shooting attack on a youth camp by right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, Norwegian police officers remained unarmed. They carry weapons locked in their cars but not on their persons. This briefly changed in 2014 when, in October of that year, a threat assessment gave strong indication of a terrorist attack "likely to happen" within the next twelve months. So the Norwegian Police Directorate ordered all police officers to be armed at all times. ...

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