Okay, I'm trying not to post too much about the UK, but this is a most interesting devellopment:
While everybody has been disarmed, stripped of effective weapons for self defence (and this includes tazers and chemical sprays), there are still haves and have nots: the rich and the poor.
Rich people are paying upwards a $100 000 a year for personal protection that the police can't or will not provide. Security firms are already organising neighbourhood patrols so they can see to it that their clients can get from their car to their houses and back unmolested.
How long untill a system of private police/protection services arises to fend for those rich enough to pay their fee?