Politicians Get What Our Police Officers Cannot

A very short post with a very simple question: why are off- duty police officers not now permitted to be armed, when the Commissioner of Police has given handguns to Cabinet Ministers, namely Ministers Bernard Nottage & Keith Bell?Unconfirmed reports indicate that the Attorney General is also allegedly armed.
The men whose job it is to keep this country safe are not permitted to be able to protect themselves with a handgun off-duty, but a Cabinet Minister, who is not a member of law enforcement, and who has no business being granted a firearm for protection when he or she is already guarded by armed police officers, gets to have a handgun 24/7.

Tell us Mr. Commissioner – what sense does that make?