By Scott G
I realize that many gun owners wonder if the police will be coming for their firearms. There is all the hype in the media about “gun control” measures and statements by high profile, high ranking police chiefs who advocate confiscation of weapons. There are some things you need to know about what real cops believe on this issue.
The first thing to understand is where you live will reflect on the opinion of a particular LEO. If you live in a liberal bastion like New York, Philadelphia or Chicago, basically a major liberal city, you can be certain that some police officers want you disarmed. If you live in a smaller city or a rural area, rest assured that 99% of the LEO’s want you armed. It makes their job easier.
Being a former LEO, I read the articles on Police One. Something that needs to be noted is that ONLY confirmed LEO’s are allowed to comment on articles. Here are a few of their comments regarding the right of citizens to bear arms:
“Why do people in the media keep saying that police don’t want citizens to have guns?”
“Way to go citizen. Now if a lot more “responsible” citizens took more control of their lives and start refusing to be victims; then all of the POS had better watch out. THAT is what really scares the gun hating Libtards; people standing up for themselves.”
“This is a dam disgrace, home invasions involve multiple people and having only 7 rounds or less for a good law abiding citizen are plain wrong and dangerous. This Governor is plain wrong in passing such strong legistaion and the NY Senate liberals are wrong in allowing it through. You just screwed the whole state of New York honest law abiding gun owners, the people who use guns for self-defense, target practice….”
“At some point “compliance” with these bastards is NOT an option anymore. What the hell does “Shall not be infringed” mean??? If a 7 round Glock isn’t Infringement, I don’t know what is???? Again compliance at some point is not an option, is that point when confiscation of what little is left comes?”
“What a moron. The National Socialist Democratic People’s Republic Of New York is now in session. Long live idiocy, Rest In Peace Liberty…”
“The militia are the armed populace…armed to keep the STANDING ARMY (which is not a militia) in check. “Well-regulated” means able to function. A militia able to function obviously has weapons, and of the type the government might use against them.”
These next comments are in response to Bloomberg’s assertions that LEO’s go on strike to bring in gun control. As a general rule, most articles on the Police One web site have on average about fifteen comments. This article generated 286 comments from LEO’s, most of which were sarcastic and/or outraged over Bloomberg’s suggestion.
“Hey Bloomburg, In the past it could have been presumed you are an Idiot. But in this case you opened your mouth and removed all doubt.”
“Enough is enough! I for one would rather see the NRA have to teach prospective gun owners how to shoot their guns and teach them when to shoot their guns. In our small community we have done our best to help educate new gun owners with the help of a local gun shop owner. 10 years later, not one of those students has used their guns in an unlawful manner. Did I mention in Wyoming in most households you would find a firearm of some sort! Yes, I have had a guns pointed at me and I have had to dodge bullets fired at me. I still say the current laws are good enough. How about we get the U S Attorney General off his butt and make him and his deputies work for a change! That would stop a lot of our problems. What am I thinking? We don’t want to violate the rights of the bad guys? Or do we?! No, let’s take away the Rights from the good citizens, they won’t squeal as much!”
“I urge all civilians that legally can to carry guns to assist our Country in the fight against violence. Everyone that could have legally carried a firearm into that theater did not because there was a sign that requested no firearms. Now imagine a Country where firearms are welcomed and law abiding civilians are encouraged to carry. Hopefully when we arrived on scene there wouldn’t be enough blood left in the bad guy for DNA.”
“None of the anti’s live in reality. We all know gun control only decreases one’s chance to defend one’s self. We with common sense know that a strong defense is the best offense. These victim’s had no chance to defend themselves. If the theater wasn’t “gun free” I’m sure Holmes would have caught lead, not just throw it. As for Bloomberg – never mind.”
“Bloomberg is an idiot. If people had a conceal carry permit in the theater the shooting could have been ended quickly. When the guns arrived the POS gave up and now the state will be spending millions trying convict him for first degree murder.”
“bloomberg (small case on purpose) do not care about LEO’s safety. All they care about is disarming the average citizen so they can turn this country into a full dictatorship and not face any armed opposition.”
“I suggest any of those living in liberal states…move. Now is the time, not later. When the lines are drawn you may not be able to get yourself and your families out of the liberal police states. Now is the time to move to conservative States and take up arms with other Patriotic Americans that WILL choose to defend themselves against tyranny! The government in it’s infinite stupidity chose to put many of it’s bases and military manufacturers in the south to keep a eye on southerners after the civil war. As a result, they swung any future civil war in favor of the south. When the lines are drawn, MANY MANY military resources will fall under the control of conservative states. Most veterans have conservative views and deeply believe in the constitution. The outcome of any would be war is almost a guaranteed victry for those with conservative views. After all, who is it that is trapping, hunting, growing produce, etc, etc? The ranks of liberals are filled with people totally dependant on the government which will surely fail once it loses it funding on the backs of conservative workers. Once starvation becomes a factor, the liberals will attempt to attack and take from others that can produce. It will become important for conservatives to group together to protect themselves and form militias once again to fight the government and settle this issue for once and all. The victory will no doubt fall on the conservative side, the liberals have already set themselves up for failure.”
The comments go on and on and on. The gist of the vast majority of these comments is that we need armed citizens, not victims. Keep arming yourselves and trust in God.
What do you folks thinks… are the majority of police out to take your guns or protect your Second Amendment rights? Let us know what you think in the comments below… ?:-)