posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 02:00 PM
reply to post by madforit96
even though he is a police officer he is also a member of the public
A police officer is not considered a member of the public until he is off the clock. A cop cannot peruse a garage sale while on duty and in uniform
as "just another person".
None of us here are whining and sniveling about cops needing to do "more" about gun crimes. You make many assumptions in your post. First of all,
nobody in their right mind would sell real bullet-shooting guns at a garage sale, unless they were broken. You could get so much more through
Secondly, the nosey idiot neighbor who called the cops is the real culprit in that scenario. He or she should have asked if the guns were real,
rather than play the snitch and call the police. Or checked them out personally. We have a BB gun which could easily be construed as a rifle unless
you looked closely and realized that it is an AIR GUN.
People are so stupid and scared of all sorts of imagined threats lately. The cops could have been cool and realized that the report was from some
paranoid loon who couldn't tell a bomb from a bag of half-eaten fast food.
Lastly, when crimes are committed with guns, never have I seen on ATS where people are quivering and crying for the police to stop criminals from
getting guns. We know where the real blame lies: With the perpetrator. The gun is simply the weapon of choice.
Nobody is trying to cause trouble. Realize that most of us on here have become distrustful of the police, and with good reason. No law was broken,
but the cops were trying to throw their weight around and scare people into submission because they're in uniform and have .38 revolvers strapped to
Don't accuse others of trying to do anything. If you feel the cops were in the right, please lay out your case.