I had this thought the other day, when reading another thread, and some posters were stating that if someone is not a cop or in the military, they
don't need certain types of weapons. So, I attempted to discover their motives as to why they feel that way. Can you help me to understand?
Why do some feel that it is OK for LEOs and the military to possess or have access to certain types of weapons, but can't seem to apply their own
logic to the average citizen?
Is it the training? Is it the oath? Is it the heirarchy involved, or the level of organization? The uniform? Is it the fact that they are controlled
by some branch of Govt.? Why can a cop or soldier have a fully automatic M-16 in the trunk of their patrol car or HMMWV, but for the average
law-abiding citizen, it must be unacceptable?
I'm curious why some see the military and law enforcement in a different light than any other Patriot?
Then I tried to consider what law enforcement and members of the military would feel about the subject and came up with this...
Picture this...If you were charged with protecting the citizens of a particular area, and were trained and armed and paid, to do so, would you feel
slighted, if your bosses, suddenly fired or relieved of duty, 80% of your co-workers?
Now, apply this across the board. The police and the military, MUST have some notion that a law-abiding gun owner, is not just a benefit to their
ability to perform their jobs, but a necessity! How many times have the cops been pulling their hair out, trying to reduce crime, only to have the bad
guys, slip away into the night? Now, how refreshing must it be, for those same cops, to see a civilian stop a threat, or assist in the apprehension of
a wanted felon? If we are disarmed, won't the streets be MORE dangerous for law enforcement???
Now, what if the US was invaded? I know, far fetched, but indulge me...Would our military feel better knowing that the average American would stand by
their side in defense of our Country? How would they feel if 100,000,000 potential soldiers were relieved of the ability to assist them?
Please tell me what you think..... I'd like to hear from LEOs and current and former Military, as well as those against "assault weapons" being owned
and possessed by regular law-abiding people in the US...
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