posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 04:19 AM
Now I know most of you on here do not have a favorable view of police officers / LEOs, but this article speaks, to me, in volumes of how most of them
are on our side, despite the fact there are some who are absolute nut-cases. But we're not going to get into that in this thread, folks, as this
thread shows some interesting view-points from the police on the 2nd Amendment.
I ran across a rather enlightening bit of information from Policeone
. There are a few pages here talking about a
recent survey they sent out to some 15,000 or so Police officers.
The poll is on the police officer's view of Federal gun laws, and on how the police view the effectiveness of those laws.
It also has information on how the police view citizens carrying arms.
Here are a couple snippets from the first page
And when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence and large scale shootings, most cops say a federal ban on so-called “assault weapons”
isn’t the answer. More than 91 percent of respondents say it would either have no effect or a negative effect in reducing violent crime. This is
an overwhelming response by those whose job it is to actually deal with this issue on the front lines.
A full 86 percent feel that casualties would have been reduced or avoided in recent tragedies like Newtown and Aurora if a legally-armed citizen
was present (casualties reduced: 80 percent; avoided altogether: 60 percent). For those who chose the option of casualties being avoided altogether,
I took this to mean the deterrent effect of a show of force prior to an event would stop a potential predator from carrying out his murderous intent
in the first place.
The following info will be from this page:
(Note, graphs aren't included in my page, goto the web link above to see the full article)
1.) Virtually all respondents (95 percent) say that a federal ban on manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds
would not reduce violent crime.
4.) Seventy percent of respondents say they have a favorable or very favorable opinion of some law enforcement leaders’ public statements that
they would not enforce more restrictive gun laws in their jurisdictions. Similarly, more than 61 percent said they would refuse to enforce such laws
if they themselves were Chief or Sheriff.
And one more:
6.) The overwhelming majority (almost 90 percent) of officers believe that casualties would be decreased if armed citizens were present at the
onset of an active-shooter incident.
The articles are very eye-opening, to say the least.
Main page to choose the polls
ph page poll of just shy of 30 graphs
Text based article, no pretty graphs
So, have a read through the articles I posted above, and give your feedback and thoughts.
For you anti-gunners, how does this make you feel that the police think armed citizens is a favorable thing?
Stay frosty, my friends.