posted on Oct, 7 2013 @ 12:01 PM
reply to post by HawkeyeNation
Hawkeye.... YES Officers will stop going to games because of this. YES their families will stop going to games because of this.
We have members of law enforcement here who can support what I am saying as factual statements, not guess work. There absolutely are departments and
municipalities (Texas has more than most, as I know from law enforcement I've heard this directly from, relating to the '6 Flags over Texas' dispute)
that are *REQUIRED*, not kindly asked, to carry their personal weapon 24 hours a day, every day they are alive and able to, while employed by the
agency or department they work for.
Another example... FBI Agents cannot, by policy get drunk. *EVER*. Why? They carry. 24/7. Always. Never without it. Never. Ever. Hence.. they cannot,
by policy, drink (to excess..if at all). Ever.
This whole thing about cops carrying off duty is not like you or I carrying on a CCW. Cops do this for a living
. They do this to save our butts
more often than not and no.... Deputy Dog Inc. sending their security out to the stadium to stand post with NO authority outside that of any private
citizen? That does not...even come close...to replacing the authority, skill and life experience represented by ONE Off-Duty Cop. (in most cases).
All the cop-hate in the world won't get me to trust some idiot on a state Guard Card over a sworn and properly trained Police Officer....on or off
duty. One has nothing even remotely to compare to the other.
edit on 7-10-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)