Most Police Officers Would Not Confiscate Guns

The July issue of American COP Magazine asks ““Would you personally, go out and confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens — even if it goes against your personal opinion regarding the constitutional rights of citizens — and do it on the order of an administrative leader of your agency?”

The Daily Caller notes that the response from the Magazine’s readership, who are almost entirely professional police officers, is overwhelmingly negative.

I expected as much. Except for the Seaboard States, where most officers never get a chance to see a legitimate case of armed self defense because Hizzonners law abiding subjects are disarmed, most police officers have seen both sides. The 80 percent plus of people on their beat who own guns and can and will defend themselves and their neighbors from criminal aggression, versus the less than one percent of armed criminals.

The police officer who would tell people to call 911 and wait ten to twenty minutes for an available squad when someone is battering down their door would be a pretty sorry excuse for a human being. And the overwhelming majority of officers are good folks, doing an unpopular job.


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