It is not surprising. Most of the police you see standing with people like Bloomberg and the Brady bunch are political hacks. The “beat cops,” the guys who are actually on the streets dealing with crime know that the laws that are being pushed will not reduce crime by any appreciable amount. These are guys who cringe when union heads and police chiefs claim to be speaking for all police. These are the guys who know that your chance of survival against a determined criminal is helped only by the proper mindset, training, and arms.
Bottom Line Conclusions
Quite clearly, the majority of officers polled oppose the theories brought forth by gun-control advocates who claim that proposed restrictions on weapon capabilities and production would reduce crime.
In fact, many officers responding to this survey seem to feel that those controls will negatively affect their ability to fight violent criminals.
Contrary to what the mainstream media and certain politicians would have us believe, police overwhelmingly favor an armed citizenry, would like to see more guns in the hands of responsible people, and are skeptical of any greater restrictions placed on gun purchase, ownership, or accessibility.
The officers patrolling America’s streets have a deeply-vested interest — and perhaps the most relevant interest — in making sure that decisions related to controlling, monitoring, restricting, as well as supporting and/or prohibiting an armed populace are wise and effective. With this survey, their voice has been heard.