If you are a police officer (or anyone) who is in favor of gun control I
would like you to consider my point of view. We as Police officers are to
protect the citizens we serve. Many officers and a LOT of Chiefs and
administrators think that citizens are some type of cattle they are paid to keep
in line. You SERVE the people of your community. If your opinion differs, find
We have a lot of Federal gun control laws already on the books. They are not
enforced. Passing more will not ease our burdens.
The president (lower case "P" on purpose) has said numberous time
that hundreds of thousands of criminals were refused a gun because of the Brady
law. Every time someone fills out the yellow #4473 BATF form they commit a
Federal offense. Why were only a handful prosecuted?
I am lucky to live in an area that has little violent crime. Do you live in
one? What are your average response times? What are people who are being
victimized supposed to do while you are on the way? Waiting for the police while
you are being raped or murdered is not an option. Many die because of it.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Police have no responsibility to protect
individual citizens. Where does that leave us? Police who don't support a
citizen's right to own and carry firearms are hypocritical egocentric fools.
I have heard that only the Police should have guns. As if pinning on a badge
suddenly makes the Police officer a better person. Wouldn't you like to carry a
gun when you retire? Wouldn't you like your wife, adult children, parents and
friends to be free from being assaulted? Guns are not the problem, liberals are.
Liberal cops bring shame onto a once proud profession.
The Second Amendment is an individual right just like the rest of them.
People say that the constitution is outdated and those guys did not know how far
we would come. But the Founding Fathers put the gun clause (Second Amendment) in
the Bill of Rights because they knew our government could become too intrusive.
Who are we serving as Police officers? The citizens! Why do we not trust
them? Why do some officers have the US vs THEM attitude? You are absolutely no
better than the people you serve. If you think you are, get a different job --
because you are a disgrace.
In legal terms the only guns that are able to be banned are guns that are not
suitable for defense of country or self. That means no duck hunting or deer
hunting. The Second Amendment is about the defense of this country from itself
or aggressors. You could ban every gun that is NOT "military style" or
defensive in nature and be 100% legal. The Second Amendment is not about the
freedom to hunt.
There has not been a crime committed with a legally owned machine gun since I
have been alive. We are not allowed these arms without a bunch of hassle to buy
one that is made before 1986. We are allowed by the Second Amendment to have
infantry weapons like SAWs and M-16s. No I don't mean Nuclear weapons, F-16s and
stuff like that. Just small arms. The only documented crime I can find where the
machine gun was not stolen was committed by a POLICE OFFICER using a department
Over 30 States issue carry permits to honest citizens. Crime has been reduced
because of it. Carry permits work, plain and simple. Michigan is state number 32
to pass "Right to Carry" legislation. Among those groups opposed are
Attorney General Jennifer Granholm, incoming Wayne County Prosecutor Michael
Duggan, the Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Association, and the Michigan
Association of Chiefs of Police. What a bunch of idiots. These people are
supposed to SUPPORT honest citizens.
I hope I have made you give this issue some thought. It is very important to
me. If you are a Pro-gun cop, let people know how you feel. Most front line cops
know what is going on. Let your citizens know where you stand.
If you are an anti-gun cop.....wake up.
Chief Instructor James Yeager 1* Options for Personal Security/Southeast http://www.TacticalTrainer.com.
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KeepAndBearArms.com Note: THIS is the kind of communication we
need to be hearing from police officers to their fellow police officers: a wake
up call from within their own community that doesn't pull any punches and
equalizes the relationship between cops and citizens. We are elated to have
officer Yeager on board.