Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Police One Survey

There's an interesting survey that's just come out at PoliceOne.com.  PoliceOne is a leading police oriented website with an interesting feature.  All of it's members are active or retired law enforcement.  When you sign up, they ask for some specific information and they actually call your agency to make sure that you're in law enforcement.

They did a survey in March of active and retired police officers and asked about gun-control laws.  The members were overwhelmingly against those laws and were very pro Second Amendment.  The results were quite startling, in direct opposition to what we're hearing from politicians and administration.
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.
It's interesting to note that the respondents are virtually all street-level cops.  Some administrators, of course, but the huge majority of members are cops who are actively engaged in the boots-on-the-ground fight against crime.  Here's another of the survey results.
3.) About 85 percent of officers say the passage of the White House’s currently proposed legislation would have a zero or negative effect on their safety, with just over 10 percent saying it would have a moderate or significantly positive effect.
We've heard a lot from the administration about guns and laws, but this is the first time that someone has taken the pulse of street level police officers and the survey is an interesting barometer of the way that cops think about guns.

Let Freedom Ring!

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