If you thought politics in America could not get more ridiculous, have no fear: because of the “thin blue line,” we keep hearing so much about, some police demand to be the “only ones” with guns. It’s like history never happened and democide doesn’t exist. But what’s also startling is that “top cops” are proving that they are subject to the whims of the political elite.
The “thin blue line” (some of them) think they are similar to politicians – better and “more equal” than the rest of us, and they have a new website which proves it. Now, before this goes too far and this is labeled as “anti-cop”, let’s preface this by saying that not all cops are going to disarm American civilians. But it’s also safe to say, that those who don’t “enforce the law” (disarmament included) will not be eating or feeding their families either when that time comes since the cops’ paychecks are funded by the stolen tax dollars of those who will be disarmed. That lack of a paycheck is going to make this decision-making process for a cop rather difficult. For all those who have said “the cops would never disarm us,” your bluff has been called (again).
“We’re trying as best we can as a law enforcement community to make it work so that citizens can express their 2nd Amendment rights,” former Dallas Police Chief David Brown said almost a year ago in response to armed protesters. “But it’s increasingly challenging when people have AR-15s slung over their shoulder and they’re in a crowd. We don’t know who the good guy is versus the bad guy when everyone starts shooting.” But Brown has an awfully short memory. He doesn’t seem to recall the time when Texas cops didn’t have a problem distinguishing who needed to be stopped (and who was helping them stop him.) He conveniently forgot the time when college students retrieved their rifles and pinned down the UT Austin sniper, some even risking their own lives. And if not being in uniform is too much for his guys to handle, they’re endangering the lives not just of citizens, but of plainclothes police and state and federal agents who may be at a breaking violence scene as well. The mental gymnastics employed by Brown in that short statement makes it seem like he’s all for peaceful people arming themselves. But his disingenuous words were meant to bring about more gun control, not less.
As of the beginning of 2017, cops do support gun rights over more gun control by a 3-1 margin. Although that’s slightly more comforting, it won’t matter much if the laws tighten. We all had better hope that “thin blue line” breaks down if gun confiscation becomes a real possibility. This isn’t boding well for the overall trust of law enforcement when these “top cops” come out with ridiculous statements like they are the only humans who deserve the right to self-defense.
Brown makes it pretty clear that he isn’t a fan of the “oh-so-scary” AR-15, and reminds us of it in his comment. He didn’t tiptoe around the issue like some assume, he all but told us he’s better, just not smart enough to handle armed civilians. And up goes the website to back up these cops’ claims – that they get more rights more than the rest of us. According to their own website:
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Navy combat veteran and NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, the Co-Founders of the gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), today joined with law enforcement leaders from across the country to announce the Advisory Committee of a new national effort, the “Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense,” to urge our country’s elected leaders to reduce gun violence and oppose irresponsible laws that pose a threat to public safety. The coalition brings together law enforcement officials from across the country who are committed to urging our elected leaders to enact responsible change that respects the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans, helps keep guns out of the wrong hands, and saves lives.
The website even quotes anti-gun cops hell bent on the destruction of the right to keep and bear arms as if it’s somehow making these LEOs look good. “During my 47-year career in law enforcement, I’ve seen how responsible, trained professionals can use firearms to save innocent lives, and what can happen when guns fall into the hands of dangerous people who want to inflict harm on our communities,” said Charles H. Ramsey, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner.
“I’m proud to join Congresswoman Giffords, Captain Kelly and my fellow law enforcement leaders in this important fight because we need more than just thoughts and prayers to protect our nation’s law enforcement officials and communities. We need commonsense, responsible solutions.”
That quote seems a little over the top considering the facts aren’t on Ramsey’s side. In 2016, 140 cops were killed in the line of duty. But by comparison, cops killed 957 people in 2016 and almost 25 dogs owned by civilians every single day. Of course, it isn’t acceptable the police officers are being killed, but it’s also not acceptable that cops find it necessary to slaughter civilians either. And one should be looking at the straight data, rather than an emotionally charged argument when determining if cops have the right to be bullies and shoot first while asking questions later. We certainly don’t get that right.
But whether it’s liked or not, cops are government employees, and their job is to enforce the law, and many of those cops are actively seeking to make sure that the law says you cannot be armed. With so many civilians who proudly boast “thin blue line” stickers and flags, it’s hard to understand why so many top cops want those same people disarmed. It seems like this is political suicide for the police, especially considering the “thin blue line” supporters are made up of “patriots.”
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