A chaotic scene of epidemic proportions! Humans exercising their natural rights without paying (as much) for government permission! It’s the scene straight out of a horror movie, or you would think it was based on how the police lobby is painting it…
Considering many cops’ interactions with the public anymore, their judgment shouldn’t really be trusted. After all, we have cops shooting dogs for wagging their tails and killing men in cars reaching for their wallets. Now, they are begging the government to stop the passage of nationwide concealed carry reciprocity bill. A bill which will allow civilians a little bit of added protection from the trigger happy agents of the state who kill more Americans than terrorists.
The only thing the passage of this bill would mean is that those who have jumped through the hoops demanded by the state in which they reside (or those who live in a state not selling the right to keep and bear arms back to them in the form of a license) to legally carry a concealed weapon, will be “allowed” by the government to carry anywhere in the United States. Sounds like a little bit of freedom, and we can’t have that. Not in the police state USA.
The anti-gun cops are at it again, bargaining with the government to destroy the small chance of an additional freedom. Honestly, it’s not clear what’s more disturbing about this: the fact that cops are proving time and time again that they are not on our side as most right-leaning pundits would have us believe, or the fact that people think cops have the right to stop this bill because the government gives us rights.
The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, composed of an alliance of various police chief lobbying groups, penned a letter to Congress on Friday. In the letter, the cops urge lawmakers to decline support for a pair of national concealed carry reciprocity bills. The measures, the H.R. 38 and S.446, respectively, would expand carry rights nationwide, in effect forcing states and local jurisdictions to respect all valid concealed carry permits, a move the group feels would trigger Armageddon.
“These misguided bills would preempt local and state perspectives on what’s best for communities by forcing states to accept weaker concealed carry standards of other states and eliminates every state’s ability to determine who may exercise the enormous responsibility of carrying a firearm, concealed or otherwise,” says the three-page letter. But it gets better.
Law enforcement officers are extensively trained to understand responsible firearm use, including making split-second decisions about when deadly force is appropriate; they also attend periodic in-service training and regularly requalify with their service weapons, most at least semi-annually.
This obvious step in the wrong direction would sow chaos and uncertainty, making a cop’s job harder and citizens less safe.
This is not the first time police officers have demanded the government (who steals from civilians to pay their salaries) take freedom away. In a May 25 op-ed published by the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck wrote, “The mere presence of more concealed weapons on California streets would make police work here much more hazardous.” he added, “If LAPD officers stopped someone with a loaded, concealed handgun, that person could claim to live in a state where permits weren’t necessary, and the officers would be unable to confirm whether it was true.”
The fear mongering and scare tactics obviously learned from media talking heads and politicians are all too obvious to virtually anyone who can read. But those skeptical of the police can take Beck’s statements to mean “you either don’t exercise your rights or because we cops are too ignorant to allow people to exercise their rights, you shouldn’t be exercising your rights.” Either way, civilians don’t deserve rights because the police say so. At least the majority of cops support more rights, according to surveys.
[A] Pew Research Center survey showing that rank-and-file police officers support protecting citizens’ gun rights over passing more gun control by a margin of 3-to-1. And on July 15, 2016, Breitbart News reported that the Annual National Survey of Police Chiefs showed that 76 percent of chiefs believed armed citizens reduce crime. –Breitbart
Those numbers are still not comforting considering cops are supposed to “protecting and serving” not “demanding the government to keep people from being free.” If police officers want to cause a bigger rift in relations with the public, this is certainly a way to make sure that happens.
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