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    Survey Finds Law Enforcement United Against Gun Control

    Survey Finds Law Enforcement United Against Gun Control--99 Percent Believe "Assault Weapons" Ban is Not Most Important Measure to Stop Mass Shootings

    Posted on April 12, 2013


    This week, PoliceOne.com released the results of an extensive online survey of about 15,000 active and retired law enforcement officers of all ranks and from departments ranging in size from less than 25 to more than 1,000.

    These results strongly show that law enforcement officers do not support President Obama's gun control agenda. They do, however, strongly support the Right to Carry for law-abiding Americans. The survey respondents are united in their desire for politicians to focus on keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill and to reject unconstitutional gun control measures that infringe on Second Amendment rights.

    "The American people, and particularly the members of law enforcement, want politicians in Washington to stop pursuing a failed political agenda and get to work fixing our broken mental health system, improving school security, and getting criminals off the streets," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.

    The following are some key findings:

    • An extraordinary 99 percent said policies other than an "assault weapons" ban are most important to prevent mass shootings.
    • Almost 96 percent said that a ban on standard capacity magazines would not reduce violent crime.
    • More than 91 percent stated that the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime should have stiff, mandatory sentences, and no plea-bargains.
    • More than 91 percent stated they supported the Right to Carry by law abiding Americans.
    • More than 81 percent said that "gun buy-backs" do not reduce gun violence.
    • Eighty percent believe legally armed citizens can reduce casualties in incidents of mass violence.
    • Nearly 80 percent said that a ban on private transfers of firearms between law-abiding citizens would not reduce violent crime.
    • More than 76 percent indicated that legally armed citizens are important to reducing crime.
    • More than 76 percent support the arming of trained and qualified teachers or administrators who volunteer to carry a firearm.
    • More than 70 percent said that a ban on "assault weapons" would not reduce violent crime.
    • More than 70 percent opposed the idea of a national registry of legal gun sales.
    • Nearly 68 percent said magazine capacity restrictions would negatively affect them personally.
    • More than 60 percent said that the passage of Obama's gun control legislation would not improve officer safety.

    Please click here to read the complete survey.
    NRA-ILA | Survey Finds Law Enforcement United Against Gun Control--99 Percent Believe "Assault Weapons" Ban is Not Most Important Measure to Stop Mass Shootings
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    Survey Finds Law Enforcement United Against Gun Control

    Tell that to California, New Jersey, and New York. I am pretty sure they didn't get the memo.

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    Survey Finds Law Enforcement United Against Gun Control

    Oops. I left out Colorado, Illinois, Connecticut, and DC.

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    As usual it's about gaining political capital from the low information and emotional gratification crowd. Don't listen to those that might have a vested interest in real solutions. Kumbaya!!!!!!
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    Yep, surveys and polls change everything, it's all good now.

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    I know that every LEO I've talked to, they are 100% for us keeping our gun rights. They are realists who know that they cannot get to every scene in time to save everyone, and that 99% of the time they are called AFTER an incident occurs, and not before. Poll or no Poll I think that when push comes to shove, most of the LEOs out there will do the right thing.
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    Theres isn't anyway to get the criminals, of all statics, to obey or follow any of the old or new laws. So there is only two ways to protect the rest of us. One to one cops and civilians, or armed civilians who can and will protect themselves and others in their circles. Since personal bodyguards are too expensive armed civilians are the only other way to go.
    No one person, on most occasions, can't see personal or property crimes coming in order to call the police to get there in time to do more than write the reports. To be personally armed and situationally aware is the only way 90% of Americans are going to be able to protect themselves. I'm glad to see the majority of Police Persons see it that way too.
    Now getting the liberals in congress to see this, that it's not the guns, it's the evil in men's hearts that drive criminals to harm Americans.
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