Don't stop on that note, share some bullet points.
I believe the LEOs on the Forum (or anywhere else in the Country) won't comment on it. In reality, it's their choice, but I believe they wouldn't do something against their core beliefs as Americans.
I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. Seems like an easy choice to me.
Easy choice for me. If it came to that, things have gotten to crazy, and I'm at home with mamma loading mags, making chilli, and starting to smoke again.
Then I'm going to have a few glasses of my Hiabiscus wine, get a little lovin in, and saddle up the horses and take a ride.
I swear to gosh, I think some of you all need to relax a little round here. Enjoy life and love on your spouses, or take a vacation.
This is just one of those things to watch, do what you can do, and plan as you can.
When it's time to fight, you fight, until then, have a smoke, a good glass of something, and chase your woman around the room a few times.
What I was attempting to point out was that this wasn't widespread/citywide gun confiscation, and that the only guns my guys took off the streets, were in the hand of bad guys, committing crimes. Agents working for me were not asked to, and did not participate in any gun confiscation efforts. We had tactical teams in the city, working with NOPD SWAT, and other federal agencies, chasing the "snipers" out of their hidey holes. Those "snipers" as they were referred to by the national media were really "pot shot artists" who would fire a round or two towards a rescue crew or helicopter, then bug out. Our teams responded to all of those calls, and sometimes found the gun(s) that were used.
I'm not disputing the video's, or the fact that some guns were taken from some people that shouldn't have. Just pointing out that there is more to this story, from the perspective of someone that lived it.
I'm not a LEO, but I know many. I also know many active duty .mil's.
I have asked each and every one of them this very question over the past few months and the overwhelming response is "no way".
I was suggested that some of the newbs on the force and in the service would blindly follow any given order, but anyone who understood their job would simply NOT violate their oath to uphold the Constitution. Most responses also included an understanding that such an action, however unlikely, might yield some results for a few days at most before the word of confiscations spread, after which there would be a significant reduction of participant life expectancy.... their words, not mine.
I am not a LEO but if push came to shove I would probably do a really horrible job at searching houses.
Why would you put the fine LEOs on this forum in this sort of quicksand? I've enjoyed their comments & gun-fellowship for wayyy tooo many years around here to ask them to publicly announce their willingness to ignore the law without FIRST making your own position clear as to whether YOU'RE willing to ignore the law (if it comes to that) to FORCE your local LE organizations to...come after YOUR guns! :blink:
None of the LEOs I know would follow the order to take away our guns. Going to a gun owners house as ordered is one thing. But, most of the officers I know will not be able to find anything.
"We went in and searched sir. However, we didn't "find" anything to be concerned about. It seems the firearms were already removed." :wink:
Way too much speculation and opinion here without factual information to back up claims.
LEO's take an oath to uphold the state and U.S. Constitutions. Confiscation without cause would be a 4th Amendment Violation, unlawful search and seizure. (probable cause may be the slippery slope in exigent circumstances)
Our Department General Orders forbid us from violating the law even if told to do so be a superior.
As a (retired) LEO, I swore to uphold the Constitution and would never violate your rights, period. Some of the youngsters might, out of ignorance.
"I was only following orders". Nazi war crimes trials...............