PoliceOne's Gun Control Survey: 11 key lessons from officers' perspectives (MERGED)

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    PoliceOne's Gun Control Survey: 11 key lessons from officers' perspectives (MERGED)

    This survey by PoliceOne, the-online cop forum, was conducted in March and got 15,000 responses from on duty and retired cops.

    Big thumbs up for private citizen CCW, big rejection for bun "buy backs," some support for Open Carry, and lots of other interesting results.

    There's a link to the pdf with all the results.



    PoliceOne survey shows broad support for CCW, thumbs down on ?buy backs? - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
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    I came to the forum to post this link. Maybe it will show some of the more hostile posters on this forum that everyone in blue isn't the enemy they imagine/want them to be.
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    Good job of reporting on this Dave!
    I am willing to bet that the majority of medium to big cities more than likely have an agenda, and it goes against what 99.9% of what the police and gun owners believe.
    They( the Bloomberg crowd) are dismissing this information as we speak.
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    It's so nice to hear from our law enforcement that is still actively working the streets and not from a career politician (police commissioner or Chief of Police).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_Four View Post
    I came to the forum to post this link. Maybe it will show some of the more hostile posters on this forum that everyone in blue isn't the enemy they imagine/want them to be.
    Perhaps. Don't hold your breath.
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    Interesting. I've already shared this with a number of off-forum people I know. This article contradicts a number of comments I've seen that come from white house and administration officials that claim that law enforcement generally favors greater gun control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    Good job of reporting on this Dave!
    I am willing to bet that the majority of medium to big cities more than likely have an agenda, and it goes against what 99.9% of what the police and gun owners believe.
    They( the Bloomberg crowd) are dismissing this information as we speak.
    Thx!

    I have not met a street cop in the West anyway who thinks that the Obama plan is a good plan. They think all the anti-gun crap is just that....crap.
    I frequently talk to one SPD guy who just rants about gun control boobs.

    The Bloomberg bunch,,what the hell do they know? A bunch of illegal mayors out to get guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_Four View Post
    I came to the forum to post this link. Maybe it will show some of the more hostile posters on this forum that everyone in blue isn't the enemy they imagine/want them to be.
    Sorry I beat you to it!

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    It is very nice to see something that is contrary to what large city Police Chiefs would like you to believe. This is much more consistent with the statements you see coming from various Sheriffs across the country.

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    Very interesting, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoriBustard View Post
    Interesting. I've already shared this with a number of off-forum people I know. This article contradicts a number of comments I've seen that come from white house and administration officials that claim that law enforcement generally favors greater gun control.
    Duh. The administration, read Obummer, LIES. He is a Socialist & to him the end justifies the means. The man will lie, cheat, steal, do anything required to further his goals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoriBustard View Post
    Interesting. I've already shared this with a number of off-forum people I know. This article contradicts a number of comments I've seen that come from white house and administration officials that claim that law enforcement generally favors greater gun control.
    Duh. The administration, read Obummer, LIES. He is a Socialist & to him the end justifies the means. The man will lie, cheat, steal, do anything required to further his goals.

    He wants, no needs gun control for him, or his successor, to declare martial law & become "president for life" in his/her Socialist Utopia.
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    The only thing that would make this article interesting or new is if it were published on CNN or MSNBC.

    All the LEO types I know seem to agree on one thing. If a really violent thing happens and a citizen cannot or will not take care of themselves, they are just there to fill out the paperwork when they show up after it's all said and done.

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    To me the most important part was:

    PoliceOne Gun Control Survey: Cops support simple, straightforward solutions

    PoliceOne Gun Control Survey: Cops support simple, straightforward solutions

    In reviewing the survey data, it seems that America’s law enforcers put little faith in the effectiveness of proposed gun-control legislation

    SNIP

    Taking the enforcement of restrictive gun laws a step further, 62 percent say if they were a Chief or Sheriff they would NOT enforce the new laws. This question garnered an “unsure” answer of 20 percent, but a shade fewer than 18 percent said they would enforce such statutes.

    Wow.

    The other standout takeaway, cited both by Ron Avery and Dan Marcou, is our overwhelming belief that the best defense against gun crime and mass shootings is an armed citizenry. A whopping 91 percent of those polled support concealed carry by honest/screened citizens.

    SNIP
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    http://www.policeone.com/Gun-Legisla...-gun-violence/
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    Big thumbs up for private citizen CCW, big rejection for bun "buy backs,"

    Good news, & I too am against bun "buy backs" ... big waste of our tax dollars, & usually stale by the time local officials get their "buy backs" organized. IMO
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