All you Cops/LEO - Question
I'm watching this Alaska State Trooper show on National Geo and I hear more than one (several over several shows) of the Officers say, .....
"um, there is one in the chamber, this guy really meant business......"
"um, his gun was loaded, he obviously meant someone harm......"
"um, he had several guns in the car that were loaded, we were really lucky this time.....?"
There are more such stupid statements............. I'll stop at the above to formulate my questions below.
AND none of the people on the show were even cited, let alone arrested.... but the Cops/Troopers got the point across that they were superior and looked down on those people who did not harm them.
Background: Alaska is a Constitutional Carry State. There was no harm in each person (civilian) being encountered having a loaded weapon, pistol or rifle or several, unless they are a felon or those who should not have weapons. Period! Also, each time the (TV Show) AK Trooper asked about 'any weapons', the person in the car/truck openly said 'yes, here it is' and did not try to hide anything (BECAUSE THEY WERE LEAGAL and IN THE RIGHTS TO DO SO)............
Question #1 - Why is it so cool for 'TV Cops ('reality show Cops') to make it 'sound' REALLY BAD for someone to be exercising the rights the State and Constitution has given them - ooooohhhhh, the leagally carried firearm is actually loaded (quick, get a camera shot of me making a big deal out of this).
Question #2 - Why do some Cops get into a certain quasi-strange postion in the job where all of the sudden, law abiding people do not have rights anymore?
Having asked questions #1 and #2 above, I really want to hear back from LEO Only on this. (I have been an LEO - very early, before the USMC Service of 2+ decades).
Why are LEO so special and above the rest of us to act this way? And to present such bias on NATIONAL TV? Granted, I respect that it is a very risky trade in the brush and most people you encounter are the dregs of the world. I get that. But to take nationally viewed shows and openly show our 2A rights as something that is bad, I spit on you for that. Technically, you work for me. The Legal and Tax Paying Citizen. Do not forget that!
Just to be fair... I have been shot at at close range (and the long range B'tards were not even close), so I LOVE and RESPECT your mission and day to day job............ Just putting it out there............................... Where is the line?