This is a discussion on Reserve Officers sue CA Attorney General to own "Assault Rifles" within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by G26Raven I agree with you on that issue. But the safety of retired officers is a separate issue. There's a quantitative difference ...
Police shouldn't be able to obtain any firearms that the citizens are prohibited.
Gun makers shouldn't sell guns to the police that they can't sell to the citizens of the state.
Just my 2 cents.
The only common sense gun legislation was written about 229 years ago.
I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
I have a question for all you that do not think off duty and retired police should have some exceptions that the normal citizen doesn't have.
If you were in Dallas when the shooting started, which way would you have run. Towards the gunfire or away? Police officers and retired police officers are trained all their careers to RUN TOWARDS THE GUNFIRE. Most of you say if you were where an active shoot was, you would leave the area. Most officers, active and retired, do not think like that.
Those of you that think LEO should not have any weapon that is not legal for citizens to have, would expect LEO to go against criminals that have illegal weapons without anything like the criminal. Look at the LA Bank robbery where the criminal had automatic weapons and the officers only had handguns. Officers had to go to gun stores and borrow rifles.
"Lets Be Careful Out There!"
Not all LEO's are trained to run towards gunfire. Many work their entire career in support fields and have no idea how they would react to gunfire. Another example in a friends ex-department. Officer received a call for man with a knife walking the street shouting at people. Arrived at the scene, observed and decided to lock himself in the car until back-up arrived. We are not talking about on the line officers who should and do have the equipment they need in most cases. We are talking retired officers who are now normal citizens. Citizens I might add who already can carry in all 50 states under LESO should they desire. JMO, line officers should have all the equipment "department issued" they need period. Retired officers need only what private citizens have access to.
"Lets Be Careful Out There!"
Reserve officers provide significant services to their community. They frequently must confront bad guys who pose a significant threat. When was the last time any of you who are critical of them made a felony arrest?
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Only issue that I can see is a guy wanting to spend his own money for a rifle to defend himself with and because of political anti-gun BS he cant do it.Iif there was half as much effort put into getting laws changed as there was police wanting special privileges, there wouldn't be an issue.
And you support that?
Universal Background Checks...the next step towards registration and confiscation.
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Let the jurisdiction hire enough officers that they don't need volunteers. From what I have seen most of the volunteers are so into wanting to be a cop that they go overboard. One I knew was a volunteer in a forest preserve and he would go around like a cowboy with six guns hanging on his hips. He finally got arrested for scaring the hell out of people. A good way to start a lot of trouble is to let some nut think that he has some kind of authority.
Shall not be infringed, quite easy to understand.
And I agree with the sentiment that these officers should be just as worried about the rights of others as they are about theirs.
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