Skip to comments.Police oppose Gun Control on Public Radio
Posted on 12/15/2012 4:42:18 PM PST by marktwain
While the old media still act as gatekeepers to promote the failed policy of gun control, people are finding ways to spread the alternative message of freedom and responsibility.
My brother heard a retired police officer call in to Wisconsin Public radio yesterday. The officer said that they trained hard, but they were always too late. The answer was not more gun control, but to adopt the Israeli solution of arming teachers and older students.
Then listening to a national public radio program, onpoint.wbur.org, that has a special on the Connecticut school shooting, he heard a different officer make almost exactly the same points.
Both officers were quickly shut off, and the people on the show seemed as much dumbfounded as anything as they seemed unable to understand that there was an alternate method that had been tested and found successful to stop school shootings. That police officers gave them this information confused them even more.
The truth is getting out. The MSM no longer have a stranglehold on information flow.
PBS only wants its leftist message to get out.
I live on a military base so we are unarmed.
We have to keep the guns locked in one case and the ammo in another locked box. If we have a CCL, we have to pull over before we come onto post, unload our weapon and lock the gun and the ammo up in the trunk.
Then we wonder why our trained soldiers were mowed down on Ft. Hood.
What kills me is the irony of hearing Leftists say, “Only police and soldiers should have guns...”
Really? So why can’t my trained soldier husband carry a gun? Or even have one loaded in the house?
Thank you and your husband for your service.
It's not just the soldiers, sailors and airmen that serve, but families, too.
If the left gave the money they make on violence they push on us in movies, TV, Music and games, we could feed all the hungry, clothe the poor and reduce the deficit
I heard that the Brady Bunch are gonna outlaw your wearing pants.
One gun control law I would support is the disarming of Hollywood in it’s entirety.
But they are not heard from as the MSM pushes the anti’s to the front.
“if I have pants on, I’m armed”
There is a severe problem here since JRandom (Johnny) seldom HAS his pants on, especially in summer. (I don’t have personal observation of this but I’ve been told that by Johnny himself.) :o)
“If I’m outside talking to cops I’m mostly wearing pants. ;)”
Operative word is “mostly”.
My local constabulary thinks that way.
That was more info than I wanted to know about. LOL
A friend from high school posted on FB a graphic “Israelis armed their teachers to protect kids—Why did we disarm ours?”
Then followed it up with “And I don’t even like guns”.
Lots of others went the opposite way and said we need more gun control. All female, all mothers.
They may make a law, but enforcing it? Ask the gang-bangers in Chicago how hard it is to get a box of 9mm or .40 cal.
BATFE is the acronym you are looking for. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Should be the name of a popular store, instead of a government agency.
They were established as a tax collection agency.
Here’s what I mean - could Hussein write an executive order making that department write a regulation that a person can only buy “x” amount of ammo? If that happened, you couldn’t buy it, legally. You would have to go to an underground source. COULD HUSSEIN DO THAT?
Could he? Yes? Would it be enforced? Perhaps. People want to believe that laws mean something.
Would it be fought? You bet. Lots of folks are trying to right the ship and go back to the rule of law and the Constitution (Please Lord!).
I won't be out of ammo either way.
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The base I work at has an armory where we have to turn our weapons over to them while on base and pick them up when we leave. They strongly urge us to use the same box the gun came in so it is neat and easy for them. Then, for Active Shooter rules of engagement, they tell us to hide and cower in fear until the shooter is right there and ready to shoot you, then go ape on him by throwing staplers at him while vigorously fighting for your life.
>>..then go ape on him by throwing staplers at him while vigorously fighting for your life.<<
The FOP at the state and National level is highly political, as are police chief/State Police Commander positions.
those are the people that get interviewed and they say whatever they are told to say by whatever politician they are beholding to.
The rank and file really are decent people.
Right? The level of hypocrisy from the progressive liberals is just shy of breath taking.
Martin Sheen, Shawn Penn, Danny Glover, Quintin Tarentino and the like crank out films filled with gun violence, death, physical assaults, sex and drugs.
They then come out and speak against guns and violence...after the $$$deposits$$$ have cleared.
What a bunch of hypocrites!!!
Sit back and watch the fun, it's about to begin in earnest.
He's the one who brought up the subject by endorsing renewal of the assault weapons ban. The conversation then got very lively, thanks to me. His rebuttal of the practice of arming teachers were; that Costa Rica does not have the level of violence that we do, that Chistopher Columbus was a mass murderer, that the Constitution did not contemplate the technological advances in contemporary weaponry so it is permissible to pass laws that ban certain weapons, that ours is a violent society, and that arming teachers would just escalate the violence, meaning that criminals would just start using bombs instead of guns.
Needless to say, I didn't convince him.
Rank and file LEOs are not against individuals legally owning guns. They know that the people they deal with are the ones that should not own weapons in the first place
It is usually their management that push for gun control. They are the ones that go to all the seminars and bashes where they get brainwashed by the Liberal Globalist types “you need to seize all guns” who want gun control
Your friend who brought up “Costa Rica does not have the level of violence we (US) do” was totally wrong. Costa Rica is having major crime problems, just like the rest of Latin America. Just ask any American who has visited there in recent years
I wish I was joking - the wording is paraphrased, but the basic data is correct - they tell us that when confronted, to become aggressive and through available objects then to “follow through”. They don’t want anyone not in a security Police uniform holding a weapon if there’s an active shooter. The way the Security Police do things, they will likely surround the building/area first and wait until they get some sort of “go” before actively engaging (if they have the right area). The shooter, like most cases on or off bases, will likely kill all he has ammo for and either off himself or give up when out of ammo, vs. being stopped with unspent ammo and unkilled bodies.
sounds like typical think tank garbage with no real world testing until 12/14/12. That approach has now been shown as utter nonsense. Next.