Another way of looking at it: you don’t have to worry so much about your guns being confiscated by “the average pro-gun cop.”
The problem is when LE agencies self-select for the traits they desire in “special” units. It’s no problem to assemble a unit of real jackasses, and give them free rein to violate the Constitution. Fast And Furious, AKA Murdergate, is a real-life reflection of the fictional Bob Bullard and the “Special Training Unit” of the ATF in my first novel.
Don’t worry about what the “average cop” thinks. They are solid. Worry about the unit of commie gestapo jackboots that is easily assemebled by a large agency to do the personal bidding of their masters.
That’s partly what happened with F&F: the OCDETF task force felt they were above the law, and had permission from on high to do any damn thing at all to massage the numbers to please DC, and make for a great photo op for Holder at the end.
Just before Agent Terry was killed, Holder was already scheduled for a big PR-palooza in Phoenix.
Remember who did this exact kind of polling first? Bill Clinton, polling the military.
I saw what happened in NOLA after Katrina and know that it is a strong possibility.
I always thought that Ruby Ridge and Waco were test cases to see how the American people would react to such police state scenarios.
Rodney King as a convicted felon getting his a$$ kicked garnered more response so I guess they got the answer they wanted.
They have it for a reason and I have no doubt that the FBI is illegally keeping one too.
I am not worried about individual cops, most couldn’t care less, but their superiors have political leanings of gun confiscation and the average cop wants to keep his job.