Cops Carry Guns to Commit Aggression, not to Protect the Public

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

February 18 2013

Speaking in support of a ban on private ownership of so-called assault weapons, Emeryville, California Police Chief Ken James condemned what he called the ?myth? that a gun can be used as a defensive weapon.

 According to Chief James: "A gun is not a defensive weapon. That is a myth. A gun is an offensive weapon used to intimidate and used to show power. Police officers do not carry a gun as a defensive weapon to defend themselves or their other officers. They carry a gun in order to do their job in a safe and effective manner, and face any [opposition] that we may come upon. If it was a defensive measure, why did we lose 55 officers nation-wide last year to gun violence?? We deal with gun violence on a daily basis."

If the police acted as peace officers, they would use force only in defense of persons and property, just as private citizens everywhere do on a daily basis. Chief James?s admission that police see their weapons as implements of aggression amounts to a powerful case for disarming the police, rather than peaceable, law-abiding citizens.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free

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