Do Police See Guns as a threat to "Officer Safety"?

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

April 9, 2013

Touting a recent study by a left-leaning think thank called the Center for American Progress, the liberal media site Think Progress claims that refusal to enact restrictive gun laws constitutes a threat to ?officer safety.? They refer to Louisiana as a state that ?exemplifies the real risk weak gun laws pose ? not only to residents, but also to the men and women charged with protecting them.? 

Significantly, the view that so-called weak gun laws endanger the lives of police doesn?t seem to be shared by many police officers.

 A survey of 15,000 active-duty police officers  conducted on behalf of found that nearly all of them ? 95 percent ? said that a federal ban on high-capacity ammo magazines would not reduce violent crime. Seventy-one percent said that a federal ban on so-called assault weapons would likewise be useless as a crime reduction measure ? and twenty percent said that it would actually have a negative effect on reducing violent crime.

Most interesting is the fact that 85 percent of these active-duty police officers said that enactment of the White House?s gun control measures would have ?a zero to negative effect on their safety.?

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

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