A news story was released stating that a number of gun manufacturers around the country will no longer sell to Law Enforcement officers or government agencies within the states that have the most stringent weapons restrictions against their citizens rights to own similar weapons. (1) I was reading the story about this, and the comments. This was my answer to one particular comment, whose author was worried about “Law Enforcement” and their being punished for some government toadies decisions.
This country has gone to hell since our local police were turned from “Peace Officers” into “Law Enforcement Officers”. We no longer have a police force concerned about the local citizenry, we have a roving occupying force of heavily armed tax collectors on constant alert for our wallets and freedoms.
As a member of a generational police family, I can tell you without equivocation that there is nothing special about my family members that makes them more able to handle their second amendment rights than anyone else in my community.
As to the basic British concept that brought us our police, this century long experiment with a police force to protect us has failed. The police are more worried about maintaining their perks and benefits than the deaths on the street. They cannot be everywhere we are to protect us. We have all heard the saying, “Police, minutes away when seconds count!”
It is time for all legal citizens to learn to protect themselves and their families through personal and community-endorsed training, and take our streets and wasted tax money from this out of control occupying force.
According to the FBI/DOJ Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics, Law Enforcement commits more homicides, assaults and sexual assaults against the populace than citizens commit against each other. (2)
This is not to say that all Law Enforcement officers are criminals carrying guns. Neither is it right for them to say all citizens with guns are criminals.
We would all be safer today had the criminal Law Enforcement Agent Wyatt Earp been shot dead immediately upon his announced intention to violate the Constitutional rights of Americans!
We have created a corrupt class of super-citizen that needs to stripped of their positions of superiority, and we must take responsibility for our safety and that of our community back. We live here, give us back the right to protect ourselves. Within a very short time, the recidivist rate would plummet and the streets of ALL communities in America would be safe to walk, 24 hours a day.