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Survey of 15,000 LEOs on Gun Control

Dale00

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Over 15,000 verified LEO's were surveyed to determine their opinion on a wide range of gun control topics. The results are worth sharing, I believe.

In a nutshell:

  1. Virtually all respondents (95 percent) say that a federal ban on manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would not reduce violent crime.
  2. Seventy one percent - say a federal ban on the manufacture and sale of some semi-automatics would have no effect on reducing violent crime. However, more than 20 percent say any ban would actually have a negative effect on reducing violent crime.
  3. About 85 percent of officers say the passage of the White House’s currently proposed legislation would have a zero or negative effect on their safety
  4. Seventy percent of respondents say they have a favorable or very favorable opinion of some law enforcement leaders’ public statements that they would not enforce more restrictive gun laws in their jurisdictions. Similarly, more than 61 percent said they would refuse to enforce such laws if they themselves were Chief or Sheriff
  5. More than 28 percent of officers say having more permissive concealed carry policies for civilians would help most in preventing large scale shootings in public, followed by more aggressive institutionalization for mentally ill persons (about 19 percent) and more armed guards/paid security personnel (about 15 percent)
  6. More than 80 percent of respondents support arming school teachers and administrators who willingly volunteer to train with firearms and carry one in the course of the job.
  7. More than four in five respondents (81 percent) say that gun-buyback programs are ineffective in reducing gun violence.
  8. More than half of respondents feel that increased punishment for obviously illegal gun sales could have a positive impact on reducing gun violence.
  9. When asked whether citizens should be required to complete a safety training class before being allowed to buy a gun, about 43 percent of officers say it should not be required. About 42 percent say it should be required for all weapons, with the remainder favoring training classes for certain weapons.
  10. While some officers say gun violence in the United States stems from violent movies and video games (14 percent), early release and short sentencing for violent offenders (14 percent) and poor identification/treatments of mentally-ill individuals (10 percent), the majority (38 percent) blame a decline in parenting and family values.

Bottom Line Conclusions
Quite clearly, the majority of officers polled oppose the theories brought forth by gun-control advocates who claim that proposed restrictions on weapon capabilities and production would reduce crime.

In fact, many officers responding to this survey seem to feel that those controls will negatively affect their ability to fight violent criminals.

Contrary to what the mainstream media and certain politicians would have us believe, police overwhelmingly favor an armed citizenry, would like to see more guns in the hands of responsible people, and are skeptical of any greater restrictions placed on gun purchase, ownership, or accessibility.

The officers patrolling America’s streets have a deeply-vested interest - and perhaps the most relevant interest - in making sure that decisions related to controlling, monitoring, restricting, as well as supporting and/or prohibiting an armed populace are wise and effective. With this survey, their voice has been heard.

The overwhelming majority (almost 90 percent) of officers believe that casualties would be decreased if armed citizens were present at the onset of an active-shooter incident.



http://www.policeone.com/Gun-Legislation-Law-Enforcement/articles/6183787-PoliceOnes-Gun-Control-Survey-11-key-findings-on-officers-thoughts/

H/T to Instapundit
 
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WessonOil

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Doesn't matter...Hussein Obama is on a personal crusade to get what he wants...not what America wants.

Look for the Obama/Biden/Sandy Hook Parents Trained Monkey Show at a town or city near you.
 

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Gun control is one of the dumbest ideas i've ever heard of , criminals wont obey them but the pacifists fighting for more strict "gun laws" lead themselves in some way to think that EVERYONE has the same attitude and opinion about guns, the things that save lives and provide food for many people everyday,
And think that no one will commit acts of violence if guns are "outlawed".
 
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