The survey, which was conducted in early March 2013, received 15,000 responses from law enforcement professionals. It found that the overall attitude of law enforcement is strongly anti-gun legislation and pro-gun rights, with the belief that an armed citizenry is effective in stopping crime. Response percentages varied only slightly when analyzed by rank and department size. Among the results:
- 86 percent feel the currently proposed legislation would have no effect or a negative effect on improving officer safety
- Similarly, 92 percent feel that banning semi-automatic firearms, or “assault weapons,” would have no effect or a negative effect on reducing violent crime
- Demonstrating the opinion that the best way to combat gun crime is through harsher punishment, 91 percent said the use of a firearm while perpetrating a crime should lead to a stiff, mandatory sentence with no plea bargains. Likewise, 59 percent believe increasing punishment severity for unlicensed dealers would reduce crime
- Respondents were more split on background checks, with 31 percent agreeing that mental health background checks in all gun sales would help reduce mass shootings, while 45 percent disagreed
- 71 percent support law enforcement leaders who have publicly refused to enforce more restrictive gun laws within their jurisdictions
- 82 percent believe gun buyback or turn-in programs are ineffective in reducing the level of gun violence
- 91 percent support the concealed carry of firearms by civilians who have not been convicted of a felony and/or have not been deemed psychologically incapable
- Likewise, 80 percent feel that legally-armed citizens would likely have reduced the number of casualties in recent mass shooting incidents
- 38 percent believe the biggest cause of gun violence in the United States is the “decline in parenting and family values”. This was trailed by “overly lax parole and short sentencing standards” at 15 percent and “pop culture influence” (e.g., violent movies and video games) at 14 percent.
via: Business Wire / PoliceOne.com
This is incredible. Don’t plan on seeing this in the MSM.
“The Constitution does not guarantee public safety. It guarantees liberty.”
This guy is famous and he don’t even know it.
According to the official list of banned D.C. plate combinations, it may take some extra creativity to get your idea accepted by the city’s meticulous censors. The capital city’s DMV has a 53-page list of 26,993 license plate no-no’s that prohibit everything from praising the local baseball team to expressing disgust with the Internal Revenue Service. The list was made available through a Freedom of Information Request filed by the transparency website GovernmentAttic.org. …
Tough luck America, even “FREEDOM” won’t fly in the nation’s capital.
via Yahoo! News.
No wonder the country is in such a sorry state.
Hope to see more of this guy in the future.
This is a local vet who had some interesting things to say to a professor who didn’t think the Constitution was relevant anymore.
More to the story can be found here.
When you aim for equality A and B decide what C shall do for D.
Except they take a little bit of a commission along the way.
Hat tip to TheTamminator // Hillbuzz
“Using a website I decoded my boarding pass for my upcoming trip.
“It’s all there PNR [passenger name record], seat assignment, flight number, name, etc. But what is interesting is the bolded three on the end. This is the TSA PreCheck information. The number means the number of beeps. 1 beep no PreCheck, 3 beeps yes PreCheck.”
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) did not respond to a BBC request for a statement, but has previously said: “TSA does not comment on specifics of the screening process, which contain measures both seen and unseen. In addition, TSA incorporates random and unpredictable security measures throughout the travelling process.”
via BBC News.
As usual the MSM is silent on the farce that is the TSA.
It’s amazing what a complete and udder failure the TSA has become. From the millimeter machines that pounded you with radiation and made pictures of your naughty bits to the number of TSA employees who have been busted for everything from child porn to stealing laptops it seems that TSA is the symbol for irresponsible government run amok.
Perhaps the greater failure is that the Obama admin has done nothing to correct the issue.
TSA provides nothing but the illusion of security by harassing and abusing law abiding citizens. It’s a national embarrassment.
#3 Why does the Department of Homeland Security need Predator-B drones to patrol the border between the United States and Canada?
#4 Why is a militarized “Red Zone” being set up in Chicago three weeks prior to the upcoming NATO summit on May 20th and 21st?
#5 Why is the Milwaukee Red Cross being told to prepare for an evacuation of Chicago?
via YOLO (you only live once).
Some of these are quite serious (#’s 7, 12, 19.) Some are easily explained. Visit the link and decide for yourself.
Keep in mind as you as you review this list that:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
— Benjamin Franklin
A government big enough to give you everything you want
is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
– Gerald Ford, Joint Statement to Congress, August 12, 1974.