The White House likes to use policemen as props for Barack Obama speeches, but a new poll shows that police oppose the U.S. Senate gun control plan. Some 15,000 policemen were polled by PoliceOne.com and the results are not good for Harry Reid and the Democrats pushing to rewrite the Second Amendment in the vain hope of curbing gun violence. Of those polled, 95% said that outlawing high-capacity magazine clips would not help. Also, 71% said that banning military-style, semi-automatic ′assault rifles′ would have no effect. Indeed, 20% said that doing so would have a negative effect on public safety! Meanwhile, Senate RINOs, like Pat Looney-Toomey and Lindsey Graham-cracker appear ready to sell-out the American people and the Constitution, once again. When will the voters wise up?
The gun control debate has been one of false facts and utter stupidity. News networks like MSNBC and CNN are practically foaming at the mouth pushing to abolish the Second Amendment. Liberal Democrat fools have been citing old and false information endlessly, such as how 40% of gun sales skirted any background checks or how 30-round magazines can only be used once. I saw one mother whose child was killed at Newtown rail over how ‘assault rifle′ bullets make baseball-sized holes. Now, I understand that she is grieving and angry. But if she really did her homework, then she would know that if anything, such weapons and ammunition are actually considered more humane than those carried by local law enforcement. The Geneva Convention bans the use of hollow-point rounds, for example, as they cause far more damage and make surgery more difficult. For a time, even shotguns were banned from use in war.
Getting back to our police poll, 85% believe that the Obama proposed gun control legislation would do very little to end gun violence. Nearly 80% support having armed school teachers and administrators who volunteer to be trained in handling and use of a firearm. Of course, police know that the vast majority of gun violence is done by criminals using handguns. They also realize that existing gun laws are not being fully enforced and that those who do commit gun-related crimes receive light sentences from the courts, if any at all. Currently, all but six states, one of which is Connecticut, already ban those deemed mentally unstable and harmful by the courts from purchasing firearms. Just over 91% of police believe that civilians should be able to carry concealed firearms, provided that they are not convicts or mentally unstable as determined by a court of law.
So will this do anything to squash the U.S. Senate gun control bill? Probably not since the White House and Barack Obama′s allies in the Media will ignore the new police poll done by PoliceOne.com. Harry Reid and Senate Democrats, aided by RINOs like Pat Toomey and Lindsey Graham, seem determined to attack the Second Amendment in their vain attempt to curb gun violence. Luckily, the incompetence of Liberals to do anything appears to be cooling the whole issue.