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Police Poll Shows Opposition To More Gun Laws

From the Daily Caller:

Survey suggests law enforcement united against gun control

Spencer Amaral | 04/10/2013

A new online survey suggests that the vast majority of active and former police officers adamantly oppose President Barack Obama’s proposed bans on so-called “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.

The study, conducted by first-responder community website PoliceOne.com, included more than 15,000 self-identified active and retired law enforcement officers, with 99 percent of respondents saying that policies other than an assault-weapons ban are most important in preventing future mass shootings….

Here are the rest of the survey’s results:

99 percent said policies other than an “assault weapons” ban are most important to prevent mass shootings.
Almost 96 percent said that a ban on standard capacity magazines would not reduce violent crime.
More than 91 percent stated that the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime should have stiff, mandatory sentences, and no plea-bargains.
More than 91 percent stated they supported the Right-to-Carry by law abiding Americans.
More than 81 percent said that “gun buy-backs” do not reduce gun violence.
80 percent believe legally armed citizens can reduce casualties in incidents of mass violence.
Nearly 80 percent said that a ban on private transfers of firearms between law-abiding citizens would not reduce violent crime.
More than 76 percent indicated that legally armed citizens are important to reducing crime.
More than 76 percent support the arming of trained and qualified teachers or administrators who volunteer to carry a firearm.
More than 70 percent said that a ban on “assault weapons” would not reduce violent crime.
More than 70 percent opposed the idea of a national registry of legal gun sales.
Nearly 68 percent said magazine capacity restrictions would negatively affect them personally.
More than 60 percent said that the passage of Obama’s gun control legislation would not improve officer safety…

PoliceOne verifies that members are police officers by requiring them to submit a photograph or scanned copy of government-issued law enforcement identification. It is unclear whether only verified members could participate in the survey.

The online survey is not necessarily statistically indicative of the attitudes of law enforcement nationally.

Which is may well be true. But it is probably as accurate as most of the news media’s polls, if not more so.

(The full poll can be found here. )

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Police Poll Shows Opposition To More Gun Laws”

  1. Yet, Colorado State Patrol lectures County Sheriffs that Christians who take the Bible seriously are a clear and present danger to the Nation.

    My friend, the long time Denver detective says of the CSP … “what a bunch of (bad word that rhymes with Rick’s). It’s where cops who couldn’t cut it go for a job.”

    • JohnMG

      Colorado will soon feel an economic backlash related to Hickenloop(y)er’s signing of their most recent gun legislation.

      Several of my friends who make annual trips to Colorado to hunt elk are actively boycotting, as are many who go (or used to go) there to ski and fish. My wife and I travel West each year to Montana, and we will henceforth re-route our trip to avoid spending any money there. Not to mention, as CCW holders we will not place our health, safety, or financial well being at risk to some cowboy LEO wishing to carve a name for him/herself at the expense of law-abiding citizens.

      My money spends anyhwhere……just not in Colorado.

  2. Sorry, but John, you mispronounced the Governor’s name. The local rank and file of the thin Blue Line in Denver know him by his real name … Lickenpooper.

    /true story




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