Saturday, July 02, 2005

Cops Favor Right of Citizens to Carry Guns

From the Dad29 blog: The fact that law enforcement people, contrary to what you might believe viewing the mainstream media, favor the right of citizens to own and carry guns. According to the The National Association of Chiefs of Police, which surveyed its members:
With regard to private citizens owning firearms for sport or self-defense, 93.6 percent of the respondents supported civilian gun-ownership rights. Ninety-six percent of the police chiefs and sheriffs believe criminals obtain firearms from illegal sources and 92.2 percent revealed they hadn’t arrested anyone for violation of the so-called “waiting period” laws. When asked if citizens’ concealed-weapons permits would reduce violent crime, 63.1 percent said yes.

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