Posted on May 31, 2019
PFC Donnie Harold Harris
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With the high assault rate by police to the citizen and there right to lie and entrap any person be changed as well?
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CPT Jack Durish
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Let's put aside your assertions that the police are assaulting citizens or lying and entrapping them. We know from actual records that those things aren't true, but assume they were. How would a strict gun control law prevent any of that? How would a strict gun control law prevent crime? The fact (real fact) is that crime is highest in areas with the strictest gun control laws, and homicides are virtually non-existent in jurisdictions with the least infringements on gun rights. For example, 54% of American counties report no homicides and nearly 50% of all homicides occur in the major metropolitan areas with very strict gun control laws. Indeed, if you ignore gun crimes in the ten largest population centers, the US has one of the lowest gun crime rates in the world.
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Roger Walker
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SPC Jerry S - No argument there. The parallel is the potential for harm to the innocent and a chance to mitigate it somewhat.
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SPC Jerry S - I did train at Fort Sam
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Edward Samsen
Edward Samsen
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I am a transplant from Brooklyn, NY I am very aware of overly restrictive firearms regulations. I am also aware that a majority of the violence with firearms is confined for the most part to a very few police precincts. One was the 41Pct South Bronx aka Fort Apache even the police officers called it that. Brooklyn had the 77 precincts one known as "The Alamo" rough duty. Even the 84 including Brooklyn Heights had a few issues, I recall in the early 90s a woman was murdered by a former BF in cold blood in a dry cleaner, he was found dead the next morning self inflicted gunshot.
The hoops one had to jump through for even a long gun was insane. To get a handgun even for premisis of residence and occasional trips to an approved target range was a major undertaking. I gave up.
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SP5 Brian Sinykin
SP5 Brian Sinykin
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Are you that ignorant? I rode around with my brother in-law for years as he was a Minneapolis Police officer. That was 30 years ago. But I know that you are wrong. It happened here in Minneapolis when a black person was killed by a cop. How about the woman killed by a cop when just trying to get help. There are 1000’s of examples of police abuse of power.
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SSG Phil Miller
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There is one. It's called the Second Ammendment.
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SGT William Benson
SGT William Benson
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PO1 BrendaLee Lennick - Considering that most of these are acts of suicide by firearm, your data is skewed... And, yes, in this band of trained, assumably responsible practitioners of the Martial Sciences, "Rights" as defined in the Constitution are paramount...
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SGT William Benson
SGT William Benson
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SSG Jeff Dancinger - My favorite shock point is my insistence that I have the right to own a nuclear weapon... Once the gasps die down, I point out that the inherent Responsibility that accompanies each Right dictates that I realize that I have not the means to stow, maintain, or safeguard such an item, and I do NOT have the wisdom to employ such a device... While I have the Right to own one, I have the Responsibility to realize that I should not. People seem to miss that point.
An M60, either tank or machine gun on the other hand...
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Edward Samsen
Edward Samsen
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The second amendment puts limitations on the government NOT on the individual. Individual states violate the 2nd amendment on a daily basis, prime example is California's safe gun roster.
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PFC Frederick Morrow
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COL (Join to see) - We are waiting here in WV to see what happens to our brothers and sisters to the east.
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Provide statistics to back up your claim. Police officers are not assaulting citizens or lying to entrap anyone.
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SFC Barbara Layman
SFC Barbara Layman
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PO1 Anthony Tango - " it's my personal belief that certain firearms aren't meant for the general public i.e. "assault weapons"."

PO Tango, since you have, as you say, "I carried a badge, so I I've been in the intimate position to see both sides." then you are fully aware that there is no such thing as an 'assault weapon' per se.
In fact, any object can be used as a means of assault - a chair, a table, an automobile, a knife, a baseball bat, a golf club, etc. ad infinitum/ad nauseum.
Ultimately, the question should be whether there should be a 'ban' or required registration of any object that can be used to cause harm to another. And, by the way, don't forget hands and feet - they have also been used to cause harm to another.
To my mind, this is one subject for which there is no true solution because, as we all know, for the most part firearms are use in criminal activity by criminals and they don't give a hoot about the law, period.
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SFC Barbara Layman
SFC Barbara Layman
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LTJG Sandra Smith - My husband, a Military Police Officer as well as a Law Enforcement Officer in several communities always said that he did not have to 'go looking for 'trouble'' or create altercations. It was much easier to let the person with whom he was interacting run with the ball they had chosen.
Bottom line, and I've been here, we all know when we are doing something that we shouldn't, i.e. exceeding posted speed limits. When the man in the hat pulls you over, be cordial and courteous, take your punishment. Sure, it might be momentarily embarrassing, but it only lasts until it's over. Only those with a chip on their shoulder choose to do otherwise. Remember, he's only doing the job he is being paid to do and all the BS is mostly that, BS.
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PFC Frederick Morrow
PFC Frederick Morrow
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There are bad apples in every crowd. Including our police. I was once one while in the military. I was not blinded by some of the actions done and that is why I didn't pursue a career in law enforcement. The term law enforcement indicates the power an individual or group of officers can have over the general public. I respect those who honor their oaths and are not blinded by their own personal needs. (pensions, job and etc.) Just an opinion.
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PFC Frederick Morrow
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SFC Barbara Layman - In my opinion as a former MP if an officer of the law is escalating rather than de escalating in a particular situation then they are doing a disservice to themselves, their brothers and sisters and the general public that they are assigned to protect and serve. Overall, I think they do a good job and yes, people should not argue and accept their situation and use the COURTS to argue their case if they feel they are or were treated unfairly. At least that is what I told irate drivers and others.
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