Officers and Guns
Funny how liberals and gun control advocates use police officers, firefighters, teachers and children to promote their agendas and attack Republicans, the NRA and others.
Mr. Dunn’s column “Being a Moore County Cop Can Be a Dangerous Job” (Oct. 14) has nothing to do with the danger cops face. It’s all about gun control.
Let me point out a few facts that he omits. While a number of officers are killed yearly by gunfire, there is no correlation between those deaths, including the deaths of the Moore County officers, and the lawful citizens who hold a Conceal Carry Permit (CCW). Most criminals who kill police officers do not have a CCW permit and obtain their guns illegally.
He mentioned that 200 police officers are killed annually. Here are some facts: Between 2002 and this year, the only year when 200 officers were killed was in 2007; the remaining years were lower than that. On a yearly basis, more officers die as a result of traffic accidents, heart attacks and other mishaps than are killed by gunfire.
He mentions bill HR 822 and is alarmed that if passed, CCW permit holders from other states could carry their conceal weapons in N.C. He tells the reader to ask cops how they feel about that “disconcertingly dangerous idea.” He omits to say that presently N.C. has in place a reciprocal agreement with 32 other states allowing for that same thing to occur.
Rather than ask any cop how he or she feels about HR 822, you should ask them how they feel about the liberal courts and politicians who do not enforce the laws we already have, against criminals who illegally possess and use guns to kill and maim others.
As a police officer, CCW permit holders never threatened me. Wish I could say the same about criminals.
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