Anti-Gunners continue to claim average citizens such as you and me shouldn’t be allowed to carry guns yet somehow police officers have some kind of magical training that makes them able to do so. I still don’t understand this because most of the shooters I know practice far more with a firearm than the average police officer. It also appears as through police officers are far more likely to beat their wives than the average citizen:
Law enforcement officers beat their wives or girlfriends at nearly double the rate of the rest of the population, and trying to control that is not only difficult for the victims but potentially deadly, experts say.
Explain to me again why police officers are somehow more qualified to carry a gun than the average citizen? Police officers aren’t magical beings gifted with skills above that of another average person. That badge does not make them more capable of handling stressful situations or making the correct call on whether or not lethal force is warranted at a particular time. Yet those who are against the right of average citizens to carry guns usually believe it’s OK for a police officer to carry one.
It’s an idiotic belief that has no grounds… come to think of it it’s no different than other anti-gunner beliefs. Oh, the following line was just comedy gold (or depressing, depending on how you look at it):
One of the hallmarks of a good cop is to radiate authority and control, and in the wrong hands, those characteristics can be misused, domestic violence counselors say.
One of the hallmarks of a good cop is to radiate authority and control? Really? I always thought the hallmark of a good cop was the ability to resolve non-violence situations without initiating violence. Needless to say very few officers appears to have the virtue.