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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

JPFO Alert: Gun Ban Zealots Offer Libertarians Choice: Police State or . . . Police State

Today's JPFO Alert notes the false "choice" offered by the gun ban jihadists.

That sounds rather a lot like extortion, and is also a false choice. The police work for us--they are our employees. We bought the armored vehicles from which they point guns at us, and the grenades they throw at our children. We don't have to sacrifice any of our rights to rein them in--we need only muster the will to tell them that if the job of "protecting and serving" a free people without indulging their Rambo fantasies is too scary for them, they'd best find another line of work.

And as always, if you haven't seen all the great JPFO Alerts written by David, Nicki, Claire, and Mama Liberty, you owe it to yourself to fix that.


Anonymous said...

Bad cops were abusing their authority when the only firearms they carried were .38 caliber revolvers loaded with round nose bullets. And criminals were committing crimes before "assault weapons" were invented. Assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware.

I have no objection to good cops having AR-15 rifles, "high capacity" handguns, body armor, and even (in emergencies) armored vehicles. I also have no objection to honest citizens having the same firepower.

The solution to the crime problem is to punish the criminals, not to disarm honest citizens. And the solution to police abuses is to fire bad cops, not to disarm good cops.

BTW, police demand for military-type equipment really went up after the North Hollywood gunfight in 1997. In that incident, LAPD cops had to borrow AR-15's from a sporting goods store, and they had to borrow an armored truck from a private security company.

But the bank robbers in that case were career criminals who had obtained their weapons illegally. Police do not need armor and automatic weapons for defense against honest citizens who legally own guns. Both police and private citizens need armor and firepower for defense against violent criminals.

And, of course, the "gun control advocates" are the same bleeding heart liberals who encourage crime with their revolving-door legal system that releases violent criminals as fast as the police can arrest them.