Originally Posted by locutus
Yeah, the cops are the bad guys. No question. They shouldn't be out there enforcing laws without first finding out from the mall ninjas and Alex Jones if they're "constitutional."
After all, you can't believe anything the SCOTUS says.,
I don't think I ever said the Cops were the bad guys...
However I do maintain that "from what I've witnessed", Cops are certainly no more proficient... and OFTEN... considerably less proficient in the safe and effective handling of small arms than the shooting public in general.
I also maintain that Cops are NOT special. There should be NO difference between what I can legally own and what an LEO or his department can legally own.
If my semi auto's and standard cap mags are "too dangerous" for ME... with my training and experience... then they are ABSOLUTELY too dangerous for a street Cop... particularly those who draw there recruits from urban areas, most of who'm never fired a guy until they got to the police academy.
So... once again... this entire conversation circles back to the notion of keeping the government... and the men charged with executing it's laws... SUBSERVIENT to the PEOPLE.
It's why we call you boys in blue... PUBLIC SERVANTS... rather than STORM TROOPERS.
Honestly Loc, the insight I've picked up from your many posts leads me to believe that you do NOT believe the Government should answer to us... but in fact, are soooo comfortable following orders... that your shocked by anyone who questions authority.
I can understand that you were probably a young officer policing the Hippi movement "way back when" and now view anyone who questions Government authority through that same lense... seeing them as unpatriotic mal contents like the pukes who used to spit on our returning Nam Vets.
We are NOT, those men. We are the children of the baby boomers... and younger... who never experience the 50's or early 60's when America still made sense. We never had "blind" faith in anything and WE question everything... and it's not because we want a fight... it's because we believe that strength through superior firepower is the ONLY way to prevent one.