I was thinking, as a New Yorker who can't own a gun without a crazy and expensive process, if I am granted the privledge by a lone beuracrat, if I can be without a gun because I am thought not to need one, then the police should also be disarmed. I was once asked by a cop "why do you need to carry a pistol?" My response, why do you? People who hate guns often talk about Europe, and esp the uk pointing out their tough gun laws as some sort of a model. Well, uk cops with the exception of Ireland, don't carry guns. There are some special units that do, like swat teams, that's fine, but what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Let's move to disarm the police departments of these anti gun states and cities.