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Police Poll: Armed Citizens, not Gun Control, Will Lower Violent Crime

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Washington DC - -( In a poll conducted by PoliceOne, a majority of law enforcement personnel said universal background checks, “assault weapons” bans, and “high capacity” magazine bans do not make police safer and will not lower violent crime. Armed citizens, on the other hand, do make a positive difference.

In the poll of 15,000 law enforcement professionals, 71% of respondents said an “assault weapons” ban would have zero impact on violent crime. Of those surveyed, 95.7% said the same of a “high capacity” magazine ban, and 79.7% said the same in response to a question on universal background checks.

Over 90% of these law enforcement professionals said “mandatory sentences with no plea bargains” for those who use a gun in perpetrating a crime would reduce violent crime.

When asked if they supported concealed carry laws for citizens without a felony in their past, 91.3% of respondents answered “yes” on “without question and without further restrictions.”

Additionally, 80% of these law enforcement professionals also agreed that casualties at Sandy Hook Elementary would “have likely been reduced” if “legally-armed citizens” had been in the school.

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  • 4 User comments to “Police Poll: Armed Citizens, NOT Gun Control, Will Lower Violent Crime”

    1. Seanoamericano on April 10, 2013 at 5:08 AM said:

      Frankenstein says all the police support her, hahahhahahhahahahh

    2. I am a cop and these polls are dead on – most of us that fight in the trenches everyday develop common sense about self protection. People, I will probably not be there to protect you so you better protect yourself. All the puppets you see with Obummer are all city chiefs that have an agenda, like keeping their ass kissing jobs.

    3. I have LE in my veins !!! They always do the best they can,all the time ! But they can only be at so many locations. The old saying is true,…most the time,….”when seconds count law enforcement is only minutes away” ! HBH

    4. No criminal is going to apply for a CWP. That would be crazy and he is not crazy. Just wants the fame the media gives him, with glee. Insanity only works for his defense. The more of these shootings the more the media like it. Furthers their agenda. Cops can only show up to testify that you are dead. It only takes a second to shoot someone. I would rather it be me than the criminal doing the shooting.

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