Good Cop or Bad Cop on the Second Amendment

Good Cop or Bad Cop on the Second Amendment
By Kirby Ferris

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership

Washington, DC –-( One of the most laudable movements in America today is the group known as “Oath Keepers”. (Visit the “Oath Keepers” website.)

The Oath Keepers represent the very best in American law enforcement (as well as the U.S. military … but that’s another story). The police of Oath Keepers are the “Good Cops”, the truly Good Cops.

These loyal men and women have publicly re-declared that they will keep their oath to support and defend the Constitution from all enemies “foreign and domestic”. To them, this solemn promise is a sacred honor, not just some patriotic homily. This means they have sworn to obey the Second Amendment.

Sadly, if there are “Good Cops” then there are also some “Bad Cops”. Fortunately for us, the Good Cops outnumber the Bad Cops by at least twenty to one. This is an imprecise estimate, but candid (and very private) discussions with police officers seem to support the reality that, at the most, five percent of cops nationwide are “dirty”.

What makes a Bad Cop? Two things leap right out front in the personality profile of a Bad Cop: Arrogance and Authoritarianism. (See the absolutely classic JPFO essay by Gus Cotey)

A bad cop relishes the slap of the pistol against his or her leg (fair enough). However, at the same time, the Bad Cop feeds his or her ego upon the glances of fear, or the glances of respect, from an unarmed citizenry.

These Bad Cops secretly lust to openly lord over the rest of us. They are Storm Troopers in waiting. Bottom line: They want all the rest of us disarmed.

You can tell a Bad Cop by asking them one simple question: “Are you for ‘gun control’?” Listen to their answer carefully. Be very aware of the words “reasonable” or “sensible” in reference to citizen disarmament. Back in Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia, these were the types who took quite well to the trench coats, pompous caps, and knee high jack boots … and ended up “just following orders”.

Some of the Bad Cops, especially if they are in the law enforcement command hierarchy, have always been arrogant elitists. These power addicts are often the “top cops” that you find parading up on the stage to call for more “gun control” whenever there is a high profile shooting.

I’m not going to mince words: These men and women are dangerous, treasonous vermin. They took an oath to defend the Constitution, and they now desecrate that oath with every breath they take. Sheriff Dupnik of Arizona is a blatant, slithering example. Take a look at his comment in a recent interview.

Be aware of the police around you. If you have a cop living on your street, you must know upon which side of the fence he or she sits. It’s time to point blank (can I say that, Sheriff Dupnik?) ask him or her what his or her views on “gun control” actually are.

If a retired cop lives on your street? Find out the same thing. A very small percentage of retired cops harbor a deep anger, a passive aggressive, manipulative side. They are now disarmed. They are now just like the rest of us. This truly irks the authoritarian passive aggressive mentality.

Litmus test for retired cops: The closet authoritarian type will also mention “reasonable gun control” and “sensible gun control”. They will never acknowledge “shall not be infringed” (which was a key part of their oath). They’ll always have a “yes… but” right at hand.

Beware of this kind. At their core they are smiling back stabbers. They’ll say “times have changed” or “it’s a new world” or they’ll preface things with “realistically speaking”.

Neighborhood snitches and “knock on the door in the middle of the night” goon squads are often recruited from this disenchanted population pool.

As for the Good Cops, the ninety five percent of law enforcement? Embrace them emphatically. Thank them for their service. Let them know that you have their backs. Again, I believe Bad Cops make up, at the most, only about five percent of law enforcement here. But that five percent could become very dangerous to our freedom some day. Find out who they are. Know who they are. Let your friends and neighbors know who they are.

Frequent JPFO contributor and strategist, Kirby Ferris collaborated intensively with Aaron Zelman over the last two years. Ferris is now the Public Affairs Director of JPFO.

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership Mission is to destroy “gun control” and to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone. Those are the twin goals of Wisconsin-based Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). Founded by Jews and initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed, JPFO has always welcomed persons of all religious beliefs who share a common goal of opposing and reversing victim disarmament policies while advancing liberty for all.

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I believe there good cops and I have run into one, I had a minor altercation, one in which I was not required to draw my firearm, but an ambulance and deputy sherriff were called to the scene. I was required to take off my concealment vest at which point the deputy saw my firearm, after I was treated we had friendly discussion about which gun was the best to carry for concealment.


If "Arrogance and Authoritarianism" are the definition of a bad copy then I'd venture a guess that 80% of cops are bad not just 5%. "Dirty" is a relative term. You can have cops who expect a free cup of coffee at the local store to cops who commit murder. In my opinion, all of these cops are dirty. Also, cops must be held to a higher standard. They deserve no benefit of the doubt. Today there is for the most part, no oversight or accountability of officers. They are allowed to run rough shod over the citizenry.


Why the 2d Amendment inclusion? A bad cop is bad about all civil rights, a good cop isn't. Of course, a cop can't be considered good if he doesn't stand up to the bad cop. The Blue Wall of Silence is a constant reminder that most good cops are cowards, as are most citizens. Until they start arresting their fellow officers for breaking the law and teitifying against them, I have no use for a "good" cop.


I think a lot more than 5% are "bad" cops. Even under your definition, I believe the number of "bad" cops is closer to 20%. My definition of "bad" cop includes any cop that knows a cop is "bad" and does nothing about it. If they sanction the criminal acts of other cops, they're just as bad. Remember, the Nazis could never have carried out the Holocaust without the non-interference of the majority of Germans. Isn't the guard who watched over the Jewish prisoners, or led them into the gas chambers, or simply watched as they were gunned down as… Read more »