By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The Beloit Police Chief asked members of his community to volunteer to have their homes searched for guns. Yes, he is serious. But it is hard to take him seriously when he says that guns should be treated like the Ebola virus. From wpr.org:
Police Chief Norm Jacobs said he doesn’t expect the phone to be ringing off the hook with requests for police to search their homes. He nevertheless hopes the program will encourage people to think about gun violence as an infectious disease like Ebola, and a home inspection like a vaccine to help build up the city’s immune system.
Of course, the “health workers” will be carrying their own, special viruses with them, and they will not give them up. Rather blows the whole “virus” analogy out of the water, doesn’t it? I have not even mentioned that the places with really high concentrations of the “virus”, like rural, small town, and suburban Wisconsin, also have some of the lowest levels of the “disease”. The Chief later admits that he might have another motive in mind:
Jacobs said he hopes some searches will result in the discovery of guns they didn’t know were in their own homes. He said that there’s also a chance they’ll find guns linked to crimes.
“That’s really what we’re looking for,” he said. “Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion.”
So residents are to volunteer to have their homes searched in the hope that weapons can be found that are linked to crimes… but they are not given any immunity to prosecution. Oh… and the other big thing that the Chief hopes to find are toys that do not have the right colored tips.
Yes, that sounds like a real good use of police resources.
Sometimes the political correctness gets so deep, it is hard not to laugh at it.
If Police Jacobs really wants to be helpful, how about giving concealed carry courses for the Wisconsin concealed carry permit, and encouraging residents to protect themselves against criminals, like Sheriff Clarke of Milwaukee County does, or Police Chief Craig of Detroit.
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About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.