Police Chief: Volunteer to Have Your Homes Searched for Guns

Police Chief: Volunteer to Have Your Homes Searched for Guns
Police Chief: Volunteer to Have Your Homes Searched for Guns

By Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten
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.

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

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.

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Vanns40
Vanns40
6 years ago

““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.”

Listen folks, as a retired LEO I can tell you first hand about the tragedy that occurs when little Johnny converts his water pistol into a subgun and then goes on a rampage requiring tactical response. The carnage is horrible, the loss in human life, the destroyed families…BWAHAHAHAHAHA

janice
janice
6 years ago

hey chief jacobs, mo an labae ,you moron . do you really that people in beloit are that stupid,or thain like you you are a idiot of the worst kind you puppet hollow headed commie. what’s next jackass no knock invasions? listen your village called they want thier idiot to go [email protected]$#w himself!!!!!

Larry
Larry
1 year ago
Reply to  janice

Hey, merely a year later, it appears we no longer have Police Chief Norm Jacobs to kick around anymore:

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime-and-courts/beloit-police-chief-deputy-chief-to-retire-in-january-all/article_3c7ac21e-2426-5ca9-91a3-d3921016733f.html

“charged with incompetence and gross misconduct in office.”

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.

GenEarly
GenEarly
6 years ago

OMG!! “Infectious Guns” invaded the houses in Beloit and now need to be fumigated and terminated. Sign me up!
What a ‘public service” the Socialist ProgreSSive Government Polezi offer.

mikrat
mikrat
6 years ago

Search HIS house and see what in it…

Bet he has some goodies.

dave
dave
6 years ago

Hmmmm. 35573 population? That’s a pretty large collection of stupid people if he thinks he’ll get many takers on his offer. I hope none of them are breeding, and particularly not the chief’s relatives. But just think of the tiny little dent this could possibly make in gun crime in south central Wisconsin. Wow. Volunteering to be searched without a warrant could lead to a SWAT hit for anything else they think they find. It’s like offering to let some gang leader remove your underpants but expecting that you won’t get raped by the rest of the gang as a… Read more »

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

I have never been to beloit but from what I have just read I don’t think I would like to live there. If the people are dumb enough to let this happen then what other rights are they giving up in the name of safety? Tell ya what when the chief opens his home to the average citizen then maybe they can open thier homes to him.

tony
tony
6 years ago

This police chief obviously doesn’t understand that he is hired to uphold the law and defend the Constitution of the USA. He is an idiot! I don’t care what his background is, he has been brainwashed if this is the way he thinks. He needs to be replaced.

edree
edree
6 years ago

The thing that should be treated like Ebola is Chief Jacobs thinking.

RobertG
RobertG
6 years ago

For years I had been taught and had foolishly believed that tyranny and fascism were exceptions on the human experience. But they are not- tyranny and fascism seem to be the norm with short little episodes of human decency, short little episodes always under attack. I am sure this Police Chief Norm Jacobs considers himself a good persons, a man of integrity. I imagine Reinhard Heydrich – the Hangman of Prague thought HE was a good person, a man of integrity.

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

The Constitution guarantees the right of The PEOPLE to keep and bear arms. It doesn’t say a word about the police. Cops who support the 2nd Amendment for all citizens are fine in my book, but dirtbags like this moron who think only cops should have guns need to be put in their place. The people of Beloit should go search his home, rip through his personal possessions, then fire the un-American idiot traitor.

Alan
Alan
6 years ago

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That being said, this Police Chief sounds like the proverbial nutcase.

AYLA
AYLA
6 years ago

I am a Democrat and a Messianic Jew by blood and female from Wisconsin. I took an oath to defend the people. I have plenty guns to defend all of us. I WILL STAND WITH THE SHERIFF IN MILWAUKEE. My gear is ready 24/7.

Ayla Bear in Minnesota.

John
John
6 years ago

Attention all police,The average American citizen has MORE right to keep and carry a firearm than ant cop,soldier or politician.WE HAVE OUR OWN AMENDMENT.All your carry ability and right to go armed is on loan from us to you by the American citizen.We are the source of all your authority.You are not a power unto yourself.You are not military and we are not your subjects.Guns belong to the citizenry first,to you second and they are NOT contraband to be under your sole control .Tench Coxe ,one of our founders said”It is the birth right of every American to have every… Read more »

Carl Stevenson
Carl Stevenson
6 years ago

That was suppose to be “Oh HELL no!”
Damned auto”correct.”

Carl Stevenson
Carl Stevenson
6 years ago

Oh HELLO no!

davidkachel
davidkachel
6 years ago

OH! What a relief. Just realized this jagoff is in Wisconsin, NOT Arizona.
Don’t call me. The people of Wisconsin deserve him.

One round short
One round short
6 years ago

I would hope that when everyone in Bullet agrees to this, nothing incriminating would fall out of star pockets and accidentally criminally charge home owner. Is this clown serious? Has anyone else noticed this? Why is the biggest enforcer ALWAYS the biggest ABUSER? Starting with his birth certificate, investigate him and his family til the present time.

davidkachel
davidkachel
6 years ago

I’m from Arizona!!! Living in west Texas right now, but what an EMBARRASSMENT?!! How did this communist get into office? Please tell me there are not enough stupid people in AZ to elect this imbecile??!!!
How disturbing. This jerk needs to be ridden out of town on a rail, right now!!! If you need help, let me know. I will be there in less than 24 hours.

Kivaari
Kivaari
6 years ago

This article shines a bright light on a serious problem within the police community. Chiefs are political beasts. Being intelligent has little to do with the job. Kissing up to a mayor and council members is the first thing chief’s learn to do. If they try to clean up town they will step on toes and find themselves on the outside looking in. I call them itinerant police chiefs. When in government appointed jobs, you can do real dumb stuff to favor your boss. That has more to the job than actually doing good police work or using wise management… Read more »

Kivaari
Kivaari
6 years ago

It would be harder to find a chief of police any dumber than this fool. How about the police sends over a team with vacuums, dust rags and window cleaner. Once they are done cleaning house to my expectations, I’ll show them where every gun is kept under lock and key. This will probably be the last job this guy has in LE. No serious person can take him seriously, so he is not suitable to be running a department where guns are part of the job. I do know of cases where guns were kept, hidden for decades, and… Read more »

Bob Sadtler
Bob Sadtler
6 years ago

Goose-stepping moron.

Three words chief: SCREW YOU PAL!

Hunter
Hunter
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob Sadtler

When they come for my guns, I’m going to give them my ammo first.

Hunter
Hunter
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob Sadtler

I also have 3 words for him. The first two are “Go Get.

GunnyChuck
GunnyChuck
6 years ago

This police chief must be immediately removed from office. He is one step away from performing illegal searches/seizures through some weak justifications.

Janek
Janek
6 years ago

There must be something in the cheese? LOL

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

They probably wear American flags on their uniforms all the while espousing this fascist crap. I went on their Facebook page and told them what a disgrace they are….recommend all patriots to do that.

Old Curmudgeon
Old Curmudgeon
6 years ago

I’ve been sitting here scratching my head, trying to figure this one out. Even approaching this from a far left anti-gun point of view (not mine…just trying to think that way) I fail to see any logic here. If as a responsible adult, you have a firearm in your house that you are unaware of, you have a major problem. I have an occasional senior moment, but I always know where my guns are. If you have children in the house who have altered their BB guns or air soft guns and you are unaware of it, you are failing… Read more »

Lawrence Muhr
Lawrence Muhr
6 years ago
Reply to  Old Curmudgeon

I commend you on your comment, you are on-point. The type of “official” action makes an old Colorado man very wary. Many left-thinking people (what an oxymoron) will believe this thought pattern. Perhaps every home should be searched for illegal drugs, stolen goods, etc. Clearly this Chief needs to go, his philosophy may bleed-down to the street officers, then they will be morons too. The not so subtile attacks on the constitution are too frequent, we need to establish laws to punish anyone who attempts to amend the constitution.

Jesse Scott
Jesse Scott
6 years ago

Town elected a moron for police chief.

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
6 years ago

I lived in Beloit in ’88 and ’89 and it was the armpit of WI. Not surprising at all.

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

It’s just a beginning! ALL police chiefs are 100 percent beholding to their city councils/mayors for their job………so what is their city doing about this is the correct question to ask.

mikrat
mikrat
6 years ago
Reply to  Jim

” ALL police chiefs are 100 percent beholding to their city councils/mayors for their job”

So are ALL those “Good” cops – and that is who they really Serve and Protect – not we the people – we are just the Civilians, The Subjects.

People need to stop putting them on a pedestal – They are not special.

Mitch
Mitch
6 years ago

I find it amazing that idiots like Norm Jacobs actually find any employment in any field, never mind law enforcement. The good people of Beloit should demand that the Mayor or Town Counsel remove Jacobs immediately as he is almost as dangerous as criminals.

Darren
Darren
6 years ago
Reply to  Mitch

Remember that law enforcement has an IQ ceiling for recruits. That’s right, if your IQ is too high no badge for you. They don’t get the sharpest cheese only the moldiest.

angryfred
angryfred
6 years ago

Why dont they save tax payers money on searches.just have the residents bring whatever items from their homes they may suspect as being dangerous to the sheriff s dept for evaluation and disposal.those kids toys without the orange tips are a real killer. Maybe the residents can bring their pots and pans, and throw in the deadly rolling pin from grandmas baking table.in the wrong hands, these items are deadly. The kitchen is scary enough.i shudder at the thought of going into the garage where the sports equipment lies in wait for its next victims. This is all about control.anyone… Read more »

Paul
Paul
6 years ago
Reply to  angryfred

Yeah gotta watch out for that closet full of sporting equipment you might get hit with a bowling ball or something else that is just as heavy.

edree
edree
6 years ago
Reply to  angryfred

Because Jacobs thinks people are too stupid to know if they have a firearm in their home. I suppose it’s possible that a parent might not know if their children has firearms that the parents don’t know about but then would that parent not search their own home?

Doug
Doug
6 years ago

Maybe this Chief is looking for stashes to support his drug habit

roger
roger
6 years ago

And that STUPID FOOL IS A POLICE chief ! the citizens of Beloit seriously need to rectify that situation !

USPatriotOne
USPatriotOne
6 years ago
Reply to  roger

This Chiefs actions are right out of the Communist Manifesto…!!! How much you want to bet he is a DemoRat!

Maluka
Maluka
6 years ago

Allow the police to trash your house while “searching” for your firearm? Is that idea from the village idiot in Beloit?

Jimmy
Jimmy
6 years ago

When I read that title, I assumed it was from the UK or Australia. Just goes to show liberalism’s “gun control saves lives” campaign is spreading like a virus. Beyond guns, it’s constitutionally scary! It’s entrapment of the ignorant and kids guns painted black is not illegal by federal law – only toy importers must comply. That said, with a stupid guy (like above) running around armed and dangerous, it might be a good idea to leave the Orange cap on the kids gun barrel.

james
james
6 years ago

What happens if the police find other items in the home that should not be there,
will they then place the occupants under arrest and file charges?

“I do not consent to searches”

DaveP326
DaveP326
6 years ago

Without a guaranty of immunity from prosecution-for anything- a people would have to be out of their minds to agree to let the police search their houses. What if grandpa had brought home a few “souvenirs” from WW2, and the cops found his Luger and maybe a StuG44 select-fire assault rifle in his old footlocker, or maybe little Jimmy a sophomore in high school has a bad of pills in his closet and the cops found it while looking for guns. A few people are getting jammed up with the law for trying to do the right thing and help… Read more »

Gene Hull
Gene Hull
6 years ago
Reply to  DaveP326

A message for Police Jacobs:
FU !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hunter
Hunter
6 years ago
Reply to  Gene Hull

I say Male Bovine Excrement.