Police ‘Reforms’ Block Efforts To Remove Illegal Guns From Streets

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today blasted so-called “police reforms” in various American cities for hindering law enforcement efforts to remove contraband guns from the streets, thus enabling criminals to illegally circulate firearms to convicted felons or underage thugs, contributing to a violent crime problem for which law-abiding gun owners are unfairly penalized.

A recent report said “reforms” instituted in Philadelphia that reduced traffic stops are having a negative impact. It was estimated that up to 80 percent of illegal guns “taken off the street” were due to traffic stops. There apparently are similar troubles in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. So-called “reforms” have also been instituted in Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis.

“The same politicians tying the hands of police and preventing them from putting a crimp in gun trafficking are constantly demanding more laws to restrict law-abiding gun owners,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “It’s as though liberal city politicians are on the side of criminals rather than cops and honest citizens.”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, lamented earlier this week that only police should have guns, Gottlieb noted.

“Jim Kenney is a perfect example of the liberal urban political mindset,” Gottlieb said. “He complained there are ‘a lot of goofballs out there with guns and they can get them anytime they want.’ His administration made that a lot easier with these ridiculous reforms that prevent police from actually intercepting gun traffickers and discovering guns possessed by people who shouldn’t have them, during routine traffic stops.

“It is because of such policies, and soft-on-criminal prosecutors, that the nation is seeing criminals operate with impunity,” he observed. “When criminals know they’re not going to be vigorously prosecuted, they are simply emboldened to continue committing crimes that often turn violent. Then what happens? Law-abiding gun owners take the heat from self-righteous politicians for crimes they didn’t commit.

“Honest gun owners are tired of taking the rap,” Gottlieb added. “Take the handcuffs off police and put them back on the criminals. Stop demanding laws to take guns away from law-abiding citizens and instead restore policies that take guns away from outlaws who shouldn’t have them.”


With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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PMinFl

Another article that should but will never see the light of day (published in multiple Main Stream Outlets. Unless and until we gun owners get proper exposure to the general populace we will never gain new proponents.

STRAIGHTSHOOTER

Stop the “catch and release” agenda the LIBS are so fond of . The LIBS are more in favor of criminals than honest citizens . This needs to change .

KK

Inner city shooting statistics generated by criminals with illegal guns are very valuable when weaponized as justification to tear down the Second Amendment Rights of law abiding gun owners.

swmft

they could also be used as an argument to arm all good citizens , smaller police force,armed populace teach respect in schools wow novel concept back to where we started

Bill

For this attitude, we can thank the Socialist Democrat Party and the spineless republicrat establishment. They are the two sides of the same coin!

Stag

I’m not sure what this supposedly pro-gun group is trying to accomplish. The goal should be to remove violent people from the streets. Not inanimate objects. There is no such thing as a “illegal gun”. There are arms, which are constitutionally protected, and then there are criminals who use arms to commit crimes against people and property. Actions can be criminal in nature but objects can not.

Wild Bill

Yes, even a stolen firearm is not an illegal gun. “Illegal gun” is verbiage made up by the left.

nrringlee

Blue pencil: “New Left Progressive vice Liberal” There is nothing ‘liberal’ about the caste of political frauds and thugs who run urban America. These are a very special gang of folks who are a toxic mix of cultural (incrementalist) marxists blended with magical thinking that can only sustain in the thought free environments of American universities and government agencies. The end goal of these BMW socialists in anarchy resulting in universal fear of one’s neighbors. Once that goal is achieved and the populace is disarmed and rendered helpless only then can these wanna-be Red Guards fully master the masses. People… Read more »

DIYinSTL

C’mon Alan, the guns “on the street” are not illegal, they are illegally possessed. And yes, the Democrats are on the side of criminals.

Arny

And I don’t care to give LEOs to much power. They may consider you and I as the criminal. They’re pushing hard for a POLICE STATE. And people are dumb enough to give it to them.

swmft

problem is in many cases police are the criminals ,so big changes are needed. over-site board with power to take credentials and fire problem officers return to protect and serve

Bigfootbob

By design. They’ve been lowering standards for decades now. That along with the political attitudes of the pols in a blue community, I cannot imagine why any honest, God fearing, Constitutional abiding peace officer would want to work in such an environment. Sad state of affairs.

Trussman

They don’t want to work in this environment. They are retiring as soon as they are eligible, that is if they don’t leave early for a job where they don’t have to worry about whether the supervisor has their back. I know a ton of LEO’s that are good cops, most are counting the days.

swmft

so mob policing the street thugs?

nrringlee

Urban America is corrupt. Governments in Urban America are corrupt. Any agency of a government in Urban America is corrupt. It is all about leadership. Corrupt leadership begets corrupt followership.

john

The criminals at large are the elite democratic politicians who fabricate new ways to disarm the citizens in their states. There information is bogus propaganda as media continues to push their lies. The simple fact democrat run cities are now unsafe to live in or visit while they support the criminals who no longer need to post bail. “AKA BAIL REFORM” After committing crimes such as robbing a business or a violent act they are turned back on the streets by the liberal courts and district attorneys as the police look on. Mayors like Lori Lightfoot and Eric Adams Eric… Read more »

swmft

if government owns all property (which is what they claim) there is no theft. so publish their addresses and tag numbers and tell thieves these people say you can have whatever you want

Arny

Well they do. They can take everything you have at any given time. Including your life.

swmft

the reason we have guns, and the reason for machine guns, or powered Gatling guns is to defend against numbers, are the willing to pay the price, but without a rocket aimed at city hall or governors house the ones that should be killed are hiding away from their atrocities ,Hitler did not kill people someone else (enforcers) did it in his name and like the song says ..no one is to blame

Trussman

They do own all the property. Don’t believe me, don’t pay your property taxes for a couple of years, see what happens. We’re just the current lease holders.

swmft

the criminals dont need to post bail but if you defend yourself , high bail as many charges as they can make up ( they charge people with things there is not even a statute on)

Knute Knute

Does it occur to anyone that perhaps the reason why this is, is because the politicians ARE the criminals, and the entire purpose of their existence is to steal from and oppress the citizens?

Wild Bill

The Biden crime family surely are!

freewill

I wish they’d get the criminal off the streets and leave the rest of us alone!

swmft

jail the government? novel idea

Knute Knute

It’s only novel because its not possible. No entity that controls the system is ever going to let their own system be used against themselves. So, as in the U.S. now, the authorities exempt themselves from the ‘laws’ they pass, that only apply to us peons(citizens). So, the only hope to end the oppresion becomes violent overthrow of the crooked system, as has happened to every empire throughout human history (so far…). This is what JFK meant when he said: “Those who make peaceful change impossible, make violent change inevitable.” Peaceful change in the US is now not possible, so… Read more »

WeWereWarned

A person does not need to be Jewish to understand a person that surrenders their free will to just follow orders is not a good person. Especially, when they follow orders to violate the Constitution, as that person is who the 2nd Amendment is meant to say no to with force. Yet, conservatives made it to where that socialist enforcer can murder or harm us armed Citizens, and they blame the victim. The men at Lexington and Concorde were criminals, and thankfully they did not comply with British law enforcers, who were just doing their job to harm the Citizens.… Read more »

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swmft

you dont quite get it, most of anti gun people I know are jewish, somehow they have the idea that if they dont resist they wont be killed ,they deny history, which tells us if you wont defend yourself some one will just kill you and your family for no reason

Terry

The definition of insanity. Doing the same thing endlessly and expecting different results.

swmft

describes democrats to a t

DDS

But that’s where you’re not seeing a most important difference between the two sides. One side values results. The other side values good intentions.

Wild Bill

That valuing good intentions part may be just a tiny little bit over generous.

swmft

wow under stated beyond belief only thing they value is power and subservience. you will do what I say. the Thai people will tell you what you want to hear and then do what the are going to do. their government has be so tyrannical so long they just give lip service

Arny

I agree with a lot of what you said. Even though I’m most likely the older gen you’re referring to. I assume when you refer to older folks that is, people older than 50 yrs of age ? JUST SO YOU KNOW .There are not many I know of the older gen who believe what you have stated. Were some guilty of being manipulated ? I’m sure a few got manipulated into believing enforcers were good. But then they mostly dealt with local Sheriffs. I don’t believe they voted for State Troopers, Homeland Security, etc. It’s easy to see now… Read more »

swmft

most leos are not actually aware of what the law says, just what they think it should say. they were thugs in school so once a bully always a bully .I became dea to fix things I saw, when I saw other side it is broken worse than the streets, power hungry, lazy ,stupid final straw was going into locker room and a group was smoking crystal meth in there stupid supervisor said you have to know what the effects are to know why it is illegal , I saw what meth did to others watched a guy walk into… Read more »

Tionico

The men at Lexington and Concorde were criminals, and thankfully they did not comply with British law enforcers ackshully this is not true. The lawbreakers were those Lobsterbacks “chust follovink oadahs” from above. The King, his rotten self, had issued an unlawful edict (executive order for which he had ZERO authority) commandng his Head Goon in the Colonies, Thomas W Gage (general and governor) to disarm those “rebels”. What he forgot about was the thirteen charters, signed and agreed to by a former king, ceding the conolinsts certain rights and responsibilities with no boundaries set. ALL such orders were in… Read more »