Police Officer Poll: Armed Citizens Better At Stopping Crime Than Gun Control
A new poll reveals that our nation’s police officers feel that the Democrat’s major push for new gun bans and other anti-Second Amendment policies will be utterly ineffective for stopping crime.
INSTEAD, THE POLL REVEALS, AN ARMED CITIZENRY IS WHAT POLICE REALLY FEEL WILL MAKE US ALL SAFER.
The poll surveyed over 15,000 police officers across the country who responded to questions that ranged from the effects of the White House’s gun-ban efforts to whether or not respondents agreed with more restrictive gun laws.
The poll found that 71 percent of the officers believed that an assault weapons bans like those Obama has been trying to push through Congress would have no impact on crime. Even more stark, 95 percent said that the Democrats so-called high-capacity ammunition magazine bans were pointless and another 79 percent said universal background checks were ineffective.
A whopping 91.3 percent of the responding officers said that they were in favor of concealed carry laws “without further restrictions.”
As to schools safety, 76.6 percent said that school administrators and/or teachers should be armed and properly trained in the use of hand guns.
One of Barack Obama’s campaign promises was to move toward stringent gun control. When he was first elected there began a major spike in gun purchases by American citizens out of fear that gun sales would soon be curtailed. More than twice as many guns have been sold in the U.S. in each year of Obama’s presidency compared to the year prior to his taking office. U.S. gun manufacturers have been hard pressed to keep up with the demand.
And contrary to Democratic Party rhetoric, as the number of guns in the hands of the citizenry increased, the number of gun homicides in the U.S. has been declining.