- Sep 4, 2005
Originally posted by: Nebor
You need to stop foaming at the mouth with emotional, partisan "reasoning."Originally posted by: rchiu
Oh yeah, that's a great argument. So if the police don't go after criminals and enforce laws, why would they need to protect themselves from criminals?Originally posted by: Nebor
It's not the job of the police to protect you. Their guns are there so they can protect themselves from criminals. I don't have a problem with the police having guns, I do have a problem with the police having access to guns that have been legislated away from everyone else.Originally posted by: rchiu
Heh, listen to all you gun lovers. When it comes to your habit, any law limiting gun ownership, even those that bans high powered assault weapons, violates your right. But when it comes to people who actually have to fight against criminals armed with assault weapons, it's militarization blah blah blah. I guess your precious habit is more important than those people who put their life on the line to protect your @ss.
Well, thanks to the current president and republican dominated congress back in 2004, the assault weapon ban expired and everyone including criminals have easy access to high power weaponry like AK-47 (which was specifically named as one of the assault weapon and included in the ban). So now that criminals have access to those weapons, you people still expect police to fight them with pistols? Why don't you just legislate something to have them carry mace only.
I said it's not the police's job to protect YOU. Because it's not. It's been ruled again and again. Their job IS to solve crimes, and arrest suspected criminals for said crimes. I never said otherwise.
And you do know that from 1994 to 2004, you could go to any gun show, or gun store in the country and walk out with an AR-15 or AK47, right? The ban only named cosmetic features of guns. It was feel good legislation at it's absolute best.
And even if it were an effective ban, do you really think the criminals were sitting around going, "Aw man, now I can't go shoot up that bank!" No, criminals will get the guns they need no matter what laws you pass because *gasp* criminals don't care about laws!
And I'm glad that everyone has access to "assault weapons." If it were up to me, everyone would have access to full auto weapons. It certainly hasn't hurt Switzerland.
And I never said that police should only have pistols. All I was saying is that the police shouldn't have weapons above and beyond what any other CIVILIAN can get. You do realize that police are civilians, right?