Eighty-five percent of cops say gun control will have no effect on crime in America
by: J. D. Heyes
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Everyone from President Obama and Vice President Biden on down who is currently pushing for new gun control legislation as a way to “reduce gun violence” and lower crime overall is lying if they tell you that most police officers agree with them that these new measures will work.
According to PoliceOne, a law enforcement-centric website that just completed a survey of more than 15,000 verified police officers, a stunning 85 percent said a new federal ban on military look-alike semi-automatic rifles would have no effect on crime, and might even put their lives in danger.
In addition, when asked if a federal ban on ammo magazines holding more than 10 rounds would be effective at reducing violent crime, even more said no: 96 percent.
In fact, according to the survey, nearly three times as many former and active cops think that a federal ban would even exacerbate violent crime instead of reducing it. And twice as many think they will be less safe because of new gun control provisions.
These results tend to deflate the “impact” Obama was trying to achieve when he stood before Colorado cops in early April to show support for left-wing legislators there who are considering new gun control legislation, don’t they?
Police officers know who does – and does not – commit the bulk of gun crimes