Police overwhelmingly disagree with Obama’s Gun Control proposals
The President likes to place police officers as a backdrop when speaking on his gun control proposals. But a new poll clearly shows (by an overwhelming margin) police disagree with Obama on the issue.
The President likes to place police officers as a backdrop while speaking on his gun control proposals. But the poll clearly shows by an overwhelming margin police disagree with Obama on the issue.
PoliceOne.com released the findings from last month’s Gun Policy & Law Enforcement survey, that shows without a doubt most cops believe that Obama’s gun control polices will NOT work in practice.
Does Obama know more than the Cop on the Street? – PoliceOne’s Gun Control Survey: 11 key lessons from officers’ perspectives
More than 15,000 verified law enforcement professionals took part in the survey, which aimed to bring together the thoughts and opinions of the only professional group devoted to limiting and defeating gun violence as part of their sworn responsibility.
Totaling just shy of 30 questions, the survey allowed officers across the United States to share their perspectives on issues spanning from gun control and gun violence to gun rights.
Top Line Takeaways
Breaking down the results, it’s important to note that 70 percent of respondents are field-level law enforcers — those who are face-to-face in the fight against violent crime on a daily basis — not office-bound, non-sworn administrators or perpetually-campaigning elected officials.
1.) Virtually all respondents (95 percent) say that a federal ban on manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would not reduce violent crime.
2.) The majority of respondents — 71 percent — say a federal ban on the manufacture and sale of some semi-automatics would have no effect on reducing violent crime. However, more than 20 percent say any ban would actually have a negative effect on reducing violent crime. Just over 7 percent took the opposite stance, saying they believe a ban would have a moderate to significant effect.
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Nearly 45 percent said that if they were Sheriff or Chief, they would not enforce more restrictive gun laws, and would vocally join the opposition effort. Another 17.2 percent said they would not enforce the laws, and “quietly lead the agency in the opposite direction.” 20 percent were unsure of how they would respond.