If you are active duty law enforcement, you may want to re-evaluate having me as a friend. I have become quite disenchanted with the standard response from law enforcement to gun control. Law enforcement are not by default better people, law enforcement are not heroes by default, the real heroes are the civilians who daily stand up and stop crime.
So law enforcement, if you plan to follow policy and take our means of defense, think twice, do once. Please make sure you think about the policy before enacting or blindly following it. Remember, who are your neighbors, those who live with you, who help you, those who may care for your children or teach them.
If you plan on following immoral orders and continue putting on a uniform that screams “protect and serve” remember, we are the ones you are supposed to protect and serve, not the stuffed suits in Washington. Do not make the mistakes of the Black and Tans in Ireland, do not make the mistakes of the Stasi in post war Germany, and please remember, most of us just want to be left alone!
Your policy may be for your protection, per your hierarchies words, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a home to go to, what about the civilians you swore to protect? Or is your oath that flimsy and transparent? You will find that most of us will gladly step up and help you, if you simply do the same with us.
Remember, many of us train to defend our loved ones with the “assault weapons” your masters want us to be rid of. Think about that, what gives you more rights to defense, than us? Statistics show that your leaders are wrong, violence doesn’t decrease when you take our firearms. Crime, however, does increase! Think, don’t act just because someone tells you it’s the new policy, consider that it may be you on the other side of that policy.
Jesse Mathewson, civilian
Free the mind and the body will follow.