FACT: 95% of law enforcement do not believe a magazine ban will reduce violent crime.
FACT: 85% of law enforcement feel White house proposed legislation would have either no or a negative affect on their safety.
FACT: 90% of law enforcement feel that an assault weapon ban would have no positive affect in reducing crime.
FACT: 80% of law enforcement do not believe a ban on private transfers would reduce crime.
FACT: 60% of law enforcement feel increased severity of punishment for gun trafficking/straw purchasers would reduce crime. 30% did not, and the remainder were unsure.
FACT: 70% of law enforcement oppose a national database tracking legal gun sales.
FACT: 90% of law enforcement feel that use of a firearm during a crime should result in stiff mandatory sentence with no plea bargaining. THIS IS WHAT POLICE VIEW THE CAUSE OF THE VIOLENT GUN PROBLEM – they keep busting criminals only to see them released onto the streets two weeks later.
FACT: 70% of law enforcement felt favorably toward public sheriff’s/cheifs who declared they would not enforce gun laws they viewed as unconstitutional.
FACT: 90% of law enforcement support concealed carry by civilians. (Actually 91.3%, only 4% oppose.)
FACT: 84% of law enforcement usually carry off duty. Another 12% sometimes carry.
The following survey polled 14,000 law enforcement officers. You get a very different picture from the rank and file officer than you do from the “politically appointed” police chiefs of big cities. As for accuracy, I cannot attest. But the oft quoted study that politicians use to claim 40% of are sold without background checks only used 250 respondants ( & the study was actually done before background checks existed).
H/T to Sebastian