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Armed Society Safer for Cops

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by DMax, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Good link. I Put it in the sticky.
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  3. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Most of the LEO's I know support an armed society....the good LEO's anyway.
     
  4. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    2013 Likely To Be The Safest Year For Cops In Decades

    In my lifetime and given the number of officers, in a century.

    In that we so often hear about the threats firearms mean to society and law and order, one has to wonder
    why blood is not running in the streets.

    One thing we may need to get our Pol's to add to the FBI statistics - How Often Cops Deploy Their Weapons & How Often Those Are Used.

    "While several government agencies and private groups keep track of cops killed and assaulted on the job, there's no comprehensive national data on how often police shoot at citizens.)"
     
  5. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    It's just not that dangerous to be a cop; the profession isn't even in the top ten of most deadly, according to BLS statistics. Sorry, but I don't have the link handy.
    IIRC, just living in Philadelphia or "Nawlens" is more likely to get you killed than working as the average US cop.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    What I would like to gather and report is how many times has someone (good guy) with a gun stepped in and saved an LE.
    Those would be valuable numbers to have since the MSM refuses to report anything pro gun.
    It would be nice to roll them up and stuff them up the brain canal of the media mainliners.
     
  8. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    I chased chockers right outta highschool

    in my mid to late 20s I ws a commercial fisherman outta Charleston, and did 4 tours in ALaska

    now Im a truckdriver

    that covers 3 of the 10
     
  9. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    If you subtract the unnecessary car chases/ wrecks and the single cruiser accidents, the death stats would probably be miniscule compared to other industries. Saying that I wouldn't want that job for any pay. Dealing with lowlife drunks/ drug users, abusive parents, domestic issues etc. daily must affect your outlook on humanity.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    That is one of the biggest issues to affect LE.
    They constantly deal with the worst that society has to offer. It creates a negative outlook and or depression in many of them.
    I definitely would not want the job on a 24-7 basis.
     
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    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Suicide is probably a bigger problem for LE than homicide.

    When I said being a cop wasn't that dangerous, I meant intentional homicide and non-negligent manslaughter, which is what the BLS stats carve out. It's less than half the on-the-job fatalities for LE, and works out to a nine-point-something per 100,000 rate, versus nineteen-point-something homicide rate for all residents of Philadelphia, where my only child lives.
     
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    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    The American Rifleman magazine (one that comes with NRA membership) always lists about a half dozen examples of how armed citizens stopped an attack or crime. I've seen a couple in recent months for events right here in the Seattle area... funny, I don't recall hearing squat from our neutral, non-biased press :laugh:
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Armed citizen -
    Yes, but there needs to be some real stats on the times a citizen used a firearm to save or defend an LE OFFICER. There have been many, but never reported since it goes against the lefts agenda.
     
  14. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, the 2013 statistics are final, and the total police deaths by firearm (33) is the lowest in 126 years. I wonder how many more cops there are now, compared to 1887?
    2013: fewest police deaths by firearms since 1887
    Total line-of-duty deaths total 111, which is the lowest in 54 years.

    So whatever we're doing, it's working! Killings of all types are at generational lows across the US, down 70% in 20 years, and the police homicide rate has fallen even faster.