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gun laws that exempt government and peace officers

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by NoSmoking, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. NoSmoking

    NoSmoking Springfield Member

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    I was thinking about this the other night while writing up a letter for our various law makers in office. But I couldn't quite put into words just what I wanted to say about it.. So I wanted to turn to you guys and get your opinions and thoughts about it.

    What do you think? for or against, and your reasoning would help me greatly.
     
  2. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    With regard to police officers, we face the exact same threats they do, and have to deal with those threats for some time before the first 911 call even gets placed, let alone before the first officer arrives on the scene.

    So any argument that the police need them and we don't falls flat on its face. On the other hand, if they wanted to argue that your regular police don't in fact need these tools and shouldn't be exempt, we may disagree with that but they are at least being logically consistent.
     
  3. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    And without backup
     
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  4. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Police allready have automatic weapons.
     
  5. HuckFin

    HuckFin mt rainier Active Member

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    Awfully hard to protect ourselves from a tyrannical goverment when they have all the guns, but our right to own guns are restricted.
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Chris nailed it.
    Plus, after 911 has been called, the police have some idea of what they are confronting.
    They have backup.
    They have superior communications.
    They are allowed to deploy a gun and body armor at the same time.

    We don't have any of those toys, and often face the same threats.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Police and military should have nothing that we as peaceable citizens cannot own. OK, I probably would exempt serious WMD based on common sense and difficulty of handling. The Founders intended we were to be armed on par with both of the above, for freedom