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Police as Super Heroes

I think one of the protesters in my video may really live in Illinois since the opening of this letter to the editor sounds awfully familiar:

Rep. Jim Sacia calls a concealed carry law, “pretty common sense stuff.”

As I see it, it’s all a bunch of B.S. conceived by the biggest lobbyist in the country, the National Rifle Association. The NRA declares everyone should have the right to have a stockpile of weapons. The only interest the NRA heeds is the gun and ammunition manufacturers.

That’s right, there aren’t really 4 million members who actually support the NRA and their goals. But that’s not the real meat in this hysterical letter. Oh no, it gets so much worse.

Our legislators are voting on a bill to allow the average citizen to carry a concealed weapon and to use it when they deem it necessary to take the law into their own hands. The only super heroes are the police who deal with crazy people every day and are putting their lives on the line for all of us.

Do we all feel unsafe?

The police are in uniform with a badge and a gun in plain sight for a reason. We know who the good guys are.

Super heroes? Really? And what about the officer who shot his ex in front of their child with innocent bystanders around, then led other officers around on a police chase that involved not one, but two other shootouts with innocent people nearby? Is that the kind of behavior that the “good guys” exhibit in the context of their “super hero” work? I’m not anti-police officer, but that’s really on the edge of being delusional to think that sometimes bad people don’t make their way into a uniform. It’s also delusional to believe that just because we hire police means that we are somehow protected from criminal activity. If that were the case, then we wouldn’t have crime at all in this country.

When I read this to Sebastian, he suggested I look up the writer to see if he’s an anti-gun activist. It is such a far-fetched and extreme letter that it seemed impossible that it would come from an average citizen. Not surprisingly, he is an activist. Whether he’s done any specific work with anti-gun groups, I did not focus on after I found his other letters to the editor. They publish him every few months, and he is specifically targeting his local lawmaker in every single letter. One of the letters also defends the HSUS agenda, so he’s pretty clearly not on the side of any lawful gun owners – whether they carry concealed on the sidewalk or carry openly in the fields & woods.

9 Responses to “Police as Super Heroes”

  1. PT says:

    “That’s right, there aren’t really 4 million members who actually support the NRA and their goals”

    The NRA took in $113,000,000 in member dues in 2009, showing that they are really supported by the members.

  2. Sterling Archer says:

    The Police are “Super heroes”?

    I think I’m going to be sick.

    I see signs every day that the left-wing is becoming unhinged. Articles like this only confirm my suspicions.

  3. Alpheus says:

    A bill…”to allow the average citizen to carry a concealed weapon and to use it when they deem it necessary to take the law into their own hands.”

    Wow, a law that legalizes revenge? Most laws that allow concealed carry only permit citizens to defend their lives, and the lives of the innocent, if there’s a reasonable perception of unprovoked threat of lethal force. If you do all you can to neutralize a deadly threat, and nothing more, then you aren’t taking the law into your own hands; you are just practicing self defense.

    For that matter, it has been traditional for the police to expect individuals to help chase down felons–it was a Common Law duty, in fact–and if you are ever asked by an officer to do so, you still wouldn’t be taking the law into your own hands!

    It’s only taking the law into your own hands if you hunt down the person who murdered, or perhaps raped, or perhaps just insulted your daughter, and you kill him. And–call it a hunch–but I’m guessing that such shenanigans will still be illegal after this law is passed.

  4. joe says:

    Police officers are heroes.

  5. Sterling Archer says:

    Joe,

    I was raised to have respect for the police. I no longer do. I see them for the privileged tax parasites that they are. The are above the law and can kill you and get away with it. They have more rights than you or I and it is getting worse.

    They no longer protect and serve. They now see everyone who isn’t them as the enemy.

    Also, they are far more likely to commit crimes than your average CCW holder.

    http://policecrimes.com/

  6. Bitter says:

    I don’t take quite the extreme position as others, but I recognize that police officers are people. And just like the rest of the population that doesn’t carry a badge, there are good people and there are not-so-good people. The good ones I know have no problem with law-abiding citizens having the right to own and carry firearms for their own self-defense.

    Pointing out that putting on the uniform doesn’t make you a super hero isn’t disparaging them. It’s called reality. There are real heroes who wear uniforms and those who don’t.

  7. joe says:

    Sterling Archer you are nuts.

    Police are not above the law in anyway shape or form. All criminal laws apply to them just as normal civilians. /End

    No shit they are more likely to commit crimes than ccw people. Theres statistically more police in this country than ccw people.

    Stop being a butthurt basement dweller waiting for that police state where youll have to run innawoods with your sks.

  8. Rick says:

    Actually, the Unions are the biggest lobbyists in the USA. Larger than the NRA by about 4 times (in dollars spent towards lobbying, not backing by Americans). Regardless, there is nothing whatsoever wrong with lobbying, whether from marxist union scum or righteous NRA spokesmen for Americans :) no voice should be silenced.

    And Joe… A recent Indiana Supreme Court case ruled that, in fact, police are above the law, including the US Constitution (4th Amendment now means nothing). So, yes, there is an actual basis the the butthurt statement of S. Archer.

  9. Graumagus says:

    This idiot lives less than an hour from me.

    About 10,000 idiots just like him live closer.

    And now you see why I have to drive over an hour and a half to get to an open public range.

    Sigh….

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