Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cops & Guns

Garry McCarthy, Chicago Top Cop, Calls Gun Laws 'Government-Sponsored Racism'; Right Responds

Too many police officials speak in favor of gun control. It is the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms. The common man should be permitted to carry a firearm for self protection and they should not require the permission of the government to do that. In nations like Switzerland and Israel people carry guns both concealed and openly and there is almost no gun violence.

Gun control is not about controlling guns, it’s about controlling people. In societies with a law abiding population there is little gun violence. Japan permits almost no private ownership of firearms. Switzerland requires ownership of firearms for most households. Yet, in both nations there is not only almost no gun crime there is almost no crime of any kind in either nation.

Rather than look to restrictive gun laws we need to look at other aspects of the criminal justice system to help protect our society. Police officers need better and longer training so they can perform their jobs better. Police need to cooperate more with prosecutors so our investigations and reports are prepared in a manner that will insure more convictions. Greater use of data bases to connect criminals to crimes is needed. As serial killers and other criminals move from state to state, law enforcement must follow their activities. We need to use more science to gather evidence; even minor crimes need a careful and complete investigation. The courts need to dismiss frivolous lawsuits right away to clear the docket for more serious cases. Criminal cases need to be moved along in a timely manner; all but the most exceptional cases should go to trial and adjudication within a year of the arrest. There is much we can do to reduce crime; gun control is not helpful; that’s what the SGT Says.


Bob G. said...

I am ALWAYS saying this (people control and not gun control).

I do admire the way the SWISS go about it...makes good sense (and fewer gun-related murders or crimes).

And YES, the CJ system needs SEVERE help!

Excellent post.

Roll safe out there.

Bunkermeister said...

Gun control is about control, not about guns.