Posted by Ranger on March 09, 2005 at 09:10:07:
In Reply to: Re: American Law Enforcement Officer posted by Steve on March 08, 2005 at 16:30:04:
I belive that Mark & Tony have summed it up very well.
It is too late to ban and confiscate firearms in the USA. As it is now, in the inner cities, the law enforcement officers face organized gangs that are better armed than the officers.
As we review statistics gathered over the past twenty years we have seen an alarming increase in violent crime and hand gun use in many areas. However,in the states and areas where permits are issued and concealed weapons may be carried there is a decrease in the use of weapons during robbery attempts on the streets.
It has been my experience that the scariest and most dangerous person with a gun is a teenager. They are unpredictible, react with emotion and are very difficult to reason with, and therefore they will not hesitate to use a weapon.
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