Thursday, August 08, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! CONTRADICTION: KCPD CHIEF ARGUES THAT POLICE DON'T WANT TO TAKE GUNS AWAY AMID POLICY PUSH FOR 2ND AMENDMENT CRACKDOWN!!!
Today the Kansas City top cop joins the cacophony of voices demanding stricter gun control.
Even worse . . .
THE GUN TRAINING REGULATION ADVOCATED BY THE KCPD CHIEF IS MORE STRINGENT THAN ANY 2ND AMENDMENT REGULATION CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION!!!
At the federal level, lawmakers are struggling to impose meager background checks and "red flag" laws . . . The training mandate advocated by the Chief would place Constitutional rights in the hands of a state-sanctioned arbiter who would have final say over the 2nd Amendment rights which the framers believed were endowed by the Creator . . . Basically turning a constitutional right into a privilege regulated by the State like driving . . . And we all know how well the DMV works.
Respectfully, we disagree with the Chief of Police . . .
THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS NOT A PRIVILEGE, IT'S A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AND THE CHIEF'S BLOG POST DEMONSTRATES HE'S CLEARLY ON THE SIDE OF 'GUN GRABBERS' WHETHER HE LIKES IT, ADMITS IT OR NOT!!!
To be fair, the post expresses an opinion that's currently en vogue as fear has inspired millions of Americans to offer a sacrifice of essential liberty for the illusion of a little bit of safety.
KCPD Chief: How does public policy affect public safety?
Money line and what we believe is the Chief's main point highlighted in red:
"The common refrain that usually accompanies calls for any kind of gun regulation is, “They want to take our guns away.” The Kansas City Missouri Police Department has no interest whatsoever in taking guns away that are legally possessed by residents. The law that applies to carrying a firearm for hunting – training and permitting requirements – is the same kind of law that should be used for possessing firearms, period. Law enforcement officers in Missouri currently have limited tools to prevent violence from occurring by taking guns out of the hands of those who want to harm others.
"Since Jan. 1, 2008, a total of 1,346 people in Kansas City, Mo., have been murdered, the vast majority by firearms. That is a horrific loss of life in one decade. Imagine if we had a single incident with that many people killed at once in Kansas City. What would the reactions be? Would there be calls for some kind of immediate policy change so that could never happen again?
"Public policy can provide law enforcement with more tools to combat violent crime, such as an effective corrections system, stricter laws, and grants/funding for more officers and equipment. Regardless of the gun laws, of which there are currently many, they are ineffective without a certainty of punishment. Certainty of punishment is more important than severity in the prevention of gun violence.
"As I outlined at the beginning of this blog, the members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department are doing everything in our power to curb violent crime. But those in the halls of the legislature can affect public safety – for good or bad – at a much broader level. Something has to change. We hope the frustration our community is feeling about violent crime will turn into the action that is needed to change public policy to protect the people of Kansas City."
Read the post in its entirety . . .
In the only "place" in KCMO that offers a chance to retort against the current ideology of law enforcement . . .
You decide . . .