Saturday, June 7, 2014

Why do cops carry guns?

Why do cops have guns? Is it to protect you? Not according to the courts. Police are NOT required to protect the individual.
And according to this article, they aren't required to protect the public 'en masse' either unless they are bribed appropriately.

So why DO cops carry guns?


Is this a face slap moment or what? They may actually have to face ARMED CRIMINALS!

YOU, on the other hand, are not allowed to carry a weapon of defense in support of YOUR safety, or the safety of others, because....well.....911. And if the cops ever actually show up, THEY will have guns. YOU don't need them.

The next time you see a fucking cop, ask him why he carries.



Anonymous said...

Great. More cop bashing. I don't know what that article says (the link requires that I log in to google, and I am not going to give those assholes any more of my info than they already have) but cops DO carry guns to protect the public. It says right in the LAW. Lethal force is justified to defend yourself or another person from the imminent threat of loss of life or serious bodily injury. It even says it in our policy. "... even at the expense of your own life." Cops face more threats than most people because they are called to dangerous situations. Green grocers aren't.

Are there bad cops? Of course. Just like there are bad priests, teachers, account reps and ball players.

Get to know some cops. The VAST majority are the same as you. Most of them are probably more conservative/libertarian.

But don't worry. Regardless of how you feel, when your wife or daughter calls 911, the cops will still come. So, go ahead and hate us. We don't do what we do to be loved. We do it because we have honor.

Xeno, you disappoint me.

Xenolith said...

ZOMG, I disappointed Anonymous! Who hasn't even the balls to post his name. What SHALL I do?!

I wasn't cop bashing, although I have lost all respect for the organization that calls themselves 'peacekeepers' I do realize that there are actually some good ones out there.

Not YOU per se, but some.

And the article you chose not to go to is that a hotel in Detroit wouldn't rent to a conference unless THEY paid for 24 hour police protection to the hotel.

I always thought cops were ALREADY paid, by OUR taxes, to protect 'the public', even if NOT the individual by the decree of the SCOTUS!

And you state that "Lethal force is justified to defend yourself or another person from imminent threat of loss of life, blah, blah, blah....". By your own words, I should be allowed to carry as a gun is the SUREST way to ensure 'lethal force'. I'd say its pretty much a force multiplier! Which is why whenever possible, my Wife AND daughter go armed. So we don't have to wait on a cop on his coffee break, or fucking his mistress.
Oh, and as an aside: Just recently here in Oklahoma, TWO cops were shot during a State Trooper 'safety training' exercise.
So go ahead and be disappointed. Just don't come back.

Xenolith said...

And you're right a 'green grocer' doesn't have to go into dangerous situations. They come to him in the form of armed criminals.
When seconds count, cops are only minutes away.

Anonymous said...

Your site-your rules. I'm out.