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Police Group Calls for Gun Control Laws

July 27, 2012  | 

A national law enforcement group called for gun-control measures, including expanding background checks for firearm purchasers and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines.

The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, an alliance of nine police leadership organizations, made its announcement at a Thursday press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The group called on lawmakers to pass "effective, common-sense public safety measures strengthening gun laws, while not diminishing law-abiding gun owners' ability to own and use firearms," according to a statement from the group.

James Johnson, the Baltimore County, Md., police chief, said a high-capacity magazine like one used in the Aurora shooting "simply has no place in civilian hands," reports the Los Angeles Times.

"It is ridiculous to argue that hunters or civilians who own weapons for self-defense need a 100-round drum magazine," he said. "As we have seen, people don't stand a chance against this kind of firepower."

Tags: 2012 Aurora Shooting, Gun Control Advocacy, Police Chiefs


Comments (9)

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Bob@Az. @ 7/27/2012 2:23 PM

Why do I think these guys have lost touch with the cop working the street? As for the percentage figures, don't think so. We have over 10,000 gun laws on the books and we need more?. More BS from Washington yesman.

Chuck McKenzie @ 7/27/2012 6:57 PM

Yessiree, Lorena Bobbitt, these are the same people who were against concealed carry because they knew there would be daily shootouts. Now, they want to have more laws to ignore that will do nothing to prevent gun crimes. That's why they are "Chiefs", because they know so much more than the street cops.

Goldwing @ 7/27/2012 8:23 PM

Here's the connection, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Joyce Foundation. Commonality - Brady Campaign.

The chiefs forgot their roots once they made chief. They lose touch with the officer in their ranks as well as the citizens they serve.

Luther Glenn @ 7/28/2012 11:52 AM

The gun control argument isn't really about guns. They are just using guns as a tool to promote control. Control is the real adgenda of these groups. The officer on the street knows that once a man becomes chief, his goals and efforts chang. He is using the established liberal media only to guarantee his continued position.

coolhandluke @ 7/29/2012 10:05 PM

just doesnt make sense! why do we continuley punish Americans who legally use guns, but not the people who use them for wrong doing. And there will come a day when we, even us, brothers and sisters in blue will be victims of our government.

Greg @ 7/31/2012 5:48 AM

Same usual group of leftist lowlifes sucking up to the usual suspects. These aren't cops/police/law enforcement/peace officers, these are big city politicians with a uniform mewing the party line of Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Bloomberg, Schumer, Lautenberg, McCarthy.

It's all about controlling the unwashed citizens who dare to have an opinion, own guns, go to church and have patriotism for their country. These same politicians will not be supporting any officer either.

Jason Barnes @ 7/31/2012 6:17 PM

The law enforcement equivalent of a batch of $25 hookers.

11BravoCibVet @ 8/8/2012 10:44 AM

So nice to see that my comment has allready been covered by my fellow citizens! I would fight to the death by your sides ! The way things are shaping up? Just looks like I might have to. Restore the Republic and hold the traitors fully accountable , or your children and theirs will be slaves! There is no other choice.

susan @ 1/11/2013 4:00 PM

Wow, this us the way our "officers of the law" think? Scary.

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