The poll was on the site complements of Greta Van Susteren, host of the Fox program "On The Record."
I sent her the following e-mail:
Your Assault Weapons Ban Survey is Fatally Flawed.
The choice "I defer to what police say on this" is an invalid choice.
The reason this choice is invalid is because you don't know what "the police" say! There is no way, other than a national plebiscite of all sworn law enforcement officers to really determine the "police view."
This is amply demonstrated by the recent passage of Public Law 108-277, the Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act of 2004.
This act, which enables qualified active-duty and qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms throughout the United States "notwithstanding any state or local law to the contrary" was opposed by police administrators, such as members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, but was supported by the rank and file, such as members of the Law Enforcement Alliance of America. So, what was the "police position?"
I suggest you scratch this fatally flawed survey and either start over without the "whatever the police say" option or just drop it altogether.
Life Member - International Association of Chiefs of Police
Member - Law Enforcement Alliance of America
U.S. Secret Service - Retired
Hillsborough County, Florida, Sheriff's Office - Retired
I have no issue with going after gun smugglers, by all means.
The combination of "We'll let crooks out again and again to keep crime spiking while going after dealers" has a very bad and even predictable ring.
I am all for catching smugglers. Harassing regular dealers, not so much.
Not sure if this will stand, there is still the whole Court and the Supreme Court down the pike, but this is an interesting one.
The Ninth Circuit just had a Three Judge Panel rule that California Magazine Capacity restrictions are Unconstitutional.
Makes me wonder if it has an immediate...
New York's State Attorney General has moved to dissolve the NRA, based on accusations of fiscal mismanagement.
Addendum, this thread...
This guy is selling mugs with 20 % of the proceeds going to fight Gubner Coonman's gun grab here in Virginia.
I know all of us need yet -another- coffee mug, let alone a 20 dollar one but if you feel so inclined, here's a link.
I'm in for a couple.