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L.E.O. Opinions on Legally Armed Civilians?

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by KiloBravo, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    I ran a search for the topic on here but could not find exactly what I was looking for. I too am going through the process for the second time right now to try and get accepted into the academy to become an officer myself.

    However, I just wanted to ask all of you guys on here, what is your honest opinion on individuals who take the necessary measures to carry legally every day? Mostly good or bad idea you think in general?

    Any personal stories of encountering those who were packing when you pulled them over would be great. Obviously, I know some people out there are not fit to even carry a water pistol, let alone a firearm. I just thought it would make for some interesting discussion from those who have to deal with it almost every day.

    Any input is appreciated. :wavey:
     
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    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

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    If you look through the posts, generally, you will find that most of us who frequent this board are in favor of legally armed civilians, military personnel included.

    What is bad is the attitude that some have, (not the cops here I don't think), CCW/CCH permit-tees who believe that CCW/CCH permit-tees are all that, when many only go through the minimal training required for the permit. There is a reason that it says a well regulated militia in the Second Amendment, which in using the language of the times, during that era, people needed to know how to shoot for protection of properties, acquiring wild game as food, as necessary, and for being used as local militia for the protection of their villages and such, which was done according to the skills and weapons that a person knew, which included handguns, rifles and muskets and such like, (depending on what a person could afford). Also people were expected to have some basic skills with edged weapons, usually implements that were used in one's daily work, such as hunting knives, axes and other implements that a person may be accustomed to working with.

    For this matter, I would not be against a person owning and using full automatic arms, if they could afford to support such a tool, (and in some states they can), as long as they are obeying the laws of the US, and their local governments while doing so.
     

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    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

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    I raise your popcorn with a sandwich cookie.

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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Kill em all, let God sort em out.

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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    On a more serious note the officers that post here are "into Guns" and supportive of armed citizens who take the time and trouble to arm themselves and be responsible for their own safety.


    The best kind of call we get as officers is the ones where when we arrive the dirtbag, thug attempting to rob, kill, or break into a citizens home has already expired from ingesting to much lead on an empty stomach. Courtesy of the armed citizen they thought was prey.

    What they generally do not care for is grandstanding jackasses out to do something because they can and get the attention mommy didn't give them as a child.
     
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    How big IS that muther!!??
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    About time someone asked this question






    ...this week. :tbo:
     
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    Sorry to all if this has been covered to a great extent before. I generally try NOT to post such things. Please feel free to remove this thread if need be. I was not trying to inconvenience anybody. I was just generally curious, that is all.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Why, your Alzheimer's acting up again?

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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    it's no big deal, and while it does get asked in here from time to time. We never mind honest inquiries, The problem is, many times it's not an honest inquiry just someone trying to stir things up.

    I have seen enough of your posts to know that was not your intention.
     
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    Excellent post kind sir! I appreciate the fact that there are officers out there who are as happy with good citizens arming themselves as I am.
     
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    That is the BIGGEST cookie I have ever seen! :wow:
     
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    :agree:
     
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    Thank you very much for that. Please let me add that you are 100% correct. I gain no pleasure in getting anybody worked up about anything, esp. on an open internet forum. I was just genuienly curious about this topic, and thought I would ask the great people who help keep our country safe every day. :wavey:
     
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    I am glad so many officers feel that way! Thank you for taking the time to respond. :wavey:
     
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    If you let us know where you are, we can attempt to arrange to have your rights trampled, your firearm seized, and your dignity taken.


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    Just a little something I saw in the image files. I think that particular one is a sandwich cookie cake, including pouring batter into cake pans shaped for the purpose.:cool:
     
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    :rofl:Never talk to the PO-LICE, is that right? :supergrin:
     
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    That thing is nuts! I can feel my blood sugar rising just thinking about eating something like that. :rofl: