Although Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) thinks she has all of the police supporting her proposed assault weapon ban, I can tell her with authority she does not.
I have directly spoken to three law enforcement officers about the subject, and – without prompting – all three are totally against an assault weapon ban or a magazine capacity limit. So much so I did not even have to ask the specific question. This includes one officer who responded to the Newtown shooting in December.
I know quite a few other cops, and don’t think it would be appropriate for me to flat out ask them what they thought. It’s my strong belief most of the line law enforcement officers out there are against any sort of expanded assault weapon ban or magazine capacity limit. Ask them yourself. Honestly, all they want to be able to do is their job and have the tools and training so they can do their jobs successfully.
I also think (my opinion) spokespersons for law enforcement and many in leadership positions are more closely associated with politics than they would like, and therefore need to tow a political line if they want to keep their jobs.
Are you in law enforcement? Have you spoken to a cop about the subject? If so, let’s see your (short) stories in the comments section.