14,642 cops were asked if banning private non-dealer gun sale would reduce violent crime. 11,663 said . . .?

Asked "Do you think that a federal law prohibiting private, non-dealer transfers of firearms between individuals would reduce violent crime?"

11.5% (1,684) said it would.

79.7% (11,663) said it would not.

Is that WHY Democrats think it's a greeat idea?


Such bans CAN ONLY impact LAWFUL buyers. No other result is possible.

Update 2:

Law at a gun-show is wholly identical in every respect to law elsewhere, and yes, the proposal as presented by its Democrat authors did indeed ban ALL private transfers, including from decedent to estate - but ONLY among LAWFUL transferees.

Update 3:

All department sizes were represented as were ranks from basic officers through Chiefs.

BTW, if you exclude large Metro POLITICIAN-Chiefs, the disparity is even more dramatic since they're virtually the ONLY "cops" not supporting VERY BROAD gun-rights.

8 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    I suggest you are missing the point. Obviously most violent crime that involves guns won't be prevented by such a ban. But private sale of guns without some effective background check on the buyer is a bad idea, just like gun show sales without background checks ... particularly if background checks are required for gun shop sales. It's an obvious loophole in the sale of guns and could allow criminals or, worse, mentally unstable individuals who want to shoot up a school, etc. to acquire a gun more easily than if such a law were in place. Note no proposed law I'm aware of would disallow intra-family transfer of guns ... just not sale to an unknown person.

  • IceT
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    If they think it's a good idea then why didn't they vote for it when the gun bill went through the senate?! If every Democrat had voted for it it would be law today!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    When gangs want automatic weapons, they can easily buy them from across the border. You could ban ALL guns in the U.S. and there would still be Crips, Bloods, and MS13 running around with full auto AK47s or worse.

  • 7 years ago

    There are over 500,000 cops in America. 15,000 of this 3%. And 3% is not an accurate sampling. You also don't give any specifics. Were these 15,000 cops in Alabama and Mississippi?? Texas?? Statistics in a vacuum with no reference are worse than worthless.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Dems want slaves asking for a handout

    Cons want citizens asking for a hand up.

  • 7 years ago

    nope it won't. Not in anyway. We will be at the mercy of Gangs and Drugs Lords just like Mexico

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Straight from the horses mouth.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    No cause how will you defend your self against people who buy guns illegaly. with a knife? already seen the end of gun vs knife scenario. plus its unconstitutional.

    Source(s): Bill of rights and common sense
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