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Police Poll: Most Oppose New Gun Legislation

Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 02:26 PM

By Melanie Batley

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Most law enforcement officers believe that a federal ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would not reduce violent crime, according to a new poll.

The survey of 15,000 law enforcement professionals conducted by PoliceOne.com March 4-13, found nearly all of them — 95 percent — do not believe changes in magazine capacity will help.

It also revealed that 71 percent of respondents believe a federal ban on military-style, semi-automatic assault weapons would have no effect as well. Some 20 percent said a ban would actually have a negative effect.

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“Quite clearly, the majority of officers polled oppose the theories brought forth by gun-control advocates who claim that proposed restrictions on weapon capabilities and production would reduce crime,” said Doug Wyllie, the survey’s author and PoliceOne editor-in-chief.

“In fact, many officers responding to this survey seem to feel that those controls will negatively affect their ability to fight violent criminals.”

The results also showed that 85 percent of respondents believe passage of gun control legislation proposed by the White House would do little to improve their own safety on the job.

More than 80 percent of respondents also said they support arming school teachers and administrators who willingly volunteer to train with firearms and carry one at school.

“Contrary to what the mainstream media and certain politicians would have us believe, police overwhelmingly favor an armed citizenry, would like to see more guns in the hands of responsible people, and are skeptical of any greater restrictions placed on gun purchase, ownership, or accessibility,” Wyllie said.

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