Gun-Rights Advocate: Sanford Police Chief Backs 'Civilian Disarmament'

Thursday, 07 Nov 2013 07:07 PM

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The police chief in the town where Trayvon Martin was killed has flip-flopped on his plan to ban volunteers from carrying guns while working in the neighborhood watch program — but his initial response proves he is "radically for civilian disarmament," said Larry Pratt,the executive director of Gun Owners of America.

"He's not comfortable with people like you and me to be able to ... protect ourselves. He's the kind of elitist that thinks only the cops should be able to carry guns and they'll protect you. Well, they can't," Pratt told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"They're not going to be around when a criminal strikes unless the criminal is the unluckiest guy in the world not to have seen a cop car out back when he attacks some place."

Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Cecil Smith had been at a community meeting on Tuesday. He then announced that police will only urge volunteers to remain unarmed.

"We're recommending that no one is armed," Smith said, according to The Orlando Sentinel. "If you choose to have a firearm, that's your right."

The fatal shooting of Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford turned into a racial powder keg when neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was accused of profiling and stalking the 17-year-old.

Zimmerman claimed he acted in self-defense after Martin attacked him. A jury acquitted him of murder and manslaughter in July.

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