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  1. Tyrsmann is offline

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    Questions for Law Enforcement officers.

    What is the general attitude on gun ownership among police officers?

    Do any you know of gun statistics from Law Enforcement agencies?

    What would be the cheapest way to properly store a firearm in your opinion?

    Does Gun ownership make your job harder?
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    What is the general attitude on gun ownership among police officers?
    Most LEO's are very pro gun and believe that the more law abiding citixens who responsibly own and carry guns the better. COnversly, most of the LEO unions and the organization of police chiefs are very pro gun control.

    Do any you know of gun statistics from Law Enforcement agencies?
    Start with the FBI's uniform crime statistics. And, though it's not a law enforcement agency, the CDC keeps pretty good records on firearm fatalities.

    What would be the cheapest way to properly store a firearm in your opinion?
    Can't answer this question without knowing your circumstances, local area laws and the reason you want to own a gun.

    Does Gun ownership make your job harder?
    Criminals owning guns makes my job harder. Law abiding citicizens owning guns doesn't, and may even make it easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrsmann
    What is the general attitude on gun ownership among police officers?
    I'd say it's a 50/50 split, actually. I know alot of cops who carry a gun only because they have to. Many of them aren't prepared to actually use it. It's these same cops who don't think other people should have them, either.

    But, by the same token, I know alot of cops - especially those who grew up in rural communities or came from military backgrounds, who are not exactly 'pro-gun' but are more comfortable around them and realize that they are merely tools and are dangerous only in the hands of the wrong people.

    Do any you know of gun statistics from Law Enforcement agencies?
    This is a very vague question. What kind of gun statistics are you asking about? Are you wanting to know about crimes or homicides involving firearms? Are you asking about police related deaths involving firearms? You'd have to be more specific.

    What would be the cheapest way to properly store a firearm in your opinion?
    Depending on your firearm, use a trigger lock mechanism and a lockable gun case. You can obtain combination locks or key locks, which ever your preference. If you have a firearm that has a bolt action, store the bolt separately.

    Does Gun ownership make your job harder?
    I'd have to go with Matt on this one. People who legally own guns are not the problem. Quite the contrary, they are the ones who go to the lengths they do to obey the law and comply with regulations. It is the criminal element...those who, ironically, couldn't obtain firearms through legal channels, that are the problem. Conversely, it is these same assholes that make it harder for the law abiding gun owners and, in turn, give them a bad name.
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    Depending on your firearm, use a trigger lock mechanism and a lockable gun case. You can obtain combination locks or key locks, which ever your preference. If you have a firearm that has a bolt action, store the bolt separately.
    Unless he wants a gun for home defense. A locked and unloaded gun won't do him any good if he needs to defend himself. Otherwise, you're spot on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt W.
    Unless he wants a gun for home defense. A locked and unloaded gun won't do him any good if he needs to defend himself. Otherwise, you're spot on.
    True.

    I gotta admit, I don't know the firearms laws in the US, but I do know that in Canada, as long as you're present in your home, you can have a locked and loaded gun in your house and it would be classified as 'in use'.

    If the law's similar, or the same, where he's at, then he's good to go.

    I just assumed he was asking about storing the gun when he wasn't around.
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    I have 3 friends that are currently police officers, 2 Long Island cops and a NYPD. The LI cops all carry while off duty, the NYPD cop doesn't, he doesn't feel the need.

    What are the other LEO's opinion on off duty carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
    I have 3 friends that are currently police officers, 2 Long Island cops and a NYPD. The LI cops all carry while off duty, the NYPD cop doesn't, he doesn't feel the need.

    What are the other LEO's opinion on off duty carry.
    UNFORTUNATELY, cops in Canada are not permitted to carry off duty. But sometimes, man....I'd feel a hell of alot more comfortable if we could.
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    That's because socialized medicine enables such large savings of income, Canadian swine can afford to live in gated communities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kein Haar
    That's because socialized medicine enables such large savings of income, Canadian swine can afford to live in gated communities.
    Hah! Maybe everywhere else in Canada, but not in Alberta.

    Besides....I thought you yanks all believed we lived in igloos, not in gated communites.
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    Gated igloo communities, yes.
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