David Codrea has: Police Magazine Poll on Gun Ownership
The results or article do not appear to be available online, so he’s taken the liberty of scanning in a section of it for us to ponder. Among some of the interesting items:
Q: Would tighter restrictions increase or enhance public safety in your jurisdiction?
— 11.8% Yes
— 88.2% No
Of those answering ‘Yes’, more thought the main benefit would be prevention of gun-related accidents than thought it would keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
Also, 95% of respondents said that they owned more firearms than their duty sidearm, and 94% of them said they owned more than one additional firearm. Almost 65% said they owned four or more additional firearms.
Over one third of respondents answered “Yes” to the question If a new gun ban were passed, and if so ordered, would you assist in the confiscation of firearms from owners who had previously met all legal requirements?
Just so we’re clear–even though most admit “gun control” won’t make them safer or stop violent crime, and even though most admit to owning multiple guns themselves, almost two-thirds of “The Only Ones” surveyed think your right should be licensed by the state, and over a third said they would assist in confiscating them if ordered.
“The Only Ones” is what Codrea calls the police and other officials who call for the control of other peoples’ guns but not their own.
The next time someone says that only politically opportunistic police chiefs and administrators support “gun control” while the “rank and file” support the Second Amendment, you might want to point them to these results.