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I know Ricochet has members who are current or former police officers, and many of you have family or friends on the force. I’d appreciate you sharing your perspective on this topic. I’ve seen Beto O’Rourke talk about how the police will enforce his ban and confiscation plan for “assault weapons.”
I’m not going to get into his recurring lie that the AR-15 was invented for warfare. I’m not going to get into his stupid claim that the founding fathers could not have envisioned that we would one day have guns that could be reloaded faster than muskets (good grief, we had private ownership of cannons at the time), or his assertion that this ban would be in compliance with the Constitution.
I just want to talk about police confiscating guns from people with no police record. In 2013 the Colorado legislature passed a bunch of gun restrictions and the vast majority of Colorado’s county sheriffs said they would not enforce those laws. I’m wondering if we wouldn’t see massive resistance to enforcing Beto’s “assault weapons” ban. I suspect that a whole lot of our men and women in blue personally own weapons such as the AR-15 themselves. What do you think? Are the police officers you personally know supportive of such a ban?