Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cops Not Sold On Gun Control
Obviously the nays have it but who was in the polling sample? Police officers. This was part of an online survey of 15,000 verified peace officer conducted by PoliceOne.com You know, they're the folks who are going to be laid off because of the sequester brought on by the Republicans. Of course we all know the caveats that must be attached to self selecting samples but the spread is 95-3.
Breaking down the results, it's important to note that 70 percent of respondents are field-level law enforcers -- those who are face-to-face in the fight against violent crime on a daily basis -- not office-bound, non-sworn administrators or perpetually-campaigning elected officials but it could be that their backgrounds in law enforcement, unlike Senator Patty Murray's undergraduate degree in recreation, don't equip them to judge serious policy decisions.