Police Chiefs In America: Armed Citizens Reduce Crime
The 28th Annual Survey by the National Association of Chiefs of Police is an event that most concealed carriers would probably never know existed unless they read this sentence. However, it is an important event in terms of letting the community leaders in law enforcement gather and give a voice to concerns with training, readiness, force protection, and better ways to serve their own communities.
This year came with a survey which, in addition to quite a few other questions, asked about the role of citizen gun owners and concealed carriers.
In particular, two questions drew our attention:
- Can qualified, law-abiding armed citizens help law enforcement reduce violent criminal activity?
- Do you support nationwide recognition of state issued concealed weapon permits?
In both of these questions, police chiefs and sheriffs overwhelming responded that they were in favor of both.
It goes with a national trend associated with combating gun violence from criminals. Police and law-abiding citizens both have to deal with this. In one recent situation in Boise, both a homeowner and a police officer came under fire when they attempted to stop a violent rampage from taking place in their neighborhood. The police officer was struck in his vest before the perpetrator took …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation