We mean, this is just common sense. These stats are AWESOME! Not only are police in favor of gun rights but two out of three officers oppose an “assault weapons” ban! Check this out and spread the support for our men and women in blue! They’ve got our backs.
A Pew Research Center survey released January 11 shows that police officers support protecting citizens’ gun rights over passing more gun control by a margin of 3 to 1.
According to Pew, 74 percent of officers believe it most important to “protect the right of Americans to own guns,” while 25 percent want greater efforts to “control gun ownership.” Among the public at large, 53 percent believe it most important to “protect the right of American to own guns,” and 46 percent want greater efforts to “control gun ownership.”
Pew also points out that 67 percent of officers oppose a ban on “assault weapons.” This is crucial information, considering the Obama administration appealed to police safety when pushing bans on “assault weapons” and certain types of ammunition for those weapons.