–Yet another problem with universal gun ownership and carry

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Does this scenario sound familiar?:

(Innocent) Texas mother Kametra Barbour was pulled over and arrested at gunpoint in front of her children after police mistook her for a suspect on the loose.

“What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children,” Barbour says.

Police Detective Michael Clay later told WFAA that the officer’s actions were justified given “the nature of the call — that a weapon was involved.”

It occurs to me that the police in America must be especially jumpy about contacts with any citizen, because that citizen might very well be carrying a gun. More and more are.

With so many people carrying loaded guns, even an innocent traffic stop or neighborhood call can devolve into a life or death confrontation.

Many years ago, when I was young, if you were pulled over by a police officer, he didn’t feel he had to approach your car cautiously, with his hand on his weapon, and demand that you exit the car with your hands clearly in view and raised.

He didn’t feel he had to tell you to walk backward toward him. He didn’t feel he had to cuff you for his own safety. He wasn’t so tense, that your slightest move, he might interpret to being threatening, could set him off shooting.

Police in America today, are faced with more and more armed citizens, who might or might not be angry, drunk or otherwise aggressive — or merely carrying a cell phone or a wallet that looks like a gun.

If you’re a police officer, you have no idea whether or not that guy you pulled over might just decide he doesn’t like police. Or thinks you are threatening him. Or is high on something.

And start shooting.

Police are human. They have human fears. They have families they love. Some are calm; some are excitable. Some are kind, and some are mean. They have the same foibles we all have.

So, rather than take a chance, the safest thing an officer can do, when in doubt, is to shoot first. That way he knows he will go home to his family rather than be covered with a sheet.

Yes, NRA and all you gun lovers, you think guns make you safer, but one thing you haven’t thought out. What happens when everyone is carrying a loaded gun — and the police know it.

Be ready to read about more and more killings by police.

I don’t have data on this, but I suspect that shootings of innocents by police in Japan and England, where gun ownership is low, are much less frequent than in the U.S., which has the highest gun ownership in the world.

In America, if you see that blue flashing light in your rear view mirror, be afraid. Be very afraid.

The police are.

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6 thoughts on “–Yet another problem with universal gun ownership and carry

  1. Recent report shows more people killed by police in USA in March 2015 than in over 100 years in UK, where private arms are restricted and most police are not armed.

    Look here: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-04-08/us-police-kill-more-civilians-march-uk-police-killed-100-years

    And here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-its-a-crime-that-we-dont-know-how-many-people-police-shoot-to-death/2014/12/01/adedcb00-7998-11e4-b821-503cc7efed9e_story.html

    When an empire decays, it treats outsiders and its ‘enemies’ more and more barbarically. Then it turns the same brutality on its own.


    1. Thanks Steve,

      It’s the obvious and inevitable result of widespread gun ownership.

      Walk in your downtown area and visualize that every one of the people you see is carrying a loaded gun. How many of them do you trust with your life?

      That’s what the police must deal with these days.

      Unfortunately, we blame the police for the uptick in civilian shootings, but the fault lies with the gun manufacturers and their paid agents — the NRA — and the gullible American public which has been brainwashed into thinking gun ownership makes them safer.

      We have been stupid enough to dig our own graves, just to make Remington, Magnum, Wesson et al rich.


  2. I “like” it when the four or five year old gets hold of mom’s or dad’s heat and blows away his friend or parent. That’s happening a lot nowadays. My father fought for 4 years in the Pacific in WWII and wouldn’t let the kids have toy guns, much less have firearms lying around the house. Too bad that’s not the norm in this country.


  3. RMM-

    I dont disagree with your description of the “perception” of police that more and more citizens are armed. But the reality is that the % of people who own guns is at multi-decade lows even while the smaller number of gun owners own more and more guns resulting in a growing total # of guns.

    Its similar to income and wealth inequality in a certain way, even though there is growing level of nominal income and wealth, that money is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.

    Its also similar to the misperception about crime and violence. Due to the prevalence of TV and media, it would seem that violence is everywhere compared to the “good old days”, when the reality is the opposite, violent crime has never been lower:


    Perception is reality


  4. Auburn, interesting information. Thanks.

    I should mention that, from the standpoint of the above post, there is a substantial difference between having a rifle at home and openly carrying a Glock.

    The hunting rifle at home is not what scares the police into taking aggressive action on the street.

    Do you know of any data showing how many people carry pistols?


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