It is down right scary when you learn how CA Police Chief Ken James thinks. That a police chief would publicly state that a gun is not a defensive weapon is crazy. Tell that to all the people who have defended themselves with a gun! Wonder why there are millions of us in this country that have many gun for defensive reasons. It seems that the lines are being drawn between Sheriff’s and city police, at least police chiefs.
The Sheriff’s are clearly on the side of the Constitution and the people. Not so sure about police chief’s when we see things like this and how the San Diego Police Chief said they had ‘broken’ the NRA and that America could be ‘disarmed’ in one generation.
From The Washington Examiner: California police chief: The idea that a gun is a defensive weapon is a ‘myth’
California Police Chief Ken James insisted earlier this month that the idea of a gun as a “defensive weapon” was a “myth.” Speaking at a news conference about gun control with California lawmakers, James explained that he was concerned with the amount of weapons owned by American citizens.
“One issue that always boggles my mind is that the idea that a gun is a defensive weapon,” James said. “That is a myth. A gun is not a defensive weapon.”
James is the Police Chief of Emeryville, California and the Police Chief Association’s Firearms Committee Chairman.
“A gun is an offensive weapon used to intimidate and show power,” he asserted, explaining to the audience that police officers don’t carry weapons to defend themselves, but to do their job in a “safe and effective manner.”
The fact that this guy is a police chief is very scary. Someone who does not understand or want to support the Constitution and individual rights per the 2nd Amendment should not be a police chief.