Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, Ammoland will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. And it runs counter to the divisions that have shown up previously between Democrats in blue states and big cities and those running in districts that lean Republican, especially in rural districts. But the consensus among Democratic candidates and voters is that recent high profile mass shootings such as the one in Parkland, Florida in February has given them an opportunity to win in November and to drive through new restrictions on gun rights.
Advertisements concentrate on children and firearms accidents involving juveniles. The common ground among law enforcement HCI supporters is politics. Most are police chiefs and such who are either directly elected to their posts or are appointed by another elected official.
The regular street officer appears to be either neutral about the organization and its activities or opposed, much to the infuriation of some of their supervisors. Witness the plight of San Jose Officer Pyle who after testifying against gun control in Sacramento returned home to find that Chief Joe MacNamara no longer required his services.
He was put on desk duty and his case is on appeal. It was sent to 16, Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs and command personnel nationwide. The curious reader should refer to the appendix for a copy of this poll.
The stated purpose of the poll " However, it seems to be the only poll conducted directed at regular line officers as opposed to their politically appointed or elected supervisors.
Its results state that the majority of street law enforcement personnel do not support the views of HCI. Clearly, HCI has overestimated its law enforcement support, basing its claims on the support of a few organizations which are listed as: Fraternal Order of Policemembers National Association of Police Organizations 90, members International Association of Chiefs of Police 14, members National Sheriff's Association 30, members National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives NOBLE 2, members 6 Upon contacting these organizations the last two could not be reached it was confirmed that they do indeed support the practices and views of Handgun Control, Inc, though this claim is vehemently denied by a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Presentation of the group's magazine confirms this, though it must be noted that the leadership of the group disagrees with its membership and supports HCI. As a last point on HCI's accumulation of supporters, there is some controversy about the groups ethics in gaining them. The Federal Lobbying Report for the first half of the year" It does not say why he received it, only that it was a 'contribution.
McGuire, former associate director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, received substantial payment for expense requests. When HCI was asked about this, the representative from public relations declined to comment, but then added that appearances are often deceiving. Clarification as to his meaning on this was not provided.
Their efforts have expanded to include attempts to limit the private ownership of semi-automatic firearms, specifically rifles. We're going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily--given the political realities--going to be very modest Our ultimate goal--total control of handguns in the United States--is going to take time The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country.
The second problem is to get handguns registered, and the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns, and all handgun ammunition totally illegal.
In its membership drive pamphlet, HCI proudly displays and discusses briefly the recent legislation for which it has pushed passage. Unfortunately, they do not list bill numbers so it is impossible to tell which legislation is really being discussed and whether or not HCI is presenting the facts.
In my research, this proved to be quite common with HCI declarations. Their words are better than mine in describing their achievements: We broke the NRA's stranglehold on Congress when federal lawmakers passed a bill outlawing plastic, undetectable handguns.
The NRA spent millions of dollars trying to persuade Congress that these handguns, which could slip through metal detectors, were not a problem. Our strong alliance of police groups and a bipartisan coalition of legislators forced the NRA to change its position. Unbelievable as it may seem, the NRA defended the sale of armor-piercing bullets that can penetrate the bulletproof vests worn by our nation's police officers.
Handgun Control lobbied fiercely on Capitol Hill against these needless bullets. These easily concealable, low-quality handguns have one purpose--use in violent crime. Sarah Brady, along with other HCI supporters and law enforcement officials, helped persuade Maryland lawmakers to stop the sale of Saturday Night Specials in the state.
But Marylanders soundly rejected the NRA and voted to keep the law. Military-style assault weapons, designed solely to gun down human beings quickly and efficiently, are an ever-growing concern of America's police officers.
Despite the increased use of these weapons by drug dealers and hate groups, the NRA spends millions of dollars to defend their sale. With the help of law enforcement and Handgun Control, Inc.
New Jersey followed, and Virginia and Maryland have also enacted restrictions on assault weapons. It is through emotional passages such as these that membership is solicited.
Adding to these, are acts of shocking criminal activity utilizing firearms.
The stories in the membership pamphlet read: The next day, Brady, who had a history of cocaine addiction, went into a mall's crowded food court at lunchtime and opened fire, killing one young man and wounding four others.Ironically, in its analysis of National Rifle Association materials on Barack Obama, these so-called "FactCheckers" use the election year campaign rhetoric of a presidential candidate and a verbal claim by one of the most zealous gun control supporters in Congress to refute facts compiled by NRA's research of vote records and review of legislative language.
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