A new nationwide poll shows strong support for gun owners by rank-and-file police officers, which means you'll never hear about it in the mainstream media.
Police Magazine surveyed more than one thousand officers on various Second Amendment issues, and the results are a slam-dunk for gun owners. Eighty-eight percent said more gun control won't make people any safer. More than 60 percent of officers said they own more than four firearms for their personal use.
Officers were also asked if they would take part in a gun confiscation in the case of a gun ban. The good news is that two-thirds of officers surveyed said they wouldn't confiscate guns that had been banned. The bad news is that a third of officers said they would.
Next year I'd like to see those poll numbers change. I'd like to see that majority of officers explain to their colleagues that, if you believe in the Constitution, you don't do things that are unconstitutional.
In the meantime, this poll affirms what I've been saying for decades: The vast majority of rank- and-file police side with gun owners because they are gun owners. They're Second Amendment supporters, even if their politically appointed chiefs are not.