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No Cops, how will we defend ourselves?
In the wake of the awful death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis Police Officers that set off protests and riots in many of our nation’s larger cities. With the results of these riots, we have city officials calling for the defunding of their police forces. I have not yet heard what they are planning to do to replace those officers that we look toward for our protection.
Surely, Minneapolis police force needs some sort of change in their training and policies, as do many other communities, so that what happened in Minneapolis on May 25 is not repeated anywhere in our country.
We all watched our televisions as the protests grew into riots, looting and arsons and cities were set abuse and many small business owners lost everything that they have worked for over the years.
I watched as the mayor of Minneapolis and the police chief had their officers run away and allowed the violence to grow and the rioters to gain control of and burn down one of the city’s police stations.
But this also happened in our nation’s Capital and many other cities, including New York where Mayor de Blasio let the carnage continue unabated and in Washington D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser forced the eviction of Utah National Guard personnel who came to defend the city from those thugs.
Don’t blame the police, blame the elected officials who only reacted to the events that were unfolding in front of them and were not proactive and had the back of their police.
I know the old saying that “there is always a rotten apple in the barrel.” Police Department officials need to get those bad apples out of the force so that more people are not killed.
We, as citizens need to support our police departments and make sure they are trained to get the job done and have all the needed equipment they need to keep order. I would hate to see this country without any police officers on the ground. I know it takes a special person to put on that uniform and become a public servant and face danger.
Senator Tom Cotton issued the following statement, which I agree with saying, “Peaceful protests admirable, but burning stores, looting, and shooting police officers is not and we need to stop being political correct and lock up criminals who engage in violence.”
So, now what has happened as people begin to feel that they can’t get protection from the local law enforcement agents?
Gun sales have reached a record high in the past three months, with more than six million guns sold in the United States since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
So, as we arm ourselves, the liberal elected members of city councils and state and county government try to find a way to set us free from police protection and I will project that what ever comes with this defunding of police will not be in our best interest.
Sunday afternoon I was at the Fleet Farm in Hudson and walked into the area where they display and sell ammunition and noticed that some for the shelves were empty or near empty. But I did notice that the cost of ammunition for my hunting rifle was close to two bucks a round.
So, let’s stay safe and work to support our police forces.
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton