Gun Control & Police Protection

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Judge

Greeneville, TN

#1 Feb 24, 2013
The Supreme Court of the United States has since 1856 consistently ruled that law enforcement officers have no duty to protect any individual, despite the motto "protect and serve". Their duty is to enforce the law in general.

In 2005, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that police do not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm.

Better get you a gun and protect yourself, the cops aren't here to protect you.

Since: Dec 12

Columbus, NC

#2 Feb 24, 2013
When every second matters, the police will reach you in minutes IF you are lucky!

“Res Ispa Loquitur”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3 Feb 25, 2013
Judge wrote:
The Supreme Court of the United States has since 1856 consistently ruled that law enforcement officers have no duty to protect any individual, despite the motto "protect and serve". Their duty is to enforce the law in general.
In 2005, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that police do not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm.
Better get you a gun and protect yourself, the cops aren't here to protect you.
Don't get lost in the semantics of general duty. While the language may seem to suggest that police have no duty to protect, they do have a duty to enforce law. Of the laws they are tasked to enforce, many of them will inherently provide protection to the intended victim.
With that said, people owe it to themselves and their family to be able to protect themselves. At no fault of law enforcement, it is simply unreasonable to believe that police will be in the right place to protect you at all times.
Judge

Greeneville, TN

#4 Feb 26, 2013
I've heard so many people say "We don't need guns, that's what we have the Police for", and I'm thinking, are you really that stupid?

I guess they are.
Jeff Co Shooter

Duluth, GA

#5 Feb 28, 2013
Yeah, just because there are Fire Departments doesn't mean that smoke detectors and fire extinguishers aren't worthwhile.

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