CA police chief: guns are not defensive weapons

| February 15, 2013 | 57 Comments

LanceCooley sends us a link to bizarre story in The Blaze about Emeryville, Calif. Police Chief Ken James who claims that guns are not defensive weapons, so he wants “reasonable” gun control.

“One issue that always boggles my mind is that the idea that a gun is a defensive weapon,” he said. “That is a myth. A gun is not a defensive weapon.”

He was speaking during a press conference promoting strict gun laws in California. James is also the chairman of the Police Chief Association’s Firearms Committee.

“A gun is an offensive weapon used to intimidate and show power,” James added. “Police officers don’t carry a gun as a defensive weapon to defend themselves or their other officers. They carry a gun to be able to do their job in a safe and effective manner and face any oppositions we may come upon.”

A good example of a failed public school education. So, is he saying that the police are aggressively enforcing the law with their side arms? the police don’t draw their weapons unless they’re threatened, and citizens are required by law to only use their weapons when they’re threatened – so WTF is Chief James talking about? I don’t think he knows either. Clearly he’s trying to pursue a political agenda and justify grabbing citizens’ guns to himself. Because he can’t think the rest of us are paying attention to his ignorant ass.

Category: Gun Grabbing Fascists

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  1. streetsweeper says:

    Good point, DaveO.

  2. In my police career, I worked for many police chiefs. Most of them were clueless about what we did and guns etc. Some were totally good, some were about as retarded as this guy.
    I’m glad I’m retired and don’t have to put up with dummies like this guy.
    Firearms are used everyday by responsible citizens to defend themselves…because the police are 6 minutes away when you need them in 20 seconds!

  3. malclave says:

    @34
    smoked something he shouldn’t have….

    It’s California… you’re saying he smoked some tobacco?

  4. thebronze says:

    This guy is a turd, a buffoon, a moron and a disgrace to the badge.

    REAL cops don’t support him or anything he says.

  5. A Proud Infidel says:

    @54, Indeed, I’ve seen shopping mall “Rent=a=Fuzz”es with more brains and common sense than that turkey. I know a fair share of real-life LEO’s, and they’d say he’s full of himself and something else!

  6. Hellboy says:

    Flagwaver… I believe you just coined a new phrase, “weapons grade stupid” and I’m going to use it often.

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