New FBI Study Again Proves the Lie of Gun Control
By Dean Rieck
Force Science News recently reported on a landmark 5-year study of cop killers conducted by the FBI and detailed in a 180-page summary called “Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers.”
While the study focused specifically on criminals who have assaulted officers, the facts emerging from this study are a damning indictment of the entire gun control movement and proof of what gun rights activists have long known about violent criminals.
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Here are a few of the most revealing quotes from the FBI cop killer study as reported by Force Science News:
Criminals get guns illegally. They don’t buy guns at gun shows.
“Predominately handguns were used…and all but one were obtained illegally, usually in street transactions or in thefts. In contrast to media myth, none of the firearms in the study was obtained from gun shows.”
Criminals use any gun available. They don’t distinguish between “bad” guns and “good” guns.
“What was available ‘was the overriding factor in weapon choice,’ the report says. Only 1 offender hand-picked a particular gun ‘because he felt it would do the most damage to a human being.’”
Criminals don’t obey gun laws of any kind.
“…none of the attackers interviewed was ‘hindered by any law - federal, state or local - that has ever been established to prevent gun ownership. They just laughed at gun laws.’”
Criminals shoot indiscriminately and don’t care what they hit or kill.
“Twenty-six of the offenders [about 60%], including all of the street combat veterans, ‘claimed to be instinctive shooters, pointing and firing the weapon without consciously aligning the sights,’ the study says. ...as one of the offenders put it: ‘[W]e’re not working with no marksmanship....We just putting it in your direction, you know....It don’t matter...as long as it’s gonna hit you...if it’s up at your head or your chest, down at your legs, whatever....Once I squeeze and you fall, then...if I want to execute you, then I could go from there.’”
Criminals are ready and willing to kill instantly.
“…the study team ‘did not realize how cold blooded the younger generation of offender is. They have been exposed to killing after killing, they fully expect to get killed and they don’t hesitate to shoot anybody, including a police officer. They can go from riding down the street saying what a beautiful day it is to killing in the next instant.’”
Criminals are utterly ruthless. They have no respect for your safety.
“‘Offenders typically displayed no moral or ethical restraints in using firearms,’ the report states. ‘In fact, the street combat veterans survived by developing a shoot-first mentality.’”
Is there anything here that surprises you? Do you think the media will report these facts? Do you believe this study will change the minds of gun control proponents? Of course not. But we can continue to hope that as the years pass and as the truth relentlessly proves the lie and uselessness of gun control, people will start to get the message.
Dean Rieck is the Marketing Director of Second Call Defense and a Leader with Buckeye Firearms Association.