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A thought about local gun politics

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by 1911 guy, Mar 1, 2014.

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  1. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Member

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    I've had a thought. First, I live in a very small town. Population 2,500. Yes, less than 3K people. Being a small town, we also have a small police force of about a dozen officers. Which makes my idea possible. I'm just not sure it's a good idea, so I'm running it past you guys first.

    I'm sure that at least a portion of our police force would like their own AR. Seems to be a common theme amongst some of the police I've interacted with in the past, they want a personal copy of their duty weapon. Some of them just want one, whether they're issued an AR or not.

    So... What about contacting the department and having a "build party"? Buy your parts by a certain date, come over for a cookout and put it together. I already have all the tools.

    While I enjoy tinkering with rifles and have built a couple ARs in the past, the main purpose would be to cement in the minds of the officers that it's not a scary "I'm the only one professional enough..." rifle, but one that should be viewed as common and applicable to many purposes, not just shooting puppies and making babies cry within a three county radius. Gun ownership and use is acceptable by the general public and not to be viewed with suspicion.

    To be clear, I've not noticed any anti-gun sentiment locally. In fact, I've not noticed any sentiment regarding firearms. This is more of a preventive and relations thing, rather than trying to correct a perceived issue.

    Good idea? Bad idea?
     
  2. Field Tester

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    It's not the police you need to change the minds of, it's the legislators.
     
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    Regardless, sure, go for it, sounds like a great way to meet the police and for them to do some "community policing".
     
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