Myth: Police favor gun control
Fact: 94% of law enforcement officials believe that citizens should be able to purchase firearms for self-defense and sporting purposes. 1
Fact: In an survey of 15,000 law enforcement professionals: 2
- 96% opposed limiting magazine capacity
- 91% think banning “assault weapons” would have no effect or a negative effect
- 62% said they would not enforce new gun control laws
Fact: 65.8% believe there should be no gun rationing, such as ‘one gun per month’ schemes.
Fact: 97.9% of police officers believe criminals are able to obtain any type of firearm through illegal means.
Fact: “Gun control has not worked in D.C. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It’s quicker to pull your Smith & Wesson than to dial 911 if you’re being robbed.” 3