New York Police Benevolent Association President Mike O’Meara may have cracked a code Tuesday during impassioned remarks at a press event in which he defended rank-and-file police officers and declared that the fired Minneapolis cop now charged in the death of George Floyd “killed someone, we didn’t.”
Yet, he observed, all police are now painted with the proverbial broad brush.
Perhaps at some small rural gun range or maybe an urban gun store, some gun owner in New York or Washington, California or New Jersey is muttering, “Welcome to the party.”
Liberty Park Press reports,
Law-abiding gun owners have faced the same type of “shaming”—perhaps from some of the same legislators and members of the media—now being applied to police and sheriff’s deputies across the map in the wake of the Minneapolis incident.
Lawmakers are considering more restraints on police because of the Floyd case. To gun owners, such a reaction is typical in the aftermath of a highly-publicized shooting. Every gun owner is held responsible by the gun prohibition lobby.
O’Meara, holding up his badge, said it “still shines.” Translation: there is no tarnish on it.
Owners of modern sporting rifles, for example, could point to their firearms and declare there is no blood on them, either.
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