MSNBC: Police Lives In Danger Because Of Armed Law-Abiding Citizens

ScreenshotBreitbart – by AWR Hawkins

On March 28, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry suggested the push away from gun control and toward expanded gun rights–which means more armed, law-abiding citizens–actually puts police lives in danger.

Harris-Perry read a summary from a recent Department of Justice report on police activity in Chicago and New York City. She then specifically focused on Philadelphia police, whom the report claims “averaged about one shooting a week from 2007 to 2013.” She said that during this time period “the percentage of unarmed suspects shot by the police increased from 6 percent to 20 percent.”  

Harris-Perry then paused and asked, “Is is possible that our lack of national, common sense gun control laws leads to a situation where it is more dangerous to be a police officer and so police officers begin acting in ways that they expect everyone to be armed?”

In other words, instead of adopting the gun control measures pushed and rejected on the federal level in 2013, we are now seeing a push to repeal gun control and expand concealed carry and could it be that these things make police feel that their lives are in danger?

What Harris-Perry failed to note is that Chicago and New York City–two of the prime focuses of the DOJ report–are not cities with a high rate of concealed carry permits. Moreover, New York City is in a state where the SAFE Act mandates the very gun control measures rejected on the federal level in 2013. But gun control does not impact criminals and criminals are the ones who endanger the lives of police officers.

Police are not getting into shootouts with the father who takes his son out to dinner on the way to a Boy Scout meeting, nor are they in a shootout with the mom who keeps a Glock 42 in her purse to protect her daughter en route to dance class. Rather, they are getting into shootouts with criminals and suspected criminals who do not even read, much less follow, the gun control laws of a given state.

John Jay College’s Jon Shane alluded to these things when answered Harris-Perry’s questions by pointing out the need for “context.” He told her guns are not a new thing, that they have always been part of American society and “always will, and have always been a factor that’s trained on in policing tactics.”

And because he made his point successfully, Harris-Perry shifted the conversation away from how more law-abiding citizens with guns put police lives in danger and focused instead on how police are racially biased.

She said: “I guess part of what I will say is my concern that because of racial stereotyping that creates implicit bias, that for officers who are making a judgement call about whether they are in fear, that an African-American male body can be perceived as more dangerous than it actually, empirically is.”

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20 thoughts on “MSNBC: Police Lives In Danger Because Of Armed Law-Abiding Citizens

  1. Isn’t it amazing how it always ends up being about race with these morons? None of them ever mention Kelly Thomas being white or the baby that had the grenade tossed in it’s crib being Asian or lots of others I could name.

    1. Thanks, Sharon…I thought so. I don’t watch TV, but she looked familiar, and I was going to ask if that was her.

      This cheap slut is just a commie mouthpiece who needs to be hanged for her part in ushering in the commie regime.

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  2. Police are in danger because they’re a gang of brutal murderers, and the American people are tired of it.

    Of course, she’s only talking to a small gang of morons who still believe the TV, so what she says is largely irrelevant. They’re grasping at straws to stay in control of the minds of Americans, but it’s too late for them. The entire planet is starting to see through these lies.

  3. “And because he made his point successfully, Harris-Perry shifted the conversation away from how more law abiding citizens with guns put police lives in danger and focused instead on how police are racially biased.”
    Melissa Harris-Perry can’t even decide what last name he?she should have. It is the epidemic of police brutality that puts pig’s lives in danger. Only the duly elected sheriff has any constitutional authority granted by the people. All other state and federal law infringement agencies have no constitutional authority and, thereby, have no authority over American Nationals. However, the communist insurgency that has taken over our government pretend all of these agencies are legal until proven otherwise in a kangaroo court of their choice, and you got a snowball’s chance in hell if you think you can argue that point in our corrupted justice system. So, when you decide to finally say, “I’ve had enough of this and I’m not gonna take it anymore”, either be prepared for war or prepare for your tazing and beating and possible death and realize that they don’t exist to protect and serve you, they exist to make you compliant to their rule.

  4. Melissa Harris-Perry suggested the push away from gun control and toward expanded gun rights–which means more armed, law-abiding citizens–actually puts police lives in danger.
    Thats because she is a two bit NWO whore. I hope she bleeds to death in a ditch.

  5. She ALMOST got it right.

    More armed law-abiding NATIONALS would definitely put pig lives in danger, because they’d be smoking out-of-control pigs for the atrocities committed.

    1. I don’t want to sound unsympathetic but F**k the police. These psychopathic pieces of sh*t have no morals or integrity anymore and deserve nothing but scorn for their dastardly deeds. Show me one honest, upright, pig with integrity and I’ll call you a bald faced liar. You cannot enter that profession without disposing of every molecule of honesty.

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