Police Association, Virginia Law Enforcement Officers Oppose Gun Control Laws

Police Association, Virginia Law Enforcement Officers Oppose Gun Control Laws

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Photo by fsHH from Pixabay Growing opposition to new Virginia gun-control laws now includes a Georgia-based organization representing over 50,000 law-enforcement officers. “The law enforcement community and the citizens they are sworn to protect have no reason to fear an armed, law-abiding citizen,” Sean McGowan, executive director of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association (SSPBA), told America’s 1 st Freedom . “On many occasions across our nation, armed citizens have come to the aid of an officer during the course of the officer’s duties when dealing with an uncooperative or combative violator. These people step up to do the right thing because they respect both the officers and the laws they are enforcing. Many lives have been saved by these good Samaritans.” SSPBA issued a press release Jan. 24 in response to Virginia gun-control bills. “Members of the law enforcement community throughout the South stand united with our fellow officers in Virginia in opposition to Governor Ralph Northam’s gun-confiscation scheme,” McGowan said in the press release. “We know that a well-armed, well-trained, law-abiding citizen is our best friend. And these are exactly the people New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Governor Ralph Northam want to disarm.” A new Democrat majority in Virginia has been pushing through extensive gun-control legislation despite fierce pushback. Opposition has come in many forms, including most Virginia counties issuing public proclamations supporting the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Gun-rights supporters have lobbied extensively, with large crowds attending both local meetings and state lobbying […]

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