I’ve been reading a lot of posts lately. Sometimes I comment, sometimes I just shake my head and move on. I’m not interested in a pissing match over who’s a patriot and who isn’t. I’m just going to point out a few truths.
The 2nd amendment fight we’re in involves ALL Americans. Your average cop is an American just like you and I. Your average cop has a family and friends just like we do. Your average cop is a working man, just like you or I…
A cop on the street isn’t the least bit concerned what you have in your closet/safe/under your pillow or whatever. The average cop isn’t concerned with you at all as long as you are not a danger to others. A cop has the same rights as you do, he can ask questions of you just like you can ask questions of people you see on the street. The difference is a cops badge gives them a right to expect an answer whereas you may get punched in the face for asking.
A cop isn’t going to arbitrarily pick your house for a search and seizure. That order must come from above. The order that says COPS MAY ENTER YOUR RESIDENCE comes from a judge. The cops that will execute that order have very little say so in it. IF the warrant says “Extremely dangerous and Armed” it’s pretty likely that you will see heavy armor outside your door. But the cops executing the warrant can’t question it at the time any more than YOU the target can.
This is why I don’t subscribe to the “Cops are bad” philosophy. Judges issue warrants based on info obtained by detectives/CI’s and or whatever “Legal” way is relevant. IF the warrant was signed based on ILLEGAL means, odds are you never make it to court. A cop has as much chance of arguing the validity of a warrant before being dispatched to serve it as you do when the knock comes. Your average cop has to trust the system that is in place and must execute the warrant with his safety first and foremost. AS WOULD ANYONE!
I would also like to remind the “Cop haters” that a very large portion of cops are preppers in the truest form. They see the STUPID every day and they see exactly what this society is headed towards. The COPS you hate now should the shit truly hit the fan may be your best ally.
All that said, I don’t expect that the cop haters would read this and change their opinions, but I had to try.