That's San Diego chief of police William Lansdowne. Thank you, Mr Lansdowne, for making your agenda clear.
Lansdowne has gone on record saying: "I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it's courageous with the politics involved in this process. [And] I think it's going to eventually make the country safer."
He also has personally advocated for a legislative solution that would allow current lawful firearms owners to keep their assault weapons if new sales are banned, but prohibit assault firearms from be passed down to living relatives after death, meaning the weapon would be destroyed when the current owner dies.
He made it clear that it may take "a generation," but new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets.
"We're seeing an increase in the quality of weapons, in the types of weapons we're seeing... even though we have a ban here in California."He admits the ban doesn't work, but wants to impose it nationally.
"The officers in many cases face people better armed than they are."Better armed than the police? Really?
San Diego Police DepartmentThe Beretta 92FS can accept up to 32 round magazines. The Ruger PC9 carbine can accept a 15 round magazine. The Ruger Mini-14 can accept up to 30 round magazines and has a select-fire version. The Colt AR-15 semiautomatic rifle can accept up to 100 round magazines and is a semi-automatic version of a fully-automatic firearm. The Cadillac Gage peacekeeper is an armored vehicle that can mount a full size machine gun or a 40mm grenade launcher.
Issues the 9×19mm Beretta Mod 92FS pistol, 9×19mm Ruger PC9 semiautomatic carbine, 5.56×45mm Colt AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, and 5.56×45mm Ruger Mini-14 semiautomatic rifle.
Uses the Cadillac Gage Peacekeeper 4×4 armoured car.