San Diego Police Chief Lansdowne wants to disarm Americans within a generation

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.

That's San Diego chief of police William Lansdowne.  Thank you, Mr Lansdowne, for making your agenda clear. 
"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?

What does Mr Lansdowne issue to his police officers?  As of 2004, it appears to be:
San Diego Police Department
Issues the 919mm Beretta Mod 92FS pistol, 919mm Ruger PC9 semiautomatic carbine, 5.5645mm Colt AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, and 5.5645mm Ruger Mini-14 semiautomatic rifle.
Uses the Cadillac Gage Peacekeeper 44 armoured car.
The Beretta 92FS can accept up to 32 round magazinesThe Ruger PC9 carbine can accept a 15 round magazineThe Ruger Mini-14 can accept up to 30 round magazines and has a select-fire versionThe Colt AR-15 semiautomatic rifle can accept up to 100 round magazines and is a semi-automatic version of a fully-automatic firearmThe Cadillac Gage peacekeeper is an armored vehicle that can mount a full size machine gun or a 40mm grenade launcher.

All of these firearms, or their magazines, would be banned under the laws Lansdowne supports.  But police officers could still carry them.

Why does Lansdowne want to be able to carry firearms that he wants to prohibit honest, law-abiding citizens from owning?

This entry was published Tue Jan 29 04:53:17 CST 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-01-29 04:53:17.0. [Tweet]

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