Police chief: All guns will be banned within a generation.

Published On February 25, 2013 | By CopBlock | Articles

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CA- San Diego Police Chief, William Lansdowne said in an interview that the implementation of new gun laws will take guns off the streets of America within a generation.

According to San Diego 6, Lansdowne said that it may take a generation but guns will eventually be taken off the streets through new laws like Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban:

“Chief Lansdowne, who plays an active role in the western region of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) association, said it may take a generation but guns will eventually be taken off the streets through new laws like Senator Diane Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban legislation. Some of the items his organization is addressing include; a ban on assault weapons, restricting high-capacity magazines, closing loopholes that allow firearm sales between private owners without background checks, and implementing much stricter background checks by using a comprehensive database.”

Lansdowne called for tougher gun laws in an interview with KPBS, and praised President Obama for his initiative on gun control.

“I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has,” he said.

“I think it’s courageous with the politics involved in this process. But I think it’s goin to eventually make the country safer and certainly safer for my officers that have to respond to these calls.”

Lansdowne believes that the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut weakened the gun lobby’s power and has opened the door for new gun control legislation.

“We broke the NRA,” Lansdowne said off-camera.

Lansdowne’s position on gun control appears to be in the minority among sheriffs across the nation, however.

As CNSNews.com previously reported, sheriffs from Florida to California have stated publicly that they will not comply with any new gun control measures proposed by the federal government.

http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/police-chief-within-generation-guns-will-be-taken-streets

Second Amendment hypocrites: Senators Schumer and Feinstein have concealed gun permits.

A recent poll conducted by the National Association of Chiefs of Police indicated that almost 64 percent of police commanders and sheriffs favor a law allowing private citizens to carry concealed firearms for protection. Almost 73 percent said that citizens should not be restricted from purchasing more than one weapon, and 96 percent say they believe criminals obtain firearms from illegal sources.

Unfortunately most states – especially those called Blue States due to their Liberal-leanings – continue to prohibit private citizens from carrying concealed handguns.

At the same time, there are outspoken opponents of gun ownership, such as Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), who are carrying concealed weapons, according to WABC Radio’s Mark Levin. Levin, a recognized constitutional expert, heads the Landmark Legal Foundation. The LLF’s goal is to protect American’s from unreasonable and illegal government intrusions and violations of the US Constitution, including the Second Amendment.

The mainstream news media have been aware that several antigun proponents are carrying concealed firearms but have failed to expose this hypocrisy. This writer’s efforts to discover how many other anti-gunners are also packing heat – a right they wish to deny other citizens – met with limited results.

Not only does Schumer carry a handgun, the New York City Police Department also provides armed escorts for the good senator. In fact, the Government Accounting Office — the investigative arm of the US Congress — slammed Schumer’s use of police resources for personal protection. It’s clear that Schumer believes he’s special. He wishes to ban private citizens’ ownership of firearms, while he enjoys layers of protection.

“No wonder Chuckie Schumer shoots his mouth off so much – he’s able to protect himself,” says a 25-year police veteran.

Also, a check of Pistol License records shows that Senator Schumer possesses an “unrestricted” pistol permit, a rarity in New York City. Licenses are distributed in different categories in the Big Apple: Target Permits allow only use of a firearm at a licensed firing range; Premises Permits allow weapons to be kept in a home or apartment; Restricted Permits allow the gunowner to carry their firearms concealed but only within the purview of their job (security, jewelers, armored car guards, etc.). So it’s evident that Senator Schumer has two sets of rules — one for Americans and one for himself.

And then we have Senator Diane Feinstein on the Left Coast who possesses something more rare than a conservative Republican in San Francisco – an unrestricted concealed weapons permit. Apparently without shame, she participated in a citywide gun turn-in program that was intended to create some kind of statue from the donated guns that were to be melted down. One of her police body guards let it slip that she contributed a cheap model for the meltdown, while retaining her .357 magnum revolver for her own personal self-defense.

Hypocrisy is not limited to politicians when it comes to the Second Amendment. For Example, well-known Washington-based columnist, Carl Rowan, often wrote about the ills of firearms ownership. Until, that is, he shot and wounded a teenager who trespassed on his property. The white teenaged boy claimed he wanted to try Rowan’s swimming pool. Rowan, an African-American, retaliated with deadly force using a firearm. That’s when the news came out that Carl Rowan, gun-control advocate, actually possessed a license to own firearms.

Another example is the loudmouth entertainer, Rosie O’Donnell, who once ran roughshod over conservative actor Tom Selleck because of his stance supporting the Second Amendment. Although Ms. O’Donnell doesn’t carry a gun, she has three armed bodyguards who protect her, her wife and her children, something the vast majority of hardworking Americans could never afford. Isn’t it comforting to know all these Liberals are looking out for us?

http://www.federalobserver.com/archive.php?aid=10104

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  • thinkfreeer

    Any law enforcement officer who is for gun restrictions or eliminations is welcome to start with their department. We need the same guns as law enforcement. Period.

    Feinstein’s bill is DOA.

    “Lansdowne believes that the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut weakened the gun lobby’s power and has opened the door for new gun control legislation. “We broke the NRA,” Lansdowne said off-camera.” Wrong! – that’s why there’s a half million new NRA members since Sandy Hook, and the gun and ammo manufacturers can’t keep up with demand.

  • Shawn

    Look at all the stars on Baghdad Bob’s collar. What comic opera paramilitary nonsense to put on decorations like that.

    “Almost 73 percent said that citizens should not be restricted from purchasing more than one weapon,”

    At least they understand different guns for different reasons. The gun you keep on your nightstand isn’t the same as the one in your pocket. But there are a lot of cops who want to heavily restrict our ability to defend ourselves. LE IS hostile to citizen gun ownership.

  • t.

    No. Consider the source. Why anyone still lives in California is beyond me.

  • Brice Beede

    I choose not to carry a gun. Personally I don’t like them or feel a need to do so. However every american has a permit to carry any weapon concealed or otherwise. It’s called the bill of rights. That IS your permit and supercedes any other law. An attempt to infringe on that right is cause to consider using said weapon. If it were made illegal to have one I’d then have to feel obliged to have one even if it meant making it myself.

  • shawn

    @T

    Oh i got the sources. A conservative constitution loving candidate in CA has the life expectancy of a doughnut in a police station. What are CA cops going to do when powdered sugar is as illegal as cocaine?

  • Wicked Vet

    Anyone living in Cali remembers the L.A. Riots and the image of the man who stood on his roof with an assualt rifle protecting his store and his life. You tell me an assualt weapon isn’t for defense.

  • YankeeFan

    T,

    We do have some wonderful beaches here and the pacific coast highway (HGWY 1) is a very scenic drive!

  • t.

    Oh, I’ve visited. Beautiful. But all off those orchards in the middle to the state…you know the ones that produce all the nuts…some of those nuts spread into what to many facets of the state. All kinda crazy going on.

  • Ed D

    I think we’d be better off if all police chiefs were banned within a generation…if not sooner.

  • certain

    T is just mad because they won’t allow him in CA. Too many security guards already.

  • http://copblock David Swan

    I live in San Diego and this is no suprise to me. SDPD is full of criminals. So Cal cops have to be the biggest pieces of shit nationwide.

  • 1776

    D0X this Traitor!!!

  • slappy

    Thanks to idiot activists who insist on walking down the street with a rifle in one hand and a Glock in the other, these poster children for the anti gunners out there truly show the ignorance of what open carry is all about. You can’t blame the anti gunners for this. Stupid activists push it because “They can” and nothing else. Insisting that carrying a AK-47 around playgrounds and schools only fuel anti gunners.

    Activists need to stop being knuckleheads.

  • BluEyeDevil

    SLAPPY = DRONE
    THOSE ACTIVISTS ARE THERE FOR A REASON, FIRST IT IS THEIR RIGHT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION TO NOT ONLY CARRY WEAPONS A. 2., BUT THEY ALSO HAVE THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH A. 1., THE FREEDOM THE PROTEST A. 1., THE FREEDOM FROM SOME COP QUESTIONING THEM EXERCISING THE ABOVE RIGHTS A. 4., THE FREEDOM TO NOT HAVE THEM SEIZED A. 4. AND A. 8., THE FREEDOM TO NOT HAVE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING A. 5. YOU DUMB ASS COPS NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME AT YOUR STUPIDITY. IT IS ALMOST COMICAL HOW MUCH YOU FEAR OTHER MEN WITH GUNS. SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOUR OVER COMPENSATING FOR SOMETHING. TO CALL THEM STUPID ACTIVISTS JUST SHOWS YOUR CONTEMPT FOR THE CONSTITUTION, FREEDOM AND LIBERTY. NOT ONLY ARE YOU A FOOL BUT A COWARDLY LITTLE MAN. I AM GLAD THAT THE MAJORITY DO NOT AGREE WITH YOUR ANALYSIS OF PEACEFUL MEN EXERCISING THEIR INALIENABLE AND GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. YOUR A DISGRACE AND SHAME ON YOU. YOUR FAMILY MUST BE PROUD.
    T.,
    WAS IN CALIFORNIA, FORT IRWIN FOR M.O.U.T. (MILITARY OPS. IN URBAN TERRAIN) AND SOME TRAINING IN MOUNTAIN WARFARE IN THE SIERRA NEVEDA MTNS. I CAN TELL YOU ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH. THE LIBERAL FORCES AND DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED FASCISTS THAT CONTROL THE STATE HAVE MADE IT NOT ONLY TAXED AND PRICED OUT OF ANY NORMAL MANS RANGE FOR LIVING BUT HAVE OVERSPENT ON PENSIONS, SALARIES, ENTITLEMENTS, OVER POPULATED PRISON AND JAIL SYSTEMS, OVER BEARING REGULATION HAS CRUSHED ANY HOPE FOR GROWTH, ILLEGALS OWN THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE STATE, CORRUPT LAPD AND OPD (DO I NEED TO SAY MORE), HOLLYWOOD, SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND, L.A., FIENSTIEN, BROWN, BOXER. LOL ALL THIS RUINED THE BEAUTY OF THE STATE. ILL NEVER GO BACK UNLESS IT FINALLY FALLS OFF INTO THE SEA AND IM VISITING NEVADA. LOL.
    TEXAS OR FLORIDA FOR ME.
    BY THE WAY THIS CHIEF IS A COMPLETE MORON AND OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE CHILDREN THAT ARE THE NEXT GENERATION.

  • rusty shackleford

    when common sense and t. come for my guns i have a little surprise waiting for them. Go ahead, throw in those flash bangs, stack up, enter and fall one by one. Try to take my guns and you deserve what you get. Come on you socialist nazi thugs, t. and common sense…where is your bravery now? You know you are salivating at firearm confiscation. I dare you to come and take mine. You haven’t the balls. Thugs like you only prey on the weak. Just like the ghetto rats and dirtbags in the inner cities. You are cowards. Many more gun owners have prepared for this situation are just waiting for you to come-a-knockin. Bring it on thugs, bring it on. Can you say hard target?

  • t.

    Dude, you attack me, but have you ever even read what I’ve written? Apparently not as that comment makes no sense.

  • Common Sense

    Rusty, the police aren’t coming for your guns….

  • Shawn

    @common

    The cops will do as they are told. They will not risk their pensions over the Constitution.

  • Ed D

    Common…is that what you told the resident’s of New Orleans after Katrina? As I recall, the police did come for their legally owned and possessed guns…and confiscated them.

  • BluEyeDevil

    ED, I BELIEVE IT WAS PAID MERCS AND SECURITY FORCES THAT CONFISCATED GUNS IN KATRINA (BLACK WATER GOONS), SOME NATIONAL GUARD, VERY FEW POLICE INVOLVED IN THAT. UNDER ORDER FROM THE DEMOCRAT MAYOR RAY NAGIN (PIECE OF SHIT). IT WAS A BETA TEST RUN FOR THE BIGGER PICTURE OF DISARMING AMERICANS. THE NOPD WAS TO INEPT AND DERELICT TO PULL SOMETHING LIKE THAT OFF. AGREED THAT IF POLICE TRY SOME STUPID SHIT LIKE DISARMING US WILL NOT WORK OUT TO WELL FOR THEM AND THEY KNOW THAT. COMMON IS RIGHT MOST WILL NOT COMPLY WITH A FEDERAL ORDER TO DISARM US BUT DON’T GET ME WRONG SOME WILL TRY AND THEY WILL PAY. WE WILL COME FOR THEM IN THE NIGHT WHEN THEY ARE IN BED. WE KNOW WHERE THEY LIVE. MOST COPS KNOW THIS. THEY WILL LIKELY TRY TO USE U.N. TROOPS TO CONFISCATE WEAPONS. I AM A VETERAN AND CAN TELL YOU WITH A 100% CERTAINTY THAT OUR SOLDIERS WILL FUCK U.N. TROOPS, MERCS AND FEDERAL POLICE IN THEIR BUTTHOLES IF THEY EVEN TRY. DON’T WORRY BROTHER, PREPARE YOUR SOUL, PREPARE YOUR FAMILY AND PREPARE TO FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wicked Vet

    It’s been a long time since you served Devil. Some will disobey, but some will follow orders because they will be afraid not to, or because they believe in it.

  • Common Sense

    @Ed

    Interesting, I never knew. Seems afterward states (21) passed legislation to prohibit the confiscation of firearms during a state of emergency. Then again, posse was suspended as well.

    “Police department spokesman Bob Young said it has stored 552 guns that were confiscated after Katrina, through Dec. 31, 2005. Police have said they only took guns that were stolen or found in abandoned homes…” USAToday 2008

  • BluEyeDevil

    LOL,
    AGAIN VET YOUR TALKING TO ME. 2008 I’VE BEEN OUT FOR SO LONG, LOL. LISTEN THEM BOYS DOWN AT THE V.F.W., SOME THEM BOYS DOWN AT THE ARMORY, MY OLDEST SON IN THE INFANTRY, MY DAD A VIETNAM VETERAN, GRANDPA KOREAN WAR VETERAN, FRIENDS DOWN AT THE V.A., A BUNCH OF ENLISTED FRIENDS AND RETIREES, SOME NATIONAL GUARD BUDDIES, SOME SPEC. OP. BOYS, SOME COP BUDDIES, SOME LIBERTARIAN FRIENDS, SOME PRO SECOND AMENDMENT FRIENDS, SOME MILITIA GUYS I TALK TO, SHIT; I KNOW BOYS WHO NEVER SERVED A LICK OF SERVICE BUT ARE WILLING TO LAY IT DOWN FOR OUR RIGHTS, I EVEN HAVE SOME FRIENDS DOING SOME CONTRACT WORK FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT ACROSS SEAS. ALL THESE BOYS HAVE THE SAME OPINION AS I DO. IF THAT SOCIALIST OBAMA EVEN TRIES. HE WILL HAVE A SHIT STORM MARCHING ITS WAY STRAIT TO WASHINGTON AND WE DARE THE FEDS OR TRAITOROUS SOLDIERS TO GET IN OUR WAY. THESE POLITICIANS ARE JUST BLOWING SMOKE. THEY AINT GOT NO TEETH TO THEIR BITES.
    AT THE VERY WORST, SOME TRAITORS THAT CALL THEMSELVES SOLDIERS WILL PUT UP A LITTLE RESISTANCE, BUT IT WILL NOT LAST WHEN MILLIONS OF PATRIOTS COME ROLLING OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. THEY DON’T WANT TO DIE………….

  • YankeeFan

    Common,

    There is more to it than what That paper stated. There are stories of citizens who had legal guns taken by police and the antional guard and there was even an official declaration that only law enforcement would be allowed to posses guns. This video link has a NOPD big wig stating that no one will be allowed to be armed. It was more than ilelgal or abandoned guns. It is also ironic that guns were taken from alw abiding citizens to show just hpow afraid police are at times of armed citizens but it was 5 police officers who murdered 2 citizens and now are doing 35-65 years roughly!

    http://www.therightscoop.com/the-untold-story-of-gun-confiscation-after-hurricane-katrina/

  • john

    @blueeyedevil i was a paramedic that went down to Katrina from NH yes the Police ( gangsters in blue) were involved in seizing guns,as was hired goon squads,and the national guard,instead of these agencies doing something productive they gear up in there swat shit and play gangster violating the rights of citizens who were left vulnerable after Katrina, i had my 9mm strapped to my left ankle under my medic uniform.

  • BluEyeDevil

    JOHN,
    SMART TO KEEP A LITTLE SOMETHING HIDDEN, NOT REGISTERED, AND CONCEALED. ITS BETTER TO BE CAUGHT WITH ONE THAN WITHOUT ONE. FOR SURE MAN. ABOUT KATRINA, I KNOW WHAT YOUR SAYING MAN, COPS ARE FUCKING DRONES AND NEED TO BE HANDLED, BUT THERE WAS A LOT TO THAT WHOLE MESS THAN MEETS THE EYE. THERE WERE MERCS. BLACKWATER, AND THE MILITARY AS WELL AS COPS. NAGIN BROUGHT IN ALL THE FIRE POWER HE COULD GET BECAUSE HES A FEDERAL DRONE TOO. THATS ALL I WAS SAYING MAN. IT WAS A BETA TEST FOR CONFISCATION. BET ON THAT BRO.

  • Mike Voleski

    Well I think the police chief wants to be at the top of the hit list.

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