by Doug Book, editor
It’s been just over a year since 26, Gun Free Zone-inspired murders were committed in Newtown, Connecticut. And just over a year since gun control zealots demonstrated the consequences of preventing the law-abiding from defending the defenseless.
And now the National Football League has decided that the left’s scheme of disarming the good guys worked SO well at Sandy Hook, the League will ban off-duty police carrying arms at NFL games. Only official stadium security personnel and ON-duty police officers will be armed during the games.
“We trust these law-enforcement officers when they are on-duty, but somehow we can’t trust them as soon as they are off-duty,” observed John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Resource Center and author of More Guns, Less Crime.
Though Lott has written extensively on the subjects of gun rights and gun control, it’s possible he doesn’t understand that to the leftist mind, success is determined only by the perpetual implementation of the “cause.” Practicality, common sense, positive results, even the saving of a life make no difference. It was for this reason that, unable to implement new anti-gun legislation months after Newtown, America’s gun control crowd ended by mourning the loss of an opportunity rather than the loss of life.
“The likelihood that there’s a need for the use of force by an off-duty officer is extremely remote,” said NFL Head of Security Jeff Miller. Now that’s a statement to be expected from a representative of the increasing liberal National Football League. Of course, the chances a psychopath would gun down 20 children were also remote; at least until anti-gun forces provided lunatics a safe haven for committing murder by turning the nation’s schools into gun free zones.
The Minnesota Police and Peace Officer’s Association has sued the NFL, claiming its decision, “violates state law, and could put the public and officers in danger.” The NYPD is considering doing the same.