Am I alone in finding this whole spectacle rather odd?
Dude is there in uniform. Is he laying out his gun control position in an official capacity? Or just as an interested citizen?
Either way it raises some questions. One of the commenters says this is the position of “the vast majority” of street cops. Is it? I have no idea, but it seems counter-intuitive. Cops walk up to so many cars and into so many unknowable situations. That they would wish for an extravagantly armed populace seems unlikely.
I’m sure I’m being unfair to Trooper Delehanty, but, as reported, this show and tell session comes very close to what many of us think of when we hear (or use) the term “gun nut.” You have a 30-round clip because…you see them in movies? You have all these powerful weapons because …well, this one would be useful for “boar hunting.” Boar hunting? And you’re supposed to be keeping us safe? Why do I not feel safe?