There are political reasons why politically appointed police chiefs of police favor civilian disarmament. Yes but — these guys swear an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution. Second Amendment and all. You’d think America’s top cops — especially rural ones — would want law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, having seen exactly what happens when they don’t. They know that gun control will do nothing to stop bad guys. Do these chiefs really have to line up behind the forces of civilian disarmament to protect their jobs? Or are they, at their root, proto-fascists, happy to have the populace under their proverbial thumb, even if innocent life is lost as a result?