Beloit, Wisconsin Police Chief Norm Jacobs is serious about preventing crime in his town and has obviously taken the gun grabbers’ gun-violence-as-a-public-health-issue approach to heart. “Gun violence is as serious as the Ebola virus is being represented in the media, and we should fight it using the tools that we’ve learned from our health providers.” Amen to that. Think about it for a minute. If you’re feeling poorly and suspect you may be sick — or have spent too much time in west Africa lately — you go your doctor and ask him to poke around to see what he can find, right? Well wpr.com tells us that’s exactly the approach Chief Jacobs wants Beloiters to take when it comes to civilian-owned firearms. Which is why . . .
Police in Beloit are launching a new effort to reduce gun violence in which they’re asking city residents to volunteer to have police search their homes for guns. …
Jacobs said he hopes some searches will result in the discovery of guns they didn’t know were in their own homes. He said that there’s also a chance they’ll find guns linked to crimes.
It just makes sense really. Think of it as a routine colonoscopy of your house and property. Probably something you should schedule annually. All Chief Jacobs and his boys in blue will be doing is snipping those hidden bleeding polyps that could otherwise cause you problems down the road. Metaphorically speaking.
Seriously, if you’re a true Person of the Gun who owns lots of heaters, God knows it can be hard to keep track of them all. How many times have you been cleaning your house and came across a 1911 you didn’t know was stashed in a drawer? Maybe a Mossy 500 in the pantry? Or a bona fide crime gun some dood managed to stash in your basement when you weren’t looking? It happens all the time!
…Jacobs said he doesn’t expect the phone to be ringing off the hook with requests for police to search their homes. He nevertheless hopes the program will encourage people to think about gun violence….
Besides, what’s more American than a voluntary police search of your residence? And isn’t it good to see law enforcement acting in such a proactive way to keep the good people of Beloit safe in their own homes?