When it comes to supporting gun rights restoration, some People of the Gun are [rightly] suspicious of the police. Many police chiefs and police organizations publicly declare their support for gun control and their opposition against open carry, campus carry and constitutional carry. Many, but not most. According to a recent survey . . .
86.4 percent of more than 20,000 sheriffs and chiefs of police surveyed “support nationwide recognition of state issued concealed weapon permits.” Some 76 percent agree that “qualified, law-abiding armed citizens help law enforcement reduce violent criminal activity.”
For some reason, cops holding these opinions don’t get as much media attention as police chiefs and police organizations that declare their anti-gun rights animus. So it’s a joy to see retired Maryland State Police Captain Jack McCauley take to YouTube to tell it like it is.
His rant against a Free State universal background check bill speaks the truth about guns. That makes McCauley TTAG’s Gun Hero of the Day. We need more like him to speak out. Before they retire? If only . . .