Wanna know why the IACP, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the Fraternal Order of Police, and virtually every other organization that advocates on behalf of the police think the NRA and its extreme policies on guns are loony? Because of this:
FBI Releases 2012 Law Enforcement Officers Killed in Line of Duty:
According to preliminary statistics released today by the FBI, 47 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2012. The total number of officers killed is 25 fewer than the 72 officers who died in 2011. By region, 22 officers were killed as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, eight officers in the West, six officers in the Northeast, five officers died due to incidents in the Midwest, and six officers were killed in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Apparently the NRA's brain dead "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" didn't working out too well for those 43 dead police officers.
Offenders used firearms in 43 of the 47 felonious deaths. These included 30 incidents with handguns, seven incidents with rifles, and three incidents with shotguns. The type of firearm was not reported in three of the incidents. Twenty of the slain officers were wearing body armor at the times of the incidents. Six of the officers fired their own weapons and two officers attempted to fire their service weapons. Three victim officers had their weapons stolen; however, none of the officers were killed with their own weapons.