While on patrol you discover that a citizen is carrying a loaded firearm whether pistol, shotgun or rifle. You work for a jurisdiction such as in IL, NY, NJ, CA, WI, MA or some other place that bans guns. What should you do? I say follow your oath and first recognize the Second Amendment that you have sworn to uphold.
The argument that the courts should decide the Constitutionality of gun laws not street cops is just not working. Take the City of Chicago as an example. Alderman Ed Burke controls all judicial appointments and lawyers placed in judgeships. In Chicago nobody would ever be appointed or slated if he or she dismissed gun cases because of something like the Bill of Rights. As a result the Cook County judicial system is a sham. Cops have been ordered to break laws to enforce laws and that’s both wrong and un-American.
If the citizen you stopped is not involved with any offense beyond ignoring a ban or prohibition that infringes on the right to possess or carry firearms let him or her pass in peace. We must protect the rights of our citizens even if politicians write laws that violate our freedoms. Remember these rights are the freedoms of cops, their families and friends too.
I don’t suggest for a second that armed felons, drug addicts or people engaged in other criminal activity get anything less than free food and shelter in your local jail. Cops need to protect citizens and their rights.