You decide

The guys with the beer and .357 revolver in this picture are:

A) Average NRA members

B) Racist Tea-Partiers

C) Rednecks

D) Police officers; the guys who are more responsible and trusted that you and me so that they can legally carry firearms any where they want; the guys you tell your kids to find if they are lost; the guys you call when your husband is beating you; the guys you expect to come ‘save’ you during a campus shooting…


I have friends that are police officers. They are upstanding guys, good guys. They would be appalled at this picture. I am sure it is not indicative of all cops. Click the picture and read about more cops who have no business in that business. As I have slowly, albeit painfully, lost my optimism the past few years, one thing I have learned is that if you put people up on a pedestal they will inevitably disappoint. Why? Because contrary to your internal monologue they really aren’t perfect. They are flawed human beings just like you and me. They are sometimes brave and honorable and sometimes base sinners; and that goes double for the people you think of as successful. Yes, they are obviously doing some things right, but they are flawed just like you.

Next time you hear that only police and military should be trusted with firearms think of this post. Those people you think are trustworthy are in reality just like you. They are not superhuman. They are men and women; human beings who suffer the same desires, motivations, strengths and weaknesses as you do. Sure, you might not ever get drunk and point a .357 revolver at your friends head with your finger on the trigger…

h/t War On Guns

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  • Borepatch  On February 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Booger hook on the bang switch, too.

    • trackerk  On February 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Well, if you’re going to go there, I think the only rule he didn’t violate was 4. The gun is angled down towards the ground :-).

  • Jennifer  On February 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    We are all fallen creatures.

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