Would police forces get smaller or have fewer recruits, if they weren’t allowed to carry a firearm?
The video of #SamDubose’s murder is just another example of why guns in the hands of “insecure” people who need to feel powerful, are dangerous.We the People must put pressure on our policy makers and share ideas and solutions to change laws governing “rules of engagement” for law enforcement.
Demonstrating public outrage without putting our back into the effort to tear down these policies will go only so far. Let’s brainstorm solutions and share them.
For instance, police training should include advanced tactical training on de-escalation tactics. How to approach situations without a gun.
And/or what if police officers approaching a driver for a traffic stop are required to leave his/her firearm in their patrol car?
What do you think about a world where police officer didn’t have a gun?
#Gun #Reform #NOW #AllLivesMatter
Atiba Madyun is President of The Madyun Group (TMG), a Public Affairs firm in Washington, DC and creator of Cognitive Relevance (CR) and Party Politics (PP). Follow him on Twitter @atibamadyun or Like Atiba Madyun on Facebook.