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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 6/21/2003 5:51:22 AM EST
There was a poll done (I think by Police Marksman) showing that most LE support CCW for civilians. Could someone direct me to that poll?
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 5:29:20 PM EST
BTT - subscribing. I'd like to see that data too.
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 6:59:41 PM EST
I have most of the back issues of Police Marksman for several years. Can you advise how old the poll was? I don't remember seeing it....
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 10:24:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By sling438: LE support CCW for civilians.
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Dont forget that LE are civilians.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 7:55:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:46:03 PM EST
It's a couple of years old, but I'm almost sure it's Police Marksman that did the poll.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 12:32:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheFNG:
Dont forget that LE are civilians.
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I would disagree. There IS a distinction between the two, not that either one is above or below the other. From The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company: ci·vil·ian ( P ) Pronunciation Key (s-vlyn) n. A person following the pursuits of civil life, especially one who is not an active member of the military or police. A specialist in Roman or civil law. adj. Of or relating to civilians or civil life; nonmilitary: civilian clothes; a civilian career. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc: \Ci*vil"ian\, n. [From Civil] 1. One skilled in the civil law. Ancient civilians and writers upon government. --Swift. 2. A student of the civil law at a university or college. --R. Graves. 3. One whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical. From WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University: civilian adj : associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military; "civilian clothing" "civilian life" [ant: military] n : a nonmilitary citizen [ant: serviceman] Like the military, LE organizations usually have military style rank structures. The members usually wear uniforms and, like the military, they swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. I had to take an oath.... "I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as (blank) according to the best of my ability, so help me God." The fact that I am still under this oath, and that I am REQUIRED to act (whether on-duty or off) if a crime is committed in my presence, differentiates me from a civilian. When I get out of LE I will be a civilian again, just like I did when I got out of my beloved Corps. Stay safe everyone.
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