According to the Associate Press, a D.C. councilmember says city police officers “shouldn’t have guns.” Independent Councilmember David Grosso made this drunken comment Wednesday night at a hearing on the use of stop-and-frisk and other tactics by District of Columbia police.
Grosso said in one of the most hilarious comments I can remember hearing from an elected official, “I think we ought to get rid of guns in the city and that police shouldn’t have guns.”
The hearing included testimony from residents who said they had been subjected to aggressive police tactics. Wells said he held the hearing in part because of high-profile incidents including the shooting of an unarmed teenager by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
I’m guessing support for officers not having guns is most likely specific to certain neighborhoods…where crime is sky high. As for Mr. Grosso, his actions reflect those of all gun control hypocrites: he hasn’t offered to eliminate guns 100% from protecting him and his family. I nominate his family to conduct an experiment in the deepest, darkest housing development in D.C. where they live there for a month with no access to guns and no armed security. Hello?