Personally, I would be thrilled to see a reduction in available police. It is this new policeman on every corner and at every traffic light which makes some people feel secure allowing the government to coddle them and keep them fat, dumb and warm..and sorta secure.
There ought to be some effort to tell the "flock of idiots" that they have the main stake in their personal security.
For example, maybe these "mayors for gun control" could start by eliminating their armed security. That way they can lower themselves down to the level they expect us to live at and lead by example.