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Old October 5, 2020, 02:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ghbucky
Again, what police are doing or not doing has no bearing on the law.
That's true. PDs aren't legislatures.

I do see two consequences of knowing that depending on place and time, government may have a policy of non-policing. First and at a practical level, a strategy of holding up in a bedroom and calling 911 may be unreasonable if you know a 911 call is futile.

The argument that the modern defensive function has been displaced by policing, while not a legal police obligation, does animate public policy about private arms possession -- No one needs an AR14!. Documenting the politically engineered gaps in policing helps to inform that public policy discussion.
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