My experience is most police only look to make a gun arrest when it's a pure criminal who has it, illegally of course, or domestics. For the most part most police are very much 2nd Amendment supporters. Laws change all the time, every time a politician wants to look like they are coming down hard on crime they change a few laws that often have little to no impact on the real issues. People often forget it's the politicians who make all the stupid laws. People should try to remember that, yes the police are often forced into enforcing certain laws, but it's the politicians who sit back fat and happy who put them in place. I have never understood why politicians are never or seldom, the ones who take the heat for so many politically motivated laws.... Also, every police department has a cowboy to....*sigh* Well, I am.
But that wasn't my point - my point was that if a COP has a hard time deciphering the laws, that is a scary thing - since it's all to easy to arrest someone thinking that he's broken a law when in fact, he hasn't. Means that our laws are unnecessarily complex - something that MA gun owners (who've been paying attention, anyway) already know. (and I'm well aware that this is NOT the cop's fault! It's the fault of the idiots in the legislature.)
It's just more proof for my theory that we should NOT have a full time legislature - they have way too much time to think up idiot laws. We should go to the NH model where they're part time - so that they have to have a real job to make ends meet and can understand what life is like when one doesn't live on Mt Olympus looking down on the mere mortals.
And, I could always be wrong.....