Raymond Dehn is a Minnesota State Representative. He is now running for mayor. He is calling for major policing changes. The Minneapolis Mayoral candidate calls for police to be disarmed.
He recently won the support of voters at the Democratic Farmer Labor convention and now his call to disarm police of their side guns is garnering major attention.
"I'm not saying they don't have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their cars," said Dehn.
Dehn says there needs to be drastic changes in how officers are trained.
He would be open to officers using other means to protect themselves like a night stick or pepper spray.
"I think as we look at how to change policing and how we get officers to not react to use their gun in situations, but learning skills around de-escalation training I think are important," he said.
Mayor Hodges disagrees with Dehn's proposal.
"And if we are going to talk about changes in gun policy, we shouldn't start with police officer who are going to be operating in a world with people who have guns," said Hodges.
Dehn says the details of his no gun proposal are still in the early stages and he wants to sit down with police officers and come up with a strategy that keeps both the community and law enforcement safe.
But the head of the police union, Lt. Bob Kroll, says there's not a chance this idea would fly with any cop.
"I don't think the people in Minneapolis are logically ready for anything like this,” said Kroll. “Who would ever do the job of policing again? It's absolutely an absurd thought.”
Not surprisingly, the Minneapolis police are not on board with this idea. Is there any way the city of Minneapolis elects a mayor that wants to take guns away from police officers?
This is a very common tactic of the left. Overreaction. After the Somali police officer shot an innocent victim, they are rushing to take away everyone's guns, based on the action of one idiot.
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