The issue is police officers who have restraining orders against them. Should they be allowed to carry guns? When an average person finds themselves the subject of a domestic violence restraining order, the first order is to surrender all guns.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis last week made clear that a cop accused of smacking his wife or her husband around ought not be carrying a gun while the incident is investigated. Other than union leadership, we’re hard-pressed to think of anyone who might disagree.It is as if the police just determined that domestic violence restraining order are routinely issued ex parte, on the word of one person. Everyone in a domestic dispute has to deal that issue. And yes, even the police should have to live by the same rules.
Ah, but as if on cue, a lawyer for the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association steps up to play the “now hold on just a second” role: