CA police chief says we can disarm America ‘within a generation’

William Lansdowne

San Diego Chief of Police William Lansdowne is eager to disarm America within “a generation.”

While some police chiefs and county sheriffs take their oath “to defend and uphold the Constitution” seriously, one California police chief sounds ready to trash the Second Amendment completely and start all over.

Expressing support for President Obama and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s clarion call for restrictive gun laws, San Diego Chief of Police William Lansdowne said last week that with the right measures, America could be disarmed within “a generation,” the Washington Guardian reported.

“I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has,” Landowne told KPBS in a televised interview last week. “I think it’s courageous with the politics involved in this process. But I think it’s going to eventually make the country safer and certainly safer for my officers that have to respond to these calls. ”

The following exchange took place prior to a separate interview according to the Washington Guardian:

Lansdowne suggested the Newtown, Conn., massacre may have undercut the gun lobby’s power and opened the door for new gun control legislation. “We broke the NRA,” Lansdowne boasted in an off camera portion of an interview with San Diego 6 and the Washington Guardian. When asked to expound, he demurred.

Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu disagrees. Although his area was the scene that almost took the life of Rep. Gabby Giffords a few years ago, he’s highly critical of the legislative knee-jerk reaction to recent gun violence.

“Cities with the largest gun crime problems are New York City, Chicago and Washington DC all have one thing in common- the strictest gun laws,” he said, according to the Guardian.  “This is not a gun issue, it’s a mental health issue,” he said.

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  • Vicki

    You can kiss my ass.I am so tired of this government and you so called rightous asses.

    • Glen

      Disarm us then enslave us When the Chinese come in with a huge Army.. You say no? Look at the sales of our Oil fields and Natural gas fields, Look at Canada sell them undersea oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama and the likes both Dem and Rep keep spending money and they don't intend to pay it back. Instead China gets our Oil and Gas and whatever they want. and when we don't have guns in our homes and we don't have a Military that could whip a housefly. Then They will come.

  • Ronnie

    What this idiot fails to tell is that New York City also has the no gun law within the city. You cannot own a gun in NYC. So who has them? The criminals. Another thing this idiot Chief does not understand is that we also have the constitutional right to form a militia against government to tear it down as he needs to be taken out as well since he is also part of the problem. No more talks, its time to take action against these communist trying to abolish the constitution. The time to act is now before its too late.

  • Shirlee Rich

    Where ever you got you got the info on the location of Giffords shooting – you should recheck your facts. She was shot in Pima County not Pinal County. I know this as I live in Tucson – Pima County – a short distance from where this occured.

  • Sandy

    This man needs to lose his job. People do not vote this moron back in!!!!

  • galensdad

    I assume that the idiot means that law-abiding citizens can be disarmed within a generation. He forgot about the thugs. How long will it take to disarm them?

  • Tommy Fore

    Hey dip-shit, if no one has guns, what will your officers need them for. Oh, you ignorant obama butt kissing liberals.

  • Brandon

    He must have taken the oath where he only protects the parts of the constitution he likes, and fights against the parts he doesn't like. I'm sure he protects his family with firearms, but doesn't think the average person has the same RIGHT to do so. Why do Californians put up with this?

  • Diogenes

    Well, disarmament certainly has made England and Australia safer, hasn't it? Oh, wait, no, that's not the case…

  • Diogenes

    What we are discussing is a breakdown of civilization, specifically morality. No one teaches morality any longer. Either it's ignored completely, or humanistic "situational ethics" is taught. We need a religious reawakening in the United States.

  • CHP3871

    An ERROR:

    Gabriel; Giffords was shot in Ultra-Liberal Sheriff Dupnik's Jurisdiction ion Pima County, Arizona.

    The shooter, Jared Loughner's mother was a Pima County Employee. Pima County Sheriffs had many contacts with Jared, but documentation was rare and action–there was none.

    Sheriff Babeau is in Pinal County, and has no authority in Pima County

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