Publisher's Note: One of the most significant things you can do to promote Liberty is to support our mission. Please make your gift to the 2021 Year-End Campaign today. Thank you! —Mark Alexander, Publisher

March 12, 2015

Ed Schultz: I Know, Let’s Disarm the Police!

Last week the Justice Department released a report on its months-long investigation of the Ferguson Police Department, finding the city’s law enforcement guilty of endemic racism. On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz suggested the solution would be to confiscate weapons from the men and women who work around the clock to keep crime off our streets. “What about disarming the police?” Schultz pondered. “What about just having them carry nightsticks and the authority to arrest? I mean, it would take a brave person to do something like that, but if you really want – there are places on the face of this earth that there are police officers that don’t carry firearms.” Yes, and they’re far more dangerous for it. Take, for example, Paris, where unarmed police officers responding to a recent terrorist attack were forced to flee the scene. A similar situation occurred in South Korea, where a week ago the U.S. ambassador was slashed with a knife. As the New York Times reported, “The United States was relying on a lone, unarmed South Korean police bodyguard to protect Mark W. Lippert … when he was attacked.” So much for that. Just as restricting law-abiding citizens’ right to bear arms has no effect on bad guys obtaining guns, disarming police officers won’t stop murderous thugs. As usual, the Left would rather blame the tool.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.