Police officers should have extra legal protection against gun violence. These officers put their lives on the line constantly in order to protect society. Unfortunately, this also makes them targets of specific acts of violence. Therefore, there should be special laws giving officers extra protection and increased penalties against those that commit an act of gun violence against an officer.
Protect the officers because they take an oath of service to protect the public. Their safety and well-being are highly important because we have no other sources of immediate law enforcement across the country. When communication breaks down between groups of people or citizens become victims the people are the only people that come in and help.
Police officers should not be legally protected from unwarranted gun violence toward suspects. Yes, many police officers must use force to defend themselves against violent suspects that pose a threat. However, in cases where police shoot unarmed suspects that do not pose a risk to the life of officers, there should not be a ban on prosecution.
No, police officers should not be legally protected from gun violence. The only difference between a civilian and police officer when it comes to guns is that the officer has received extensive training regarding the use of guns. If anything, laws should be harsher for police officers because of their training.