Tim Dolan is retiring as Minneapolis’ police chief.
He plans to become an advocate for making honest, law-abiding citizens easier victims for criminals.
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan, who retired Friday after six years as chief, said he’ll spend some of his newfound spare time doing volunteer work for “reasonable” gun control groups.
“It’s always been a passion of mine,” he said of gun control. “I worked at it quite a bit as chief, and there’s a lot of work still to be done.”
It’s tempting to say “there’s no such thing” as a “reasonable gun-control group”. Of course, that’s untrue. This is one group that advocates for gun laws that stress keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.
It’s the National Rifle Association.
Is that the “reasonable gun control group” that Chief Dolan is talking about?
Dolan said he plans to help the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington, D.C., the Joyce Foundation in Chicago and a local group, Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence.
The Brady Campaign and the Joyce Foundation are famous for trying to drum up junk “science” against civilian firearm ownership. As to “Protect Minnesota” – a group that has to change its name every five years when even the media start realizing what they are. Their leader, Heather Martens, has never, not even once, said a substantial true thing about the subject of guns. Not a single one.
Heather Martens, executive director of Protect Minnesota, said she met with Dolan on Wednesday at his office to discuss what he will do for her group.
“I think, basically, he will be a resource on gun policy … and give feedback on legislation,” Martens said. “He has always been a voice for preventing gun violence.”
Given Martens record, one might conclude Dolan has personally committed dozens of murders. But we won’t go quite that far.
Sorry, Chief. Your post-retirement activities will enable, not prevent, crime.