Daniel Oliver

DOliver@thefreemanonline.org

Daniel Oliver is a research associate at the Washington, D.C.-based Capital Research Center and a freelance writer. A version of this article originally appeared in the December 26, 1997, Wall Street Journal.

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Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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