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Illinois state legislator: “Maybe the police are killing some of these kids”

Posted by: Phineas on July 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The stupid, it burns: Illinois State Representative Monique Davis is blaming the Chicago Police Department for the high number of killings in the Windy City. She is not just blaming the CPD for bad policing, though. She wonders if the police are doing some of the killing. Davis, a House member from […]

 

Operation Fast and Furious: “walked” weapon used to kill Mexican police chief

Posted by: Phineas on July 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember “Operation Fast and Furious,” aka “Gunwalker?” That was the “felony stupid” inter-agency investigation lead by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and “overseen” Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder. The bright idea was to allow straw-buyers working as cutouts for the Mexican drug cartels to buy illegally heavy-duty […]

 

Survey says! Police oppose new #guncontrol regulations

Posted by: Phineas on April 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Pretty significant, I’d say, since the cops have to deal regularly with violent criminals and the aftermath of violent crime. If a majority of them say new gun regulations won’t do any good and might do harm, then why pass them? (1) An authoritative new poll of more than 15,000 cops released […]

 

Chicago cops for rent?

Posted by: Phineas on April 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And that’s not a metaphor for police corruption; these are uniformed police officers “financially sponsored” by individual citizens or groups. In other words, rented: A philanthropist or business could sponsor a police beat and put more off-duty cops on the streets under a plan being put forth by a downtown Chicago lawmaker on […]

 

(Video) Police: In an emergency, “you’re on your own”

Posted by: Phineas on March 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas One of the arguments anti-Second Amendment forces have been using to argue for stricter firearms regulations is that you don’t need to own personal weapons for self-defense. After all, we have alternatives. If whistles and call boxes and puking on yourself (1) don’t work, never fear, the police have guns, and that’s […]

 

Media scrubs left-wing manifesto of fugitive cop-killer — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on February 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You may have heard there’s a manhunt underway in California and Nevada for Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD officer who’s gone on a rampage that’s left at least three dead: As authorities scoured Southern California for an ex-Los Angeles police officer suspected of shooting three officers, killing one, officials broadened the alert […]

 

#GunControl Has LAPD produced fake “rocket launchers” before?

Posted by: Phineas on January 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Following up on this story. It seems the press conference at which LAPD Chief Charlie Beck produced supposed rocket launchers as evidence of the need for stricter firearms regulations wasn’t the first time. They may even have been the same pieces: But upon looking into this story further, it appears that Chief […]

 

LAPD caught engaging in gun-control propaganda

Posted by: Phineas on January 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember when Los Angeles’ latest gun buyback program made headlines last month because a couple of “rocket launchers” were turned in? Pretty scary right? A dramatic, powerful argument for more “smart” gun regulations, no? A perfect illustration of Senator Feinstein’s attempt to ban weapons with a “military characteristic,” don’t you think? Only problem is, they […]

 

Gun control: armed defenders save lives

Posted by: Phineas on January 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’d heard about this story soon after it happened, but was reminded of it by Howard Nemerov’s article today at PJM.  An angry ex-boyfriend gets upset with his ex-girlfriend over their break up, so, logically, he decides to shoot up his workplace. Fortunately, someone in the area also had a gun: Jesus […]

 

Truths about the police and gun control

Posted by: Phineas on December 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Mike McDaniel is a former police officer who writes at PJ Media to burst some misconceptions and point out some uncomfortable truths to readers about the realities of policing and and why you should have little faith in gun control. As always, read the whole thing, but there is one point I […]