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LA Times blames rouge ex-cop on lack of gun control

(sorry if this is a dupe in WC; can't check it yet)

LA Times "journalist" George Skelton is convinced that if we pass enough laws, we can make evil go away.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...2714385.column
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Old February 10th, 2013, 10:26 PM #2
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Great quote here:
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We expect and demand more from police, who have been trained at public expense to be expert killers.
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Great quote here:

We expect and demand more from police, who have been trained at public expense to be expert killers.

Ya, after all, protecting and serving is so 1980's.
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Oh that makes my blood boil.
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A "rouge" cop, huh? Sounds like a case for Mary Kay.
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But the officers that shot up a Toyota Tacoma(while looking for a Nissan Titan) are okay.....

What about post office employees fired from their jobs?

What about senators who were voted out of office?

Sure lets make a bill that if a cop misses work without calling for a week can never own a weapon.....
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Christopher Jordan Dorner is an example of a 'law-abiding' gun owner who turns violent.
Uh, what?!

From what I saw/read this guy lost his job for "making false statements". Now as a cop I assume he made these either to other cops or in court. If Joe citizen had done either they would at the very least be not law-abiding at the most in jail.
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A "rouge" cop, huh? Sounds like a case for Mary Kay.
He wanted to bring out his cheekbones for the TV.
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Uh, what?!

From what I saw/read this guy lost his job for "making false statements". Now as a cop I assume he made these either to other cops or in court. If Joe citizen had done either they would at the very least be not law-abiding at the most in jail.
Agreed. And if we take the guy's manifesto at face value, he's been a ticking time bomb for almost his entire life, prone to spontaneous assault and battery. "Law abiding" does not compute.
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Does a dishonorable discharge from the military preclude someone from being able to later own a firearm? This is a new one on me because unless I'm mistaken, a DD is neither a felony (unless there was a felonious charge associated with it) nor turning a service member into a mental case. Would it automatically preclude you, or is it something that would have to addressed on a case by case basis?

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It makes such comments as this one recently uttered by National Rifle Assn. executive Wayne LaPierre look particularly inane and off target: "Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals."

News flash: Some law-abiders do become violent criminals.
Well...duh. A person is always a law-abider until the moment they commit a crime.

What a crappy article.
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LA Times "journalist" George Skelton is convinced that if we pass enough laws, we can make evil go away.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...2714385.column
Nothing surprising here.
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A "rouge" cop, huh? Sounds like a case for Mary Kay.
Yea, I thought he was black, not rouge..............
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“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you, the legitimate news media to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,” Biden added

http://washingtonexaminer.com/biden-...rticle/2521184
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“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you, the legitimate news media to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,” Biden added

http://washingtonexaminer.com/biden-...rticle/2521184

Man, there's a big challenge--finding some legitimate (i.e. non-biased, fact-reporting) news media
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Does a dishonorable discharge from the military preclude someone from being able to later own a firearm? This is a new one on me because unless I'm mistaken, a DD is neither a felony (unless there was a felonious charge associated with it) nor turning a service member into a mental case. Would it automatically preclude you, or is it something that would have to addressed on a case by case basis?

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Well...duh. A person is always a law-abider until the moment they commit a crime.

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You MAY NOT sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to any of the following prohibited persons or in the following circumstances:

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7. Person Dishonorably Discharged from the Military: A person is considered dishonorably discharged only if he or she was separated from the Armed Forces of the United States as a result of a dishonorable discharge or a dismissal adjudged by a general court-martial. This prohibition does NOT include persons with a bad conduct discharge or any other less than honorable discharge.
Source ATF-p-5300-15
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What can you expect when the "expert source" consulted is that anti-gun hack Garen Wintemute? The methodology used in his research has been widely refuted for years.
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