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Thanks for the link. I sent the article to my State Rep. There are a couple of gun retailer licensing bills moving forward in our House of Representatives. So when I sent the email regarding those two pieces of crap, I sent this article in another email, saying that the House might want to worry about this rather than the State duplicating Federal licensing of firearm retailers.
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So is this one of those "finders - keepers; losers - weepers" sort of deals?
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I've seen some of these federal "homeland security" types in action; this doesn't surprise me.
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Yet another failure of the Napolitano rule... that idiot needs to resign, ASAP. Homeland Security demands a background in law enforcement, security, intelligence and military operations, yet the job is filled by a political hack with nothing more than a law degree. She reached her level of incompetence as governor of Arizona and has only gone down since then.
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Leaving them in bathrooms... OK, why did they have their gun out in the restroom ? A couple of policeman did that here at different times, and didn't even realize it until a citizen reported and contacted the officer and asked " do you have your gun with you" ?
Just another example of why we need LESS big government and more local control.
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Unfortunately, your local, state, and county cops lose guns too. I think this is less about state's rights (alhough that is certainly an important issue) and federal control and more about holding LEO's responsible for something that ought to be foremost in their mind. If you cannot secure your own weapon, how can you expect to secure public trust? I'm not talking about the rare case where somebody burglarizes a home and manages to break into a gun safe. I'm talking about an idiot who leaves their pistol in the bathroom stall or something like that. How on earth can we expect the public to trust us, much less support us, if we engage in this sort of stupidity, carelessnes, and lack of judgement. Weapon security should be basic and automatic.
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Agreed Gonzo. I can actually see and understand leaving in a bathroom. It doesnt make it right, but I can understand it. It has happened in our county courthouse a few times.
I think the problem is LE switching to hiring report writers instead of real street cops. These poindexters do not and will not have the proper mind set to have security as there number one priority.
The problem with the "Homeland Security" people is two fold. One is what I just wrote above, and the other is the rapid expansion. Homeland security exploded onto the scene with a hiring frenzy after 9/11. I know for a fact that a lot of people got in that should never have. I guess its the old saying "Haste makes waste".
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On a much larger scale, look at the amount of weapons and ammunition that have gotten "lost" in our current wars overseas and wound up in the wrong hands. While this example pales in comparsion, government workers are aiding criminals in obtaining guns and making responsible gun owner's attempts to lessen gun control harder.
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While a loss rate of one tenth of one percent is still too high, it's not any different than most police forces.
SIXTO has hit the basic problem - lack of mindset. That can be mitigated with proper training and proper repercussions for failing to adhere to that training, but out of any group of nearly 200,000 people you're always going to get a few dingbats...
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