November 22nd, 2006 07:47 AM
Proposed restriction on RKBA in VA
This is an uncredited news snippet from The Gun Guys, an anti gun group. Since 2 LEOs were gunned down OUTSIDE their Police station, the Fairfax County PD and Board of Supervisors want VA's laws rewritten to prihibit CCW INSIDE Police stations.
I don't have a whole lot of heartburn over this, but the rationale is killing me!
Stung by the shooting deaths of two officers outside a western Fairfax County police station in May, county officials want to push the Virginia General Assembly to ban the carrying of guns into law enforcement buildings by anyone other than authorized personnel.
State law bans weapons in courthouses. But the absence of any prohibition on weapons inside police stations or jails places officers at risk, county officials say. At the request of Fairfax County Police Chief David M. Rohrer, the Board of Supervisors has included a ban in a draft of its legislative program for the 2007 Virginia General Assembly.
The county has made numerous attempts to keep firearms out of government buildings, only to see the initiatives languish in a state legislature loath to restrict the rights of gun owners. But the issue has gained new urgency since the May 8 shootings at the Sully District station in Chantilly.
Michael W. Kennedy, a mentally ill 18-year-old, drove to the rear parking lot of the station and fired more than 70 shots with an assault rifle and other weapons. Detective Vicky O. Armel, 40, died that day, along with Kennedy. Officer Michael E. Garbarino, 53, died of his wounds nine days later.
Want to tell the powers that be what you think?
Police Chief of Police 703-246-2195
Board of Supervisors Chairman 703-324-2321 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gov/bos...c_feedback.asp
Board of Supervisors Braddock 703-425-9300
Board of Supervisors Dranesville 703-356-0551
Board of Supervisors Hunter Mill 703-478-0283
Board of Supervisors Lee 703-971-6262
Board of Supervisors Mason 703-256-7717
Board of Supervisors Mount Vernon 703-780-7518
Board of Supervisors Providence 703-560-6946
Board of Supervisors Springfield 703-451-8873
Board of Supervisors Sully 703-378-9393
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November 22nd, 2006 08:05 AM
... Fairfax County PD and Board of Supervisors want VA's laws rewritten to prihibit CCW INSIDE Police stations.
The criminal committed a crime, ignoring all existing paper laws; one more law saying he couldn't possess a firearm there wouldn't have altered his ability to commit the act. Rationale: weak.
... [an]18-year-old, drove to the rear parking lot of the station and fired more than 70 shots with an assault rifle and other weapons.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.
November 22nd, 2006 12:51 PM
I'm scratching my head over this one too. You really can't say it's because of a unrelenting slew of police station shootings all across Virginia. It was one incident, involving a mentally disturbed boy. To be honest, I'm not really broken up over this one, since I've only been to the police station once (for business purposes) in my life. However, I'm upset over the principal and the logic behind it. A sign on the front door is not a shield, and at all places, I thought they would have known that.
November 22nd, 2006 02:25 PM
I remember when this happened. Yeah, the guy who shot everyone sat outside in his car. Why would banning CCW's in police stations have made a difference, ASSUMING the guy would have followed the "rules"?
There's quite a few reasons I'm glad I went West. IIRC, it's a Class 5 felony to discharge a firearm inside Fairfax County for any reason... is this a correct memory of mine?
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November 22nd, 2006 03:47 PM
VCDL will get this killed before it hits the floor
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November 22nd, 2006 06:31 PM
Maybe instead of banning carrying guns, they should make killing police illegal. That woud really stop this kind of stuff from happening and make the police much safer.
Oh..Wait, ummm.. killing police is already illegal? Oh,...um, well, I guess someone should have told the shooter.
When are these people going to figure out that if a person is willing to commit murder, then a silly gun law isn't going to phase them one bit? This is another example of the stupidity which seems to be more common than what we used to call common sense. In fact, common sense is currently a misnomer, as it is now typically uncommon.
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
November 22nd, 2006 06:42 PM
This is a modification to a quote you're probably familiar of:
Originally Posted by sgtD
"Common sense is not a common virtue."
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