TTAG Turns Two: Fusaro Edition

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I was using Twitter as a forum to write what was on my mind. I tweeted about guns and I received a message from Robert Farago that simply said, “You’re…

TTAG 2011 Holiday Firearms Gift Guide: Chris Fusaro Edition

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‘Tis the season to be merry. Ho ho ho. Fa la la la la. Well, you know where I’m going with this. It’s my take on the holiday gun gift…

Self-Defense Tip: How to Handle a Routine Police Stop

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Before I became a law enforcement officer I had a concealed carry permit. During the mandatory safety course, the instructor encouraged us to disclose the fact that we had a…

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Darren Evanovich: Do What I Say, Not What I Did

Like a ghost from the past, Darren Evanovich denounces a life a crime for MAD DADS. Evanovich pleads with young people to “Go get an education. Go be a man….

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Chris Fusaro on Cop Killer Timothy Eling’s Parole

In 1983, Timothy Eling [above] tried to rob a hospital pharmacy in St. Paul, Minnesota. Off-duty Oakdale Police Officer Richard Walton—moonlighting as a security guard—intervened. When Walton stepped out of an elevator,…

Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Shoot Until You Know the Whole Story

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Jacksonville police in right place at right time for shooting; 1 injured, 3 in custody. The headline tells the tale: police officers aren’t often at the right place at the right…

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Your Handgun. Don’t Leave Home Without It

When I first became a police officer I could not wait to get my hands on my new department issued gun. Once I received it, it was very rare that…

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Self-Defense Tip: The World Needs More Lerts

As chicagotribune.com reports, even an off-duty cop can be robbed. In Chicago a police officer was robbed of his wallet, his 5 star badge but not his gun. His gun?…

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Irresponsible Animal Owner of the Day: Terry Thompson

Blame Terry Thompson, the owner of the exotic animals he let loose in Zanesville, Ohio, for their deaths, not the Muskingum Sheriff’s Department. Unfortunately Mr. Thompson took his own life,…

Question of the Day: Do Gated Communities Encourage Gun Control?

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As I pulled my car through my sister’s gated community I found myself under attack by a pair of armed assailants. They adopted a spray and pray approach to my…

latimes.com reports that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Seattle and Maui police used excessive force by deploying two TASERs (one in each case). In the Seattle situation, the cops stun-gunned a seven-month pregnant woman using the drive stun method (no prong). In Maui, officers used a stun gun on a woman involved in a domestic dispute. What did we learn from all that, then? Well, for one thing . . .

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Chris Fusaro on New TASER Rulings

latimes.com reports that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Seattle and Maui police used excessive force by deploying two TASERs (one in each case). In the…

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Three Off-Duty LA Deputies in Fraternal Shootout

  “Three Los Angeles County deputies were relieved of duty, and two of them were arrested following an off-duty shooting incident near La Mirada Regional Park,” latimes.co reports. “Deputy Pete Gomez of the sheriff’s…