Category: Police Procedure

Incendiary Image of the Day: SIG SAUER Hearts No-Knock Raids Edition

SIG SAUER pistol caliber carbine ad

A TTAG reader sent the following email to the NRA and SIG SAUER:

I like SIG. So much so that I bought my own when my my agency switched to one from the Beretta 92. But I do not like the new full-page ad I just saw in my April edition of NRA’s American rifleman. Below a photo of a police team executing a forced entry is the copy, “BUILT FOR THOSE WHO REQUIRE NO INTRODUCTION.” There are many appropriate things to celebrate about our police forces when trying to sell a firearm . . .

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Could Connecticut Gun Laws Spark Another Waco?

 

By Parson Turnbull

There’s been a lot of discussion among members of the Armed Intelligentsia lately about how Connecticut’s finest might proceed if they decide to confiscate unregistered guns from the state’s 100,000 or more newly-minted felons. The level of concern is evidenced by daily long comment threads, speculative posts by people who are not members of law enforcement, and even a couple of contributed opinions from the LEO community. The rational consensus seems to be that if the gun-grab order were given, cops would pinch a registration scofflaw at the grocery store, at work, on the road…anyplace other than his or her home where a Ruby Ridge-style tragedy might ensue. Here I propose the alternative–that LEOs might not in fact be that rational if and when the time comes . . .

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Quote of the Day: Civilians Need Not Apply

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“In the weeks since that blood-soaked first day of March, police nationwide have stepped up gun training. More armed patrols visit train stations and public squares. Experts call for quicker use of guns in emergencies.” – No Guns, Just Knives: Chilling Details of ‘China’s 9/11′ [at usatoday.com]

Off-Duty Chicago Cop Shoots Burglar Who “Appeared to Have a Gun in His Hand’

Scene of off-duty cop [purported] defensive gun use (courtesy chicagotribune.com)

“The incident began at about noon today when the off-duty officer was at his home with his child when he did not respond to his doorbell and a knock on the door,” chicagotribune.com. “Believing that it was a solicitor, the officer ignored the people but noticed that after not responding, a van parked in front of his home sped off, returned and parked on the side of the home . . . At that point, the officer began to hear noises in the front of his home and heard someone trying to push open the front door . . . The officer told his child to hide in a bedroom and he called 911 to report that people were trying to break in, police and Camden said.” Did he? Did he really? Maybe he did. But here’s something else the unnamed officer did that seems a tad questionable . . .

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New York Issues Revised SAFE Act Guidelines for Law Enforcement Officers

courtesy hudsonvalleyreporter.com

Are you an unlucky Empire Stater who’s feeling the effects Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pride and joy, the SAFE Act? Have you been flipping the pages on your calendar, noticing that the April 15 registration date is coming up fast, and wondering if or how cops in New York will be enforcing this marvel of civil rights abrogation? Never fear, the law enforcement brass are way ahead of you. The New York State Police has recently issued a revised SAFE Act guide (PDF) to its officers to – again – explain the law’s provisions and how they’re to to about enforcing it. And given the the December Western District ruling that the mag cap ban is unconstitutional, they’ll be letting that part of the law slide until the matter has worked its way through the courts. Read it and weep.

[h/t OneIfByLand]

Richard Mack to Vt. LEOs: Don’t Enforce Burlington Gun Laws

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“The head of a nationwide sheriffs coalition is calling on Vermont’s law enforcement officers to defy three controversial gun control measures passed by Burlington voters three weeks ago,” foxnews.com reports. “‘Sheriffs have a constitutional duty to refuse to comply with such ordinances,’ said Richard Mack, president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. ‘We’re seeing sheriffs in New York oppose the Safe Act and Gov. Cuomo. If we have sheriffs in New York doing this, how much more should we have sheriffs doing it in Vermont?’” Plenty? TTAG talked to Mr. Mack about the situation in Connecticut. First a little background on the Vermont kerfuffle . . .

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