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Police Officer Shoots Man in His Own Apartment
Sep 11th, 2018 at 5:12pm
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Sorry, I’m on a tablet and I can’t cut and paste.  Surely, you’ve heard the story.

Where’s the breakdown? 

Government.

Anyone can make a mistake, especially after a few drinks.  The problem here lies with encouraging police officers to carry their weapons when off-duty.  They should be issued department weapons and turn them in to the armorer at the end of the day. 

If they want to carry a private weapon off duty, that should be the same right as any other citizen.  Requiring or “strongly encouraging” them to is an invitation to just such a disaster. 

  

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Re: Police Officer Shoots Man in His Own Apartment
Reply #1 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 5:31pm
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Snarky Sack wrote on Sep 11th, 2018 at 5:12pm:
CNN.com

Sorry, I’m on a tablet and I can’t cut and paste.  Surely, you’ve heard the story.

Where’s the breakdown? 

Government.

Anyone can make a mistake, especially after a few drinks.  The problem here lies with encouraging police officers to carry their weapons when off-duty.  They should be issued department weapons and turn them in to the armorer at the end of the day. 

If they want to carry a private weapon off duty, that should be the same right as any other citizen.  Requiring or “strongly encouraging” them to is an invitation to just such a disaster. 

Get back to us when you can post a link.


People do stupid things. We know that.

I encourage everyone who feels the need to carry a gun, after learning how to use it safely.
  
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