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Posted: 11/4/2001 3:23:24 PM EDT
I just saw a very disturbing piece of Television on the Discovery Channel. Apparently, the LAPD got a dead body call to an LA suburb. They found the dead body of a middle aged man, but the suprise was in his shed. In this innocent looking shed was....OVER 20 FIREARMS!! I couldn't believe my eyes. The police compfiscated the 25 to 30 guns; [b]most all of which were WWII era bolt guns and pistols[/b]. The only exception was a pump assault machine shot gun, and a, I quote, "anti tank Bolt action rifle". Scared the piss out of me! Among the guns were, and I quote, "A WWII Glock", "A WWII era Astra", "A German .357 Magnum", and many other scary Enfield rifles. A lot of these guns were even LOADED! With baby killing armor piercing cop murdering exploding dum-dum bullets. Thank God these knowledgeable cops were there. Even more scary was, this irrational binge of "Gun collecting" could have been avoided. On the dead man's truck were several obvious bumber stickers, including NRA stickers. One even blantantly read [i]"Stalin was a Socialist, Hitler was a Socialist, Clinton is a Socialist. I rest my Case."[/i] WHY DIDN'T POLICE ARREST HIM EARLIER WHEN HE WAS "PRACTICING" AT THE RANGE, OR SOMETHING? So, in conclusion to our Kalifornia Friends: Be CAREFUL! There might be more of these nuts. If you find one, call the waffe--er, I mean the LAPD, and hide in a closet.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 3:29:49 PM EDT
Moderators, please tack this up as to warn all of our friends that might know a psychopath like this guy.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 4:05:18 PM EDT
I think I saw that show on a good while ago; I don't remember the WWII glock, that would have sent beer out my nose.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 4:12:49 PM EDT
If I remember correctly the same cop making all these statements was out earlier in the day target shooting with his brother. Shooting FAL I think or an HK. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 5:04:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator: If I remember correctly the same cop making all these statements was out earlier in the day target shooting with his brother. Shooting FAL I think or an HK. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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He was shooting an FAL
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 5:34:48 PM EDT
lol, Choice number one was hilarious. I'm sorry that I voted 'Bah!' to the polls earlier. [:)]
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 5:47:12 PM EDT
Damn, Kaifornian LEOs are so Firearm Ignorant, just like most Congressman and Legislators.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 10:23:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 10:48:10 PM EDT
I remember that one. F'in hilarious. They had another show where they were in New Jersey. Bust a guy for carrying. He has a revolver and it was loaded with HOLLOW POINTS. My god the coniptions these cops went through. Cop actually held up the hollow point and said This cop killer will go right through a bullet proof vest! It is an amazing meld of arrogance and stupidity. Now what was it that McCarrots was saying? [:P]
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 11:15:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 11:36:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/4/2001 11:31:40 PM EDT by Imbroglio]
The show was re-edited from its original broadcast. I distinctly remember the first time this "In the Line of Fire" episode of "The Real LAPD" ran, there was a specific mention of the dead guy being a veteran, a shot of the body on a bed and one of the cops in the shed using the word "terrorist" in describing the deceased. If you recorded the show, you can see where this was removed and an edit reshowing the one cop's reaction to the loaded guns was pasted in. All of the following quotes are attributed to Officer Derek Brown, LAPD Pacific Division. "That is what scares me though, a Boyes British Anti-Tank Rifle...he wasn't a real, what you'd call a collector, just the kind of person I don't want with firearms." -The majority of Boyes Anti-Tank Rifles imported into the U.S. are either de-milled or converted from .55 Boyes to .50BMG to not violate "destructive device" regulations. .50BMG is legal to own in all states, yet Officer Brown would confiscate the guns of anyone that owns a .50. "This one I WANT. It is a .303 Enfield rifle No. 4 Mk1..." -My guess is if the camera crew wasn't there, this gun would be in his collection now. "That's the National Rifle Association. Hahahah." -Wanna guess if he uses NRA stickers as PC to pull people over? "...He was a total firearms and explosives nut...he's one of these survivalist nuts." - No explosives were found yet he still defames the deceased veteran. Exactly what laws were broken that allowed the cops to just go in and confiscate all of the guns? How the hell is Officer Brown an "avid" collector of firearms yet doesn't even know the laws he is trying to enforce? He should not be a cop but should be doing something more his speed like driving a trash truck.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 11:51:15 PM EDT
For once, I actually agree with Imbroglio.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 12:29:23 PM EDT
Typical. They made a big deal out of nothing.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 12:37:17 PM EDT
Hey now! We don't know the whole story. I'm sure he did something to warrant this level of concern. The police are the Thin Blue Line. Maybe the evil guns killed him, or he suicided before the evil guns could make him shoot up a school.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 12:45:46 PM EDT
I once saw a US Border Patrol officer in California Police Equipment asking a sales lady why the ammo he had just bought wouldn't chamber in his backup pistol. The woman took a look at the gun and calmly explained that it was a .380 or 9mm Kurz; that's why the 9 mm Paraballum ammo wouldn't go.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 12:48:13 PM EDT
[b]Just as scary[/b] That poor LAPD female officer who couldn't pass shooting qualification because her gun was filthy dirty! The gun wouldn't shoot, being so DIRTY!!!! It kept jamming when chambering a round! How dirty must a Beretta 92 get before it will no longer operate? She's walking away, acting tuff, going: Guns have to be clean, dirty guns don't work well, better go clean the gun. NO DUH!!!!
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 12:56:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: How the hell is Officer Brown an "avid" collector of firearms yet doesn't even know the laws he is trying to enforce? He should not be a cop but should be doing something more his speed like driving a trash truck.
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Isn't it odd that people who drive trash trucks tend to make more money than police officers? God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 1:22:54 PM EDT
also see [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=67238[/url] just tooting my own horn I also remember the showing a .22 magnum derringer that he called a .22lr and said it was only lethal if you are shot into the head. They also showed the same guy showing the camera man a USP .45 and he acted like it was the most powerful handgun in the world and judging from his tone of voice he acted like people shouldn't own them. they cops also said that any person should be allowed to own guns as long as they take the proper classes to become licensed and register their guns. I too remember lapd chick who had her berretta full of so much junk that it jammed....It must have been 2 years since she cleaned it.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 3:14:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: You forgot the part where the cop says, "These were all military surplus, so none of them HAD to be registered." Then the voice-over ominously says, "None of these guns were required to be registered," strongly implying that this was HORRIBLE. The voice-over also said something like, "Even to gun collectors like Officer's XXX, this was an unbelievable collection." The officers finding the guns loaded were rolling their eyes and saying, "Yep, they're loaded." As if this guy who lived alone had no right to a loaded weapon. The best part is how the story spends lots of time on showing how the cops are ALWAYS armed. The cop "always keeps his loaded shotgun next to the door." "I ALWAYS have my gun," says the cop. "I don't go anywhere without it." The elitism was unbelievable. -Troy
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Good, I thought I might have been the only one who has seen this. Is this common practice and tolerance in KA? Or is even [i]this[/i] extreme for Kalifornia?
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 4:07:57 PM EDT
Not to be rude, but isn't this about the third or fourth time we've had a thread about this particular tv show on this board recently? I guess some folks missed it. I'd personally like to strangle that asshole cop from Kali. And his brother and all his coworkers, too. If any of you have failed to notice, that show keeps being repeated so that the anti-gunners continually beat the "guns are evil, no one but the police and military should have them" mantra into everyone's heads. We laugh about it, but the culture war against guns is only getting worse. Also, why is it that the tv news can't report anything at all truthful about the war in Afghanistan? I mean, I look up web sites in other countries just to get the straight scoop (or a straighter scoop) and I keep finding out that things are almost 180 degrees off, even Fox News with David Hackworth was a nothing but a steaming pile of bullshit. We're in trouble, real trouble.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 4:19:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Imbroglio: Exactly what laws were broken that allowed the cops to just go in and confiscate all of the guns?
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I didnt see the show. But from what it sounds like a man who lived alone, with no close relatives, died in his home. There were several firarms in the home. The Coroner and or Police collected the firearms for safekeeping until the executor of the dead mans estate could arrive from... Ive been to lots of dead body calls where the deceased lived alone. The coroner always takes the portable valuables like Cash, jewelry, guns, and the house keys with him. Which I record in my Casualty Report. PS.. You need to add another option to the poll: "Leave the guns at the scene so the local crooks can steal them from the estate."
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 4:21:53 PM EDT
Well give up some links! I don't watch TV so I have no idea what were being fed. Cmon dish
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 5:43:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 7:44:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: How the hell is Officer Brown an "avid" collector of firearms yet doesn't even know the laws he is trying to enforce? He should not be a cop but should be doing something more his speed like driving a trash truck.
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Isn't it odd that people who drive trash trucks tend to make more money than police officers? God Bless Texas
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is that for the same amount of hours worked?
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