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San Antonio Drops ShotSpotters, System not Cost Effective

The technological costs of systems such as ShotSpotters are likely to go down; but the personnel costs are likely to increase. While the system sounds plausible in theory, in San  Antonio it has not been cost effective in practice.

Eighth Circuit: Open Carry not Reasonable Suspicion for a Police Stop

The Eighth Circuit, on 23 August, 2016 reversed the trial court decision, finding that police did not have reasonable suspicion to stop Duffie, because the open carry of handguns is legal under the law in Nebraska.

Sheriff Offers Victim a Gun, Gun Shop Gives a .38

As Sheriff of Telfair County, I am sworn to serve and protect our citizens, and I can assure you that after today, this “Telfair County Citizen” will again have a weapon and be fully equipped to defend himself if need be, even If I have to give him one of my own!

Trinidad and Tobago to Consider More Gun Permit Reform

In Trinidad and Tobago, legally obtaining a gun is not easy. The problem is that much power is vested in the Chief of Police, and there is a long tradition of delaying permits or ignoring appeals.

Second Highest ATF Official Suggests Gun Law and Regulation Reforms (HPA included)

A “white paper”, written by the second highest ranking official of the ATF, has been obtained by the Washington Post. The date, official, and reforms mentioned, are all significant.

Motorcycle Hijacker Gets What’s Coming To Him Via Instant Karma (Video)

You have a biker riding around in Brazil with his helmet cam on when Johnny Scumbag comes rolling up (with his cohort) on our cameraman and sticks a gun into his face and tries to hijack his ride. I don’t know about you but, to me, what follows next is hilarious.

Pew Poll: Urban Officers favor People’s Right to Arms

The poll is more correctly a poll of urban police officers than of all police officers. Rural and small town police officers were excluded from the poll. Those officers make up 37% of the officers in police and sheriff’s departments in the country.

Amazon Echo: Americans Have Unwittingly Allowed Their Homes To Be Bugged

Amazon Echo, named “Alexa”, to put it in layman’s terms is like a robotic butler. You ask her to play music, what the weather is like, to turn on a channel, change the heat in your house, order a pizza, get you an Uber etc. Basically all you have to do is ask. And there’s the rub. How exactly do you ask Alexa?

OUTRAGE: Savannah Georgia Lists a Top Priority – Destroying Guns

There is something unhealthy about a city administration that lists destroying valuable property as one of its highest priorities. That is the case with Savannah, Georgia.

Street Cop reveals Positive attitude toward Armed Victims

My sergeant and I interviewed the homeowner, assuring him his actions resulted from fearing for his life against serious bodily injury or death. A responding investigator queried as to whether we had “coached” the victim. But our position was more about the proper assimilation of facts and fears than dishonest motives. No point in the victim being a victim… twice.

Obama Goes Off The Rails and Fines Police Department For Wanting American Citizens As Cops

The Obama administration dropped the hammer on the Denver County Sheriff’s department for their unforgivable transgression of requiring those people who would uphold the law of this country actually BELONG to this country.

State Police Illegally Ties Drivers License To Carry Permits Violating the Law

State Police are actively breaking the law by having a persons LTCF disclosed to them whenever they pull over a driver. You see, a recent update to the NCIC was done that now couples the information. Only one problem…such a move is completely illegal.

High Ranking Retired Chicago Officer Benefits from Carry Reform

Before the national Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) was passed, retired officers in Chicago did not have an option to legally carry, as there were no carry permits issued in Illinois. In Chicago, you could not obtain a permit to own a handgun.

If You Don’t Want To Get Shot, Don’t Pull a BB Gun On a Cop

I don’t know what one would expect to happen when, after running away from police down an alley you turn around, reach into your waist band and pull out a BB gun and point it at the officers. In the case of Tyree King, the answer was revealed as he was shot and killed.

ATF incompetence shines during Milwaukee Sting Operation; Comedy of Errors, Ignorance, and Bureaucratic Malpractice

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has done the entire country a service on its expose of ATF incompetence, malevolence, and unconcern for citizens and their rights. The Department of Justice released a 200 page report on the investigation that the Journal Sentinel instigated.

Charges Dropped Against Open Carry Activist in Texas

On 27 February, 2016, Brett Sanders was arrested while openly carrying a firearm in Texas. He had refused to show the officers of the Southlake, Texas, Police Department, any identification or a Texas carry permit. Brett Sanders is an open carry and liberty activist.

NYPD Officer Gets Off From a Shooting That a Normal Citizen Would Do 15 Years For

NYPD police officer, Peter Liang, fired blindly into a dark stairwell because he got scared when he heard a noise and killed resident Akai Gurley in 2014.

Cop Uses Pepper Spray on Innocent Bikers on the Highway Just Because (Video)

Officer Figueroa made a routine traffic stop of a Dodge Ram and upon exciting his vehicle came out spraying pepper spray at passing motorcyclists who were simply riding by.