Crimes & Screw-ups

A cartoon depicting a man and a woman in a gun-free zone, holding a knife.

Gun free zones. Not gun free zones.

Gun free zones A teenager was shot this week at the South Carolina State Fair, a venue which searches with metal detectors and bans carry of firearms even by permit holders. Not gun free zones On October 24, Indianapolis Cajun restaurant Papa Roux Po-Boys and Cajun Eats was robbed for the first time ever in its 8 years of existence, […]

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The Only Ones (again)

An unidentified Prince George’s County, MD police officer lost an AR-15 rifle when he failed to put the weapon back into his cruiser when retrieving a spare tire he lent to a colleague. Apparently the incident occurred on the side of the road, not at the police garage. Detectives believe that someone may have picked up the weapon after the

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The (dangerous) Only Ones

Decorated senior Navy intelligence official Col. David W. Landersman, USMC (Ret.) and two others have been indicted on charges of theft and conspiracy as part of a long-running federal investigation into a secretive military operation featuring the Navy SEALs and untraceable weapons parts. NJ police chaplain/priest Father Kevin Carter has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and

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Smuggling firearms to Mexico

Two Oregon men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of involvement in a conspiracy in which firearms were illegally purchased and sold, then smuggled to Mexico. Gee, I wonder where they got that idea? We still have no word of any criminal charges or indictments of the purchasers or smugglers in the ATF’s Fast & Furious

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Waco biker massacre update

“Not a single law-enforcement person lifted a finger to help any of the wounded. And they made it pretty clear that they were going to be violent if we tried to take our guys to the ambulance. Three men were bleeding out before our eyes…” — Cossacks Motorcycle Club, McLennan County chapter president John Wilson Still no word from the

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Oregon school massacre correction

We reported last week that the Oregon school massacrist was killed by responding armed officers. Later reports indicated he killed himself in front of students after one of two responding plainclothes police detectives wounded him in a shootout. Either way, that’s typically how these things end — innocents get shot up, then armed good guys show up, then the killer

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Mississippi kidnapping attempt

There was an assault and attempted kidnapping by a man armed with a gun in broad daylight this week in Byram, MS, within sight of the Byram Police Department. The victim managed to fight off the kidnapper alone and suffered minor injuries. A local TV station quoted a local “expert” who said victims should “scream police and call 911. If

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“The Only Ones” behaving badly

Since 2012, 36 firearms belonging to the Texas DPS have been stolen and 7 have either been missing for two years or missing with employee negligence. 22-year veteran ATF Special Agent Marc Delpit is facing an aggravated assault charge for allegedly beating a man and threatening a Houston, Texas high school football crowd at gunpoint. NYPD officer Brendan Cronin has

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