The link to “Fast and Furious”, guns, and cops. 2001-2010: 541 U.S. police officers murdered. 362 with handguns, 99 with rifles, 36 with shotguns, 2 bombs, 2 by knife, and wait for it, 36 MURDERED (not “accidents”) with vehicles! DOJ FBI statistics.
Folks might want to discuss this with Mr. La PIerre with regard to those POLICE killed by guns, as opposed to all the knives out there. Also all those Blunt instrument homicides folks keep brining up? A grand total of 2 police in 10 years killed by blunt instruments.
If this is the record on ARMED POLICE, and we have over 30,000 gun deaths every year, half in criminal activities, does the average, untrained guy on the street stand much of a chance??
And of course another point; while any death of an officer IS a tragedy, ONE fatality linked to “fast and furious” doesn’t hold a candle to other “access” to guns.
Apr 12, 2017