Tenn. provides guns to criminals to shoot police

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    Is this a great country or what?

    AP Exclusive: Pentagon gun was from Tenn. police | National politics | News from Fort Wo...

    WASHINGTON — Two guns used in high-profile shootings this year at the Pentagon and a Las Vegas courthouse both came from the same unlikely place: the police and court system of Memphis, Tenn.

    Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that both guns were once seized in criminal cases in Memphis. The officials described how the weapons made their separate ways from an evidence vault to gun dealers and to the shooters.

    The use of guns that once were in police custody and were later involved in attacks on police officers highlights a little-known divide in gun policy in the United States: Many cities and states destroy guns gathered in criminal probes, but others sell or trade the weapons in order to get other guns or buy equipment such as bulletproof vests.

    In fact, on the day of the Pentagon shooting, March 4, the Tennessee governor signed legislation revising state law on confiscated guns. Before, law enforcement agencies in the state had the option of destroying a gun. Under the new version, agencies can only destroy a gun if it's inoperable or unsafe.
     
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    Yes it's a great country, you little fuckstain. Don't like it? Move away. PLEASE, move away, you little leech.
     
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    Great thread title, too bad it misrepresents the facts.

    Though I do question the judgement of an agency that sells or trades confiscated weapons to gun dealers, I understand the motivation. Money is tight for many municipalities, more than a few law enforcement agencies are underfunded. They probably raise more cash this way than with bake sales and car washes.
     
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    Somehow, this will be blamed on Obama.
     
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    :lol: Or Bush :lol:
     
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    Zona the racist only blames Bush.
     
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    Chris proves he's an idiot. Again. Like there was any doubt.
    But misrepresenting facts is a Democratic standard. No wonder he loves Obama.
    Fuckstain.
     
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    ummmm guns are legal in this country. they sold guns to gun dealers who have the legal right to buy and sell them. I really don't see what the issue is O_O Do you think that if those guns were never sold to the gun stores that the shooters wouldn't have just went elsewhere??

    i must be missing something....
     
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    I thought everything bad automatically got blamed on Bush. Has there been a change in this policy?:confused:
     
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    Chris is Anti-gun so to him this is yet another reason to ban them....in his one pony mind....there was never a chance of those guys getting a gun any other way.....so these shootings should have never happened...
     

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