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    The LAPD has injured or shot innocent people in their quest for Christopher Dorner.
    One woman was shot twice in the back, and a man had his truck totaled by being rammed by a police vehicle, and injured his back and neck. He was shot at, but not hit, thank goodness (maybe these officers need more training with their guns under stress?).
    The LAPD has been out of control for awhile, time to get this department back under control before they get sued out of existence.
    And the column posted above makes a good point about the oft mentioned "law abiding gun owner":

    Dorner seemingly was law-abiding — until he wasn't.

    And that brings up a larger point: At minimum, he is another example of a so-called law-abiding, innocent gun owner who apparently went berserk and used his arsenal to kill people.

    It makes such comments as this one recently uttered by National Rifle Assn. executive Wayne LaPierre look particularly inane and off target: "Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals."

    News flash: Some law-abiders do become violent criminals. And their kill rate too often increases with their firepower.

    Of course, this gets into the whole definition of "law-abiding." Unfortunately, you don't need to be exactly law-abiding to legally purchase a gun.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:18:09 AM PST

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