it is the off season anyway. i haven't seen much activity on any of the gun places.
i saw a report on the TV that rifle sales was down 7% from last year.
aside from some "deals" there ain't a lot to report on the firearms front except for the NRA and that is mostly anti-administration. and rightfully so.
sure there are problems with some law officers -- it is ignorant to put ALL leos in a bad light.
it is the fuck-ups in the videos.
the reason we have so many bad "police" is that the justice system is broke down.
the system keeps letting bad people out, the people the system just let out --go back into crime so they hire more police to make more arrests , then they have to let more out--
i have a cousin that is a homicide investigator in LR --- he investigates and deals suspects.
since the gang-bangers are on the warpath he don't get much sleep. he gets to see the worst the US has to offer every day. no wonder he is in a perpetual "bad mood".
when i was a kid the local LEOs were a lot like andy griffin -- they knew you , hell they wouldn't stop you less you were really doing something stupid.
today it is another matter-- if your stopped a full background investigation-- did you pay child support? any outstanding warrants? where were you last night? where did you come from? whats in the trunk?
the failure of the justice system to deal with convicts has turned the country into a sort of open prison system.
everybody is now some kind of suspect. you did something and were going to find out-- one way or the other.
the country does need to go back to andy griffion days.
what was different then?
cons didn't get out-- murderes were executed-- and the law and order system wasn't the money making industry it is today.
the laws are written is such a muddy way with lots of slack --sort of a chicken-shit CYA deal--that has to stop. the laws need to be clearly written and easy to understand.
chicken-shit laws need to be dropped -- and real criminals need to stay behind bars.
then we can have a reasonable sized LEO effort.
as long as we have armys of police trying to arrest armys of gangs, thugs and cons on the street --just to be let back out----were going to have a few police officers going bezerk, idiotic mistakes and shootings-beatings.
and it is the citizens in the crossfire.
the war on crime IS turning into a WAR.