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Dallas DA Encourages Prosecutors to Carry Handguns
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 2, 2013 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 04/02/2013 2:44:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In the wake of the tragic murders of two prosecutors, and one's spouse, in Kaufman County, Texas, county courthouses across Texas are promising beefed up security. While these plans will certainly include more armed guards, the District Attorney in Dallas County is advising its prosecutors to take their own steps for personal protection. “We encourage our prosecutors to have a security handgun license, as long as they do it within the letter of the law,” a DA spokeswoman told local CBS News.

Mike McLelland, the murdered DA of Kaufman County himself carried a firearm with him when he was outside his home or office. Currently, only police officers are allowed to carry firearms inside courthouses. McLelland told Breitbart News, in an interview conducted a few weeks ago, that he was working with TX state Rep. Lance Gooden on legislation to give prosecutors the same privileges as other law enforcement officers.

We need to be just like other law enforcement officers," McLelland said. "We need to be allowed to open carry our sidearms."

One's support of gun control is directly related to one's proximity to a personal threat....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; guncontrol; murder; secondamendment; texas
But not us peons, eh?
1 posted on 04/02/2013 2:44:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When Wis passed its CCW the DAs are allowed to carry in court houses and court rooms. Some judges were refusing them that.

I wonder what they are thinking now.

2 posted on 04/02/2013 2:57:23 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No! Just make Dallas a gun-free zone & that will keep them safe. /sarc


3 posted on 04/02/2013 3:05:53 PM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

****** “But not us peons, eh?” ******

Nope ... that would irritate the “Won” (and the UN)

TT


4 posted on 04/02/2013 3:16:47 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m surprised they don’t as SOP. But in an execution-style ambush, it’s problematic whether it’ll even matter.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 3:40:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only for the Govt Elite.

Peons need not worry about their safety. (Who cares about peons?)


6 posted on 04/02/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I expect there is more to this than meets the eye.

When the prosecutor and his wife were killed, the initial reports were that there “were shell casings everywhere.”

I suspect that the prosecutor, and maybe even his wife, did not go down without a fight, and laid down their own fire, but the invaders had fully automatic weapons.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 4:26:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But only carry seven rounds because that’s all your life is worth.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 4:28:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

one guy gets shot and now all attorneys should carry guns.

when scores of regular peons die from crime, they say we all need to be disarmed.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 4:47:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Fully automatic weapons (and soon, semi-automatic weapons) are illegal, therefore that is impossible.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 4:58:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Secret Agent Man
 
Your post reminds me of a quote from the Dark Knight -
 
"You know what I've noticed? Nobody panics when things go "according to plan." Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!"
 
The person or persons who wrote the script for that show are quite perceptive.
 

11 posted on 04/02/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Full auto are not illegal. With a $200 federsal stamp you can own and carry concealed as full auto weapon. Same with sound suppressors on weapons. BTW, a full select fire Thompson will set you back around 15 to 20 grand, but can be owned legally.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 5:10:57 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And further more, shirley the perps had their stamps up to date and with them when carrying the full auto weapons don’tchaknow. Failure to do so could be hugh and series.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 5:13:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: lapsus calami

someone needs to forward this to nra, goa, jpfo, saf, and make sure to pointout the total hypocrisy here. this quote could be the real blessing we’ve’been loking for. this guy just exposed the total hypocrisy behind him and everyone like him working to disarm regular joes and janes.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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But not us peons, eh?

Supercitizens are more equal than us lowly Merkun peasants...

15 posted on 04/02/2013 9:01:40 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard on the news the DA was shot over 20 times..
So, even if he had a handgun at the ready, he was short on rounds..
Also, I bet the perp was wearing body armor when he carried ou the attack.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 9:15:00 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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Time for Texas to pass open carry for everyone.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 7:31:16 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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“Full auto are not illegal. With a $200 federsal stamp you can own and carry concealed as full auto weapon. Same with sound suppressors on weapons. BTW, a full select fire Thompson will set you back around 15 to 20 grand, but can be owned legally.”

Yes, they are legal, but the number is capped and slowly decreasing, thanks to the unconstitutional law pushed through in highly questionable circumstances by Charlie Rangel as part of the gun owners protection act in 1986.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 7:34:06 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
I've always thought the banning of sound suppressors was more egregious than the ban on select fire/full auto weapons. But there again, the fedzilla saw a way toraise revenue, so for a $200 dollar permission letter from nanny fedzilla you can own a suppressor ... of course the permission letter must always be with the tool.
19 posted on 04/03/2013 11:26:19 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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It had nothing to do with revenue. The enforcement efforts always cost more than was brought in by revenue. It has always been a registration and licensing system disguised as a “tax”. Sort of a precursor to Obamacare.

The gun muffler provision never made any sense, except as a way to make guns more obvious when being used. Consider how much “noise” is being used as a way to shut down gun ranges.

This was always just a part of the insane Roosevelt power grab. Roosevelt was our version of Mussolini. The depression ended when his heart stopped beating.

The current recession will likely end when President Obama is out of office.

20 posted on 04/03/2013 12:20:47 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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