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Old 05-31-2020, 11:21 AM
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Seattle anarchist steals police rifle, quickly disarmed

You can bet the gun banners will use this to further their agenda, despite the fact that the anarchist stole the rifle straight out of a Seattle police cruiser. A second police rifle was stolen as well and remains unaccounted for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVAMUejexa0
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:28 AM
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Saw this on the news as well. Heard last evening both rifles have been recovered.
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:32 AM
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That's good. The question is though, will SPD be held liable? WA passed I-1639 a couple years ago which now holds gun owners liable if their weapons are not properly secured, and they are stolen and used in the commission of a crime or to hurt others. But I guess that only holds true for common people.
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:32 AM
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They should arrest the guys who took the guns for having "transferred" them without the services of a FFL.
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Old 05-31-2020, 01:27 PM
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Local PD used to have a shotgun bracket bolted to the floor, with a big padlock securing the gun in place. Full-auto M-16s were locked in the trunk.

As vehicles have been downsized and they got laptop computers, the shotgun bracket is gone and the shotgun rides in the trunk. At least, in the sedans. They're moving to SUVs now; I don't know how they're securing stuff in those.
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Old 05-31-2020, 01:55 PM
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They should arrest the guys who took the guns for having "transferred" them without the services of a FFL.

Wouldn't a PD rifle be select-fire? Perhaps they could be charged with illegal possession of a machine gun?
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Old 05-31-2020, 02:18 PM
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How about Felonious Stupidity?
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Old 05-31-2020, 02:25 PM
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That's good. The question is though, will SPD be held liable? WA passed I-1639 a couple years ago which now holds gun owners liable if their weapons are not properly secured, and they are stolen and used in the commission of a crime or to hurt others. But I guess that only holds true for common people.
You know they won't, law doesn't apply to them since double standards are the new standard
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:34 PM
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Wouldn't a PD rifle be select-fire? Perhaps they could be charged with illegal possession of a machine gun?
Kinda rare these days for police rifles to be FA.
If that was a ‘security guard’ and not a cop than I wonder why he had any more right to possess that rifle than the first guy?
Basically no context here and probably only a minute of what was a much longer event.
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:47 PM
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First reported as "some type of weapon"
Wait for the edit "an assault rifle"
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:32 PM
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Maybe he reported it that way because it was a rifle used by the police and only criminals use "assault rifles"
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:42 PM
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The interview said he was ex marine or something. He snatched the rifle away from the riot clown. with his pistol brought to bear. snatched rifle away and called police to come get it.

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Old 05-31-2020, 07:55 PM
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"Locking" an AR or M16 complete with loaded mags and ammo in a car trunk is a joke and should probably be against the law. The locks on any American car or truck will do nothing to prevent theft. I have noticed quite a few news videos lately of LEOs arriving at the scene of the riot and parking their cruiser, locking it and walking away and within 60 seconds people are breaking into the cruiser and taking everything and smashing the windows and setting the car on fire. I hope the Guardsmen are smarter than this.

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Old 06-01-2020, 06:43 AM
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"Locking" an AR or M16 complete with loaded mags and ammo in a car trunk is a joke and should probably be against the law. The locks on any American car or truck will do nothing to prevent theft. I have noticed quite a few news videos lately of LEOs arriving at the scene of the riot and parking their cruiser, locking it and walking away and within 60 seconds people are breaking into the cruiser and taking everything and smashing the windows and setting the car on fire. I hope the Guardsmen are smarter than this.
So true.
My brother in law is now retired from the department he served for over 20 years. When active he was a member of their swat team. He was issued a full auto MP5 and about a dozen loaded mags. Stored in a bag, you guessed it, in the trunk of his cruiser parked every night on the street in front of his house. When I questioned him about that practice he said "Whose going to break into a police car?". This was done under the guidance and blessing of his department. Im glad he's retired now.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:06 AM
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Did the cops charge the good guy for assaulting the rioter?
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:12 AM
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We're not as bad as England... yet. There if you disarm a criminal armed with a handgun or semi-auto rifle you could end up being charged with possession as well if you don't hand it over to the police quickly enough.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:22 PM
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Apparently, the disarmer was security for a local news team, a local news team that repeatedly has run "nobody needs an AR" news stories . . .
Since so much of what passes for news is actually editorializing, maybe some of those "journalists" protected by AR-toting security would do a piece on "hell, yeah, we need ARs!".
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:06 PM
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Postal Inspector

I have a friend who is a Postal Inspector, and when he was on their Rapid Reaction Team, he had a USPS four door Pontiac with a huge steel box bolted to the trunk, with his gear.

I did not ask to look inside. That sounded too needy.
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Old 06-02-2020, 04:14 AM
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The way police bureaucracy works, the guy that had his guns stolen will probably get promoted.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:18 PM
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The guys at Black Rifle Coffee interviewed this guy. He's a former Marine from the 1/3 Alpha Company.

https://coffeeordie.com/marine-seattle-protest/

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A Marine Corps veteran turned security contractor, who asked that his name not be used for security reasons, unintentionally took the internet by storm after a video surfaced of him disarming a Seattle rioter who had stolen a police officer’s AR-15 from a destroyed squad car Saturday.

The preliminary details of what happened have become distorted on social media, with misconceptions about a second rifle that was slung on his back as well as why he was at the protests that developed following George Floyd’s death in police custody. Coffee or Die obtained an exclusive interview with the contractor to set the record straight on what happened that day.
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Old 06-16-2020, 03:16 PM
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Seattle security guard who disarmed two rioters speaks out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXoGzJZw4Z4

Turns out he was the one who recovered BOTH of the stolen police rifles. I think the Seattle mayor needs to give him the key to the city or something if she can only take a break from kissing the protesters' asses.
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