Some are more equal than others…

…even as they exhibit the same criminal behavior:

A federal investigation into weapons dealing by officers in three Sacramento-area law enforcement agencies has shined a light on provisions in California law that allow peace officers to buy guns, high-capacity magazines and even assault weapons that are illegal for the general public.

Oh, how special. Remember this the next time you’re confronted with “only police should be allowed to carry guns/possess assault weapons.” I realize we entrust the police with special powers to uphold the social order, but I don’t think that should mean they get privileges the rest of us are denied.

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3 Responses to “Some are more equal than others…”

  1. Dwight Brown Says:

    Giggle. Snort.

    Remember Stefan Eriksson, the guy who wrecked the Ferrari Enzo on the Pacific Coast Highway?

    He made a deal with a small, obscure local bus company; they appointed him “deputy commis­sioner of the bus company’s police department”, and he (and one of his buddies) apparently used their “police” credentials to purchase guns.

    I remember reading about that and thinking it was a wonderful scam. One of the columnists for the HouChron at one point estimated that there were over 100 law enforcement agencies operating in the Houston area. Surely I could find some tiny little police department that would take me on? Then: Class 3 weapons, here we come…

    I think I had a point here, but darned if I can remember what it was other then “quel frommage”.

  2. mattexian Says:

    Yup, there’s a photo making the rounds on FB of an AWB-era M-16/AR-15 “high capacity” magazine imprinted with the “restricted military/ govt/ law enforcement/ export use only”, and the pic is captioned simply, “Unconstitutional” with the quote below if from Jefferson, “Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”

  3. southtexaspistolero Says:

    He made a deal with a small, obscure local bus company; they appointed him “deputy commis sioner of the bus company’s police department”, and he (and one of his buddies) apparently used their “police” credentials to purchase guns.

    Oh, how special! I had never heard about that.

    And I’ve seen that picture, Mattexian. It’s pretty much dead-on.

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