Massachusetts police dog accidentally fires stolen handgun

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liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 4, 2013
Massachusetts police dog was digging in a snow bank early Saturday morning found what he was looking for: not only did police canine Ivan discover a stolen handgun, he fired it too.

Officers said nobody was harmed in the mishap, which took place in a residential neighborhood in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Police said they began pursuing a vehicle that sped away from the site of what sounded like a shooting.

Soon an officer noticed a man exit the car and bury something in the snow, at which point the vehicle was pulled over and backup was called. When Ivan and his handler, Lt. John Pickles, showed up, the canine began pawing at the snowbank indicating he’d found something.

Then, a shot rang out. Ivan apparently found the gun and discharged it with his paw on accident, giving police quite a scare.

The three men in the vehicle were all arrested. The gun, a semiautomatic Ruger, turned out to have been stolen and had its serial number filed off.

While canines firing weapons is incredibly rare, this is not the only story of a dog discharging a gun in recent weeks. Police in Sebring, Florida said last week that a dog knocked a loaded handgun onto the floor of his owner’s truck, causing the weapon to fire and hit the man’s leg. The driver of the vehicle later told police he thought the gun was not loaded.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 Mar 4, 2013
More evidence that criminals don't pay any attention to gun laws. Especially gun laws that target law abiding citizens.
liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 4, 2013
Question: Where do criminals get their guns?

Answer: They steal them from legal guns owners.

Take the guns away from the legal owners that aren't bright enough to keep their weapons locked up and you keep criminals from getting guns.

The original owners of this gun should be held liable for any crimes committed with their gun.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#4 Mar 4, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
Question: Where do criminals get their guns?
Answer: They steal them from legal guns owners.
Take the guns away from the legal owners that aren't bright enough to keep their weapons locked up and you keep criminals from getting guns.
The original owners of this gun should be held liable for any crimes committed with their gun.
No, they don't.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...

http://gunvictimsaction.org/fact-sheet/fact-s...

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/03/11/us/how-crim...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Mar 4, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Don't confuse Slew Jumbo with facts and figures. His reading comprehension is so poor he can't understand the data you provide anyway.
liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Mar 4, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Try reading the story:

"The gun, a semiautomatic Ruger, turned out to have been stolen and had its serial number filed off. "
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 4, 2013
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#8 Mar 4, 2013
You know what is wrong with Criminals that break the law?

Criminals break the law.

This is a Free lesson for the iddiiidts that have been failed by the Government Schools, who are now Chronically Stuppppid.

Moral People do not need laws!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#9 Mar 4, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>See, I told you.
Yeah, I know. He makes a sweeping generalization about guns being stolen and sold to criminals and then completely ignores the evidence against his claim. What a shock.
liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Mar 4, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, I know. He makes a sweeping generalization about guns being stolen and sold to criminals and then completely ignores the evidence against his claim. What a shock.
Try reading the story:

"The gun, a semiautomatic Ruger, turned out to have been stolen and had its serial number filed off. "

Reading comprehension issues???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Mar 4, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
<quoted text>
Try reading the story:
"The gun, a semiautomatic Ruger, turned out to have been stolen and had its serial number filed off. "
Reading comprehension issues???
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/ frontline/shows...

Reading comprehension issues.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 4, 2013
liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 4, 2013
Try reading the story:

"The gun, a semiautomatic Ruger, turned out to have been stolen and had its serial number filed off. "

Reading comprehension issues???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 4, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
Try reading the story:
"The gun, a semiautomatic Ruger, turned out to have been stolen and had its serial number filed off. "
Reading comprehension issues???
He posted a link to a story on PBS Frontline, that liberal bastion of journalism, that said that the lowest percentage of crimes are committed with stolen firearms, about 8%, so yes, your reading comprehension is highly suspect. He didn't reference the original story, he used factual posting to support his position. You chose to ignore the facts, and go with one of the 8%, represented in this story.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#15 Mar 4, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>He posted a link to a story on PBS Frontline, that liberal bastion of journalism, that said that the lowest percentage of crimes are committed with stolen firearms, about 8%, so yes, your reading comprehension is highly suspect. He didn't reference the original story, he used factual posting to support his position. You chose to ignore the facts, and go with one of the 8%, represented in this story.
Even if it had come from huffpost, alternet, or dailykos, it still would have gone down the same way. People like that only read what they want to read, or hear what they want to hear, or even see what they want to see. I believe that insulating oneself from reality is yet another symptom of sociopathic behavior.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#16 Mar 4, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
Even if it had come from huffpost, alternet, or dailykos, it still would have gone down the same way. People like that only read what they want to read, or hear what they want to hear, or even see what they want to see. I believe that insulating oneself from reality is yet another symptom of sociopathic behavior.
The correct "Spin" will be in next week for the Sheeple.

The Demokrat Victims Party only makes Kool Aid deliveries once a week.

Some Propagandist in the Goebbels Media will find a way to spin this so that the Sheeple can have something they Feel is "legitimate to repeat", about this next week.
liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Mar 4, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>He posted a link to a story on PBS Frontline, that liberal bastion of journalism, that said that the lowest percentage of crimes are committed with stolen firearms, about 8%, so yes, your reading comprehension is highly suspect. He didn't reference the original story, he used factual posting to support his position. You chose to ignore the facts, and go with one of the 8%, represented in this story.
EVERYTHING is liberal compared to the Nazi sites you frequent.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Mar 5, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
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EVERYTHING is liberal compared to the Nazi sites you frequent.
Ah yes, your credibility destroyed by facts, you turn to attacks to feel better about yourself.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#19 Mar 5, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Ah yes, your credibility destroyed by facts, you turn to attacks to feel better about yourself.
Apparently PBS is not liberal enough?
liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Mar 5, 2013
PBS is mainstreet media.

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