Ruling: Second Amendment Does Not Apply to “Machine Guns”
Posted on 16 August 2012 | 4:28 pm
Don't Shoot Me: For Active & Retired LEOs
When it comes to misidentification shootings, one part of the soultion is training that is recent, training that is relevant to the threats and conditions you are reasonably likely to encounter, and training that is realistic, which includes shoot-don’t shoot scenarios, different lighting conditions, moving targets, distracters, and threats that occasionally return fire. Another part of the solution requires a uniform and recognizable identification system.
While we work to raise our own level of training and the training of all active and retired LEOs, there is finally a simple, but genius, safety product available to us all-- the deployable safety banners by DSM Safety Products. This was the missing part of the solution.
I first learned of DSM during the HR 218-LEOSA seminar we held in Arlington, VA in 2011, but did not really look into it until Dick Fairburn of PoliceOne recommended that I invest five minutes in a product that could save my life and the lives we lose to friendly fire every year.
|Mike Lessman and Steve Mannion|
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Seminar: HR 218-LEOSA at Las Vegas Metro Police Dept, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Posted on 15 April 2012 | 5:25 pm
Use of Force & Consequences: Florida Neighborhood Watch
|George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin|
Posted on 23 March 2012 | 2:02 pm
Sheepdog Exclusive: LEOSA Tested In Hawaii (This Ain't Kansas)
|Deputy Sheriff Hunsaker in Kansas|
Posted on 4 March 2012 | 9:56 pm
Off-duty Officer Wins LEOSA Settlement for False Arrest
|Jason Davis, Esq.|
Coast Guard Reserve Petty Officer Jose Diaz has won a $44,000 settlement from the City of San Fernando, California for false arrest because one of their police officers did not understand HR218-LEOSA. Jason Davis, Esq. represented Diaz who is at least the seventh Coast Guardsmen arrested on charges for unlawfully posessing a firearm since LEOSA was enacted in 2004 and the seventh to beat the charges. Davis and Diaz, however, are the first team to recover a cash settlement.
The San Fernando Police Department is also reportedly now required to implement new policies and procedures regarding LEOSA. Diaz argued that the Police Department had a contest to see who could make more gun arrests. In November of 2007, Diaz was driving to a shooting range when he was subject to a motor vehicle stop to check his vehicle registration.
Upon approaching Diaz’s vehicle, the Officer observed a firearms case in the rear seat with a cable lock around the handle of the case. The Officer opened the case which contained two loaded magazines and an unloaded Glock pistol.
Diaz showed his Coast Guard ID and told the Officer that the LEOSA permitted him to carry a firearm, but the Officer did not believe that Diaz was covered by the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act. Obviously, the arresting officer failed to attend any of
The Officer arrested Diaz for unlawful possession of a loaded firearm. Diaz was spent one day and night in jail. The weapons charges were later dismissed.
Regretfully, no one from Diaz' Command was willing to testify in his case. Nonetheless, Davis and Diaz obtained a great result on their own and Diaz is now being all he can be in the Army National Guard.
Posted on 24 January 2011 | 8:14 pm
Warning: N.J. State Police & Hollow Points
Posted on 21 January 2011 | 1:07 pm
LEOSA: Shootout Leaves Two Injured And Everybody Gets Sued
|Probationary Officer Bryan Pour|
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Posted on 17 January 2011 | 11:40 am