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LAPD gun hater does an about face...

DefenderDefender Member Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭✭✭
LAPD Police Chief William Bratton a world class, gun-hater, shill for the always Left Wing big city mayors appointed former ABC 20/20 anchor John Miller to be the LAPD commanding officer of the LAPD bureau that handles anti-terrorism activities. He was never and is not now a sworn police officer. We all must also wonder why he?_Ts in charge of cops without any police academy training. Bratton also gave Miller one of those really rare California civilian concealed weapons permits and a couple of LAPD guns.

The brand new law that allows current and retired officers the right to carry a concealed firearm in all 50 states DOES NOT APPLY here since Miller isn?_Tt even a cop. Miller can?_Tt carry a gun in New York. Miller did what many normal law-abiding citizens do, forgetfully bring a gun in a briefcase while boarding an airplane.

I don?_Tt, even for a second believe that Miller or his gun would have been a threat to anyone. Needless to say Miller was allowed to take his trip, his gun was turned over to the LAPD who owns the thing and the matter handled as a civil matter only. The penalty for Miller will be a letter of concern from the kind (ha-ha as long is it?_Ts not your mistake) folks at the TSA.



LOS ANGELES ?_" John Miller, commanding officer of the LAPD bureau that handles anti-terrorism activities, was detained at Los Angeles International Airport today when a department-issued .38 was found in his luggage.

Miller was off-duty and traveling with his family when he was briefly detained by Transportation Security Administration agents.
He had not told anyone about the Smith & Wesson firearm that he is authorized to carry, according to the department's Media Relations section.

Miller and his family were allowed to continue on to their flight after the 12:15 p.m. incident.
Police Chief William J. Bratton, who hired Miller away from ABC News, where he was co-anchor of the news magazine "20/20" with Barbara Walters, directed the department's Professional Standards Bureau to look into the matter.
Miller was on the way to New York to tape a farewell message to Walters, the 75-year-old icon and executive producer of "The View," who is retiring after decades in television news, according to ABC7.
The TSA is expected to submit a report that becomes a civil matter with no criminal implications.
A fine of up to $3,000 could be imposed.

California's beyond petty CCW permits are limited to three guns by serial number. Tote the wrong gun, you get pinched, prosecuted and your permit gets revoked. Here we have two fine examples of "strict liability" laws that DON'T require INTENT of the violator for a criminal conviction

1. Bringing an gun on past the security checkpoint at the airport.
2. Packing a concealed weapon without the required permit.

Of course over the years, loads of off duty sworn cops have been prosecuted and fired for this very same act across the country. These strict liability laws are horrible and should be modified to at least make forgetfulness or reasonable mistake a valid defense and a bar to conviction.

Will John Miller, who is not even a sworn police officer be arrested or prosecuted? We all Know the answer to that question... It's WHO you know!

L.A. Official Not Authorized to Carry Gun
L.A. Police Say Anti-Terrorism Chief Not Approved to Carry Seized Gun
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Oct. 2, 2004 ?_" The police department's anti-terrorism chief was not authorized to carry the type of handgun that airport authorities seized during a routine search of his baggage last month, police said.

John Miller, an ABC-TV reporter before he was hired for the civilian security job, was off-duty and traveling to New York to tape a farewell message for Barbara Walters, his retiring former "20/20" co-host, when officials discovered a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in his bag.

Miller told officials he forgot the gun was in his bag and he was allowed to continue to New York without the weapon. But police said Friday that Miller was not authorized to carry the Smith & Wesson because of a paperwork error.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Catherine Plows said the paperwork glitch would soon be cleared up, and police are continuing to investigate. Federal authorities are also investigating.

Miller said he had been honest and cooperated with the investigation. "I'm sure, in the end, we'll see these were my paperwork errors with no intent to break any rules," he said.

Private investigator licensed in AZ & CA that specializes in self defense cases.


  • tr foxtr fox Member Posts: 13,856
    edited November -1
    Yeah, special rules for special people abound around us and usually we don't get to know about it.

    Quote "Somehow government decided that the Constitutional Bill of Rights has become the Bill of "Suggested" Rights and are to be rationed to the citizens as the power elite sees fit"
  • DefenderDefender Member Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yep it's those awful open records laws violating bureaucrat privacy again. We need to shut them off!

    Private investigator licensed in AZ & CA that specializes in self defense cases.
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