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7 years 49 weeks ago, 9:38 AM


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Feb 2009
lancaster, south carolina, United States

Gun Rights Advocates Target California Detective Following Facebook Posts
Sunday, February 14, 2010
By Joshua Rhett Miller

Print ShareThisGun rights advocates have a California police detective in their crosshairs after he apparently posted comments on Facebook advocating that "open carry" supporters should be shot.

East Palo Alto Police Det. Rod Tuason apparently posted the remarks on his Facebook page in response to a friend's status update, which suggested that gun advocates who carry unloaded weapons openly — which is legal in California — should do so in places like "Oakland, Richmond and East Palo Alto" and not just in "hoity toity" cities.

"Haha we had one guy last week try to do it!" Tuason replied. "He got proned out [laid face-down on the ground] and reminded where he was at and that turds will jack him for his gun in a heartbeat!"

Several comments later, the detective suggested shooting the gun rights advocates, some of whom have carried firearms openly in recent weeks in California's Bay Area, particularly at Starbucks locations.

"Sounds like you had someone practicing their 2nd amendment rights last night!" Tuason wrote. "Should've pulled the AR out and prone them all out! And if one of them makes a furtive movement … 2 weeks off!!!" -- referring to the modified duty, commonly known as desk duty, that typically follows any instance in which an officer is investigated for firing his weapon.

Those comments caught the attention of a California attorney and blogger, as well as a Virginia man who started a Facebook group calling for Tuason's termination.

John Taylor, whose Facebook group had 54 members as of midday Friday, said the Facebook thread confirmed gun owners' worst fears.

"Any sworn officer who suggests shooting law-abiding citizens for exercising their most basic constitutional rights deserves the full wrath of America's gun owners," Taylor told "It's an affront."

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
7 years 49 weeks ago, 12:50 PM


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Lieutenant General
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Jan 2009
Newport, Wa

It is asshole's like this guy that people hate cops and why some choose not to be as compliant as exspected. This asshole should have his bag pulled and find a new job.Might I suggest mall security gaurd or perhaps convience stoor clerk in a bad neighborhood.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
7 years 49 weeks ago, 1:24 PM

greg az

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Oct 2009
New York, NY, Ascension Island

As corrections we were sorta the red haired step child of LE.. prison work is still at the bottom of the ladder, but thats changing, by the time i retired we had the same qualifications as any other LE agency, and trained along side of them, and in my last years as a supervisor went to a lot of conferences with joint agencies.. Bottom line is there either for ya or again ya in this whole weapons issue..

Many of them have the "I get a gun, you don't" mentality.. You can kinda understand, except its so stupid.. The only gun they need to fear is the bad guys..To be perfectly honest i think a lot of this stems from the worst part of our genders character.. I usta see this a lot with young officers, they would put on a badge, and right away the chest would pop out and they would develope the whole boss swagger thing.. Usta use a little humor with them when i saw that develope.. tell em they better sand down that badge, cause if they kept the attitude up they might wind up with it stuck up thier rear end.

Most of us know that attitude comes from insecurity, those cops who DONT have it, and are secure know those who are interested in guns ( are the safest group, and will also acknowledge were better shots than most of them.. I went thru two decades of qualifications, the last 5 or so years along side of cops.. and just about half of them view thier weapon as a two pound tool, thier not that into it.. the other group, those who are serious shooters are about mid levil with those of us who have done any competative shooting..

I shot PPC (fair) and bowling pins (less than fair) but still competative.. obviously ALWAYS got my distinguished badge durring our range qualifications.. normal range would be a group of 20 to 24 max durring qualification for the dept. (AZ DOC) and not braging just fact only a couple of times that i was not the high qualifier.. after retirement i went to a couple of shoots with a group out of Prescott, and the first time i went was a mid week shoot that was almost all retired guys.. there were 11 of us that wed. (i will NEVER forget this) i was the youngest.. and of course being retired from a LE agency sorta thought i'd smoke em.. Yeah right.. finnished dead last.. as the Lord is my witness.. and i don't play about that.. Got my ass handed to me.. The only thing that saved the day was that i had NOT done any braging or mentioned the above comment about my shooting durring qualifications... I consider myself good, but those old farts could shoot...

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7 years 49 weeks ago, 1:40 PM


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Dec 2009
Live in the wilderness, Republic of Texas, United States
problem with cops

and I have a family full of them is they think all
gun fights will be 7 yards or less and they are
only interested in how fast they can empty a
10 round mag. That's a lot of stray ammo to kill
a bystander ( who should have hauled ass or be
laying on the floor)

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
7 years 49 weeks ago, 2:15 PM


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Vice President
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Nov 2008
Richland, MO, United States
I've said it before

Cops in general are losers who got picked on in school and think the badge will give them the respect they didn't have during those critical times of emotional development. Of course, there are exceptions, there are good people who want to help others and who act professionally, but I'm not much surprised by comments like this. I understand that cops have to have an "us versus them" mentality when on duty, and I have no great respect for people who carry openly (especially with unloaded guns. Seriously?), but these comments made in an unofficial forum show a complete lack of professionalism. If I am out and about and a cop uses his authority to needlessly humiliate me, I will comply, to a point, as any resistance will make me the bad guy in the eyes of the courts, but I can guarantee that there will be retribution and it will go much further than a simple slashed tire or keyed car.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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