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Friday, January 17, 2014

Why Cops Shouldn't Have Guns--Officer Kills Family and Self

A police officer shot dead his wife, two children and mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself, authorities said today.

The bodies of Joshua Boren, 34, Kelly Boren, 32, Joshua Boren, 7, five-year-old Haley Boren and Marie King, 55, were discovered in a gruesome scene at their home in Spanish Fork, Utah on Thursday.
A sad, sad day.

Again, I want to emphasize that my purpose for this series is not to actually argue that police shouldn't be armed, but to point out that with even all the training and screening for police officers, they are no safer or better with firearms than gun owners generally--and sometimes a lot worse; that the training and extensive background checks that some people argue are "reasonable" are, in fact, useless.

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