Gun Control is Completely Useless.

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Congressman posts family Christmas picture with guns, days after school shooting
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U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) in a Christmas photo of his family holding guns, in this image obtained from Twitter, posted on December 4, 2021.
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) in a Christmas photo of his family holding guns, in this image obtained from Twitter, posted on December 4, 2021. Photo by @REPTHOMASMASSIE /Twitter
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WASHINGTON — A U.S. congressman on Saturday posted a Christmas picture of himself and what appeared to be his family, smiling and posing with an assortment of guns, just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school.

“Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo,” U.S. Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky wrote on Twitter.

Ethan Crumbley, 15, is accused of carrying out the deadliest U.S. school shooting this year, the latest in a decades-long series of mass shootings at U.S. schools. His parents were arrested on Saturday in connection with last Tuesday’s slayings.

Massie, who represents a solidly Republican district, posted the picture of himself and six others holding firearms resembling an M60 machine gun, AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a Thompson submachine gun.
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Some semi-automatic weapons are made to look nearly identical to fully automatic weapons like machine guns. Under U.S. law, weapons like machine guns are restricted to the military, law enforcement and civilians who have obtained special licenses for weapons made before May 1986.

Jonathan van Norman, a campaign manager for Massie, did not immediately reply to a request for comment via Twitter.

Democratic U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee, condemned his fellow Kentuckian’s post.

“I’m old enough to remember Republicans screaming that it was insensitive to try to protect people from gun violence after a tragedy,” Yarmuth wrote on Twitter, apparently referring to calls for gun control laws.

“I promise not everyone in Kentucky is an insensitive asshole,” he added. The shooting in Oxford, Michigan – in which four teenagers were killed and a teacher and six other students were wounded – was the latest in a string of sometimes-deadlier incidents that have prompted fierce debates over school safety, gun control and gun rights.
“I promise not everyone in Kentucky is an insensitive asshole,”
 

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FIRE STARTED BY BULLETS … IN TOASTER OVEN
Bullets and toaster ovens don’t mix.
In this case, the combination made for a fire hazard.
Firefighters in Greenwood, S.C., said they think a fire started inside an assisted-living facility on Nov. 28 as a result of bullets inside a toaster oven, WYFF reported.
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That night, emergency personnel were called to Morningside Assisted Living after reports of gunshots and a fire alarm. Cops said a small fire had started inside the room of one of the residents where a person was found unconscious.
The person was taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. According to police, the fire started after the unnamed resident had fired several rounds of ammunition at the toaster oven, which caused the bullets to discharge.
Firefighters put out the flames quickly and no other injuries were reported.
I've been upset with my appliances from time to time but the idea of shooting them never crossed my mind. :ROFLMAO:
 

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The warrent gave them the right to enter the premisis. Whether they had the right to shoot anybody is another matter. And I also think it is generally considered impolite to not bring along someone from the actual jurisdiction even if it was fully legal without (to enter premises).
But is it legal for them to enforce a warrant outside their jurisdiction? Maybe more to the point can a judge even give them a warrant for the premises outside their jurisdiction?
From what I have read so far this was a premeditated murder and I hope the shooter and everyone of his superiors right up to the mayor get convicted.
 

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But is it legal for them to enforce a warrant outside their jurisdiction? Maybe more to the point can a judge even give them a warrant for the premises outside their jurisdiction?
From what I have read so far this was a premeditated murder and I hope the shooter and everyone of his superiors right up to the mayor get convicted.
From the enforcement and entering part, I think the fact they got the warrant answers your own question.

I tend to agree with you about everything else that happened based upon what I have read so far.
 
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From the enforcement and entering part, I think the fact they got the warrant answers your own question.

I tend to agree with you about everything else that happened based upon what I have read so far.
Agreed. Figuring out all the relevant laws would be tangle-of-yarn stuff.

I think somebody with a proper warrant in hand is entitled to assume they have a right to execute it. It's the magistrate's job to make sure the warrant is appropriately limited, and to make sure the executor is aware of the limitations.

As far as the use of force, from all the cases of "suspects" running or resisting to this, we all need ongoing reviews of use-of-force policies.

Personally, my baseline is "no agent of the state should have any right or privilege not available to all."