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  •  The police already have a force advantage over (0+ / 0-)

    most citizens, and far too many police officers use that advantage to harrass, abuse, and shoot brown skinned civilians everyday.

    These abuses are a problem, but the problem is easier to address when the civilians who are targeted by corrupt cops are unarmed.

    Those incidents where the civilian is armed and targeted by a corrupt cop just lead to extra-judicial killings, which are very difficult to justify, but even harder to prosecute.

    It's a fantasy that an armed citizenry can win in a shoot out with law enforcement. The moment you fire the first bullet, you've broken the law.

    We all have a right to self defense. The RKBA does not include any right to threaten others with a firearm. The RKBA does not include a right to shoot at police officers.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:27:55 AM PST

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