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Old March 6, 2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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This study proves out point!

The eminent Force Science Research Center (FSRC) of Minnesota State University recently transmitted to the law enforcement community that after a 5-year study, the FBI published the results of interviews with violent criminals that employed firearms against law enforcement. Entitled, Violent Encounters: A study of Felonious Assaults on our nation’s Law Enforcement Officers, according to the FSRC, researchers selected 40 incidents involving 43 felons and 50 LEO’S from over 800 confrontations for extensive scrutiny and investigation.

As far as weapons were concerned, the handgun was the weapon of choice and in the cases reviewed, all but one were acquired illegally, primarily through thefts and street trans actions. What ever they could get their hands on at the moment was what determined firearms choice and in only one situation, a criminals selected a particular firearm because he felt it would be the most destructive.

It was also pointed out by FBI researchers to the International Association of Chiefs of Police during a conference and discussion that, “none of the felons interviewed were hindered by any law (federal, state, or local) that has ever been established to prevent gun ownership. They just laughed at gun laws”
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Old March 6, 2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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Just released? Hardly.

Violent Encounters: A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation’s Law Enforcement Officers (2006), as reported in FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, January 2007. The third part of a trio of reports with the first two being, Killed in the Line of Duty (1992), and In the Line of Fire (1997). Authors: Anthony J. Pinizzotto, Ph.D.; Edward F. Davis, M.S.; and Charles E. Miller III.

Heavily reported in many industry magazines and reports in 2007.

I really wish some of you would at least do the research before you post. Just because it's new to you, doesn't mean it is really new.
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