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Thursday, December 01, 2022

"But I have a shiny badge!"

A veteran detective with the Los Angeles Police Department faces a felony charge for attempting to possess a gun silencer from China, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. 

Investigators began looking at 48-year-old Luke Walden, a detective with LAPD’s Gang and Narcotics Division, after U.S. Customs and Border Patrol intercepted the “illegal firearm silencer” in April 2021.

11 comments:

  1. Why are these things illegal? It's not like Hollywood's version of silent killing sprees.

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    1. They're illegal because over half of Congress got their gun knowledge from Hollywood.

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  2. I realize the guy was trying to bypass the BATFE regulations by making a legal purchase, but aren't supressors illegal in Kalifornia regardless? On one hand supressors do prevent "noise pollution", but on the other they are "connected" to firearms (no pun intended).

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    1. California has all kinds of crazy gun laws that allow cops or retired cops to possess things that ordinary citizens can't. I think regular ARs are one of them, suppressors might be another.

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    2. Ahhh! I’ve got a friend who retired as a cop in NYC.same story up there. I guess shiny badges do grant special privileges.😀

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    3. And after a cop buys a firearm that is not on the California Approved (handgun) list he can then sell it to one of his non-shiny-badged buddies as a private party transaction. That's completely legal.

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  3. rules for thee but not for me.

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  4. Finally! Gascon found a criminal he doesn't like!

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  5. When they thin the herd of deer in our neighborhoods they use silencers.

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  6. Chinese suppressors are definitely illegal in the whole nation. I don’t think the cops could own a normal AR. An acquaintance was visiting WI. He was a CHP officer and was jealous of some of our free state weaponry.
    Paul J

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  7. This may be a result of ATF changes in definitions of "silencer". Those Chinese "fuel filters" used to be defined as not silencers, but (in States where legal) you could apply to the ATF to make a silencer out of them.
    Since the redefinition, the unmodified "fuel filter" has been defined as a silencer, and you can't get an ATF licence to convert them anymore, because you already have a prohibited silencer.
    John in Indy

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