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Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 2 cops dead

October 17th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 2 cops dead

RIO DE JANEIRO – Drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter and killed two officers in a burst of drug-based violence just two weeks after the city won the 2016 Olympic games. Three suspected drug traffickers were also killed.

Bullets flying from the Morro dos Macacos (“Monkey Hill” in Portuguese) slum in northern Rio de Janeiro hit the police helicopter pilot in the leg as he hovered above a clash between rival drug factions, causing him to lose control and crash.

The pilot and another officer managed to flee with burns after the helicopter burst into flames on a football field, but two officers were unable to escape, said a police spokesman who spoke on condition of anonymity because of department policy.

Officials did not know whether the gangs targeted the helicopter or whether it was hit by stray bullets. But the dramatic helicopter downing comes only two weeks after Rio won the 2016 Olympic games despite security concerns that have dogged Brazil’s second-largest city for decades.

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Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 2 cops dead

There is only one reason this hasn’t happened in Chicago, L.A., Dallas, or any other major metropolitan area, the dumb-assed Mexicans, and other gangs, either haven’t thought of it or just haven’t had the proper opportunity.

This is what Rio De Janeiro is made of! Chicago isn’t that much better, they just haven’t shot down a Police helicopter. Yet.

Me and mine wouldn’t be attending anything in Rio to begin with, no matter if it’s the Olympics, the Rio Carnival, makes no difference. I have seen Rio, back in my younger days, 30 or so years ago, and even then, it was a dangerous place if you ventured out from the normal tourist haunts.

Rio police frequently use helicopters to take on gangs that dominate drug trafficking in the city’s more than 1,000 slums, but were unable to say whether this was the first time one of their helicopters had been shot down by gang members who use illicit military-grade weapons for combat against their rivals and authorities.

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Hurst mayor’s gun stance raises ire of NRA

October 9th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Hurst mayor’s gun stance raises ire of NRA

He’s been called “idiot mayor.”

Worse, he’s been called anti-gun.

But Hurst Mayor Richard Ward, a hunter and gun owner, knows how to pull the trigger himself.

“It’s as if we’re going to take their first born,” Ward said of the National Rifle Association and other critics who don’t like that he’s joined a national mayors effort to tighten restrictions on some gun sales. “They’ve just been giving us fits.”

Ward is in a Texas-style showdown with gun lovers for being the only mayor in Texas to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

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Folks, I am Fred Witzell of this article, and I have to say, Mayor Ward has fallen for the MAIG, and anti-gun rhetoric that saturates this nation.

There are NO illegal guns, save a sawed-off shotgun that is under legal length. Guns, in and of themselves are NOT illegal for the most part. Guns are used, by human beings, to commit illegal acts, but the guns themselves are NOT the criminal.

Even fully automatic weapons of war can be bought and sold legally in this nation, provided they are sold by a Class III Federal Firearms Dealer and all applicable taxes and transfer fees are paid. It’s that simple!

Remove unlicensed dealers from gun shows and require a criminal background check on ALL buyers. Sounds great!

After all laws have been met, this FACT remains, criminals are always going to be here and they do NOT get their guns from reputable gun dealers. And regretfully, there are a few less than honest gun dealers out there. REMOVE them. Take them out of the loop and voila, loophole closed!

Close the gun show loophole? Sounds great huh? Well for all it’s wonderful intentions, it’s a crock! Remove the criminals and you stop crime, it’s THAT simple. But if anyone wants a gun, and they have the money to get a gun, or the criminal has the know-how to steal one, they will do it.

Again I say, MAIG is misleading everyone, Mayor Ward included. GUNS are NOT illegal. Criminals that use them in the commission of a crime are the *illegal* factor, but it’s a lot easier for MAIG to go after the myth of ILLEGAL guns as opposed to going after criminals using guns.

This paragraph in the original story from the Star-Telegram is wrong:

Ward said he does regret some things he has said or written on blogs and in e-mails. After Rowlett blogger Fred Witzell called Ward an “idiot mayor,” Ward shot back, saying Witzell, a fellow member of the NRA, was “dumb” and “ugly.”

I sent Mr. Ward one email, this is the exact content OF that email. Please note the time stamps on ALL emails here, and in the previous threads as well.

from: TexasFred
[email protected]
date: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:36 AM
subject: To the Office of The Mayor
mailed – by
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How does it feel to be the ONLY Mayor in the entire state of Texas to sign on to this veiled attempt at a libber gun grab? I sincerely hope your constituents take you to the wood shed in your next election. You are a disgrace!

450 Mayors Petition Obama To Adopt Broad Gun Reform

Guns don’t kill people
People KILL People

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