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Cops Lockdown Neighborhood After Shots Fired Into Air On July 4th

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by explorerimports, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. explorerimports

    explorerimports WA Active Member

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    Police in Las Vegas, Nevada, sent in a SWAT team and locked down an entire neighborhood in response to somebody firing shots into the air, a common occurrence during July 4th celebrations.

    The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told a local news station it “believes the gun is in a home in the area or a vehicle and they obtained a search warrant from the District Attorney to put the neighborhood on lockdown while they look for the gun.”

    After taking a number of people into custody, a SWAT team was sent in to “clear” the area. The police told residents to evacuate, but none elected to do so.

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  2. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Doesn't this happen everywhere?

    I'm sure the cops loved being called out from their July 4th holiday to go on a wild goose chase.
  3. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    "'Necessity' is the plea for every infringement of human rights. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves." Wm Pitt
  4. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    "The police told residents to evacuate, but none elected to do so."

    That made me smile just a little. :)


    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I can understand some kind of response because most likely it was within city limits but purely based on the story I would have to say this was a little 'overkill' and more of a show of oppressive, overwhelming force and not really a pragmatic approach to the situation.
  6. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Two points.
    1) Las Vegas voters are morons. The current mayor is the wife of the city's last mayor. If my memory serves me correctly he hit the term limit and could not run.
    Political nepotism is a disease of American politics.....and a real bad idea.

    2) How was the warrant written? Has this DA read the actual text of the 4th amendement?
    A search warrant has to be a lot more specific than just a whole neighborhood.

    Additionally, the warrant was issued by the DA???
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And if they found a firearm in their search how would they determine it was said firearm?

    Granted people are hurt every year by morons shooting into the air but unless there's a witness I would think it near impossible to determine guilt.
  8. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    More guts than the sheeple in Boston, I see.
    Caveman Jim and (deleted member) like this.