The thought of children getting a parent’s gun is terrifying. Taking the right steps to keep guns safe and away from children should be a top priority for gun owners- but that is not always the case. Parents are not using locks or other safeguards to keep their guns away from children.
To make matters worse, individuals are now cloaking their assault rifles, pistols, you name it, with paint and plastics to look like a child’s toy or even a full on, out of the box, squirt gun. It is a recipe for horrific disasters. Not to mention it leaves police in a predicament- to shoot or not to shoot?
Guns are being confiscated all over the country that, at first look, appear to be straight off the aisle from the toy section at Wal-Mart. But that, sadly, is not the case. The picture gallery below is a collection of a few of the many weapons out there that have been modified to no longer look “deadly” or like a usual black or silver firearm, but rather a child’s toy.
Tamir Rice Case
In a 911 call, a caller phoned the police to report that someone, possibly a juvenile, was pointing a pistol at random people in the Cudell Recreation Center, yet the caller twice clarified that the gun was “probably fake.” Officers were dispatched without the information that the caller thought the gun might have been fake. The officers arrived at the park and approached the child we now know as Tamir Rice, ordering him to hold up his hands. Rice reached down instead of up, prompting one of the officers to immediately fire two shots, fatally hitting Rice once in the torso. The entire incident happened within mere seconds. Read more
A majority of people do not realize how dangerous the legal profession is. As an aspiring attorney and legal blogger, I stay current on legal news and in effect I am more conscious of reports and situations in which attorneys and judges are threatened, injured or killed.
The following is a compilation of a few of the most recent tragedies involving the legal profession. This is only a small sample of the reported attacks and killings of attorneys and judges:
- On February 15, 2013 a boyfriend ambushed and gunned down his girlfriend after being ordered to pay child support. Fortunately in this case, the young mother survived.
- On February 12, 2013 two police officers were wounded and two women and the gunman were killed in a Delaware courtroom.
- On February 3, the 28-year-old daughter of an attorney was murdered by one of his former clients, an ex-Los Angeles police officer.
- On January 31, 2013 a Texas prosecutor was murdered execution-style while walking through a courthouse parking lot.
- On January 30, 2013 an Arizona attorney was murdered while “simply trying to do his job.”
- Then again on January 30 2013, an Oklahoma man facing assault charges attacked his lawyer, Larry Monard, in court. He punched, kicked and choked Monard.
- On January 22 2013, two attorneys, who should have known better, got into a fight in which attorney Scott Radman was severely beaten by fellow attorney, Sean Murphy, inside of a courthouse.
- December 13, 2012, the defendant in an attempted-murder trial sliced his lawyer’s face with a razor blade.
- June 27, 2014, Kentucky criminal defense attorney shot and killed outside of his office.
- October 2014, Murderer slashes attorneys neck in courthouse with a smuggled razor blade.
In result of the January 30, 2013 murder of Mark Hummels in Arizona, the State Bar of Arizona released a statement regarding the danger of being an attorney as well as the senseless murder that should have never taken place. Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the State Bar of Arizona, John F. Phelps, issued this statement in response to the death of Hummels:
“The death of our colleague, Mark Hummels, is heartbreaking on so many levels. The loss of any life is tragic. But in this case, Mark was killed as a result of simply trying to do his job. We all know that attorneys are Read more