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LAPD Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns To Civilians and Dealers

LAPD Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns To Civilians and Dealers

The department is conducting the second investigation into allegations that officers bought specially-made handguns with an 'LAPD SWAT' insignia and resold them at a steep profit.

By Joel Rubin | Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2012

SWAT officers can be seen at a standoff in Sylmar last year. The LAPD is looking… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating whether members of its elite SWAT unit took advantage of their assignments to purchase large numbers of specially-made handguns and resell the weapons for steep profits, according to a report released Friday by the independent watchdog overseeing the department.

The allegations, if true, could be a violation of federal firearm laws and city ethics regulations.

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Here's your biscuit!

Dorner? Dorner who? Corruption? Oh, that is just some cops making a profit on guns. Bad, bad, cop. No doughnuts all week. Now, then, corruption gone. Dorner can rest in peace.

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I don't have a problem with this

It sounds like a free market transaction to me. If the officers are putting up the initial capital to get the firearms, they should have every right to sell them at any price they deem fit. Unless of course they are using department funds to purchase the firearms, that's a different story.

Though I don't know who would want something that said "LAPD" on their gun... Unless it was a battlefield pick up.

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NOT if they only get them at a reduced cost...

because they are SWAT assholes!

Thats akin to insider trading to me and NOT justifiable.

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How is getting a discount

How is getting a discount because you are a member of an organization akin to insider trading?

Most if not all gun retailers provide a bulk and/or police/military discount. It's pretty standard practice. I don't agree with it, but that's the decision of the retailer. I think you are letting your opinion of this group outweigh what is truly right and wrong.

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ecorob's picture

What "organization" are you talking about?

I didn't even read the group "opinion" before I made my comment. I rarely do.

I state my opinion with an unbiased thought process.

If you are in the Army and purchase night vision goggles and sell them does that make it ok?

If you get hand grenades and sell them, is that ok?

First of all, the ability for the "police" to buy these weapons at a reduced cost is NOT right.

This equipment should ONLY be issued and then, returned when the tour is complete. To allow them to be sold ONLY to low IQ'd morons is unforgiveable!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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Yes, yes it is

I didn't say "group opinion" I said your opinion of that group. Check yourself on that.

If you purchased them, it absolutely does make it ok for you to resell them. That's free market capitalism.

Issued items like M4's and grenades aren't purchased by the soldiers they are issued. If the soldier were to purchase a NV capable aimpoint, use it in tour and come home, he should give it to the government because he got a discount from the retailer?

That's anti capitalist and anti liberty.

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LAPDs ...

LAPDs own little version of fast and furious. Quick call Holder and so he can investigate and make this go away.

RickStone

LAPD Is One Of The Most Corrupt Law Enforement Departments

in America...