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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Protect American public safety and save police lives

It's unbelievable, but our inability to fight gun violence, and support for Second Amendment rights, are putting America's public safety police at risk for random assassinations.

Our nation's police unions should be demanding regulations to curb gun violence. Moreover, it's our responsibility as citizens, who pay taxes for public protection, to prevent criminals, who are apparently stalking public safety professionals, from obtaining weapons, for the purpose of killing police. 

The deputy, Darren H. Goforth, 47, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, pulled into a Chevron gas station at about 8:30 p.m. on Friday along a busy, tree-lined stretch of suburban Houston about 25 miles from downtown.
Deputy Darren H. Goforth 

America seems to be turning into a nation where protecting Second Amendment rights to own guns is more important than protecting public safety and the people who defend our communities from crime.

Deputy Darren H. Goforth was in uniform when he was shot in the back Friday night in what authorities described as an unprovoked killing. The motive in the shooting, which Hickman described as "senseless and cowardly," is still unclear. But Goforth appears to have been targeted "because he wore a uniform," the sheriff said.

A Texas man faces a capital murder charge in the "execution-style shooting" of a sheriff's deputy while he was fueling his patrol car near Houston, authorities said.

"We found no other motive or indication that it was anything other than that," said Hickman, adding that he doesn't believe the suspect and Goforth knew each other.

Cops hunt 3 suspects in shooting of Illinois police officer identified as 30-year vet:

The shooting death of Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, a 30 year police officer veteran, Tuesday morning, has the community, located an hour north of Chicago, on lock down.

Helicopters circled above Fox Lake, and all law enforcement agencies from the area, along with a regional SWAT team, K-9 units and FBI and ATF agents, hunted for the suspects after Gliniewicz was shot and killed, around 8 a.m. local time.

Two male suspects are white and one is black, according to Lake County Sheriff's Det. Chris Covelli.

These horrible public safety assassinations (and thousands of innocent people) are preventable, if Americans will demand reform of the Second Amendment by preventing the sale, and use of guns produced and owned for the purpose of killing people.

Instead of preventing gun violence deaths, Americans are living in a state of perpetual mourning for the growing numbers of victims. We lay wreaths, conduct public memorial "celebrations of life", and remember their names in wall plaques.  

Nevertheless, Americans simply aren't doing enough to prevent the growing epidemic of gun violence. As this violence grows, we'll soon find it difficult to recruit and retain police officers to prevent us from danger. By allowing assassins and criminals to obtain guns, our nation will descend to a new plateau, where the value of human life will become secondary to the right to own guns.

Something must change, or civilized society, as we know it, will be at risk for degrading our national freedom and pride, faster than any invasion by foreign enemies.

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