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Baltimore County Police Chief Misleads America About Assault Weapons "On the Street"

Johnnyp Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 7:18 AM
This is why we separate the police from the prosecutors from the court. Any one of them can be seriously off the rails and the others push them back on track.

Nearly three weeks ago, Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about what America can do to stop gun violence. During his testimony, he stressed the importance of the reinstatement of an assault weapons ban.

"The ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines must be reinstated. Like assault weapons, high-capacity magazines are not used for hunting, do not belong in our homes and wreak havoc in our communities," Johnson said.

After the hearing Johnson told reporters, "Police officers face these weapons either in seizure cases or crimes of violence everyday. Dozens of...