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koiloco
01-12-2007, 8:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjM9fcEzSJ0&mode=related&search=

HkUSP45
01-12-2007, 9:11 PM
we need to send DOJ this vid.

Blue
01-12-2007, 9:16 PM
I posted this earlier in the general gun discussions asking how old it was. Good video.

leelaw
01-12-2007, 9:17 PM
I posted this earlier in the general gun discussions asking how old it was. Good video.

I swear I saw it posted in the Hot Topics forum earlier this week, too..

Charliegone
01-12-2007, 9:31 PM
Cool vid. Send it to Brown...:D

Greg-Dawg
01-12-2007, 10:37 PM
Good video.

morepoop4u
01-13-2007, 12:22 AM
I swear I saw it posted in the Hot Topics forum earlier this week, too..

you did:cool:

Hunter
01-13-2007, 12:27 AM
Yep it has been posted on CalGuns twice in the last week alone.

First here
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=45990

Then here

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=46315

C123K_LoadMaster
01-13-2007, 6:41 AM
I posted this earlier in the general gun discussions asking how old it was. Good video.


I believe the video was made back in 1989. Below is a little background.

Some police chiefs have attempted to suppress dissenting voices in their department. For example, in San Jose, former police chief Joseph McNamara wrote fund-raising letters for Handgun Control, Inc., on official city stationary, and claimed to represent what "every police officer" believed. In 1989, one of McNamara's officers, a firearms instructor named Leroy Pyle, was subpoenaed by the California legislature and legally required to testify before that body. Officer Pyle did so, on his own time, and out of uniform. The next day, Pyle was suspended from duty, and McNamara attempted to fire him.

The formal pretext for suspending Pyle was that he had appeared (not in uniform) in a video explaining the difference between automatics and semiautomatics, and in that video had stated that he was a San Jose police officer, but had not expressly stated that his views were not the official views of his department. The rather severe discipline meted out to Pyle seemed odd in light of the fact that Chief McNamara himself wrote political fundraising letters for Handgun Control, Inc. on official city stationary.

6172crew
01-13-2007, 7:46 AM
I missed the first posting of this video, too bad we live in a state where facts dont carry much weight.

This video needs to sent off to everyone we can educate.

BTW I wonder where the cop is working now, seems like a calguns.net member if I ever saw one.

halifax
01-13-2007, 8:42 AM
Near the beginning, he pointed to the full-automatic and said this is illegal, then pointed to the semi-auto with the pistol grip and said "this is legal". I guess this really is an old video. Too bad his views weren't heeded by the legislature.

Hunter
01-13-2007, 9:44 AM
.....

BTW I wonder where the cop is working now, seems like a calguns.net member if I ever saw one.


He went on to become a US Marshall I believe, but probably retired at this point.

pnkssbtz
01-13-2007, 12:23 PM
This guy is my hero!

Cato
01-13-2007, 2:02 PM
What's wrong with a fully auto assault weapons? I wish they sold them at every True Value and Hombre Depot like they did in the old days!

whatdyisit
01-13-2007, 2:11 PM
I shed a tear when he took that 30 round mag out of that "evil" AK and said it was legal (in prc). Maybe some day...again.

marxdspot
01-13-2007, 3:01 PM
He's got my vote on the next presidential election!:D

lazuris
04-09-2007, 1:35 PM
bump

tiger222
04-09-2007, 1:58 PM
18 years old and still good! thanks for sharing.
seems like a real likeable guy. we need more like him!

un_ave
04-09-2007, 2:35 PM
good video...simple, to the point...informative....

ns3v3n
04-09-2007, 3:09 PM
people really need to see this video. hehe educated them.

Sgt Raven
04-09-2007, 4:48 PM
Mr. Pyle whom I count as a friend and mentor ran the Paul Revere Network BBS before the internet came to age now has this website. http://www.2ampd.net/