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Cops find themselves in arms race with criminals

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (CNN) — The war on the streets is escalating. As gangs and other criminals pack more firepower, police departments say they find themselves in an arms race. …

Eleven paragraphs into the story, we find the source, the motivation and the agenda for this prattle:

[Robert Tessaro, the associate director for law enforcement relations for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.] “… lays the blame squarely on lawmakers who allowed the assault weapons ban to expire in 2004.”

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Update:

The topic’s up on Instapundit! “CNN GETS GUN CONTROL STORY WRONG: Again.




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