Following the Las Vegas shooting at the beginning of October and the Texas church massacre in November, gun grabbing politicians across the country and in DC sought to violate the Second Amendment with more than 21 pieces of legislation. However, when it comes to policemen losing their guns, which puts a lot of citizens in danger, and in this case most definitely children, they are deafeningly silent.
Prescott Valley, Arizona Chief of Police Bryan Jarrell apparently lost his weapon in a library when he went to the bathroom during a city council meeting.
AZ Family reports:
According to a news release from the agency, Chief Bryan Jarrell left his gun in a bathroom stall at the Prescott Valley Library at about 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. He had gone into the bathroom to change clothes after the Town Council meeting.
The missing gun is a black 9 mm Glock 19 with the serial number YHC 944.
“On Monday, November 13th, 2017, when the Chief discovered the weapon was missing, he reported it immediately,” according to PVPD. “The lost firearm was entered into the National Crime Information Computer (NCIC).”
That’s four days! It was four days before the chief of police reported that he lost his weapon! How does a police chief not know he is missing his gun for four days?
So far, there’s not answer.
The gun is a Glock 19, 9mm and black. The serial number is YHC 944.
The department says anyone with information about the missing handgun should contact Yavapai County’s Silent Witness program at 1-800-932-3232.
Incidentally, this is one of the very weapons that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and the rest of her gun grabbing buddies want to unlawfully ban you and I from using, but I haven’t heard her mention dealing with a cop who loses his weapon and fails to report it for four days. Have you?
And no, it didn’t just slip out of the holster either. I don’t know if Police Chief Jarrell used a holster similar to LAPD, but take a look at this video demonstrating the absurdity of a homeless man reaching for a gun from an LAPD officer and being shot.
Law enforcement weapons, not so surprisingly get lost all the time.
Jack Burns reports:
The phenomena of guns going missing while supposedly in safe hands (the police) is quite difficult to explain. First, there are those police officers who simply steal them, such as in the recent case of Simpsonville, Kentucky, police officer Terry Putnam. As The Free Thought Project reported, Putnam allegedly stole over $30,000 worth of guns, drugs, and cash from the police department where he worked.
There are other officers who simply allow their department-issued firearms to be stolen by others. Since 2010, nearly 1,000 guns have been stolen, were lost, or went missing in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as across California. Mercury News’ Thomas Peele investigated the phenomena. He described how, through negligence by offices, the guns are stolen:
“Their guns have been stolen from behind car seats and glove boxes, swiped from gym bags, dresser drawers and under beds. They have been left on tailgates, car roofs and even atop a toilet paper dispenser in a car dealership’s bathroom. One officer forgot a high-powered assault rifle in the trunk of a taxi.”
In the same way that few officers actually face charges for the serious crimes they commit, and rarely see the inside of a jail cell, few officers ever face serious consequences for failing to keep their guns safe. What constitutes a felony for the general public, when citizens improperly store their firearms, is barely a slap on the wrist for most police officers. Thus, Prescott Valley’s Chief Jarrell will almost certainly not face any criminal charges for bringing a firearm into a public library, and allegedly losing it when he went to the restroom—something police would have taken seriously if it had been the actions of the average citizen.
Interestingly, in the recent case that has upset many people, the illegal alien, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez shot and killed Kathryn Steinle in front of her father in San Francisco with… a federal agent’s gun. Sanchez, whose criminal history, according to federal record, dates back to 1991, mostly for drugs, including heroin, and sneaking into the United States, sometimes fewer than 30 days after he was deported Mexico, was found not guilty, even though he admitted firing the gun.
A federal database has logged Sanchez’s past convictions and deportations, with at least 40 entries in its system over the last two decades. In jailhouse interviews, Sanchez said that if he killed her, he didn’t remember much because he was high on marijuana and sleeping pills.