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David Spade Donates $100K to Phoenix PD for AR-15s

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CWL, Dec 22, 2008.

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  1. CWL

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  2. seale

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    Woa. Is he pro gun or just a government worshiper?

    The story references how police tend to plead poverty and buy their own rifles. At least the fool who was just parted from his money is a hollywood type. If the swat team is ever called out on him, I'm also sure they will remember who paid for their toys (riiiight).

    {resists urge to make reference to "just shoot me"}
     
  3. MikePGS

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    Not a big fan of his, but surprised to see someone who is (kind of) in Hollywood buying guns for anyone.
     
  4. Sinixstar

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    Neither as far as I know. He donates a lot of money to various causes. He donated $25k to the family of a cop who was killed, and another $10 to help keep an animal shelter from going under (that I can think of off the top of my head).

    I've met him once or twice - just a really down to earth kinda guy who isn't above helpin people out if they need it.
     
  5. Sinixstar

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    You know Charlton Heston was one of the biggest names in Hollywood at one point...
     
  6. ColinthePilot

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    That comes out to $2K each. They had better be real M-16's or M-4's if they're costing that much. They should be able to get 115 or 120 AR-15's for that much money.
     
  7. Sinixstar

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    I imagine they probably have some tactical (not tacti-cool, since these are actual LEOs) goodies to go along.
     
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    Excellent move on his part. Nothing wrong with our LEOS being well armed for any situation. Price of ARs are through the roof. IMO
     
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    Good for him!

    I always liked his biting sarcasm.
     
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    good for him.

    btw, prices of ARs are not through the roof for teh po-po
     
  11. Sinixstar

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    I saw a live stand-up show he did awhile back - pretty funny.
     
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    Good for him!! I did hear the police department could not afford rifles. I am glad he stepped up.
     
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    Add in parts.

    Add in tools for the armorers.

    Add in training for the armorers.

    Add in magazines.

    Add in training for the riflemen.

    Add in training ammunition.

    Add in duty ammunition.

    You can exhaust $2k/per very quickly.

    Mike
     
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    Add in doughnuts.

    :)
     
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    My opinion of David Spade just went up exponentially.
     
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    yea, it's not like there are any taxpayers there or anything :rolleyes:
     
  17. Sinixstar

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    Depending on the local laws, Emergency Services only have access to funds from specific sources, and they have to compete for funding with other agencies of government. Normally it's from a "general fund" of some sort. This is to eliminate the possibility of preferential treatment towards a specific group that happens to pay taxes into a given tax pool.

    That said - in those cases where agencies have to compete for funding, it can really make things difficult. When you consider all the costs that go into running a police force, new AR-15s are probably not exactly the top of the list.
    Couple that with a senator who refuses to get federal support for local agencies (ie - earmarks) as many other Senators do for their cities and towns - and it can put agencies in a pretty tough spot.

    besides - if the story was about how taxes are being raised to pay for LE - we'd have a half dozen threads about big government, gov't waste, tax and spend blah blah blah.

    Damned if you do, damned it you don't.
     
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    I have sure read a lot of stories over the years where new ARs WERE at the top of the list for a lot of police agencies around the country.

    Voluntarily giving money to government is about as dumb as it gets. It's like giving cocaine to Whitney. Sure, she'll appreciate it but it doesn't do ANYBODY any good
     
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    A little surprised, but better than the multitude of anti-gun crap that typically comes from the typical Hollywood boredom.



    "Damned if you do, damned it you don't."


    Oh. . .you know how I live everyday. . . :what:
     
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    This from the same guy who feel's its his 2nd Amnd right to be able to CCW without a permit when State law requires it.

    Do you enjoy Trolling for flames?
     
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    He could have my Bushie for 2k
     
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    The real story would be if he purchased them for average citizens. [STRIKE]Call[/STRIKE] PM me when that happens.
     
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    Instead of giving money to a government organization that will likely squander a good portion of it, and can't operate effectively within their budget, I'd like to see a celebrity give money to regular citizens who can't afford a firearm for home defense. The citizens would have to pass a background check and a firearm safety course, and then they could get a cheap shotgun or something to protect their family. That would be a more cost effective way of protecting more people than cops with ARs would, and it would show support for the second amendment.
     
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    That would open them up for lawsuits from hell...
    They buy a guy a gun... guy shoots himself or someone else...
    Since hollywood guy HAS money... everyone involved goes after him.


    Jim
     
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    Those two subjects are entirely separate. Do you enjoy trolling with hostility? Apparently.
     
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