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

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  1. sharpshooterz98

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    That's pretty damn cool of him (the other stuff too - animal shelter, cop's family, etc).


    Lol @ those criticizing him giving to a government organization.
     
  2. Lucky Strike

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    now if i can just convince him to buy me some ARs
     
  3. RoboDuck

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    Good guy!
     
  4. shotgunjoel

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    With the huge hole the feds are in right now those PDs probably won't get much federal support so giving local govt may not hurt, especially if it's for something specific.
    I went to impact guns and put together a little wishlist. You have a $1030 M4, 6 $30 mags, $68 of cleaning supplies, a $48 gun case, and one tacticool item, a $350 surefire light. All that together without any ammo or armourer's equipment that totals up to about $1700 worth of gear. Sure, you don't need the light but it would be handy for any use at night when they might get a lot of their call outs. Just $300 of ammo goes real fast.
     
  5. Gunsafe

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    I'll admit I've only seen a few of his movies and watched maybe one or two Comedy Central specials. Regardless, my opinion of him is now a positive one. I could care less about the cost per rifle, the add-ons that may be included, which agencies are claiming to be broke, etc. At least he saw a problem and helped out. I applaud him for that!
     
  6. jerkface11

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    He has the money and uses it to help other people instead of just indulging himself. Good for him.
     
  7. seale

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    I guess I just fail to see how giving free money to government helps anyone. Please enlighten me. Because of course, what government just doesn't have enough of is guns.
     
  8. sharpshooterz98

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    Would you prefer they just jack up taxes a little more to pay for the guns?
     
  9. jerkface11

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    seale it's his money he can put it in a big pile and light it on fire if he feels like it. He's helping people by keeping the government from taking money from them to pay for the guns.
     
  10. MikePGS

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    Sorry I should have qualified that as being from modern hollywood types.
     
  11. seale

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    That is not factually correct based on the story. If he plans to transfer them to each individual officer then I stand corrected, however the story seems to clearly state that he is giving them to the DEPARTMENT, ergo, he is giving them to government. Sorry to bother you with the facts

    I think you need to calm down because NO ONE here, repeat NO ONE, has said that cops "don't deserve anything," or that cops are "scumbags." I think everyone who has posted in this thread does not appreciate you lying about them because that is what you just did.

    YOU sir, on the other hand, just called all of us "pissants." Go relax, all you're doing is poisoning the discussion with your anger and name calling.
     
  12. Sinixstar

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    You know Robert DeNiro has a CCW for NYC...
     
  13. jakemccoy

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    I hope the police departments don't pull a 2008 bank bailout maneuver: "We're not telling where the money went."
     
  14. Mach2

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    Spade in Tommy Boy. One of the funniest movies ever made.

    A Hollywood type buying AR15s? I'm impressed.
     
  15. seale

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    Now hold on, I will be the first to say that is not fair. I have no idea how the transaction will take place but I have plenty of confidence that the officers will end up with the guns that Mr. Spade intends them to end up with.
     
  16. CowardRubi06

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    Props to David Spade for that. My respect for him went up as well.
     
  17. rondog

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    Isn't/wasn't he dating Heather Locklear too?
     
  18. Sinixstar

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    I don't know - but he did recently knock up a playmate.
     
  19. taprackbang

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    Hmmmm.. Interesting..
    Arming the police, to disarm the populace....
    Sounds highly probable to me that he is a government worshipper
     
  20. Sinixstar

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    He's from the area. He's donated a lot of money to local causes, government or otherwise - when they're facing financial hardship.
    I wouldn't read more into this then simply local guy who made it big looking out for his hometown.
     
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    Three people in my family work locally as LEO's. One for the county, two for the state. I'd think it was great if someone had donated money to better arm these three young men. I don't care who the money came from, if it helped them get the upper hand on situations and added to their chances of getting home safe every day, I'd be for it.

    I don't care for Spade's acting, or the movies he's in, but helping to better arm individual officers puts him in a pretty good light, to me.
     
  22. Paladin_Hammer

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    Well at least there are some good Hollywood types out there. Almost every stinkin one of them screams and cries like a baby when the police have to use their gear. Spade seems to at least understand that these guys do have a need weapons like AR's. For two-thousand dollars a piece, they must have got some good stuff (no low-end rifles like Olympic or Bushmaster, but real Colt or Armalite rifles).
     
  23. chris in va

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    I like David Spade, but...something is fishy about the deal.

    The thought of LE having military-style weapons gives me a cold chill, especially in light of the botched SWAT raids I keep hearing about.
     
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    Phoenix PD is in the same boat as the rest of us in this economy, struggling to balance incoming with outgoing, especially since the new state budget actually requires cities and counties to donate from thier budgets to the state. Kudus to Mr Spade.
     
  25. goon

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    That would be a story if you'd purchase some AR's for private citizens too.
    Let me know when you put your plan to buy us some AR's into effect - I'd like to get on the list.

    Don't know the guy's politics, but at least he's willing to step up and use his wealth for something worthwhile.
    He has my respect for that.
     
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