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

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  1. CWL

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    I don't get some of you guys. Why do some people always try to turn a positive event into a negative? Sometimes people are "good" just because it is in their heart.

    Here's someone laying out cash to help a PD, without being asked, just because he feels he can help.

    His action may save some lives, what is the problem with that?
     
  2. RockyMtnTactical

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    Good. He helps some cops, it also helps the gun industry and the economy. :D
     
  3. VINTAGE-SLOTCARS

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    He's funny guy. He is very pro police and this proves it. He has the means to help a police agency that needs some equipment. He is to be commended for his efforts. Any negative comments of his actions or intentions are unfounded. He just jumped up several points on my personal "Awsome Dude", scale.
     
  4. Kind of Blued

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    Obviously they DON'T have enough guns, otherwise LEOs wouldn't be asked to buy their own.

    I imagine if you had been strolling around in North Hollywood on February 28th, 1997, you would have been "helped" if the cops would have had rifles, as would everybody else that was nearly killed.

    Those rifles also would have assured that more officers could finish their shift without any holes in them, and go back to working for you and I the next day.
     
  5. Dr.Rob

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    Sounds like Mr. Spade saw the Fox news story about Phoenix cops asking for rifles, which they have BEEN asking for since the N. Hollywood shoot-out.

    Kudos for him.
     
  6. R.W.Dale

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    The only thing surprising about this headline is that David Spade has 100k do do anything with
     
  7. Kind of Blued

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    Me too. :D But I guess that makes it even more generous. If Bill Gates gave 100K to the Phoenix PD, I'd probably just giggle in a state of confusion.

    If anyone's interested, here's the response from a LEO forum:

    http://forums.officer.com/showthread.php?t=108229
     
  8. Double Naught Spy

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    Simple, Spade has stepped up to the plate and the negative Nellies haven't.
     
  9. C-grunt

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    Thats awesome. Im on that list to get one of those rifles. I believe we will end up with Bushmasters because, from what Ive heard, the dept has had an order from Colt for a LONG time that hasnt been filled.

    Just FYI, these rifles are going to patrol Officers, not SAU (our SWAT). They are needed too. Its getting pretty violent here in the south west with the drug wars in Mexico spilling over and the human smugglers.

    I know someone, cant remember who at the moment, who went to school with David Spade and said he was an honest, stand up guy.

    This donation is the thing we needed. These rifles have been a big issue here in the dept. The patrol guy want them, higher up office types dont. They have been slowly talked down and their last excuse was the budget. Got em now!
     
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    If you haven't seen "Joe Dirt", it's one of his movies. By far my most favorite comedy ever.

    Back to the thread. So, all you guys that think cops shouldn't have AR's... Maybe next time you call them out for a robbery in progress, they'll bring sling shots.

    About the time I think I've seen every stupid comment that can be made, I read another thread like this.
     
  11. Old Guy

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    Good on him.

    A nice Christmas present for some!

    A rifle is a must in these days of long distant threats, or not so long distance, but only a small portion of an armed and dangerous individual is visible.

    A 30-30 Winchester was a common sight in the days when the Law in that area rode horses, what has changed?
     
  12. ravonaf

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    I'm mixed on this subject. I'm sure his heart is in the right place. But those weapons are much more likely to be used against the public for gun confiscations or on the failed war on drugs than against real bad guys. That's not anti-cop, it's based on current trends in arming the police like the military.

    Then again, you don't blame the weapon, you blame the politics behind the coming police state.
     
  13. LIQUID SNAKE

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    I herd an interview with him tonight on the way to work. He seems like a generally normal sounding guy on the radio. In fact the majority of the interview was about how hollyweird ****s up people and destroys them over time. Interestingly he was talking about how those Nazi Kalifonians influenced Chris Farly mentally and led him to ultimately destroy himself.
     
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    AR-15s for patrol use?? What is this country coming to?
     
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    now wait..

    did he just brought assault weapons that belong to foreign battlefields to your streets..?

    scary..

    ;)
     
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    Davis Spade Movie Ticket: $9.50
    C-grunt's Well-deserved Bushmaster: $2000.00
    David Spade's Donations: Priceless
     
  17. expvideo

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    What a nice guy. I had no idea that he was such a kind hearted person.

    Welcome to the 21st century. Most departments have switched from shotguns to rifles. I don't think this is really a surprise to anyone.
     
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    And with the switch from patrol cars to tanks I'm not going to be surprised either. Using a force with army gear and army tactics to police citizens isn't a good thing.
     
  19. woodybrighton

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    FFS its a tool as you continually tell people what are they supposed to use if a shotgun is too little gun?
    aks lever actions bolt guns what?
    some wood furniture mini 14 because it does not look too scary.
    police can dress in Armour and roam around with flamethrowers does'nt automatic make them bad guys.
    metropolitan police in London were unarmed and wore old fashioned friendly uniforms didn't stop them torturing and locking the wrong people up for a terrorist bombing:(
     
  20. RockyMtnTactical

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    What is wrong with that? Everyone should have a rifle, including cops.
     
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    Its senses.

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    And just what "trends" are you talking about? There are no such trends occurring where arming the cops like the military is resulting in gun confiscations.

    Of course, maybe the cops would not need to be better armed if the bad guys weren't better armed. And that's not anti-bad guy (or maybe it is).
     
  22. expvideo

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    Please never EVER call a semi-automatic AR-15 "army gear". I have the same rifle that the cops have and I would appreciate you not trying to insinuate that it is a machinegun. Take that anti-gun talk somewhere else, it is NOT wanted here.
     
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  23. ravonaf

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    I would love you to show me where I said an AR-15 is army gear. You can't find it because I didn't say it. I know the difference between auto and semi-auto. I was speaking of the general practice of arming police forces as you would the military. If you want to get into this I can cite source after source.
     
  24. expvideo

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    What else could your bolded statement mean? Please explain.
     
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    just saw this on Fox news. way to go David!!
     
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