Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trigger-Happy Colorado State Troopers Fired

Local news reports

The Colorado State Patrol has fired two troopers who were involved in the 2010 shooting death of an unarmed suspect.

Trooper Ivan Lawyer and Cpl. Kirk Firko were notified Tuesday they are no longer employed by the agency.

The troopers went to Jason Kemp's home in 2010 while investigating a traffic accident. Lawyer said that during a struggle, he shot Kemp because he saw him raise his arm and thought he had a weapon.

The troopers had no comment.
This goes to show you how easily a criminal act can be passed off as a legitimate DGU. This one almost was.

But, even in gun-friendly Colorado, sometimes the trigger happy gun owners, cops in this case, don't get away with murder.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Trying to pass off criminal use of a gun as a legitimate defensive gun use is dicey. I cannot see that happening with any significant frequency because the people who legally possess firearms have no violent criminal records.

    I believe law enforcement officers try to pull that stunt way more often than citizens because their badge and fellow officers who are almost guaranteed to look the other way means they can get away with it.

    By the way this is the sort of thing that happens when government has no oversight.

  2. Are you out of your mind? People who legally possess firearms and have no criminal record are in the news EVERY DAY. Open your eyes, man.

    1. Mikeb, you assume that, but there are 100,000,000 gun owners in this country. The vast majority of us are following the law.

    2. You cannot call them "us." Most of them think you're a lunatic.

    3. And your evidence for this is what?