Vegas LEO, wife & son dead of gun violence
With the Obama Administration’s direct assault on the 2nd Amendment underway despite his oath of office to uphold the Constitution only today, it’s important to see the news doesn’t always play to his strategy of framing the issue as guns vs. children. A law enforcement officer, i.e. an agent of and for the state in implementing its brute force, violence, and state sponsored terrorism, has murdered his family and himself–with his Dept. issued gun?
Not to put too fine a point on it, but it is precisely these state goons the 2nd Amendment was intended for. Obama’s plan to emasculate the 2nd Amendment in installments isn’t going to help. If mentally ill (isn’t everyone a little bit crazy?) citizens shouldn’t have guns, all the more reason for those retaining their sanity to have them. With daily stories of police brutality, rape, and abuse across the nation, citizens have need for MORE parity with the state, not less!
Gillespie, the elected head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said the lieutenant was a 20-year Las Vegas police veteran. Gillespie spoke of unanswered questions and “untold grief” for family members, friends and co-workers. He took no questions.
The sheriff said the investigation in Boulder City, about 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas, was being handled by police in neighboring Henderson.
Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul said a man called 911 at about 8:20 a.m. Monday and told a dispatcher he killed his wife and child, set his house afire and would shoot anyone who approached.
The home is owned by Hans Walters, according to Clark County assessor records. Many know Walters as a Las Vegas police lieutenant married to a former Las Vegas police officer, Kathryn Walters. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that she left the department in 2005.
Boulder City police arrived to find the homeowner with a handgun in the doorway of the burning house before he retreated back inside and apparently killed himself, Paul said.
No shots were fired by police or SWAT officers from Henderson and North Las Vegas who later found the bodies of a 52-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a boy inside, Paul said. Officials said the boy was believed to be about 7.
“We’re investigating the incident as a murder-suicide at this time,” Paul said.
One is left wondering if citizens will be allowed to have sticks to protect themselves.
“When the people are afraid of the government–that’s tyranny! When the government is afraid of the people–that’s liberty!” -Ben Franklin-
It’s high time to pass a law requiring a universal background check to determine if a potential gun buyer has ever been a cop.