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Officer Under Investigation for Desire to ‘Take Guns’

Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- The Branford Connecticut police officer who stated on facebook that:

“I’ll give my left nut to have the ability or have the opportunity to kick your door in and take your guns.”

Is under investigation by his department for his remarks.  As reported by wtnh.com:

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A Branford police officer is off the job after he got into a fight online with someone about gun ownership. That officer is on leave after he told someone online he couldn’t wait to bang down his door and take his gun.

Officer Joe Peterson is said to have posted the remarks.  He was on workers compensation leave when he posted them.    The obvious question, given that he was on workers compensation, is whether pain or drugs interfered with his online judgment.  The nhregister.com reports:

 Peterson, a one-time East Haven K-9 officer who moved to the Branford department a number of years ago, has been honored multiple times in his career — including for catching alleged murderer Lishan Wang in April 2010 after Wang allegedly shot Dr. Vajinder Toor outside Toor’s Brushy Plain Road condominium.

Every officer is taught that “following orders” is not an excuse for violating constitutional rights.  Yet, Cameron Smith, who was involved in the exchange, has this to say in the American Thinker:

 Just wanted to thank you for the very fair article on the Police officer in CT. While yes, the conversation got very heated, once he [Officer Joseph Peterson] was seen as a cop, he should have stepped WAY back. A lot of news articles are putting my quote in of me saying he would put Jews in Ghettos as the reason he went off. He actually went off well before that. I literally asked him if a law was passed to put Jews in the Ghettos, would you? He literally said “Now you are being silly…but if its the law, I enforce it; I don’t make them.”

To me THAT was the quote of the story that everyone is missing.

I doubt that the internal investigation will let us know if drugs were involved.

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 8 User comments to “Officer Under Investigation for Desire to ‘Take Guns’”

    1. 11Hotel on March 12, 2014 at 7:42 PM said:

      Strange and sad how history rhymes. The WWII reference is applicable here as well as with SS Storm-trooper Lt. Vance in that America will need to hold its own Nuremberg Trials before it is over…

    2. When pain or drugs interfere with my online judgment, will nhregister.com give me a “pass” too?

    3. oldgringo on March 13, 2014 at 5:23 AM said:

      Cops are like dogs…Some times for no explainable reason a good dog can go bad…When that happens they need be removed from society least they inflict harm upon others…Others becoming their victims…Hence we call them “mad” dogs!

    4. Seanoamericano on March 13, 2014 at 6:47 AM said:

      Since when is this site censoring comments?

    5. Today the police & other law enforcement are the standing army the Founders warned us not to have. We won’t be safe while those institutions exist. We lost our liberty when we lost the militia:

      “The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but where, I trust in God, it will always remain, in the hands of the people.”

      The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

    6. What a dumb cop. He meant what he said. He is a disgrace to all law enforcement. Take his badge and he will be quiet as a mouse. This type of cop is a coward who uses his badge to feel like hes a man. What a loser. If he uses the excuse a LIE that he said that statement cause he was on pain meds he will be proven a coward and a liar. These are the type of cops that we don’t need in police depts. Connecticut is joke for what they are doing. Keep an eye on this idiot of a cop and watch when he uses physical force or a shoot out with innocent Americans to take their guns away for no good reason. Karma will get him and others for being evil cops. This idiot feeble minded cop makes all the good cops look bad. Lets see him enforce the law, unjust laws on his own family & friends first. Bet he excludes them.

    7. DrSique on March 13, 2014 at 9:46 AM said:

      “I’ll give my left nut to have the ability or have the opportunity to kick your door in and take your guns.”
      Sounds like a pretty good idea to me. Those who espouse tyranny should immediately have their “nutz” removed. Neutering makes animals far less aggressive.

    8. People with that attitude have a rapist mentality,it’s all about power over others.

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