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Glock Donates $30,000 to DEA Survivors Benefit Fund

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Survivors Benefit Fund (DEASBF) received a donation of $30,000 from GLOCK, Inc.  at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in  San Diego last week.

“GLOCK is proud to help honor those who have laid down their lives to serve and protect,”  GLOCK National Director of Sales, Bob Radecki Radecki, said in a statement.  “By assisting in providing their children with a college education, GLOCK is able to contribute to this meaningful cause.”

Since 2011, GLOCK has donated nearly $150,000 to the DEASBF.

Retired DEA agent Richard Crock, who is chairman of the fund, said:

“The fund would not exist without donors and partners like GLOCK. We can never replace a lost mother or father but with GLOCK’s help we can make the lives of the surviving family members, especially the children, a little easier. Currently, the Benefit Fund pays line of duty death and continuing education benefits to the families of DEA Agents and Task Force Officers killed in the line of duty.”

To learn more about the survivors benefit fund and to donate click here.

Loaded Handgun Found in Denver Airport Bathroom Belonged to DEA Agent

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A DEA agent left a loaded .45-caliber Glock handgun on the back of a toilet seat in the restroom of a crowded Denver International Airport, the Houston Chronicle reports.

A traveler found the gun last week.

The newspaper reports the gun was returned to an unidentified agent who apparently forgot the weapon.

The DEA declined to comment.

“Incidents such as the one you described … fall within the scope of an (internal) investigation and DEA does not confirm, deny or comment on internal investigations,” Lisa Johnson, spokeswoman for the DEA’s Houston Division, told the Chronicle.

 

Column: Guns and Responsibility

Eugene Robinson

By Eugene Robinson
Washington Post

WASHINGTON — We may not be sure that the bloodbath in Tucson had anything to do with politics, but we know it had everything to do with our nation’s insane refusal to impose reasonable controls on guns.

Specifically, the rampage had everything to do with a 9mm semiautomatic Glock pistol – a sleek, efficient killing machine that our lax gun laws allowed an unstable young man to purchase, carry anywhere and ultimately use to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head. The weapon also was used to shoot 19 bystanders, killing six of them, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl.

The accused gunman, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, appears to be deranged. But this fact does not automatically absolve the politicians, partisan activists and professional loudmouths who spew apocalyptic anti-government rhetoric full of violent imagery.

To read more click here.

Judge Tosses Suit Against DEA By Agent Who Shot Himself


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington last week tossed a lawsuit filed by DEA agent Lee Paige, who claimed the agency leaked an embarrassing video of him accidentally shooting himself with a Glock 40 while demonstrating gun safety to children in Orlando in 2004, the Associated Press reported.

The video was aired nationally and became the subject of late night talk show jokes.

AP reported that Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Shanstrom said Paige, 50, provided no evidence as to who made the video public. Paige’s suit was based on violation of privacy.

Before the gun went off, Paige told the children he was the only one in the room who could safely handle the gun, according to the video below.

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