Facebook Fallout

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A detective in East Palo Alto, Calif., is under fire after he allegedly encouraged fellow police officers in Facebook postings to shoot gun advocates who carry unloaded weapons in plain view as a political statement.

Detective Rod Tuason, apparently in response to a comment about open carry advocates with visible weapons sipping coffee at cafes in the San Francisco Bay area, suggested officers challenge the gun owners.

“Sounds like you had someone practicing their 2nd amendment rights last night!” Tuason wrote. “Should’ve pulled the AR out and prone them all out! And if one of them makes a furtive movement … 2 weeks off!!!”

Tuason ridiculed how law-abiding gun owners can’t get concealed carry permits. “Haha that’s when you attend one of their meetings and laugh at them cuz they can only dream to have a ccw…” he wrote.

Unfortunately for Tuason, blogger and lawyer Kevin Thomason — a Second Amendment advocate — read his remarks, posted a screen grab of the thread and a link to Tuason’s Facebook page.