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Thursday, May 2, 2013

In the Line of Duty

Sen. John Cornyn (R., TX) has introduced the Line of Duty Act of 2013, after a Kaufman Country District Attorney and his wife, and an assistant District Attorney were recently killed. The DA and his wife were killed while at home, and the Assistant DA was killed on his way into the courthouse. 

According to the Sen. Cornyn's press release, the bill would: allow "all judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials (both state and federal), subject to limited regulations, to carry firearms into all federal facilities, federal courts, and in jurisdictions where the carrying of such weapons is otherwise prohibited by law"; allow "all prosecutors and law enforcement officers to possess and obtain an ammunition magazine of any size"; and would create a "new federal crime for the killing, attempted killing, or conspiring to kill a United States judge, federal law enforcement officer, or federally funded public safety officer, including state prosecutors and judges."

Sen. Cornyn was recently in Texas gathering support for his legislation. The bill has been read twice and referred to the Judiciary Committee. 

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