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  • Senator Diane Feinstein during a January 24 Capitol Hill press conference introducing legislation to ban so-called "assault weapons." Actual firearms are displayed behind her.      Associated Press photo

    MILLER: D.C. police chief covers up giving Dianne Feinstein illegal 'assault weapons'

    Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seems to think that gun-control laws don’t apply to the liberal elite. She helped Sen. Dianne Feinstein acquire “assault weapons,” which are illegal to possess in the District, for a news conference early this year to promote a ban on these firearms, then tried to cover up the police involvement.

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, to introduce legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    MILLER: D.C. police chief covers up giving Dianne Feinstein illegal 'assault weapons'

    Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seems to think that gun-control laws don’t apply to the liberal elite. The police chief helped Sen. Dianne Feinstein acquire “assault weapons,” which are illegal to possess in the District, for a news conference early this year to promote a ban on these firearms, then tried to cover up the police involvement. However, a recent response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveals Chief Lanier’s shocking willingness to bend the rules for partisan and ideological purposes.

  • ** FILE ** Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin (left) and Sybrina Fulton (center) are joined by an unidentified woman during the Million Hoodie March in New York City's Union Square on March 21, 2012. A few hundred people marched in memory of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida. The teenager was unarmed and was wearing a hoodie. (Associated Press)

    Experts: Neighborhood watches shouldn't be armed

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