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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:03 PM

'My son would have been deeply offended to know his death would be used to promote gun control'

‘My son would have been deeply offended to know his death would be used to promote gun control’; Officer Talley’s dad speaks on King Soopers shooting
by: Dara Bitler
BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Homer Talley, the father of officer Eric Talley, who was killed in the line of duty during a shooting at King Soopers on Monday, spoke with TMZ about his stance on guns.
Officer Talley’s father said his son was a staunch 2nd Amendment guy and he believes his son would hate to see his death used to promote gun control, according to TMZ.
His father also said Talley was a strong advocate for gun rights, and had an AR-15 he often used for target practice. He said he has seen the debate erupt over reforming gun laws, and although this tragedy cost him his son, he doesn’t blame gun access and doesn’t think Eric would either, according to TMZ.
Talley told TMZ, “My son would have been deeply offended to know his death would be used to promote gun control. Before he was an officer, he enjoyed shooting.”
FOX31 spoke to Talley’s father hours after he was identified as the fallen officer in the shooting.
“He was a man of heart who loved his job,” Homer Talley said. He described Talley as someone who loved his family as he leaves behind seven children ranging in age from 7 years old to 20 years old.
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Reply 'My son would have been deeply offended to know his death would be used to promote gun control' (Original post)
gldstwmn Mar 29 OP
Aristus Mar 29 #1
gldstwmn Mar 29 #2
Aristus Mar 29 #5
pandr32 Mar 29 #12
bluestarone Mar 29 #19
gratuitous Mar 29 #3
brush Mar 29 #4
Claire Oh Nette Mar 29 #6
iemitsu Mar 29 #7
gldstwmn Mar 29 #11
Botany Mar 29 #8
2naSalit Mar 29 #24
Botany Mar 29 #25
2naSalit Mar 29 #27
Siwsan Mar 29 #9
MacKasey Mar 29 #10
sop Mar 29 #13
Renew Deal Mar 29 #14
gldstwmn Mar 29 #26
Hassin Bin Sober Mar 29 #15
Grins Mar 29 #16
Watchfoxheadexplodes Mar 29 #17
genxlib Mar 29 #18
JI7 Mar 29 #22
IbogaProject Mar 29 #20
AleksS Mar 29 #21
Tree Lady Mar 29 #23
Hortensis Mar 29 #28

Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:05 PM

1. Then to Hell with you and your son.

Let's focus on the victims of the tragedy instead.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:07 PM

2. This is the father of the police officer.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:09 PM

5. I know.

He's part of the problem.

"Yeah, it's a real drag losing my son like that, but don't you dare take away my guns!"

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:22 PM

12. +1

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:47 PM

19. Agree!!!

This IS our problem. (the police, (not all of them) are part of the gun rights problem)

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:08 PM

3. Oh! Well, in that case . . .

I guess the rest of us should just sit idly by waiting your son's fate at the hands of a deranged madman with a killing machine, too. God forbid we should do anything to avoid such a death at anytime, anywhere, because of you and your deceased son's fervent belief in the Second Amendment, which not all of us share.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:08 PM

4. No evidence of critical thinking skills. His son could still be alive if there were sensible...

gun laws. Some are just not to swift.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:09 PM

6. More Projection

No. This man is deeply offended that he will have to bury his son. He is deeply offended that his own support of free for all gun rodeo 2nd amendment got his son killed in the line of duty.

His cognitive dissonance about his good guy son with a gun not stopping the bad guy with a gun makes him blame...democrats and other Americans who want gun safety laws.

OK.

He's projecting. Of course, his son can't speak for himself, what with being dead from gun violence and all.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:10 PM

7. I would be deeply offended to have a father who would say such a thing.

Barely human.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:20 PM

11. I agree. He also seems to be talking with the press alot.

Weird.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:11 PM

8. "My son would have been deeply offended to know his death would be used to promote gun control."

Your son would not be dead if we had gun control.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:47 PM

24. +1

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:53 PM

25. Didn't the shooter go and buy an assualt weapon the same day or the day before?

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:12 PM

27. I think it was said in news I saw...

That he bought it the same day as the Boulder shootings. It was just a matter of days and he didn't have to wait.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:12 PM

9. Somehow I believe his son would be more offended by being gunned down, for no good reason

And by a guy who shouldn't have been able to purchase a gun. IMHO, of course.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:15 PM

10. How many more people have to be killed

Before his son is not offended

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:26 PM

13. The Second Amendment has become an article of faith for these people.

Sadly, even the avoidable murder of his son, at the hands of a lunatic who should never have been allowed to acquire an AR-15, will not shake Homer's belief in the absolute right to bear arms.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:27 PM

14. Did anyone ask him if he thought his son would rethink his stance after what happened?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:59 PM

26. No but they should.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:30 PM

15. Maybe he thought different as his blood drained out of his body

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:31 PM

16. Your son is dead. Forever.

And he left a widow with SEVEN children. Do you think at the moment he was shot to death his last thought was about a warped, Reich-wing interpretation of the 2nd Amendment?

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:42 PM

17. Since when is attacks on a grieving parent, right?

Smdh

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:44 PM

18. It boggles my mind why the police are not for gun control

They would be largely exempt from it but it makes their lives so much more dangerous.

Especially when it comes to assault weapons.

If my career regularly put me in danger in a very systematic way, I think I would be keen on controlling that system.

I just don't get it.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:13 PM

22. Most of them are for gun control

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:48 PM

20. oh well

Well he can twirl in his grave about it, as easy gun access lead to his demise, all the while he was armed.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:04 PM

21. I feel like getting killed by one just MIGHT have affected his opinion on the subject

if we were able to ask him about it today....

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:14 PM

23. Well of course make it political, ugh! Nt

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 03:14 PM

28. Maybe, but he would have expected it. It happens whenever

a cop is killed by a gun in private hands.

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