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FOCUS Act: A Law of Unintended Consequences

Recent news that Congress is considering a bill that could strip federal fish and game officers of their firearms struck a nerve with me. It's another example of civilians not realizing the dangers faced by these dedicated officers.

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Fed Wildlife Agents Bust Calif. Rhino-Horn Smugglers

Federal wildlife investigators cracked down on an international rhinoceros-horn smuggling ring in California and other states, seizing $1 million in cash, $1 million in gold bars and 20 horns.

Bill Would Strip Fed Wildlife Agents of Firearms

As written, the Freedom from Over‐Criminalization and Unjust Seizures (FOCUS) Act of 2012 would remove authority from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA agents and officers to carry firearms.

Man Who Shot Fla. Wildlife Officer Gets 5 Life Terms

Judge Morgan Reinman sentenced Christopher Eddy on Thursday to five consecutive life sentences in the 2009 shooting of Florida wildlife Officer Vann Streety.

Shots Fired: West Memphis, Arkansas 05/20/2010

After sovereign citizens ambushed two West Memphis officers, Arkansas Game and Fish Warden Mike Neal came face to face with the cop killers in a Walmart parking lot. After taking AK-47 fire, Neal returned fire and rammed them with his truck.

La. Wildlife Officer Found Dead In the Woods

Sgt. Paul Stuckey, 47, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division was found just outside of St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish. The officer's body was found at the old ferry landing near the banks of the Mississippi River at daybreak.

Veteran Maine Game Warden Dies In Plane Crash

Daryl Gordon was flying a department-owned Cessna 185. He was located after a night-long search involving the Maine Forest Service, Maine State Police, the Houlton Air Branch of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, and Civil Air Patrol.

Moose Shakes Off TASER Attempt In Alaska

Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game deployed a special TASER designed for wildlife on the animal on Feb. 4, yet they were unable to stop the hulking animal. Both probes from the electronic control device failed to stick in the moose because of its thick winter coat.

Troopers Arrest Suspected Shooter of Pa. Wildlife Officer

Christopher Lynn Johnson, 27, is suspected of shooting Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove, 31, who was found dead Thursday evening south of Gettysburg with multiple gunshot wounds.

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Execution Set For Killer of Florida Wildlife Officer

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has signed the death warrant for Martin Grossman, who was convicted of killing Margaret "Peggy" Park, an officer with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.

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