‘Double-Barrel Magazine Extended Clips?’ Former LAPD Sergeant Reveals Extreme Ignorance on Guns and Gun Laws

Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey describes herself as a “TV police expert,” but that expertise (such as it is) apparently doesn’t extend to guns or the laws regulating their purchase and possession.

The 20-year police veteran appeared on a Los Angeles local news station earlier this week in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton massacres, and she revealed startling ignorance about firearm function, background check laws, and police authority.

“Who can ultimately get a gun is not the problem,” she said. “The problem is high-powered weapons. It’s weapons that go through walls in some instances, armory that officers wear. It’s the availability of a double-barreled magazine extended clips. Why would a regular person need all of that?”

Why, indeed.

Dorsey’s gaffes weren’t relegated to the “fully-semi-automatic” variety. She also demonstrated ignorance about the very laws she supposedly enforced during her time in the field.

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When asked about the current background check requirements to own a firearm, she seemed to suggest that prospective gun owners must provide names and addresses for character references.

“If I’m completing that background application, am I going to give you the name of my neighbor that I don’t get along with or somebody who really knows me really well?” she said. “I’m going to give you the names of the people who say I’m amazing and say I should really have a gun, when someone two doors down knows I should not. That’s why I think it’s so important to do an in-depth background investigation and look not at the places people send you, but at the places they don’t send you.”

Her solution would make Eric Swalwell proud. She argues that the same extensive background checks police officers must pass before joining the LAPD should apply to “average civilians” who want to own a gun, suggesting that being a “bully” would likely disqualify a prospective owner.

“With regards to background checks, what I think would be helpful, is if we were to put a civilian through what we put police officers through, now that we’re hearing from classmates and people who worked with these [mass murderers], saying, ‘He was a bully, or he was involved in domestic violence,’” she said.

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“As a police officer, when I wanted to come on the LAPD, they talked to my neighbors, they talked to folks I went to school with. Why can’t they do that for an average civilian before you allow them to have a gun?”  

But wait, there’s more!

  • Unaware that the waiting period to purchase a firearm in California is a minimum of ten days, she describes the purchase process like this: “They do a database search, and three days later, you get a gun. It’s just that simple.”
  • She also seems unaware that, in California, firearm dealers at gun shows are required to follow the exact same transfer laws as anywhere else: “It’s very easy to purchase a gun at a gun show,” she claims. “Much easier than it is if you go to a brick and mortar establishment.”
  • At one point she says, apropos of nothing, “There are parts that you can buy after the fact that will make a gun untraceable.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • When asked to explain both universal background checks and red flag laws, she repeats the idea that police officers have the authority to decide whether or not to confiscate someone’s firearms.

While she does believe gun owners should be subjected to more extensive background checks, she doesn’t think we should be focusing on mental illness in our discussions of mass murder.

“I don’t think we want to criminalize mentally ill people,” she says. “To just go around and involuntarily confine people because they have mental illness is not the way to go.”

The only redeeming part of Dorsey’s segment is the parody videos it’s spawned.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Michael Fox September 27, 2019, 4:24 pm

    Re Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey’s remarks: How embarrassing for her to be so ignorant of the facts. How embarrassing for the media outlets who rely on her for information.

  • Monty James August 21, 2019, 11:30 am

    “If you want to a vision of the future, Winston, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever. And the one wearing the boot is an affirmative action hire.”

  • Molon Labe August 20, 2019, 2:11 pm

    Standard issue pig that refers to others as civilians. Ask the DoD, pig – they’ll tell you that you’re a civilian too.

    • 8404 August 25, 2019, 12:51 am

      Civilian: noun
      1. a person not in the armed services or the police force.

      • Lolon Mabe September 3, 2019, 5:23 am

        Exactly…..

    • Lolon Mabe September 3, 2019, 5:21 am

      Easy there, guy… You’re clearly a police hater. If you’d do a simple web search you’d see she’s actually more on your side than anything else. She’s a self hating former cop, and clearly hasn’t a clue what she’s talking about in terms of firearms. And there’s clearly a distinction between ‘civilians’ and cops. See above reply to your angry little comment..

  • Steve August 20, 2019, 11:13 am

    2A. Rise up. We will rise up !!!

  • LostSalmon August 20, 2019, 9:03 am

    OMG! She is definitely not an expert. At some point we will have to round up all these idiots and deport them all to their utopia, with the rest of their comrades in the Communist Republic of Commifornia. These liberals have a mental illness and it’s called “extreme ignorance”. Sorry if I hurt your feelings……….jk, no I’m not.

  • Mac August 20, 2019, 7:44 am

    A little History!
    1775 civil unrest in the Colonies, Massachusetts governor ordered solders to confiscate firearms to thwart a rebellion.
    1861 after rejecting the power of the States to peaceably secede from the union. Lincoln signed the Confiscation Act, authoring Federal troops to confiscate firearms from civilians in preparation for military reconquest of the south.
    1890 during the Indian relocation, troops disarmed the Lakota Indians. Most were massacred when a deaf Indian refused to give up his rifles and the shooting started!
    1941 Roosevelt used a foreign attack on American territory to justify the mass confiscation of guns and other property from those deemed enemy aliens all over the USA. They were put in concentration camps. US citizens eventually had to pay reparations to these citizens!
    As recent as 2005 during hurricane Katrina a wholesale gun confiscation was conducted door to door under the guise of martial law taking away citizens means of protection when thy needed it most and forcing them into crowded nasty conditions in holding centers.
    So don’t you dare believe that just because Trump is in office it won’t happen. He has already shown by executive order (which is not a law) that he is willing to enact gun control by banning bump stocks!

  • Stu August 20, 2019, 1:24 am

    I definitely support where you’re coming from.

  • Wrangler5 August 19, 2019, 11:17 pm

    Send her to Guam to do a seminar on gun control. Maybe it’ll tip over while she’s there.

  • Don August 19, 2019, 12:12 pm

    Another village idiot speaks. The left is full of the and F.O.S

  • Mike August 19, 2019, 10:04 am

    Please. Please tell me that this was a Saturday Night Live parody and not a real news segment. For this woman to be a 20 year veteran and a Sargent of LAPD and show this much ignorance is appalling! For a news station to consider her an “expert” and not check facts before airing such BS is even more appalling!

  • Don August 18, 2019, 7:59 pm

    Unfkn Believable. How many Democrats will it take to change a Lightbulb??? Answer NONE they will bicker over your Gender before allowing someone to do the work.
    Much like Kalifornia Congress is now. They argue about what a Legal Gun is and just how to make it an Illegal act to buy AMMO!!!!!!!

  • Scotty Gunn August 18, 2019, 12:28 pm

    Affirmative Action making us stronger, again. LOL

    • Jollyroger August 20, 2019, 8:34 am

      another history revision coming the Parkland shooter was no longer bullied in school he was the bully now

  • JTW10 August 17, 2019, 6:44 pm

    This woman is a fascist and she doesn’t even realize it. Sad that someone that ignorant and stupid was allowed by the LAPD to carry a firearm and given the power to take freedom away from others for 20 years. Why don’t politicians do something about that??!!

  • Randall Richardson August 17, 2019, 1:08 pm

    Ther is ONLY ONE WAY to put an end to these BRAINLESS MNTAKY RETARDED IDIOTS doing any tyoe ACTIVE SHOITINGS!!
    PUT A FIREARM ON EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN!! What idiot ould be stupid enough to walk into a WALMART OR A SCHOOL:: KNOWING EVERY SINGLE ADULT HAS A GUN ON THEM AND CAPABLE OF KILLING THEM BEFORE TGEYCAN RAISE A GARD TO HIDE AUTOMATIC WAPEAPON TO STRT SHOOITIN ANYONE!! I KNOW IF I WERE LEAGALLY ARMED AND I SAW SOME IDIOT ABOUY TAOPEN FIRE ON KINNICENT EOPK, ONE ROUND DEAD CENTER BETWEEN THE EYES WOULD STOP IT BEFORE IT EVER STARTED!!
    ONLY DEATH THAT DAY, RIGHT THERE WOULD BE THE SHOOITER!! BE THE SAME IF VETS HAPPEN TA BE PAID TO WONDER THE HALLS OF SCHOOLS:
    LET A SHOOTER WALK IN A SCHOOL INTENDING TO KILL\HURT INNOCENT KIDS::
    VET WILL BE::
    “ONE SHOT, ONE KILL!”
    PROBLEM SOLVED: DEAD ACTIVE SHOOTER(s)!
    IF THEY TAKEN ALIVE::
    HANG EM WITHIN THE HOUR!!?
    >> IF CAUGHT, DEAD TO RIGHTS, GUN IN HAND, IN A SCHOOL!!
    EITHER WAY, ALL FUTURE SHOOTERS WOULD KNOW THEY AREEE GOING TO DIE IF THEY ACT ON STUPIDITY AND AMERICAN CITIZENS HAVE HAD IT & WE WILL ADMINISTER LETHAL PUNISHMENT FOR SUCH IGNORANT ACTIONS REGARDLESS OF AGES OR GENDER:: IMMEDITELY!!!
    SANE\INSANE OR JUST BUTT STUPID!

    WATCH THAT BS ALLLL BUT STOP!!

    UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED BY THE DIAPERHEADS TO SACRIFICE THEMSVES FOR ALLBUWALLAH BS!?
    SCREW TAX DOLLARS BEING WASTED ON A TRIAL OR “”MENTALLY INCOMPOTENT “” BS!! HAVE ALREADY PROVED THAT WHEN THEY WALKED INTO A PLACE INTENDING TO SHOOT INNOCENT PEOPLE!!
    DEAD ON SITE!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH OF THE MENTALLY RETARDS DOING THIS BS!!!

    • Stu August 20, 2019, 1:20 am

      I would strongly recommend cutting back on the booze, or whatever else you may be partaking in a little while before you comment in a public forum. Merely a suggestion.

  • Kane August 17, 2019, 10:10 am

    This lady wants the LAPD background checks to become the standard for exercising 2A rights.

    I remember how the LAPD was vilified for years including the top cop Darrell Gates.

  • George August 17, 2019, 7:46 am

    DemonRats are ignorant…. They are just bright enough to know someday their violation’s of the Constitution will catch up with them. 2nd Amendment was designed for one thing & that’s “Keeping the Government in line as a last resort”. DemoRats want POWER & will do “Anything” to attain it….. Molon Labe

  • Cody August 17, 2019, 7:35 am

    He was referring to the hi capacity 2 drum magazine that the shooter had in his gun

    “It’s the availability of a double-barreled magazine extended clips”

    • LostSalmon August 20, 2019, 9:21 am

      And here all this time I thought “she” was describing a well-endowed lady with hair extensions.

  • Beachhawk August 17, 2019, 1:02 am

    How on God’s green earth did this woman get through the L. A. Police Academy, let alone get promoted to sergeant. I went through a reserve police academy in San Diego back in the 1970s and I have lived in Florida for the past 35 years and I know more about California criminal law than that woman. Can you imagine her on patrol in a marked police car or as a detective investigating a serious crime. I can only assume that she was a minority hire to meet some Federal affirmative action requirement and that goes for her promotion to sergeant. Or maybe she’s just a liar who doesn’t know the first thing about law enforcement. I am surprised that the reporter who interviewed her didn’t do a better job of vetting her.

    • LostSalmon August 20, 2019, 9:27 am

      This is typical of the left media. Dummies talking to dummies. In any case, LA is the capitol of Komifornia.

  • Severo Velez August 17, 2019, 12:09 am

    I am a retired sergeant after 33 years in the state police. With the comments made by this sergeant, I feel ashamed of her agena for what she said, demonstrates a total ignorance of the laws of her own state and the current state of constitutional law. This is only seen in the glorious state of kalifornia yea “The Liberal Kalifornia”

  • Nobody August 16, 2019, 11:26 pm

    “Being stupid is not against the law, you’re free to go.”

  • Charles Portch August 16, 2019, 11:04 pm

    She is a total fraud. Someone obviously acted as ghost writer for her book. You really have to fault the news channel for not doing their due diligence. Not only, but especially in California!

  • jack meredith August 16, 2019, 9:24 pm

    wow….. that’s a cop? nice.

  • Altoids August 16, 2019, 7:55 pm

    Problem is, there are millions of people out there who are just as, if not more ignorant than she is.

    And the fact that she’s ex LAPD lends credibility to her babbling BS to those who simply don’t know and who don’t care to do any research on a subject of which they know nothing.

    Those people vote.

  • Son_of_Liberty August 16, 2019, 7:53 pm

    Vietnam vet huh? Interesting…. Every name vet I’ve talked to has said that they didn’t like the M16/AR15 because it didn’t cause ENOUGH damage.

    Tell ya what… You Dems start pushing to control CRIMINAL guns, and get them off the streets, we can start having a discussion. But all I hear is you trying to tell the law abiding people that you think disarming them is best for them. Hitler and Stalin used the same tactics.

  • Agent Orange August 16, 2019, 7:27 pm

    I scream when I hear the term assault weapon used to define semi-automatic firearms, as much as I scream calling and illegal alien an “immigrant”. Invader, expecting free everything and to vote!!! An assault weapon is a medium range selective fire rifle. A jack wagon running across the border knowingly violating the laws of this land is an illegal alien and back in the day, SHOT. Invaders. Mexico has stronger borders. So does Canada.

    This nation has no balls.

    • Agent Orange August 16, 2019, 7:31 pm

      I am not advocating hurting people, just stating a fact most nations were incredibly intolerant. I would hope we would not shoot anybody unless criminals attacking, but block and process people properly.

  • dg August 16, 2019, 7:16 pm

    liberal news, liberal hack trying to sell books.

  • BRASS August 16, 2019, 7:04 pm

    Those who oppose guns don’t care about any of that.

    They will believe everything they are told in general. For those that may actually know better, they choose to ignore this gross ignorance as acknowledging it would weaken their cause. They accept it as part of getting rid of all guns from private citizens.

  • Russ August 16, 2019, 6:55 pm

    This imbecile is so typical of democrats and the misinformation they spew from their filth holes on a daily basis. They let morons like her spread lies because the ignorant words she uses appeals to their base. The solution is actually very simple. There are enough guns laws on the books now. Enforce them. Anyone can make a mistake, if they continue to violate guns laws give them a minimum mandatory sentence that can’t be plea bargained down, ever. Remember a few legitimate gun owners may have to go to jail if they continue to break the laws. The vast majority probably more than 95% will be criminals who purposely break the gun laws and just don’t care. They can rot in prison, and I bet violent gun crimes will go down significantly.

  • Alfonso Rodriguez August 16, 2019, 6:44 pm

    KTLA 5 TV station in Los Angeles wasted a lot of money on this “expert”. Who ever hired this “expert” should be fired along with her. Nothing but circus clowns and Robot Chicken characters brought together by a low class television station.

  • missourisam August 16, 2019, 6:43 pm

    No only does the supposed expert prove her ignorance, but by using someone so inept the TV station proved itself to be an anti gun whore, that will sell itself to push a lie if it suits their agenda.

  • Smitty August 16, 2019, 6:10 pm

    I can’t even listen to this stuff anymore.

  • CA August 16, 2019, 6:01 pm

    Wow a completely clueless Police Sgt. and add this into the equation: There is a very alarming new trend developing in the New York Police Department (NYPD) and its baffling Mental health professionals. Suddenly, the NYPD suicide rate is rivaling that of our brave military veterans. In fact, at one point, in the span of fewer than 10 days, three officers died by suicide. This week, a 25-year veteran of the NYPD took his own life, becoming the ninth officer to do so this year. In 2017, 140 police officers nationally died by suicide. Clearly, this is something that needs to be addressed not only in New York, but throughout the entire country. And the Democrats want to “Red Flag” us and have these guys take away our guns?

  • Hugh August 16, 2019, 5:48 pm

    What parts can be bought to make a gun untraceable??? There are so many ignorant comments here that it surprises me the reporters aren’t correcting her. It possible shows a media bias. This kind false reporting just aggravates the situation.

  • Richard Poore August 16, 2019, 5:48 pm

    Go here, and “Suggest a correction”

    https://ktla.com/2019/08/06/gun-background-checks-and-red-flag-laws-with-author-and-retired-lapd-sergeant-cheryl-dorsey/

    My suggestion:
    I suggest that your station vet its sources better, rather than putting self proclaimed “Experts,” such as Cheryl Dorsey, in front of your cameras. making your people look like boobs.

  • Eric Holder August 16, 2019, 5:30 pm

    After “20 years” of being immersed in a Law Enforcement environment a normal individual would learn something through osmosis. You have to give this one points for being a resistant organism. Lol!

  • shrugger August 16, 2019, 5:21 pm

    Another “diversity hire”.

  • Christopher Chason August 16, 2019, 5:18 pm

    I want to just LAUGH!! But THESE are the exact sort of IDIOTS making life miserable for the rest of us! THIS MORON was allowed to carry a badge and a GUN?????

  • rsmalt August 16, 2019, 5:11 pm

    You have GOT to be kidding me! And the LAPD gave this vapid, empty-headed bitch a badge and a gun? This cow is so stupid, it’s a miracle she hasn’t hung herself while tying her shoes!

  • ditpook August 16, 2019, 5:10 pm

    This woman embodies the problem with Quota hires. Quota hires are people who are hired/promoted to meet some arbitrary racist agenda under the term equal opportunity. They lack the IQ, skills or drive to succeed in the job and are put there merely to get federal money for hiring a certain number of minorities. That is okay, we all see it every day and many of us are hired to do the work that these people fail to do in their own jobs. The problem is that no one told them they are quota hires and they see their promotion as validation that they are somehow smarter or superior to you. Who hasn’t endured sitting in front of a boss like this who rants on and on about how her real job is to raise her superior children to guide us, when most of them can’t operate a TV remote control. Someone, PLEASE tell her she is a quota hire, that she was hired for her minority status and she should leave the thinking to those of us who do all the real work in her department and the world.

    • LostSalmon August 20, 2019, 9:43 am

      Well said and spot on.

  • RICK August 16, 2019, 4:52 pm

    I’ve known a few cops BEFORE they were cops. Some of them WERE bullies and yet, they’re still cops.

  • Bob August 16, 2019, 4:32 pm

    This is another example of affirmative action hiring which allows ignorant people to obtain a job they are not qualified for and rceived simply because of the color of their skin or their ethnicity. The more she speaks the more ignorant she sounds.

    • Tom Hart August 16, 2019, 5:09 pm

      It also shows a badge bully that thinks bc she has a badge she is an expert on firearms. She has proven she’s neither competent or well versed in law or firearms…

    • Christopher Chason August 16, 2019, 5:20 pm

      EXACTLY!

    • SD August 16, 2019, 5:31 pm

      I want to know who her hair dresser is?

    • Russ August 16, 2019, 6:57 pm

      Amen, comment is spot on.

    • Fred August 17, 2019, 8:22 am

      And these DemonRats want to lead America in 2020? Now if that’s not a threat to our free society what is?

    • LostSalmon August 20, 2019, 9:48 am

      After all these years, I was expecting a Red Dawn invasion from a bully country. This internal invasion of pure idiots in front of cameras scare me far more. Lord help us, please.

  • Rick Emery August 16, 2019, 3:57 pm

    Did this “expert” actually just say “The National Instant Criminal Background Check or NCIS”? Wow!

    • John L August 16, 2019, 7:36 pm

      I know I feel safer knowing she is no longer a cop. Now I have to go look for those double barrel clipazines she was talking about.

  • Todd August 16, 2019, 3:49 pm

    So, one must ask:
    Is she actually that ignorant?
    Or
    Is she intentionally lying due to a compliant *press*?

    • Mark A Patton August 16, 2019, 6:39 pm

      Like you I couldn’t believe she could be this ignorant, not even if she spent her entire career behind a desk.

  • Shan August 16, 2019, 3:28 pm

    It scares the hell out of me that somebody who was a police sergeant and supposed “ expert “ can be this stupid. Tens of thousands of viewers who know nothing about firearms and firearm laws were just lied to. And nobody corrects them. The next day the network should have made a statement on what the actual facts were and apologize for the mix up. But that will never happen. This is out right propaganda. Stupid people put all of our freedoms in jeopardy. So sad.

    • Christopher Chason August 16, 2019, 5:21 pm

      Exactly! Well Stated!

  • KMacK August 16, 2019, 3:28 pm

    So this is who we have protecting us? Honestly, I suspect most cops are a lot better educated than she is regarding firearms and the laws about them…
    BUT… “Double barrel magazine extended clips”? That sounds interesting. I wonder, do they come in 16 gauge and .410 size?

    • Christopher Chason August 16, 2019, 5:25 pm

      Naw, they only come in AA and AAA grade caliber for autospinning potato gun grenades. 🙂

  • Frank Romo August 16, 2019, 3:28 pm

    I’m sure they kept her in the utility closet, what a MORON…

    • Christopher Chason August 16, 2019, 5:22 pm

      LOL! We can only hope!

  • Paul Collins August 16, 2019, 3:26 pm

    Please everyone we are preaching to the choir here. Send your comments to KTLA so they know what a bogus report this was. Also comment on YouTube.

  • John Rogers August 16, 2019, 3:14 pm

    This woman is so damn stupid, she would suffocate if breathing wasn’t an automatic function. The news people are just as bad. Good god, these people make my head hurt.

  • Jake August 16, 2019, 2:43 pm

    The ATF doesn’t deal with nics. The FBI does. This lady is crazy.

  • Chien Rouge August 16, 2019, 2:23 pm

    Typical liberal reporter that knows nothing about guns or gun laws goes and brings in an expert that knows nothing about guns or gun laws . Who woulda thunk it ?

  • Bob August 16, 2019, 2:02 pm

    Affirmative action in action.

    • Le Hunt August 16, 2019, 2:12 pm

      Just what I was about to say. She’s probably the poster girl for Affirmative Action.

    • Rusd August 16, 2019, 7:01 pm

      Believe me her employment was affirmative action related.

  • Rangemaster11B August 16, 2019, 1:41 pm

    All most law enforcement officers know about guns is that they have to carry one, and qualify on schedule, and if they don’t like it they will arrest, and let the DA sort it out.

    • Sinus Comstabularius August 16, 2019, 2:22 pm

      If you believe that you’re dumber than she is…

  • Wylie Coyote August 16, 2019, 1:26 pm

    This is an embarrassment to the LAPD. She obviously does not know what she is talking about, yet is being touted as an “expert”. Police Departments actively recruit minorities and lower the standards in order to meet the mandate of hiring more.
    (FACT) In Baltimore so many recruited minorities cannot read and write that they have to hold classes to teach them the basics AFTER they are hired.
    (FACT) IN Washington DC in the 1980s there was a big hiring push with lowering of standards to allow ‘only’ 2 felonies on a candidate to be a police officer. In a recent 4 year period more than 200 DC police officers were arrested for crimes all the way up to murder.
    Lowering standards to meet ANY quota is a huge mistake that is hard to correct. Giving a gun and badge to social justice warriors is destroying many police departments.

    • Wylie Coyote August 16, 2019, 1:48 pm

      Most police officers in the agency I worked for were great and cared, but the push for minorities at all costs has began to erode that agency. It does not take many incompetents to bring down the reputation of an agency. I remember calling for a Sgt. to respond to the scene of a shooting. The body was covered with a bright yellow sheet and since it was cold, the fool drove through the scene and drove OVER the body with his police vehicle! He denied it, but car camera footage proved it, but nothing was done about the stupidity.

  • Mickey Burton August 16, 2019, 1:19 pm

    I want to know what idiot agreed to finance and publish her book? They would have to be totally ignorant of any guns or gun laws. It’s scary to me to think this person was a cop. I don’t in no way think she’s the norm if so were all in big trouble.

  • meeester August 16, 2019, 1:18 pm

    I want double barreled extended magazine clips. Attaching two magazines to each other so we can change to a fresh one without reaching to our belts is something we’ve been trying. An extended base plate would be useful for matches in NJ.

  • Sepp W August 16, 2019, 1:05 pm

    The liberal media doesn’t care about credibility. Get whoever that’ll say whatever to keep the narrative going!

  • Robert Weisz August 16, 2019, 12:59 pm

    Dorsey did what we call 20 years and 20 minutes. She retired in 1999 and has no idea what she is talking about. You talk to LAPD Officers and 99% are pro gun rights. They understand that the criminals to not obey laws and this would only punish law abiding citizens and further weakening their defense against armed criminals.
    I am a retired LAPD Sergeant and did 34 years. Almost all in the field.

    • Irish-7 August 17, 2019, 10:57 am

      I concur with your assessment of law enforcement supporting armed citizens. I was an active duty administrator for multiple Army National Guard units. We had more cops than any other profession or group, except maybe college students. They all were opposed to gun control.

  • Daniel Gesegnet August 16, 2019, 12:58 pm

    SMH !? Somewhere there is a village missing their IDIOT !

  • pete August 16, 2019, 12:54 pm

    LOL, the typical refuge of the wrong, attack the critic because they gets some minutia or facts incorrect. It’s a moral issue guys, the exact facts DONT MATTER ANYMORE – too many people are getting killed or wounded with the guns we love and sleep with. If we don’t figure out ways to significantly reduce gun violence, mass shootings, etc then the non-gun folks will do it for us, and we probably won’t be happy about how they do it!

    • Le Hunt August 16, 2019, 2:15 pm

      To begin with, a lot of these ‘mass shootings’ are fake, and those that are real are generally done by people who are being treated with dangerous psychoactive drugs. Stop pushing these dangerous prescription drugs on people and the number of real mass shootings will shrivel up.

    • Shan August 16, 2019, 3:34 pm

      She entirely mis represented the truth. Not minor details. There are people who know about firearms and those who don’t, I get that, but the ones who don’t are the ones trying to make the laws.

    • Bob August 16, 2019, 4:38 pm

      Pete you are an idiot. Defending this ignorant unqualified affirmative action hire based on your belief that she has some minutia or facts that are incorrect? You are more ignorant than she is. Reduction of gun violence will only occur when good guys are allowed to carry in areas that are now gun free zones and when people get fed up enough to do the right thing by ending the gun violence with accurately aimed return fire. Stop being an idiot…..

  • John Bass August 16, 2019, 12:34 pm

    This woman makes Forrest Gump look a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Don August 16, 2019, 12:31 pm

    After watching that video I realized your headline had nothing to do with what she said. The only thing she revealed is that she is just like most anti gun people and for a retired peace officer she is not very knowledgeable about guns. Backgrounds do need to be changed. A NCIS check is not enough these days. At minimum a social media check should also be done.
    AND her comment about gun shows is BULL Crap! The process for buying a gun in California at a gun show is exactly the same as it is it any California gun store. … There are no exceptions for transferring guns between individuals you must go through a licensed federal firearms dealer passed the background check and wait 10 days to take possession.

    • Rick August 16, 2019, 3:52 pm

      “Backgrounds do need to be changed. A NCIS check is not enough these days.”

      I’ll say “yea” on the first part (I’m guessing that you omitted the word “checks”), but “nay” on the second part. These checks amount to getting permission from the State to exercise a Right. And, as we learned in the last administration, about 75 out of thousands of falsified 4473 weren’t even prosecuted.

      The NICS system should be scrapped.

  • Wil Ferch August 16, 2019, 12:23 pm

    Not true….strawman purchases can be done as easily at a gunshop storefront as it is at a guinshow. Still….at a gunshow the NICS checks still need to be made as much as it is required at a guns shop of for internet purchases…same thing….needs to go thru a FFL or NICS check nonetheless. The only valid point to consider is that this all is done on new purchases. If mental illness checks are proper and effective for new sales…..in my mund they are still as valid for 2nd and 3rd hand private-to-private purchases. As to the vid, both the news people and the author have no clue of terms and nomenclature of guns…. a “retired LA PD officer” ?….clueless sorry to say.

  • Terry Thompson August 16, 2019, 12:21 pm

    The scary part is every Dept has more than one idiot and they promote them to management positions to get them off the street. Eventually some make it to chief. 28 years in law enforcement…. I’ve worked with some of the dumbest people. The Peter Principal at work

  • Will August 16, 2019, 12:16 pm

    Don’t judge LAPD Officers by this moron. Most of the officers I’ve worked with are on the RIGHT, pro-gun, Pro 2A. This “LAPD Sergeant” most likely was only hired because of affirmative action and probably spent very little time working the field. I know the type. In the short period she worked the field, I’m sure she was one of those Sergeants that made officers cringe when she showed up at calls.

    • Jordan Michaels August 16, 2019, 1:56 pm

      Thanks for your service, Will.

    • Boss August 17, 2019, 12:51 am

      I would say that, if one might actually CHECK her background, you might find that she is NOT an retired Police officer. I suspect Stolen valor!

  • Jim August 16, 2019, 11:53 am

    I felt like I was listening to a young Maxine Waters. Is there something in the water in L.A. that makes people sound so stupid? I was raised there, and I don’t speak like that,

    And…just what the hell is a “TV police expert”?

  • Matt August 16, 2019, 11:44 am

    The ignorant of society and the criminals, both white collar and no collar, have taken over the institution.
    This is why society is tearing apart at the seams.
    Nothing is being done about it because in the grand scheme of things a form of Marshall Law is the end game.
    You go to work then go home and stay there under house arrest. The next day you repeat the same process.

  • Mike August 16, 2019, 11:26 am

    She is the exact type of cop I don’t want enforcing red flags laws. She doesn’t know the laws, and her perspective on mental issues people have are completely ignorant. In Ohio we already have a form of the red flag law. Instead of confiscating a persons gun collection, which has so many unconstitutional consequences, if the police deem an individual poses a threat to themself or others, they can be taken to a medical facility to be checked out by a licensed professional for evaluation. The medical professionals have a 4 hr window to evaluate the individual. They can release them or ask a judge to retain the person for further evaluation. Funny how Mike Dewine does even recognize this law is already in place. It removes the individual from his guns vs removing the guns. So you take the individual’s guns to solve the problem, what’s to keep that person from using a knife, a car, a hammer, or whatever to inflict harm on someone else? Cops do not always know the laws, and I certainly don’t trust them to make medical decisions at my doorstep.

  • Jim August 16, 2019, 11:16 am

    She does not know what she is talking about! If she is a 20 year veteran from LAPD then the LAPD is in trouble! I am also a retired LEO serving in San Diego PD for 3 years and then South Carolina where I retired from. The 3 day waiting period is for handguns only. As soon as your ATF firearms check come back you may then complete the purchase and walk out with the firearm. It is the same way with Brick & Mortar type gun stores. You may NOT try a straw purchase as that is highly illegal and you both could go to jail. Not saying tht it doesn’t happen because the bad guys do all kinds of illegal stuff to obtain firearms and seldom do they even try to buy them from a gun store or traveling gun shows. They either steal them or buy them off the streets from other crooks

  • Easy Eddie August 16, 2019, 11:09 am

    Lack of any measurable IQ is apparently not a barrier to employment with the LAPD. Now if you’ll all excuse me, I have to do a web search for those aftermarket parts that will make my Win. 94 untraceable, and buy a couple of those double barrel mag extenders for my 12 ga. coach gun.

  • Michael August 16, 2019, 11:01 am

    They Everybody! Boycott Anything she writes, and bombard any webpage or Twitter account she has for her profound ignorance, while refraining from her obvious Affirmative Action promotions. I have Never seen such ignorance by Any LEO. It’s absolutely shameful.

  • Dave Brown August 16, 2019, 10:58 am

    Pro Gunner Here, yet I can understand some forms of Gun Control. Been there and done that over the past 67 years. Been shooting for over 55, owning since I was 16, Draft #242 in 1970. We have The FFL which is Gun Control. Over My years we have had lots of different Gun Controls, and they never really hurt much. Yep the extended mag control back in the 1970s hurt a little, but then the mags came back.

    So what is the point of making fun of this dumb Cop? I am guessing half of our Cops don’t really care nor know much about Fireamrs, Really. I am now selling off some of my firearms and I sold about half of em something like 107. Thus I know a little about firearms, yet many Cops don’t know a thing other then what they are taught to shoot.

    How about those of The Right try to work with those of The Left, and of course they will resit each other as that is what US Human Beans do best. Gets US in more Bad the Good. Me, I am Party Blind, and My Mind Is Free. Join Me.

    • Paul R Labrador August 16, 2019, 11:14 am

      The point is that she is being touted as an “expert” yet is on TV putting out blatantly FALSE information. And because she is being touted as an “expert,” people will believe whatever comes out of her mouth. THAT is a serious problem. The problem with how gun control law as being pushed is that they are coming from a place of ignorance and knee jerk emotion. Laws are HIGHLY technical and complicated things (hence why the whole attorney profession exists), and if you aren’t dialed in on the technical aspects of whatever you are legislating, your laws are going to be ineffective and quite frankly crappy laws that aren’t going work.

    • Dan August 16, 2019, 1:23 pm

      What exactly is a human bean?

      • Stuart Perceil August 16, 2019, 6:18 pm

        A Mexican?

    • SD August 16, 2019, 6:15 pm

      If you were Draft #242 you were not drafted. The draft only got to #190 in 1970. I’d also like to know what a “human bean” is? Moron

  • Bryan August 16, 2019, 10:39 am

    Not sure what the background checks are for cops. I knew a cop in Houston that was an admitted pot smoker and took steroids and they still hired him.

  • tk August 16, 2019, 10:28 am

    Over 20 years – that puts her back in the early 90s applying. Wasn’t much of checks really, they were desperate to get people. I applied back then. As a white male I needed a 103 out of 100 (you could get 5 bonus points for MP/SP experience). I got a 92.

    Other males needed a 70 out of 100.

    Females needed a 50 out of 100.

    The written test was a joke – basically 3rd grade math and reading comprehension, and most struggled with it when I I took it, and some managed to fail it. I finished in 1/4 the time allotted, and there were those that didn’t finish. It was pass/fail, and the entire score was based upon an interview board. The board was civilian with many community activist leaders among them, and with 1 LAPD Sgt on it.

    SO, I would be willing to bet she slid JUST through at the very bottom.

    Nothing against women or other men and many are I am sure excellent officers, just that they went with quantity of them, not quality, and it shows in examples like this.

  • Thunder August 16, 2019, 9:53 am

    Anything for Sensationalism to make the ratings rise

  • JORGE GARCIA August 16, 2019, 9:22 am

    DAM!!! Here I am, a tired construction worker with hurt shoulders and back as a product of working hard to make a life for myself and my family, while all I had to do is get a funny wig and write a book so ignorant uninformed public could support my lax and posh lifestyle. Bottom line is that as long as there fools that you can feed stupidity they want to hear, there will be someone that will be willing to dish out their hard earned money to float them. Does it say in her book that your in more danger in the hand of a doctor in a hospital than in the streets of detroit, unarmed, wearing a 50K gold chain. well, look up the statistics of the number of deaths caused by medical malpractice, yeah they call it accidental deaths caused by medical professionals. imagine that? funny how we sugarcoat what wont sell books or get us elected. these are just a bunch of well rehearsed trolls living well out of telling fools what they want to hear.

  • Kevin Calongne August 16, 2019, 9:22 am

    Thank God she’s no longer a cop. She’s completely ignorant of guns and just throws stuff out there as if she’s an expert. She should have been asked if her neighbors should be interviewed before she exercises her first amendment right.

  • Mighty Ike August 16, 2019, 8:16 am

    She is correct only it is a common pithecanthropus maldirectimus formis gun. Everyone can buy.

  • David M Ballacchino August 16, 2019, 4:46 am

    Ms. Cheryl Dorsey should stay retired and stay in Kalifornia.

  • Tom August 14, 2019, 4:53 pm

    “Double-barreled magazine extended clips” is the phrase the expert used, there is no such thing!!! Either she has lied to you or you are nintetnionally representing an idiot as an expert – and it is wrong!!!!

  • walt August 14, 2019, 8:14 am

    KTLA jumped the shark. It is now “The KTLA Comedy Show” instead of the news. Even worse than their brush fire coverage. Bunch of nitwits and even quarter wits in management there. The newsreaders ….Yes they just read from a teleprompter have little knowledge on the subject they are talking about. A pity used to be a go to station……..used to be. Cant imagine this Dorsey was actually an LAPD Sgt. Maybe she was a Sgt in the parking enforcement…at least lets hope.

    • Dr Motown August 16, 2019, 9:41 am

      Living in the \”affirmative action\” and \”female empowerment\” eras, it\’s really not hard to see how she got promoted

      • Thunder August 16, 2019, 9:57 am

        As a rookie under Affirmative Action in the 70s … the dept hired and promoted the worst of the worst ! Ebonics isnt a real language …. ohh yes it is said the judge ..

  • Ron Bananas August 13, 2019, 11:10 am

    Chicago has total gun control. Criminals don’t apply for permits, so the gun laws there are useless, only innocent people are getting hurt because they can’t have a gun to protect themselves. So far in 2019, 286 shot dead from ILLEGAL GUNS. Here’s more stats https://heyjackass.com/

    • BW August 16, 2019, 9:57 am

      Nice website.

      Let’s face it, the Demicans and Republicrats of today both are sucking majorly.

      The Libturd media sensationalizes events like this that happened recently. Yet, nobody (the media) gives a damn about places like Chicago and other large crime ridden cities where events like that happen all the time??? Shame on them for showing bias and prejudice. Because that’s what it is…

      Homicides are horrible. There is no question.

      The fact of the matter is though that there are scads and scads of himicides committed with tools/weapons/objects/vehicles/etc that draws nowhere NEAR the publicity that guns do.

      Why is that? The thinkers can easily figure out why……

  • SuperG August 13, 2019, 10:23 am

    I had to stop watching after 30 seconds of this woman. Her ignorance is incredible. Stunning who qualifies as an expert witness these days.

    • Bill August 16, 2019, 1:46 pm

      She is wrongfully using her employment with Law Enforcement only as a tool to push her leftist agenda.
      Stating that at gun shows a person that is legal to purchase a gun can then turn around and give it to someone who can’t legally purchase one. She’s trying to make people think that buying a gun at a store by a legal individual that it won’t end up in the hands of someone who can’t legally purchase one.
      Her statement that assault weapons can shoot through armor plating which is as you, I and every gun educated individual knows that that capability is in the type of ammo.
      She is a typical far left moron in California.

  • Will Drider August 12, 2019, 10:07 pm

    20 Years, must have been in the Meter Maid Section. As ignorant as she is illiterate. That representation of her professional development over a 20 year career is pathetic. Make a person wonder which hiring program quota she was “selected” under.

    KTLA Should pre screen their anti-gun proponents better, one of few times the media knew more about gun grabbing than their invited “guest speaker”. Lol

    • Dr Motown August 16, 2019, 9:45 am

      No doubt here about her \”quota\” promotion status….and she\’s not going to bite the Big Gubbmint hand that fed her

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