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Man may face criminal charges for shooting a pit bull that was attacking a child in

Ctclassic

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I smell a promotion coming up ....

Isn't this story old though?? Wonder what happened..

Well Dave, based on what I read and how I read it, the story was written on Wednesday Jan23, 2013 and the reporter referred to this event happening on, Sunday. So according to my calculations, I'd say this happened on Sunday, Jan 20 2013. But I guess "old" is subjective.
 

skidmark

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The cops want to know if the gun was "legal". There is nothing wrong with that.

And even if he did jump through all the DC hops to legally posses the gun, it is still illegal (except in limited cases like going to the range) to take it outside the home. So using it outside to shoot the dogs would be an illegal act. (Should have shot through his window.)

And yet, the DC cops are looking into everything to decide if they will in fact charge the guy with any criminal violation.

So - what's all the fuss about?

stay safe.
 

ADobbs1989

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The cops want to know if the gun was "legal". There is nothing wrong with that.

And even if he did jump through all the DC hops to legally posses the gun, it is still illegal (except in limited cases like going to the range) to take it outside the home. So using it outside to shoot the dogs would be an illegal act. (Should have shot through his window.)

And yet, the DC cops are looking into everything to decide if they will in fact charge the guy with any criminal violation.

So - what's all the fuss about?

stay safe.

I would say the fuss should be that someone should never be charged with a crime while acting to save another persons life. Ever.
 

Ken56

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Maybe they would rather have the head line "boy mauled by pit bulls dies of his injuries, man who could have interviened did nothing". You know the cops are there to protect us and all........ did he place the 911 call and wait for them to show up before he shot the dog? Now really, did he really need to use a gun ? Its just a itty bitty dog. geeze.
 

marshaul

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The cops want to know if the gun was "legal". There is nothing wrong with that.

And even if he did jump through all the DC hops to legally posses the gun, it is still illegal (except in limited cases like going to the range) to take it outside the home. So using it outside to shoot the dogs would be an illegal act. (Should have shot through his window.)

And yet, the DC cops are looking into everything to decide if they will in fact charge the guy with any criminal violation.

So - what's all the fuss about?

stay safe.

"Here, Citizen, allow me to confiscate that bicycle you're riding. It might be stolen! What's the fuss?"

I hope your post was sarcastic, skidmark.
 

JoeSparky

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I have zero problems with the State or its representatives WANTING to know if a firearm or other property that I own is legal, my frustration and resistance begins when the State and its Representatives violate the law and/or are UNCONSTITUTIONAL in the methods they utilize to this end!!!!!

As to firearms, the Constitution and law would require that the State and its representatives would have at a minimum a "Reasonable articulable suspicion"
that I was about to commit, was committing, or just did commit a crime before interrupting me in any manner as I go on about my life!!!!

Now, if there are laws that cannot be enforced in compliance of the preceding paragraph then those laws need and must be repealed.
 
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Marco

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I hope your post was sarcastic, skidmark.


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The man saved a child's life. Unless the gun has been used in a crime or the man is a convicted felon, it is a legal gun. Period.

Maybe skidmark was doing his Jon Stewart impression when replied...
 

Thundar

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The big issue is posession off of his own property

The cops want to know if the gun was "legal". There is nothing wrong with that.

And even if he did jump through all the DC hops to legally posses the gun, it is still illegal (except in limited cases like going to the range) to take it outside the home. So using it outside to shoot the dogs would be an illegal act. (Should have shot through his window.)

And yet, the DC cops are looking into everything to decide if they will in fact charge the guy with any criminal violation.

So - what's all the fuss about?

stay safe.

This case might be very important or it may mean nothing when the dust settles. This is my take on the whole issue:

The registered/not registered issue is important, but not the biggest issue.

The biggest issue is whether he will be charged with carrying off of his own property. That case shows why the right to keep and bear arms is not limited to one's own property. It also shows why limited magazine capacity is bogus.

I pray that this good citizen is charged by the brain dead ant-gun facists in D.C., and that Alan Gura takes up the case.

I mean really, can you imagine a charge against the man for taking a firearm off of his own property, to defend an innocent child whose life is in imminent danger?

Live Free or Die,
Thundar
 

davidmcbeth

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Well Dave, based on what I read and how I read it, the story was written on Wednesday Jan23, 2013 and the reporter referred to this event happening on, Sunday. So according to my calculations, I'd say this happened on Sunday, Jan 20 2013. But I guess "old" is subjective.

I thought I read a similar incident several months ago ....so this one isn't old ... if the facts are correct which I am assuming.

Keep the Faith!
 
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