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Occupy Seattle - Felon arrested with SBR at Westlake Park

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ikari2_2000, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. ikari2_2000

    ikari2_2000 Seattle, WA Member

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  2. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Seems like criminals aren't following the laws - I thought SBR's weren't allowed in WA state? :rolleyes:

    I'm confused as to how this could happen. :confused:
     
  3. Bazooka Joe

    Bazooka Joe Lower Yakima Valley Well-Known Member

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    I'm positive it happened because firearms aren't illegal in the entire state. It's these loopholes that allow these illegal SBRs to be imported from other areas. We must close the SBR loophole. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    UUUMMM SBR is ILLEGAL in ALL of WA.........

    Of course there are a few that were grandfathered in from prior to 1994.
     
  5. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think you guys might be taking the description too literally - a "short barreled rifle with a pistol grip" doesn't necessarily imply the legal definition of an SBR i.e. an NFA gun.
     
  6. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What is a felon doing with a gun. Can't he read. That's not legal.
     
  7. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    Hmm, I have a great idea! As a felon, I'll take a restricted NFA item in a case to an event swarming with cops. Yeah, I'm a regular genius I are...

    Some crimes should be crimes under the rubric of "felony stupid."
     
  8. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    How is a "short barreled rifle" not a short barreled rifle?
     
  9. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Obviously the guy is "felony stupid", but compared to his fellow "occupiers", his IQ is well above average.
     
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  10. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just because the press calls it a short barreled rifle....It might be legal under the law, but to a reporter, it might "look" short...for example, I think the M4 has a short barrel. It isn't legally an SBR, but that puppy is shorter than I would like in a rifle. (I'm a Luddite and like the A1 series)....

    Anyway, it might be a perception thing with the press (like "assault" rifles, Saturday night specials, etc).
     
  11. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    Just like every gun in the news is either an AK-47 or a Glock.

    It was probably a Ruger Charger?
     
  12. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    How did the reporter miss working in the word assault? I was expecting to read the guy had a short barrel AK-47 assault rifle/weapon made by Ruger.
     
  13. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    Now he can "occupy a jail cell".....!
     
  14. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    i was thinking charger just like servingu
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I heard the SPD spokesman on NPR yesterday say it was a Mini-14. So, I take it that 'short-barreled rifle' is the new boogey-man to under-educated journalists.
     
  16. gearchecker

    gearchecker Kootenai County, Idaho Member

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    Accordng to the story he gave apparently gave little to no resistance, and he told the LEO's what he had without too much prodding.
    IF I was a felon, I think telling the cops I had a gun on my possession would be the last thing I'd ever do.

    Maybe he was tired of trying to live on his own with the felony record, or possibly was unable to get work or find a stable place to live.
    Maybe he intentionally committed another felony just so he could be sent back to prison.
    Some felons seem to find life inside a better arrangement than living on the outside.
    Just another side thought of the wonderment of it all.

    The others mentioned in the article that were arrested didn't put up much resistance either.
    Seems pretty strange to me, but crazier things have happened.

    GQ
     
  17. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    As others have stated this is a description offered by the press - who are often not experts on gun laws.
    The gun in question may or may not meet the legal definition for an SBR, I'm just saying that we shouldn't assume as much from the very limited information present in this article.
     
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    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    ROLF thats awesome!

    They should add "high tech" and "high powered" in front of "assault weapons" though...
     
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    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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