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Wash, DC man saves child from pitbull, still fined $1000 for unregistered firearms

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ATCclears, May 20, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Our Capitol..."Possession of an unregistered firearm or ammunition in the District is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, and prosecutors said Mr. Srigley could have faced up to seven criminal charges in the case."

    Our Constitution..."A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."



    Something just aint right there I just know it. Hmmm weird, the two don't really go together. It doesn't make sense.
     
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  3. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    Wonder if they will let him keep his guns?................
     
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    The article said they would release them when he registers them in Maryland. I'm surprised they're doing that.
     
  5. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think the guy should fight the fine. It amazes me that the court feels the fine is justified. I think the take home message from the fine issue might be one of don't use a gun to save a life lest you face a fine. In the article it even mentions other folks who came to help getting chased off by the dogs.

    I think the guy should get on the news and say "I am being fined $1000 for saving a young child's life. Since I am not made of money nor do I have endless cash flow if there is a next time I guess the kid might have to take the mauling on his own because I am not willing to dive in and take on three pit bulls with my bare hands. By the way, a cop had to use a gun to kill the other two dogs and he had pepper spray, a baton, and a taser on him."
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    What about Heller???
     
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  8. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I find it very sad that the bureaucrats in DC don't seem to have a lick of "Common Sense!"

    Its also sad that there is a lot of similar thinking in areas of downtown Portland.

    If one had the money this would be a lawsuit to take all the way up the legal chain. I am surprised some attorney that is looking to make a name for himself does not latch onto this issue pro bono.
     
  9. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    No good deed my friends...

    It still wouldn't stop me from helping though. Sad, sad, sad.
     
  10. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    It includes the people. They kept electing Marion Barry mayor. He was literally smoking crack too.
     
  11. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. -Thomas Jefferson
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    That is a strong one.