Anti-gunner calls Police "heavy-handed" after she is arrested for sawn-off shotgun


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dasmi
June 17, 2005, 10:59 PM
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4705261
I guess what goes around comes around, huh lady?

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Alex45ACP
June 17, 2005, 11:17 PM
LOL.

They're "heavy handed" when they arrest me, but when they arrest you they're "taking those evil guns off the streets".

:rolleyes:

These people are so hypocritical it blows my mind. :fire:

Sindawe
June 17, 2005, 11:26 PM
BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA Once again, an anti-gun loon is "Hoisted on Her Own Petard".

hifi
June 17, 2005, 11:33 PM
People are idiots, exhibit #534645755436547: http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4705261

:D :D :D :D :D

Standing Wolf
June 17, 2005, 11:39 PM
Mrs Eccleston, of Martindale Crescent, Longsight, Manchester, said she was given the gun by a youth six months ago and hid it in her bedroom in a suitcase above her wardrobe.
She criticised police saying her arrest sent out the wrong message to those wanting to hand in weapons.
She said: “If people see a person like me being arrested despite all the work I do to get guns off the street, they are even less likely to hand them in.

Her nose is growing longer and longer and longer and...

dasmi
June 17, 2005, 11:43 PM
If people see a person like me being arrested despite all the work I do to get guns off the street, they are even less likely to hand them in.
Aren't you just an angel.

Hawkmoon
June 17, 2005, 11:57 PM
Why, the poor dear. Show some sympathy here, lads. This woman is obviously SOOOOO busy that when handed an illegal firearms she couldn't find a spare moment within the next SIX MONTHS to drop by the local station house and turn it in.

Waitone
June 18, 2005, 12:27 AM
Isn't that special. :p

Zundfolge
June 18, 2005, 12:51 AM
So her son "Dean" who also went by "Marcus" had a sawed off shotgun in his possession ... and he was shot to death.

Something tells me that "Dean" was a criminal who got himself shot doing criminal business and she wants to blame the gun because otherwise she'd have to face the truth; she raised a criminal :rolleyes:

Don Gwinn
June 18, 2005, 01:31 AM
She said: “It is disgusting. How do the police expect people to feel comfortable handing in guns when this is what happens to someone known as being against gun violence.”
First of all, maybe you should take this as a sign that you are NOT known as being against gun violence, genius.
Second, I agree that it's disgusting for someone to be locked up for 12 hours and have her home searched and family arrested simply for owning a shotgun the "wrong" way. Luckily, I can't think of anyone I'd rather have something disgusting happen to at the moment, so we've got that going for us, eh what?

SMMAssociates
June 18, 2005, 01:42 AM
Perhaps it's just me, but didn't we have a case almost exactly like this in the US in the last six months?

Same "somebody gave it to me" issues....

Paranoia-R-Us, perhaps, but is there a pattern here besides feeble-mindedness?

AirPower
June 18, 2005, 01:52 AM
this is really hypocritical of her to hide a gun for 6mo and only to disclose it when something happens to involve the police. obviously she mentioned the gun because she was worried about police finding it, if the neighbor's burglary never happened, she wouldn't have mentioned a thing about this.

Sure......anyone can claim that they're just holding it for somebody, or waiting for a time to turn it in.......I wonder if those excuses ever worked for coccaine users, or illegal select fire pieces.

peacefuljeffrey
June 18, 2005, 05:55 AM
On the same page as that link was this one: http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4708193 (http://) about random violent attacks and rapes that UK youths are recording on video-cellphones. :barf:

And the Brits are telling us that their problems can be solved by banning guns, knives, and non-firing replica guns... :rolleyes:

It's hard to think of a society that comes across as being more gravely ill than British society...

-Jeffrey

Matthew748
June 18, 2005, 06:40 AM
"Mrs Eccleston said she was given the gun by a young gang member she refused to identify and kept it, while awaiting a police weapons amnesty."

Boy, this lady must have split personality disorder. She is against guns, but she agreed to hide a gang member's shotgun in her home. Strange. Very, very strange.

OF
June 18, 2005, 08:35 AM
Wow, another 'the law is for thee' holier-than-thou narcissistic hypocrite anti-gunner.

Surprise, surprise. :rolleyes:

"Don't you know who I am!!?"

El Tejon
June 18, 2005, 08:57 AM
Hiding the weapon of a criminal? Why would you not be expected to be arrested for Assisting a Criminal of the 3rd or 4th degree? :uhoh:

The law is for us serfs. Our would-be masters are exempt.

BeLikeTrey
June 18, 2005, 09:25 AM
She was breaking laws that she and her ilk brought about. <smack smack> "What's that taste in my mouth?.... oh yeah Crow" hehehehe :evil:

DRZinn
June 18, 2005, 11:03 AM
If people see a person like me being arrested despite all the work I do to get guns off the street, they are even less likely to hand them in.And that would be a bad thing how?

Guy B. Meredith
June 18, 2005, 12:08 PM
Maybe this should be played up that the anti gun groups are part of a criminal plot to disarm victims. Where are the tabloid reporters when we need them?

G36-UK
June 18, 2005, 01:09 PM
And yet when we tried to defend our resons for ownership we were protrayed as gun nuts.

Oh yeah, a bit off-topic, bit if there's any antis reading this, the correct term ain't "gun nut", but when comparing our conduct to that of your people, it quickly becomes "good guy".

rant over, sorry guys (and gals).

jefnvk
June 18, 2005, 01:21 PM
First, she got what she deserves.

Second, IF it truly was an amnesty turn in period, and IF she attempted to turn it in in accordance with the law, she probably should not have been arrested.

thorn726
June 18, 2005, 01:56 PM
First, she got what she deserves.

Second, IF it truly was an amnesty turn in period, and IF she attempted to turn it in in accordance with the law, she probably should not have been arrested.

uhhhhhhhhhhhh..................

anyway anti or not this is not cool.

Nightfall
June 18, 2005, 02:48 PM
Welcome to the world you helped create, lady. :cuss:

magsnubby
June 18, 2005, 02:57 PM
Life's a bitch. Then you get hit by a bus.

Nathaniel Firethorn
June 18, 2005, 03:44 PM
Mrs Eccleston, of Martindale Crescent, Longsight, Manchester, said she was given the gun by a youth six months ago and hid it in her bedroom in a suitcase above her wardrobe.So she had the thing in her home, where any child could have accessed it, with potentially tragic results. For six months!Mrs Eccleston said she was given the gun by a young gang member she refused to identify and kept it, while awaiting a police weapons amnesty.So she's withholding evidence in a felony as well.

People like her are a danger to society and should be locked up.

I understand that Scotland permits private prosecutors. If there's any RKBA organizations there, it'd be a great time to pass the hat, because I certainly wouldn't trust the public ones to see that justice is done.

- pd

possenti
June 18, 2005, 05:38 PM
I'll be snickering and smirking the rest of the day after reading this... :evil:

SMMAssociates
June 18, 2005, 08:56 PM
PD:

I think it would be absolutely hilarious to watch her fellow anti's in the legal system explain why she's not being handed her head once she's dragged into court.... :evil:

Or, I suppose, when she's not.... :cuss:

In the UK, capital punishment might be a viable option for crimes like this. Even here in the Wild West, it's a good way to learn all about showers to avoid and grey bar hotels. :what:

We are obligated to obey the law, no matter how unfair or silly, as long as compliance is possible without grave danger to ourselves or others. This isn't even a "rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6" situation where some of us would diverge from the law. It's a bunch of Felonies.... :uhoh:

I suppose, though, that if there really was an amnesty of some kind in force, then perhaps we shouldn't expect her head, but if the facts before us are valid, I would hope some time in the Tower and a nasty legal bill would be in order. :neener:

Selfdfenz
June 18, 2005, 09:26 PM
For all those that find the smallest reason to support the rise of the police state being birthed here take heed...

By their very nature, after a point, the police state comes to respect no one.

One-time-friend and foe are all the same in the land of jack booted thugs....

S-

CaesarI
June 18, 2005, 10:31 PM
At first I couldn't figure out why the police hastled her so much, and then I figured it out. She was reporting a burglary and told police at the same time "I have an illegal weapon" which the police no doubt, presumed meant that she might use it against the criminal.

The sad part of this story (other than the state of gun laws in the once free UK), is that she has yet to realize the absurdity of criminalizing inanimate objects which, in and of themselves, possess no capacity for any criminal conduct whatsoever.

Oh well... "homines id quod volunt credunt" - Gaius Julius Caesar

-Morgan

Stand_Watie
June 19, 2005, 01:12 AM
I wonder if she felt that the act of reporting a burglary of a neighbor's home was liable to cause the police to search her own home?

iapetus
June 19, 2005, 10:02 AM
Zundfolge

So her son "Dean" who also went by "Marcus" had a sawed off shotgun in his possession ... and he was shot to death.

Something tells me that "Dean" was a criminal who got himself shot doing criminal business and she wants to blame the gun because otherwise she'd have to face the truth; she raised a criminal

I didn't see anything about Dean/Marcus possessing the gun.

DRZinn
June 19, 2005, 10:30 AM
I'm glad they got another one of those dangerous gun-grabbers off the streets! [/soccermom]

SMMAssociates
June 19, 2005, 12:05 PM
Iapetus:

Dean/Marcus was the lady's son. He was a "victim" of "gun violence" some time prior, which led her into the anti movement.

He was, apparently, a criminal, but that has little bearing on the instant case, although, as another poster indicated, a good reason she's an anti. After all, if some LAC could kill her son while defending himself, that might be bad.... :fire:

Blame the object.... :banghead:

iapetus
June 20, 2005, 05:38 AM
Where does it say Dean/Marcus was a criminal?

(Sorry if I'm being blind, I just couldn't see it in the article).

BostonGeorge
June 20, 2005, 09:35 AM
I somehow missed that as well.

Mr. X
June 20, 2005, 11:49 AM
Does this "lady" belong to PETA too by some chance? :rolleyes:

Zundfolge
June 20, 2005, 12:04 PM
I didn't see anything about Dean/Marcus possessing the gun.
Nope ... appears I misread the article ... the shottie belonged to some gang member she's refusing to identify.

I still bet her son was a criminal (if not a member of the same gang) ... this is a common situation for gun control "activists" ... their "little angel" dies from a GSW and they blame the gun instead of the fact that their "little angel" is a thug.

Although to be fair, the article doesn't give enough information to make the charge.


EDIT: looks like he was a thug source (http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/news/s/37/37471_hunt_is_on_in_square_mile_of_murder.html)
First to die was father-of-three Dean Eccleston, 24, who only moved to Manchester from Bristol in 1990 to escape bad company there who had led him into crime.

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