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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Harvster, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Harvster

    Harvster Well-Known Member

    Didn't see this anywhere here yet. Would love to see a couple of pics of the gun.

    Unsuccessful Robber Shoots Self in Foot

    By Associated Press
    1:36 PM EST, January 24, 2008

    CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Authorities said an unsuccessful robber shot himself in the foot ... by shooting himself in the foot. Police said Kelvin Ethelbert Roberts, 28, botched his plans to rob a Cherryville convenience store by accidentally shooting his right foot.

    According to an arrest warrant, Roberts dropped a .45-caliber handgun in front of Gasland USA on Sunday. The gun hit the ground and went off, a bullet striking Roberts in the foot.

    Roberts faces several charges that include attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Police said the handgun had been altered to fire .410 shotgun shells.

    Authorities said Roberts was in illegal possession of the gun because of his felony cocaine possession conviction in 2002 in Chautauqua County, New York.

    Cherryville is about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte.

    Information from: The Shelby Star, http://www.shelbystar.com
  2. lucky_fool

    lucky_fool Well-Known Member

  3. rluening

    rluening Member


    I'm not even sure what to say...

  4. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Well-Known Member

    Saddam sent the WMDs to North Carolina? This guy was able to dig up a 'broken arrow'?

    Relevant statutes:

    The term 'weapon of mass death and destruction' includes:

    (1) Any explosive, incendiary, poison gas or radioactive material:explosive or incendiary:

    a. Bomb; or
    b. Grenade; or
    c. Rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces; or
    d. Missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one‑quarter ounce; or
    e. Mine; or
    f. Device similar to any of the devices described above;

    If you set off a nuke in North Carolina, you will receive life in prison without parole, apparently.

    P.S. I'm thinking a derringer was used... I understand that precious few older models are drop safe. Would also make conversion to .410 much easier.
  5. Big Boomer

    Big Boomer Well-Known Member

  6. fearless leader

    fearless leader Well-Known Member

    North Carolina used to have a charge of "taking up arms to terrorize the public".

    The deputy that expained it (circa 1975) said basicly you can carry a gun not concealed, but if someone gets scared, YOU get arrested.

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