Discussion in 'Legal' started by bofe954, Feb 28, 2007.
His house was condemned for being cluttered!
Oh, man... I'm in trouble.
When I was in the Army, I was issued these things to teach with. Mostly C-4, but some times TNT. I did not always use it all, and not to waste, I took it home. I later used it in demonistration when none was supplied.
Yeah, it left Ft.Benning in the trunk of my 1961 Chevy. It came back the same way. I wonder what would happen if some NCO was stupid enough to do that today?
Careful, Sindawe... Should your home be searched, they'd likely nail you for possession of meth-lab equipment. If this guy were my neighbor, I'd be a little concerned, but not upset. I'd probably even joke about it. I agree that they're taking a hard-a** approach to "cluttered yard". That in itself is un-defined anywhere you go. It needs to say something like "two or more Ford Galaxies and a bathtub" or something.
I don't have as many toys as he did, but I've got the clutter. No mice this year, but that just stinks to high heaven. There's almost nobody who doesn't get mice at least for awhile in a midwestern winter. We're talking about animals that can squeeze in through holes too small to put your finger through, and it got to 17 degrees below zero here this year, never mind Minnesota.
If he's smart, though, he'll act like the Hand of God hit him and clean the place perfectly. They're obviously determined to do anything they have to do to this guy other than leave him the hell alone.
All this because a few ATF agents observed him selling copies of "Unintended Consequences" at his gun show table. No portion of the Bill of Right is safe from the POLICE.
I think many are missing the point here.
This is a preview of coming attractions.
They don't need a reason, just an excuse.
Then why was it even in the news? He should sue for defamation of character or whatever applies here.
So they found scary semi-autos. Whoop-ti-doo. That's not even related to the explosives. It should have read "...as well as about a dozen semiautomatic weapons and ammunition, a couch, two televisions, a friendly dog, frozen pizzas, several Pepsi's and a piano."
This is wrong on so many levels:
Hmmm, no charges, so guess there were not the Airquote Explosive materials unairquote.
This sounds like "Well, we screwed up but to COA, your house is messy, so CONDEMNED. I get mice in the house every fall, when they're looking for a someplace to hole up for the winter. A couple of traps eventually solves the problem. And the daily state of my 13 yo daughter's room would be enough to condemn the entire house. Sounds like they conducted their search, apparently found nothing (no immediate charges), now they scrambling to find something to charge him with.
Dahlen needs to sue the BATF, the county attorney and everyone involved.
DET CORD ???
DET CORD ?? EXPLOSIVES ?? What did the guy do for an occupation. How about his background. Let's don't jump to concluesions and pre-judge.
Is it just me, or does it seem like certain agencies are practicing for the big game? They get a tip or some shaky probable cause and another gun nut gets hauled off, regardless of how legal the alleged perp truly is. The media has an obvious agenda.
I would have to agree with other posters in that reloaders, EBR owners, and folks with big collections can become the next one hauled away because a 'concerned neighbor' called.
I don't care if the guy had an M-60. Dammit, 'Shall not be infringed' means something. The 1934 NFA, the 1968 GCA, and every turd like it needs to be flushed. Unfortunately, based on the way society is nowadays, it seems gun owners can only fight a delaying action in the legislatures and courts.
Then what the flying F$%% are you doing in his HOUSE!!!!!
A Lawsuit needs to happen......its the only way they listen....
Not in this country. Not anymore...
I heard this story a few days ago and what struck me was the "military grade" BS being spewed about. It sounds like Mr. Dahlen needs our help. I may look up his attorney Joe Rymanowski and send a few bucks on his behalf.
It sure would be interesting if Tom Gresham could line up Mr. Dahlen or Mr. Rymanowski for his show and we can hear what really was going on here.
This kind of thing scares the hell out of me, which I'm sure is it's main objective. You'd think they would have something better to do than harass law abiding citizens with no probable cause.
"Detonation Cord"? Probably some of those 10 cent party poppers.
Ive got some military grade food somewhere in a box in my basement,does that count?I bet the media would "eat that up".
Seriously though, nothing illegal was found per the story so why are they still hassling this man?
oh, the clutter? Ive seen some places that were so cluttered that their boxes fell over and suffocated them.Apparantly,someone just has his number.
There was another somewhat similar story that occurred in Fargo a few weeks ago. The funny part, if there is such a thing possible, was that it involved an old college religion professor of mine. Apparently he's also a reloader and was fire forming some cases in his garage. Concerned neighbors called police and the next thing you know he's got a SWAT team surrounding his house. Everyone got to see him on the local TV news getting hauled off in handcuffs. Another dangerous terrorist with explosives.
America's dont know their neighbors anymore...God forbid you get to know people.......
Calling the police with SWAT..........Nation of Cowards
Lexicon for Reading the News
* "Military Paraphenalia found": They found a postcard that your dad sent on V-Day from Tokyo Bay in 1945. "Military" item found in photo album, now confiscated.
* "Officers entered the house and saw swatikas": Having not found anything worth prosecuting, they picked up your old "Indiana Jones" VCR tape which shows an actor wearing a nazi uniform on the back of the dust cover.
* "Explosive Materials Found": While kicking the **** out of your basement walls, a shelf collapsed that had a pack of firecrackers, long forgotten, from 1973. Bomb squad was called immediately and neighborhood quickly evacuated.
* "Agents saw over 200 guns": Agents saw 196 of those guns in photographs while browsing your three back issues of Guns n Ammo.
* "Evidence indicates suspect was a survivalist": They opened your pantry and found 3 cans of peas, obvioulsy indicating you are hording up for a dooms-day scenario.
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