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(OH) Domestic violence call yields multiple guns

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  1. Drizzt

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    Man faces weapons charges
    Domestic violence call yields multiple guns

    By LISA ROBERSON
    Gazette Staff Writer

    MASSIEVILLE — A local man may face federal charges after authorities found automatic and semi-automatic weapons when answering a domestic violence call.

    Daniel A. Tatman, 42, of 401 Tabernacle Road, said he did not have the weapons for a malicious reason and was only interested in them as a hobby. However, Ross County Sheriff Ron Nichols said this kind of hobby is illegal and could land Tatman in big trouble.

    “He said he loves guns and was manufacturing the automatic parts himself, but if they happened to fall into the wrong hands, it could be deadly,” Nichols added.

    Having these weapons is dangerous because, compared to semi-automatic weapons in which the trigger must be pulled each time to release ammunition, automatic weapons can empty completely by pulling and holding the trigger once. Many times this happens within seconds. :what:

    Tatman had several AK-47s, a machine gun, two AR-15s and more than two dozen other weapons, including silencers, according to a list attached to Tatman’s arrest report of the weapons officers seized. All were taken into evidence and several were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for testing.

    If they are found to be in violation of federal law, charges will be filed.

    Possessing, manufacturing or transferring an automatic weapon is a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

    http://www.chillicothegazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060209/NEWS01/60209001
     
  2. Kim

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    Just like the cops is the other thread he was not going to harm anyone. Wonder if the police will stand up for him.
     
  3. cracked butt

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    Of course if it comes to pass that the man had all of the proper paperwork for his toys, the newspaper isn't going to have a follow up story telling us that the guns were part of a harmless and legal hobby.
     
  4. Coronach

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    Journaistic stupidity aside, what was the outcome of the DV run? I mean, I know that all gun-owners are by definition good guys (;)), so I hope his wife was arrested for beating him up.

    Mike ;)
     
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    I eagerly await the letters from a dozen chiefs of police on this one.
     
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    You can release ALL your ammunition SIMULTANEOUSLY if you hit the mag release......that's like what? 30 rounds in 1/2 second?
     
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    It just goes to show; if your going to break the law, don't break the law for something else and get caught for both.:banghead:


    Edit: It doesn't say in the article what the outcome of the DV call was, or if he had a class III stamp, or even if class III weapons are permited in OH.... so the above was a lot of speculation on my part. :0
     
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    Oooh, scary!
     
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