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WashTimes: 1,000 firearm charges cited

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by papercut, Sep 29, 2004.

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  1. papercut

    papercut Member

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    From the Washington Times
    http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20040928-111004-1938r.htm

     
  2. Tharg

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    Gawd - this goes to show you - i can't read legalese....

    I always wonder how hard it can be to pass a law that says JUST this...

    ----if you commit a crime w/ a firearm - you get in more trouble.

    (i know there are those whoe say the crime is the crime - firearm or not - *I* think that the crime is "more" because the use of a firearm was a dirrect attempt to make thier threat more "real" or to further thier chances of success.)

    ----if you don't commit a crime w/ a firearm - erm... yer a law abiding citizen and more wealth to ya. (even tho you own a gun)

    ----if you commit a crime - punishment as folows. (this for that that for this etc etc)

    ----if you stop a crime against you or someone else with a firearm - God Speed my friend - you are an asset to the community.


    SEEMS to me then - they'd quit the criminalization of a law abiding citizen who carry's owns guns - i wonder how many of the thousands? of charges were simple people carrying on w/ thier lives, even tho the "law" stated they couldn't do that w/ a gun handy.

    The law after all doesn't stop people who intend to commit crime from carrying, no more than this shallow attempt at the criminalization of carrying et all. Laws don't prevent -they adjudicate after the fact. The only prevention is inherent in how good the punishment was. IE - you can't stop crime by saying its illegal to have one. You stop crime by making sure everyone knows what happened to those before them who did the same.

    heh - even then it doesn't stop the crazy ones =) hehe

    J/Tharg!
     
  3. Justin

    Justin Moderator Emeritus

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    Hmmm.

    Remember a couple of weeks ago when we were debating about what our next offensive would be now that the AWB is dead?

    I think this is it.

    Warm up those word processors and telephones, folks.
     
  4. RevDisk

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    Tides are turning, me thinks.

    We have two things on our side, the truth and voting. Keep writing letters, calling Congresscritters and voting. It's not an instant fix, but over time it adds up.
     
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    :confused:

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  6. Dorian

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    Ya know what...... I don't take that last post back... but I'm VERY happy that people in DC have a chance at getting their rights back.
     
  7. Harry Tuttle

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    Houston Chronicle, Tue, 28 Sep 2004 10:54 PM PDT
    DeLay puts hot issues on floor of U.S. House http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2820299
    WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has called for votes this week on gun control and same-sex marriage measures, a move that appears to be designed to force Democrats in tight congressional races to record positions that could work against them in November.
     
  8. Gunpacker

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    Washington Laws

    Washington laws are really only for the little people anyway. One only has to go back to the case of carl rowan, darling of the left and one of the most outspoken proponents of gun control.
    He shot a trespasser that was evidently using his pool at night. Case was dropped and no charges pressed. This case was a violation of all use of force laws in any state, and also violated every gun law of the D.C. He remained a gun control advocate, although I bet he still kept his firearms because he "needed them, being a celebrity that could have his life put in danger."
     
  9. moa

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    IIRC, Carl Rowan got his handgun from his son, who at that time was an FBI agent. Rowan's son must have know his father was breaking the law by having an unregistered handgun and ammo.
     
  10. saltydog452

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    Unregistered ammunition.??

    If I read the post correctly, some people had to take a bath in sheep dip for having 'unregistered ammunition'. Since ammunition is a consumable product, how can you 'register' it??

    salty.
     
  11. Bart Noir

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    How can you register ammo?

    Simple. Just use the serial number that is stamped on each round. I could register cartridge number .38 and then .38 and then .38.... Oh, wait, what do I do about the rimfires?

    Seriously, that registration law is soooo dumb. Can anybody post more info on what it really requires in District of Calamity?

    Bart Noir
    Who lives in the real Washington and owns and carries legally. ('Cept the full-autos, sigh)
     
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