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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:44 pm    Post subject: Someone brought a shotgun, a rifle, and a hunting knife to Reply with quote

...the Pokemon World Championships

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34040088

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Two men have been arrested at the Pokemon World Championships venue in Boston, US, following a tip-off by the event's security staff.

Police found several weapons in their car including a shotgun, a rifle, "several hundred rounds" of ammunition and a hunting knife.

The men, who were due to compete in the finals, were named as 18-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God Bless America :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now criminals will know they should not rob people there.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zixnub wrote:
Now criminals will know they should not rob people there.
Where? In Pikachu competition?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what did they do wrong?

They had a rifle, shotgun and knife in their car. So what.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
So what did they do wrong?
In a gathering full of pikachus, they didn't use their rifle, shotgun or knife.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These guys took guns across state lines? 8O

You never ever take guns into any of the following states without a thorough reading of the rules:

1. New York
2. California
3. Massachusetts
4. Connecticut
5. Maryland
6. New Jersey
7. New Hampshire
8. Illinois

And no, their trip wasn't covered by Peaceable Journey laws.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
And no, their trip wasn't covered by Peaceable Journey laws.
What does that entail? The article mentions nothing about any crime or actual threat.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
So what did they do wrong?

They had a rifle, shotgun and knife in their car. So what.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
And no, their trip wasn't covered by Peaceable Journey laws.
What does that entail? The article mentions nothing about any crime or actual threat.

Peaceable Journey says that if I'm travelling from point A to point B, I can travel with any guns I want in my vehicle through any state along the way so long as said guns are legal in both point A and point B. The weapons must be unloaded and secured.

As far as the crime committed, I do not know for sure. It's a Democrat state, however, and I've noticed they don't really require legal precedent to confiscate your guns and arrest you.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
pjp wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
And no, their trip wasn't covered by Peaceable Journey laws.
What does that entail? The article mentions nothing about any crime or actual threat.

Peaceable Journey says that if I'm travelling from point A to point B, I can travel with any guns I want in my vehicle through any state along the way so long as said guns are legal in both point A and point B. The weapons must be unloaded and secured.
I was thinking along those lines. The only weapons mentioned are a shotgun and rifle, which are both legal in MA. Several hundred rounds isn't really that much.

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As far as the crime committed, I do not know for sure. It's a Democrat state, however, and I've noticed they don't really require legal precedent to confiscate your guns and arrest you.
Due to the information which has been released, it seems deliberate. The subsequent brouhaha over nothing (so far) seems to be the motivation behind either the BBC's reporting, or what has been released on the incident. The charge is also "weak" (unlawful possession ) in so far as the information provided. Perhaps there really is something to this and they're releasing minimal information. But in doing so, this looks like a non issue. Typically government agencies like to pound their chest with details of what they prevented.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A really big question I have is if they were invited to the event. I didn't notice that in the BBC article. A couple of Iowa farm boys with guns is a big non-event.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. I was waiting for the part where it mentioned they didn't have tickets or whatever. Still not a crime, but at least more suspicious.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
So what did they do wrong?

They had a rifle, shotgun and knife in their car. So what.

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20 years ago my Citori, broken down in a case, lived in the trunk of my airport car along with a case or two of number 8. On days when I was on the pager, I'd go shoot a few rounds of skeet.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was before the press dictated the conversation on guns with the uninformed public. Everyone used to be more or less open to them. Now you've got the ignorant running around in a panic about them. Just look at cokehabit. He thinks I'm a walking danger to society because I have a concealed carry permit.

In the good news, the gun community has clamped down hard as well, the politicians in most states seem to be favoring us thus far.

EDIT: cokehabit has decreed that I may amend for my sins by growing long hair and consuming large quantities of LSD.
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