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chrishiggin29 01-27-2013 03:34 PM

Man shoots dog saves boys life may face gun charges!
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/01/25/man-shot-pit-bull-save-boy-gun-charges_n_2551012.html?icid=hp_crime_popular_art

KimberFan 01-27-2013 03:41 PM

Pretty sad if they push a charge on that one. :(

chrishiggin29 01-27-2013 03:43 PM

Yeah that's Washington, D.C. For ya!

robocop10mm 01-27-2013 03:47 PM

The man shot one of the dogs. A cop shot the other two. And now the man may face charges for shooting inside DC? Wait, The cop shot also and he is not facing the same charges? NO NO NO! This is VERY WRONG. Cops enforce the law. They are not "the" law nor are they above the law. If exigent circumstances justify the cop's shots, they certainly justify the man's shot.

Mosin 01-27-2013 04:00 PM

The same police that won't press charges on what's his face for bringing a 30 round magazine on TV?....

And AGAIN, gentlemen, THIS is why you oppose ANY and ALL gun laws.... they always come for the law abiding citizens....

Jeepergeo 01-27-2013 04:07 PM

Well I wonder who reported the circumstances of the first dog being shot. I'd bed dollars to donuts that the LEO that shot the second and third dogs reported this good Samaritan and set this tragic direction in motion.:(

There's a time to look the other way.

And good Samaritans, don't hang out to be media heroes. Do the job and leave quietly, there is no need for a press release.

winds-of-change 01-27-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 1112325)
The man shot one of the dogs. A cop shot the other two. And now the man may face charges for shooting inside DC? Wait, The cop shot also and he is not facing the same charges? NO NO NO! This is VERY WRONG. Cops enforce the law. They are not "the" law nor are they above the law. If exigent circumstances justify the cop's shots, they certainly justify the man's shot.

Very good point, Robo.

chrishiggin29 01-27-2013 04:34 PM

So I guess that means if someone breaks in to your house and you shoot um you can be charged with firing a gun in city limits!

winds-of-change 01-27-2013 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrishiggin29 (Post 1112392)
So I guess that means if someone breaks in to your house and you shoot um you can be charged with firing a gun in city limits!

Not exactly. The problem with this situation was the man who shot the dog was not on his own property. Read the article.

JTJ 01-27-2013 06:58 PM

Interesting that this should appear in the Huffington Post which is one of the most liberal news outlets in the country.


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