Muskegon Heights man carries rifle to walk daughter to bus
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Firearms in the Media > Muskegon Heights man carries rifle to walk daughter to bus

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2014, 03:15 AM   #1
Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bigcountry02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southwest
Posts: 6,773
Liked 2103 Times on 1238 Posts
Likes Given: 4524

Default Muskegon Heights man carries rifle to walk daughter to bus

Muskegon Heights man carries rifle to walk daughter to/from bus stop.

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/lakeshore/2014/05/23/dad-responds-to-gun-violence/9513855/
Bigcountry02 is offline  
burgie11570 Likes This 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 05-26-2014, 03:40 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 586
Liked 243 Times on 132 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

I wouldn't, draws too much attention, causes too much ruckus. I'm glad it's legal, and the police aren't harassing him every day, but I probably would just go with a good CCW pistol or two.
Add - a 22lr rifle with scope, carried? Trade it for a handgun, Maynard.
armoredman is offline  
AIKIJUTSU Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 04:04 AM   #3
Lifetime Supporting Member
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,936
Liked 1310 Times on 727 Posts
Likes Given: 567

Default

I found it particularly instructive that the woman who had a problem with it was a convicted felon. Now we know who has a real problem with open carry. That would be convicted felons who can no longer easily prey on people who are not criminals.

How can our felons safety commit more crimes with so many armed people ready to stop them? Shouldn't we be working on ways to allow them to continue to prey upon the good people of our society in relative safety by disarming all the people who don't commit felonies? Oh that's right, our President and his ilk are hard at work on that particular issue.

Although I would opt to carry a handgun because it's more convenient, as the police and prosecutors have stated, he hasn't broken any laws. Good for him.
kbd512 is offline  
6
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 11:02 AM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Franklin1995's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 554
Liked 481 Times on 264 Posts
Likes Given: 944

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by armoredman View Post
I wouldn't, draws too much attention, causes too much ruckus. I'm glad it's legal, and the police aren't harassing him every day, but I probably would just go with a good CCW pistol or two.
Add - a 22lr rifle with scope, carried? Trade it for a handgun, Maynard.
I might be wrong, but I have a feeling that he doesn't have much money. Handguns are expensive when you have to live paycheck to paycheck already.
Franklin1995 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 11:58 AM   #5
Big TOW
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WebleyFosbery38's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Irish Settlement CNY
Posts: 7,405
Liked 8116 Times on 4182 Posts
Likes Given: 9326

Default

My suggestion is to move out of Muskegon Heights immediately. If thats not possible it may be better to home school till he can. My recollection of just about every place called a "Heights" is its a government sponsored poverty district, most need to be leveled for the good of the surrounding districts. and folks trying to survive in them. I cant imagine living day in and out with a fear that might cause me to need to carry a piece much less a longarm to the bus-stop every day, thats gotta suck bad.

It may sound crazy to do this but he's not going into starphucks or Sh!tpolte, he's just trying to ensure his daughters safe passage to and from her mandatory attendance to a public education. Hell, most inner-city schools have armed guards at the door, some even have them on the busses, once your kid leaves the front door of your home, they are subject to all the dangers the schools are geared up to mitigate without the Guards, metal detectors and dogs.

Packing poor people into regional warehouses and telling them to play nice doesnt work. All you see every day is desperation and failure. The only way to rise above is either take more from others or leave it behind. It sounds to me like this guy is trying to do the right thing, make sure his daughter gets an education. I wont judge his sanity or the effect it has on others, I have my own reasons for staying in NY even after my own governor told me to leave and has successfully suspended some of my rights as an American (Temporarily to be sure, thats a fact, its not if its when).

Quote:
Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson says he is aware of the situation and although he doesn't advocate it, LaMay is not breaking any laws.
That Dinks on thin ice in my eyes, "LaMay is not breaking any laws" means he is following the law so if the DA "doesn't advocate it" means he's against following the law. That sounds ridiculous to me somehow, WTF, then the felon chimes in...!!!! The fact he had to prove he wasnt breaking it via confiscation, running his record and the weapon serial numbers is another in your face unconstitutional practice and procedure. I think his response was gracious and understated, I probably wouldnt have been so nice myself.
WebleyFosbery38 is offline  
4
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 01:01 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Detroit,mi
Posts: 3,447
Liked 1325 Times on 786 Posts
Likes Given: 247

Default

I've asked the question on a MI OC forum and have not received a good answer yet on the legality of carrying a rifle. My layman understanding of the law, one is allowed to OC a pistol on school grounds with a conceal pistol license. Maybe he doesn't set foot on the property, but then there's the whole 1,000' federal rule too.
partdeux is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 02:08 PM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pendleton, 29670,South Carolina
Posts: 2,586
Liked 1280 Times on 738 Posts
Likes Given: 1937

Default

He is protecting his daughter from being abducted or raped, but it may be better for him to CC a pistol.
1. He is making himself a target and therefore his daughter a target for a sneak assassination by local felons.
2. He is subjecting his daughter to being rejected and scorned by her schoolmates as a result of being a spectacle.

A side thought: The way the convicted criminal lady raised hell about him carrying, shows why some grabbers are so loudly screaming to try to get everybody disarmed. Many of them are people who are forbidden by law from owning/carrying a gun. And they figure "If I can't have a gun, I don't want anybody having a gun".
AIKIJUTSU is offline  
Cnon Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 02:50 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
indy36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 900
Liked 420 Times on 244 Posts

Default

Look at this dude. You don't get why another parent might take exception to him standing there with a bolt action deer rifle around their kids? Buy a pistol already. If you can't then sling that rifle over your shoulder.

imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1401115600.619672.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
indy36 is offline  
AIKIJUTSU Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 03:15 PM   #9
I used to play keyboards, but now ...
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Balota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Glenpool, Oklahoma
Posts: 4,215
Liked 3016 Times on 1829 Posts
Likes Given: 2934

Default

Looks to me like he's doing what he can and what he feels is necessary. He may not have a handgun. Or he may be using the rifle as an open deterrent. Either way (or any other reason) it's his choice.

The only problem I see is the cops confiscating his gun for a number of DAYS!!! Are you freaking kidding me? They can't run the serial number through their system right there from the squad car?
__________________
Balota
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Practice does NOT make perfect. Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Balota is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 03:40 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,007
Liked 355 Times on 261 Posts
Likes Given: 358

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigcountry02 View Post
Muskegon Heights man carries rifle to walk daughter to/from bus stop.

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/lakeshore/2014/05/23/dad-responds-to-gun-violence/9513855/
Interesting story.

A shotgun with birdshot would clearly be a better idea.

Rifle bullets tend to go and go and go, same as the EverReady bunny.

In a neighborhood, that is never a good idea.
Shoobee is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
If heights bother you... c3shooter The Club House 5 08-06-2013 04:13 AM
Who else carries at church? spittinfire Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 272 08-19-2012 04:40 AM
Who carries a PPK? GunSavvyTeen Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 22 05-13-2012 08:45 PM
Rifle for Daughter BonesD General Rifle Discussion 22 10-18-2011 02:02 PM
Hunting rifle for daughter nappie5 Hunting Forum 26 12-12-2009 11:19 PM



Newest Threads