Author Topic: Flintlock from 1700s Could Land Man in Jail  (Read 4208 times)

CongoHarry

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Flintlock from 1700s Could Land Man in Jail
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:59:28 AM »
I know of more than a few folks who purchased their particular firearm based on the mistaken belief that the State would never outlaw their lever action Winchester, single action six-gun, or black powder era front stuffer. "It's only the evil black assault rifles, and high capacity magazines they're after."   Think again.  If they come for your neighbor's AR, they will indeed come for your flintlock.  Not much information to go on in this story, but I suspect a man's ignorance of the law, coupled with possibly consenting to a warrantless search of his vehicle led to a dead end on a boulevard of shattered dreams and broken promises, the gun toters Heartbreak Hotel that is New Jersey:  http://http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/18/flintlock-from-1700s-could-land-elderly-nj-man-in-prison/?intcmp=trending
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Re: Flintlock from 1700s Could Land Man in Jail
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 07:38:33 PM »
This is sad. I have no patience for folks and laws that leave no room for common sense. I would like to think this couldn't happen in Texas, but I'm not so sure.
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Re: Flintlock from 1700s Could Land Man in Jail
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 06:56:33 PM »
WOO-HOO!  Happy ending.  See: http://http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/26/nj-prosecutor-drops-gun-charge-against-retired-teacher-over-centuries-old/ Lucky for him an election year looms on the horizon.  Third rail of American politics: 2nd amendment.  Touch it and die.  Now I would take this as a warning, and immediately move to a more gun-friendly state.
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