Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First AND second amendment violations simultaneously!

If they'd quartered some soldiers in his house while they were at it, they'd have had a hat trick.

Arlington Man Loses Gun License Due To Blog About Tucson Shooting
Police are investigating the “suitability” of 39-year-old Travis Corcoran to have a firearms license.
It's gotta be a Massachusetts thing, because half the non-liberal blogs in the country would have been shut down if the feds were doing it.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say:
  • I'm in complete agreement with Corcoran when he says “It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot indiscriminately." The rest of the paragraph I'll discreetly let you read for yourselves.
  • I was definitely not in Tucson at the time.

Thanks, GL.


Anonymous said...

It's definitely a Massachusetts thing.

Consider "Police visited Corcoran’s home and found a “large amount” of weapons and ammunition. ... 11 guns were removed."

In how many places is 11 guns considered "a large amount?" M probably has more than that in multiple places. I know people who have literally 5 times that amount, and don't consider themselves collectors.

Also consider "Corcoran, who has no criminal history..." BZZZT. In evil Massachusetts, getting a gun license is the de facto equivalent of a criminal history. The Criminal History Systems Board (CHSB) (renamed the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS)last November) keeps the database for all convicted felons: rapists, murderers, thieves, etc. They also keep the database for firearms licenses. They promise the databases are separate. It takes at least one mouse click to go from one to the other.

As for the hat trick, what about the 4th, and 5th?

4th - the victim "has not been arrested and does not face any charges." So what were the grounds for the search warrant, when "no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause?" Probable cause of what crime?

Or did the doughnut burners simply ignore the part about "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated?"

5th - "nor be deprived of ... property, without due process of law;" but he is charged with no crime. So on what authority did they steal his 11 guns and ammo?


Brian Dunbar said...

In how many places is 11 guns considered "a large amount?"

Any news department in any city with a population over 50,000.