Charges dropped against man who shot dog.

Charges dropped against man who shot dog.

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    Charges dropped against man who shot dog.

    ... Still cost him $1,000, and he had to register his guns, even though leaving D.C....

    Just goes to show, even justifiable defense of others, even helpless children, can be costly...

    Story here: http://www.abc27.com/story/22918832/...-attacking-dog



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    That's just wrong in so many ways. Why was the citizen charged, but not the attending officer who shot two dogs??.

    I attended a gun safety course last year run by the local sheriffs office, one of the questions I asked was about shooting a dog. The assistant DA who was there told me "dogs are not humans, and if you're threatened by one, shoot away".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zralou View Post
    That's just wrong in so many ways. Why was the citizen charged, but not the attending officer who shot two dogs??.
    He was charged with having an unregistered hand-gun in a place that requires you to register them. He could have had some jail time, but instead the DA did the right thing and let him off with a fine and that was about it.

    Just because you disagree with a law doesn't mean you can ignore it and expect to get away with it.
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    Glad the charges were dropped. Hopefully he will get some local assistance through donations by people who agree with what he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zralou View Post
    That's just wrong in so many ways. Why was the citizen charged, but not the attending officer who shot two dogs??.

    I attended a gun safety course last year run by the local sheriffs office, one of the questions I asked was about shooting a dog. The assistant DA who was there told me "dogs are not humans, and if you're threatened by one, shoot away".

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    Then are we to understand that a police dog is still just a dog? I've read in a few cases where police dogs were shot that the shooter was charged with a felony due to the dog's status.
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    There's something wrong with our legal system. It's too subjective. You could do everything right and still get penalized.
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    The really effed up part of that story is at the end where it says he is planning on moving to Maryland...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ki7rw1 View Post
    There's something wrong with our legal system. It's too subjective. You could do everything right and still get penalized.
    Except in this case he broke the law. We might all disagree with that law, but he still broke it.
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    It is bad it happened to him,especially the situation.I have 2 dogs.They are part of the family.I hate animal abuse.That said,an aggressive dog tries to attack me,off their property,i will shoot him,in a heart beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    Originally Posted by Zralou
    That's just wrong in so many ways. Why was the citizen charged, but not the attending officer who shot two dogs??.

    I attended a gun safety course last year run by the local sheriffs office, one of the questions I asked was about shooting a dog. The assistant DA who was there told me "dogs are not humans, and if you're threatened by one, shoot away".

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    Then are we to understand that a police dog is still just a dog? I've read in a few cases where police dogs were shot that the shooter was charged with a felony due to the dog's status.
    Police dogs are generally considered to be law enforcement. You attack or injure one, you'll likely be charged with assault on an officer.
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    He needs to make wiser choices regarding state of residence.
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    Should have poked a few holes in it(the dog) with a sharp spear.

    Sad when you would actually have to think something like that depending on where you live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    Then are we to understand that a police dog is still just a dog? I've read in a few cases where police dogs were shot that the shooter was charged with a felony due to the dog's status.
    If that police dog was not with an officer and was attacking unprovoked, then yes, it is still just a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutWestSystems View Post
    He was charged with having an unregistered hand-gun in a place that requires you to register them. He could have had some jail time, but instead the DA did the right thing and let him off with a fine and that was about it.

    Just because you disagree with a law doesn't mean you can ignore it and expect to get away with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaSig View Post
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