February 16th, 2011 07:51 AM
British man faced prison for using starter pistol to chase off thugs
The man admitted to "possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence."
He got off with 18 months probation.
February 16th, 2011 09:23 AM
How dare he? The man should have just given the youths a "stern warning" instead of using something to commit such violence. Oh, the horror!
I'm surprised the British authorities didn't put him in prison for life.
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February 16th, 2011 09:41 AM
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February 16th, 2011 10:46 AM
Originally Posted by joker1
and God Bless Texas values/CCL/Castle Law.
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
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February 16th, 2011 11:00 AM
Was this in New Jersey?
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February 16th, 2011 11:36 AM
Good thing it wasn't in NY City,he would be Plaxico's bunk mate
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February 16th, 2011 11:45 AM
It seems by now, anyone who was thinking about becoming a career criminal would be crazy not to make his way to the UK.
February 16th, 2011 11:08 PM
It was very foolish of him to say " he admitted possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence." He should first have called the police and if he still felt like he had to use the imitation firearm he said he used it since he was in fear for his life. Being England he would probably still have been convicted, but maybe gotten a little milder sentence.
I know RI law doesn't make any difference between a real gun and imitation gun, and I think many other states are the same.
RIGL 11-47-2 says:
"Firearm" includes any machine gun, pistol, rifle, air rifle, air pistol, "blank gun," "BB gun," or other instrument from which steel or metal projectiles are propelled, or which may readily be converted to expel a projectile, except recurve, compound, or longbows, and except instruments propelling projectiles which are designed or normally used for a primary purpose other than as a weapon. The frame or receiver of the weapon shall be construed as a firearm under the provisions of this section.
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