Which amendment is it anyway?

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    Which amendment is it anyway?

    Man arrested for bringing gun to Wal-Mart and asking for ammo - WWSB ABC 7 MySuncoast Florida


    Man arrested for bringing gun to Wal-Mart and asking for ammo


    WINTER HAVEN, FL. - A Winter Haven has been arrested after he walked into a Wal-Mart with a pistol demanding to buy ammunition.

    According to Winter Haven Police, on July 3 around 3:15 p.m., Rodney Gene Lewis was seen drinking a beer outside of Wal-Mart on Cypress Gardens Blvd. when he entered and went straight back to the sporting goods department. When he made contact with the associate, he placed the revolver on the counter. The associate told Lewis that he would not be able to sell ammunition for a weapon that was present at the time.

    Lewis started to argue with the associate and placed the revolver back inside of his pocket walking through the store. When officers arrived, Lewis became more irate screaming that it was his First Amendment rights to carry his firearm. Lewis did not have a concealed weapons permit.

    Once he was outside of the store, Lewis continued to refuse officers commands to calm down and stop yelling. He continually attempted to put his hand back in his pocket. Ultimately, he complied and was arrested.

    Once he was taken into custody, he threatened the officer with bodily harm once he was released from jail.

    Lewis remains in the Polk County Jail on charges of Improper Exhibit Firearm or Dangerous Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Disorderly Intoxication to Cause Public Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Brawling Fighting, Resisting Arrest W/O Violence and Crime Against Person by Threat to Public Servant.

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    Another moron off the streets (for a while) and he's blown any chance he had of obtaining a CC permit... which seems to me is a good thing.
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    Which amendment is it anyway?
    Sounds much more like: failure to understand the concealed-carry and menacing statutes that applied to him.
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    According to Winter Haven Police, on July 3 around 3:15 p.m., Rodney Gene Lewis was seen drinking a beer outside of Wal-Mart on Cypress Gardens Blvd. when he entered and went straight back to the sporting goods department. When he made contact with the associate, he placed the revolver on the counter. The associate told Lewis that he would not be able to sell ammunition for a weapon that was present at the time.
    Instant fool, just add alcohol. I am sure he will have time to contemplate his actions during his stay in the iron bar hotel.
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    Hmmm, Alcohol, firearms and stupidity......It's lucky that he's still alive
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    Lewis started to argue with the associate and placed the revolver back inside of his pocket walking through the store. When officers arrived, Lewis became more irate screaming that it was his First Amendment rights to carry his firearm. Lewis did not have a concealed weapons permit.
    What a fool. He should have exercised his 10th Amendment right to remain silent.
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    He must have wanted a good meal and a place to stay for the night and the COPS helped him out.
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    He was right. He has a first amendment right to say whatever he said, it didn't help him any though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    He was right. He has a first amendment right to say whatever he said, it didn't help him any though.
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    Glad he was not a permit holder.

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    Boy, history repeats itself. A whole bunch of years ago I was at the gun counter of Clapp & Treat (yes, that really was their name), a prestigious sporting goods store in West Hartford (CT). An older guy with sort of a vacuous look on his face came up to the counter, holding a wrinkled brown paper bag in his hand. The clerk asked "what can I do for you?" and the old guy replies "Think you have some bullets for this gun?" and proceeds to pull a 1917 S&W out of the bag. He didn't point it directly at the clerk, but it was close enough to, ah, get the clerk's attention. The clerk took the gun and opened the cylinder and there were several live rounds in it. Keeping the gun in his hand, he turned around and found a box of .45 Auto Rim on the shelf, and rang up the sale. As the old guy left I could tell he was unsteady on his feet and the 'aroma' around him wasn't from aftershave... more like beer and BO. But, he left as a satisfied customer... and the clerk and I just looked at each other and both shook our heads.
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    When officers arrived, Lewis became more irate screaming that it was his First Amendment rights to carry his firearm.
    Maybe he was one of them performance artist? If burning a flag during a political is a form of expression and therefor protected or marching around naked holding up signs to save the wales is protected as forms of political expression maybe he has a defense.

    He was not carrying a weapon under the protections of the second amendment. He was carrying a weapon in protest of unconstitutional laws. Yes ladies and gentlemen of the jury this was not a case of a man carrying a weapon in violation of the law. This was a case of a patriot exercising his freedom of expression, protected under the first amendment, to protest against an oppressive government.

    We are not gun toting knuckle draggers out looking for someone to shoot. We are peaceful performance artist utilizing the liberals favorite tool. The first amendment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Man arrested for bringing gun to Wal-Mart and asking for ammo - WWSB ABC 7 MySuncoast Florida


    Man arrested for bringing gun to Wal-Mart and asking for ammo


    WINTER HAVEN, FL. - A Winter Haven has been arrested after he walked into a Wal-Mart with a pistol demanding to buy ammunition.

    According to Winter Haven Police, on July 3 around 3:15 p.m., Rodney Gene Lewis was seen drinking a beer outside of Wal-Mart on Cypress Gardens Blvd. when he entered and went straight back to the sporting goods department. When he made contact with the associate, he placed the revolver on the counter. The associate told Lewis that he would not be able to sell ammunition for a weapon that was present at the time.

    Lewis started to argue with the associate and placed the revolver back inside of his pocket walking through the store. When officers arrived, Lewis became more irate screaming that it was his First Amendment rights to carry his firearm. Lewis did not have a concealed weapons permit.

    Once he was outside of the store, Lewis continued to refuse officers commands to calm down and stop yelling. He continually attempted to put his hand back in his pocket. Ultimately, he complied and was arrested.

    Once he was taken into custody, he threatened the officer with bodily harm once he was released from jail.

    Lewis remains in the Polk County Jail on charges of Improper Exhibit Firearm or Dangerous Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Disorderly Intoxication to Cause Public Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Brawling Fighting, Resisting Arrest W/O Violence and Crime Against Person by Threat to Public Servant.

    Copyright 2012 Southern Broadcast Corp of Sarasota All rights reserved.
    Actually I think he was arrested for extreme stupidity, amoung other things.
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    If he really knew his stuff, he could have whipped out the eleventeenth amendment and said, "Thou shalt not commit arrestery as I'm doing unto others as they would ask not what their country can do for them.....nevermind, I'm wasted."

    What a doof! Glad they didn't give him the ammo.
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