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Old February 6, 2009, 01:21 AM   #1
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Trooper charged with 10 year felony for unlocked gun

It seems the judge is "leaning towards" agreeing with a second amendment defense based on Heller vs D.C. Perhaps there is already 14th amendment incorporation in Massachusetts!

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pb...314/-1/NEWSMAP
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Old February 6, 2009, 05:24 AM   #2
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Any way you cut it...the guy was negligent. You can cite all the pro-gun arguments you want...but, how would you react if anyone pointed a gun at your 5 year old.

Having a gun carries certain responsibilities. One being that it is not used inappropriately.
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Old February 6, 2009, 05:30 AM   #3
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Any way you cut it...the guy was negligent
No doubt about that. It will be interesting to see if the defense strategy works, however.
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Old February 6, 2009, 10:13 AM   #4
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Massachusetts law requires firearms to be locked in a cabinet when not in the gun owner's possession. It also requires trigger locks.
Not true.

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Also, Kelley said, while the Supreme Court decision did rule that outright gun bans are unconstitutional, it did allow "wiggle room" for laws that prevent accidents.

"Are you allowed to have a whole arsenal of machine guns?" Kelley said. "Is there no law the commonwealth can have to protect the public?"
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