Man Gets Year In Prison On Gun Charge...

Man Gets Year In Prison On Gun Charge; His Attorney Asked That...

There are 56 comments on the The Hartford Courant story from Jan 3, 2013, titled Man Gets Year In Prison On Gun Charge; His Attorney Asked That.... In it, The Hartford Courant reports that:

A Greenwich man who had 161 unregistered firearms in his home, including 10 submachine guns, was sentenced Thursday to one year in federal prison after his lawyer invoked concerns his client could get ensnared in the anti-gun climate following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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Since: Aug 10

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#1 Jan 3, 2013
I am sure that he sold guns to drug dealers. He should be in jail for life, so the rest of us can be safe.

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#2 Jan 3, 2013
With 161 guns, I am sure he was buying guns from drug dealers.
BPT

Bristol, CT

#4 Jan 4, 2013
161 guns!!!!

what does he expect, north korea to break into his home?
No you are

Astoria, NY

#5 Jan 4, 2013
BPT wrote:
161 guns!!!!
what does he expect, north korea to break into his home?
Exactly. Why in the world does anyone need that many guns? And isn't having a unregistered gun illegal? If so he only gets 1 years for 161 violations? Doesn't make sense.

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#6 Jan 4, 2013
No you are wrote:
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Exactly. Why in the world does anyone need that many guns? And isn't having a unregistered gun illegal? If so he only gets 1 years for 161 violations? Doesn't make sense.
It actually is quite possible- and legitimate- to have that many guns if you are a collector. Maybe not this guy, but people collect antique guns- which were and are potentially lethal. Ever walk into the Griswold Inn in Essex? Machine guns and semi-automatics with large magazines and illegal guns are the issue here.

At least until antique gun collectors start going postal.

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#7 Jan 4, 2013
OMG here we go again with the disappearing/reappearing posts... sorry

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#8 Jan 4, 2013
BPT wrote:
161 guns!!!!
what does he expect, north korea to break into his home?
No, just Ava, look out for her.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#9 Jan 4, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
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It actually is quite possible- and legitimate- to have that many guns if you are a collector. Maybe not this guy, but people collect antique guns- which were and are potentially lethal. Ever walk into the Griswold Inn in Essex? Machine guns and semi-automatics with large magazines and illegal guns are the issue here.
At least until antique gun collectors start going postal.
Even if you are a collector, don't they need to be registered?
fair66

United States

#10 Jan 7, 2013
No you are wrote:
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Exactly. Why in the world does anyone need that many guns? And isn't having a unregistered gun illegal? If so he only gets 1 years for 161 violations? Doesn't make sense.
Isn't that a federal offense and if so isn't there a mandatory minimum sentence. I really believe there is and its a minimum of 5 years. So why is this person only getting one year. Our judicial system is going to the drain.

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#11 Jan 8, 2013
No you are wrote:
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Even if you are a collector, don't they need to be registered?
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think most rifles and shotguns don't need to be.
No you are

Astoria, NY

#12 Jan 8, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think most rifles and shotguns don't need to be.
Huh-interesting. I wonder why not.
Voluntarist

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#13 Jan 8, 2013
No you are wrote:
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Exactly. Why in the world does anyone need that many guns? And isn't having a unregistered gun illegal? If so he only gets 1 years for 161 violations? Doesn't make sense.
The right to bear ARMS, plural.
Voluntarist

United States

#14 Jan 8, 2013
No you are wrote:
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Even if you are a collector, don't they need to be registered?
Should your mouth be registered before you can speak?
Voluntarist

United States

#15 Jan 8, 2013
fair66 wrote:
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Isn't that a federal offense and if so isn't there a mandatory minimum sentence. I really believe there is and its a minimum of 5 years. So why is this person only getting one year. Our judicial system is going to the drain.
Your justice system went down the drain when it allowed tyranical government to put people in a cage for exercising a right, with no victim.
Please tell me where the victim is?

Should police be disarmed as well?
No you are

Astoria, NY

#16 Jan 8, 2013
fair66 wrote:
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Isn't that a federal offense and if so isn't there a mandatory minimum sentence. I really believe there is and its a minimum of 5 years. So why is this person only getting one year. Our judicial system is going to the drain.
I don't know why, that's why I'm so confused.
Voluntarist

United States

#17 Jan 8, 2013
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I don't know why, that's why I'm so confused.
The feds have jurisdiction over interstate transportation.

Stop being a sniveling coward, guns are as american as apple pie.
CTM

Sandy Hook, CT

#18 Jan 8, 2013
Long arms like rifles and standard shotguns don't need to be registered. They become illegal when cut down for concealment. Small arms that you can carry and conceal must be registered when purchased. Fully automatic weapons can be legal after much backround research of the individual and a federal firearms permit for automatic weapons. That used to cost about 10 grand just for the permit. I do believe there is a "ladder" of local, state and out of state permits required to qualify for this as well. Then there are different sales licenses. Unregistered could also mean " my daddy got that gun from his daddy", long before any regs were in place.

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#19 Jan 8, 2013
CTM wrote:
Long arms like rifles and standard shotguns don't need to be registered. They become illegal when cut down for concealment. Small arms that you can carry and conceal must be registered when purchased. Fully automatic weapons can be legal after much backround research of the individual and a federal firearms permit for automatic weapons. That used to cost about 10 grand just for the permit. I do believe there is a "ladder" of local, state and out of state permits required to qualify for this as well. Then there are different sales licenses. Unregistered could also mean " my daddy got that gun from his daddy", long before any regs were in place.
In addition to the above, guns that can fire a high number of shots without reloading need to be registered, and I think you can only fire your machine gun at a gun range.

I don't like how hostile Voluntardist is being, but he is right in saying 'guns are as american as apple pie'. Remember we live in the most ignorant of blue states. Much of the country lives with guns.

People like Barack Obama amaze me. They create the conditions that produce the people of Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, and Philly. Next they deny YOU the right to defend yourself when these PCP-addled zombies want to climb through your window.
CTM

Sandy Hook, CT

#20 Jan 8, 2013
Citizen44 wrote:
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In addition to the above, guns that can fire a high number of shots without reloading need to be registered, and I think you can only fire your machine gun at a gun range.
I don't like how hostile Voluntardist is being, but he is right in saying 'guns are as american as apple pie'. Remember we live in the most ignorant of blue states. Much of the country lives with guns.
People like Barack Obama amaze me. They create the conditions that produce the people of Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, and Philly. Next they deny YOU the right to defend yourself when these PCP-addled zombies want to climb through your window.
..........Nice to see you trying to display some intellect on my coattails. This is some simple research. Voluntarist is right, what the hell do you think real war heroes use and are made from? Certainly not some snively little bia tch like Blumenthal or the Crappoziellos hiding behind his legal skirts.

“'never'”

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#21 Jan 8, 2013
CTM wrote:
<quoted text>..........Nice to see you trying to display some intellect on my coattails. This is some simple research. Voluntarist is right, what the hell do you think real war heroes use and are made from? Certainly not some snively little bia tch like Blumenthal or the Crappoziellos hiding behind his legal skirts.
I simply put up a typical post, because you managed (somehow) to post without mentioning Blumenthal, the Empire State building, the Capozellos, Newtown, or Lanza's hard drive. But now I see you've lost it again. They're coming to take you away!

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