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86-year-old woman charged after bringing BB gun to town meeting, police say
NBC News ^ | January 9, 2013 | LeAnne Gendreau

Posted on 01/09/2013 9:34:19 PM PST by Altariel

CONNECTICUT -- Westport police arrested an 86-year-old woman accused of bringing a BB gun to a town meeting.

When detectives retrieved the gun, Estelle Margolis, 86, of Westport, Conn., told officers she brought it to make a point during a discussion about gun control to show how easy it is to purchase a gun, according to police.

At 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a Representative Town Meeting member approached a Westport police officer and reported that he and another RTM member believed a woman walked into the auditorium with what they believed was a weapon under a white cloth, police said.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/09/2013 9:34:23 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

She’s lucky she didn’t shoot her eye out.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 9:37:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: Altariel
"..a weapon under a white cloth..."

Maybe she is French and was surrendering?

3 posted on 01/09/2013 9:38:36 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Why didn’t she just bring a cap gun?


4 posted on 01/09/2013 9:47:01 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Altariel
"Hey, Stay safe out there"


5 posted on 01/09/2013 9:47:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

I guess her point was that it is really easy to buy a BB gun?


6 posted on 01/09/2013 9:48:28 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Impeach Obama Now.)
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To: Morris70

Would the result have been different in this environment?

Cap guns are verboten.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 9:49:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Morris70

Or why didn’t she just mix ammonia & bleach at the meeting to prove how easy it is to purchase ammonia and bleach.

Definitely lacking ability of reasoning.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 9:51:02 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Altariel
This incident could have clearly escalated into a tragedy,” police said in the news release.

Yeah Cops mighta shot the 86 year old lady with the BB gun if they weren't "Highly Trained Professionals"

9 posted on 01/09/2013 9:53:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel
46-caliber pellets

O'rly?

10 posted on 01/09/2013 9:59:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

A Red Ryder? Granny Oakley, you go gal! (But one of those ‘BB’ black talon rounds could break the skin and cause a nasty infection.)


11 posted on 01/09/2013 10:02:14 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: mylife

She must be pretty strong to cock the spring on a 46 caliber pellet gun.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 10:02:37 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I think I can understand and overlook senility in an 86-yr-old woman. Unless she was in Congress.
That also goes for anyone over 85 who can't quite grasp the concept or the difference between a BB gun and a firearm.

No sympathy whatsoever for the "authorities" in that town...

13 posted on 01/09/2013 10:03:35 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: rickomatic

Bad ***!


14 posted on 01/09/2013 10:03:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rickomatic
Some how I doubt it was like this...


15 posted on 01/09/2013 10:07:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

Odd. She sounds like she could be in the anti-gun crowd. I can’t see her producing it at some point in her town-hall comments and then not trying to pass it off as something more powerful.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 10:09:09 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: Altariel
This incident could have clearly escalated into a tragedy,” police said in the news release.

Ummmm no LoL. Something must be in the water in Connecticut. "Escalating into a tragedy" is when the asteroid Apophis is on course to hit the Earth.

17 posted on 01/09/2013 10:11:35 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: OldNewYork

She is the anti gun crowd.

Funny thing, My Mom would never let me have a BB gun, but when my kid was 5 she gave him a sling shot LOL


18 posted on 01/09/2013 10:12:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

She was worried some one would go on a shooting spree with a bb gun, so she Brought one?
Makes no sense.

If I wanted to alert others how easy it is to make anthrax, should I bring some with me?


19 posted on 01/09/2013 10:14:36 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

She’s an old lady.
That there splains a lot.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 10:16:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

I hope this becomes viral.

Own a “Gatling” rubber band gun (one hundred rubber bans) wonder, if that would be prohibited.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 10:22:17 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mylife

Agreed .


22 posted on 01/09/2013 10:22:21 PM PST by Morris70
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To: svcw

OMG! Ban them paper “clips” LOL


23 posted on 01/09/2013 10:25:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

While we are all having a good larf over this stuff, this hysteria is very real and very dangerous.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 10:26:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
We've got one on FR that's running around wetting it's panties with hysteria.

/johnny

25 posted on 01/09/2013 10:31:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife
Funny thing, My Mom would never let me have a BB gun, but when my kid was 5 she gave him a sling shot LOL

Hehe, either she trusts your parenting skills more than she did her own, or she's unaware of the damage a slingshot can do when using lead shot, or even rocks.

26 posted on 01/09/2013 10:32:33 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: JRandomFreeper

Wouldn’t shock me.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 10:33:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

hum? Paper clips....
My youngest bought herself a six shooter rubber band gun, I got so sick of being shot I got this “Gatling” gun - 100 bands. (Was a b#tch to load...... but boy did it work)
I won!!!!


28 posted on 01/09/2013 10:34:05 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: OldNewYork

It was neither.
It was pure Gramma payback LOL


29 posted on 01/09/2013 10:34:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: svcw

Consider it an exercise in understanding engineering.
Kids got to experiment, but TAKE IT OUTSIDE! and leave the cat alone!
LOL


30 posted on 01/09/2013 10:37:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Heh, heh. Being a grandparent means doing irresponsible things with your kids’ kids.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 10:58:01 PM PST by FredZarguna (Liberals: they devolved, they rebelled, there are many copies ... and they have a Plan)
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To: FredZarguna

Exactly. LoL
Even if it’s just temporary and to make a point.


32 posted on 01/09/2013 11:00:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Altariel

Oh, the humanity!

See what they missed:

"Several people were trampled to death, and many more seriously injured in the stampede to get out of the auditorium."

33 posted on 01/09/2013 11:15:49 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: mylife
46-caliber pellets

Was it one of those soft BB guns they sell at Big 5?

34 posted on 01/10/2013 12:38:41 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Altariel
"This incident could have clearly escalated into a tragedy,” police said in the news release.

Yes, she might have brought her dog with her and we all know how that would have gone. Dog gone.

35 posted on 01/10/2013 12:43:29 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Altariel

I believe this was an airsoft gun. It’s amazing that people this confused get to contribute to the solution.


36 posted on 01/10/2013 1:21:21 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Altariel
In addition to the BB gun rifle, the woman had a box of 46-caliber pellets with her at the meeting, police said.

I read this sentence twice.

I think I lost IQ points as a result.

Git yo hands offa my BB gun rifle, or I'll shootcha wit my 46-caliber pellets, and it'll be a real mofo!

37 posted on 01/10/2013 1:41:17 AM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: mylife
Maybe she just wanted to talk about Jesus...


38 posted on 01/10/2013 2:16:42 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Altariel
"A box of 46-caliber pellets"?

Wow, that was one Hell of a BB gun!

39 posted on 01/10/2013 2:51:53 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"A box of 46-caliber pellets"?
Wow, that was one Hell of a BB gun!

Assualt BB gun?

40 posted on 01/10/2013 3:11:00 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Altariel

Obviously an assault weapon - I once had a Daisy BB gun that would accept a whole 500 round tube of BBs into the “magazine”. Could plink all day with my other 9-10 year old friends as we wandered the fields and never have to reload.


41 posted on 01/10/2013 3:59:10 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Morris70

She was worried some one would go on a shooting spree with a bb gun, so she Brought one?
Makes no sense.

You gotta fight fire with fire. It wouldn’t be fair to use say a .22 against a mass shooter with a bb gun.


42 posted on 01/10/2013 4:08:45 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Tainan

I am so STEALING that picture! LOL!


43 posted on 01/10/2013 4:42:13 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

LOL...have at it...That’s how I got it!


44 posted on 01/10/2013 5:42:19 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: FredZarguna; mylife
Heh, heh. Being a grandparent means doing irresponsible things with your kids’ kids.

It's in the Grandma Rulebook :)

45 posted on 01/10/2013 5:51:46 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: mylife
Funny thing, My Mom would never let me have a BB gun, but when my kid was 5 she gave him a sling shot LOL

That's because your 5-year-old wasn't going to break her things while using his slingshot at your house.

Your mom was no fool. ;-)

46 posted on 01/10/2013 7:17:50 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Altariel

“she brought it to make a point during a discussion about gun control to show how easy it is to purchase a gun,”

Then she should have bought an actual gun and brought it! Idiot liberals!


47 posted on 01/10/2013 7:43:07 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: IYAS9YAS
Indeed! ☺
48 posted on 01/10/2013 4:02:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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