Skip to comments.‘Gun-like hand gesture’ deemed crime by Pennsylvania court
Posted on 08/29/2019 4:05:24 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
MANOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. A Lancaster County man who made a gun-like hand gesture at his neighbor committed a crime, according to a Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling.
Stephen Kirchner, 64, of Manor Township, was charged last year with summary disorderly conduct for the gesture, according to the Lancaster County District Attorneys Office. The gesture prompted the neighbor to call 911. (Surveillance video of the hand gesture can be seen below.)
Kirchner argued on appeal that the gesture did not cause a hazardous or physically offensive condition, that he did not intend to cause public alarm, and that there essentially was no harm done to the victim or society, a statement from the DAs Office said.
However, the high court found the gesture of imitating the firing and recoiling of a gun risked an altercation and supported the charge. The neighbor also reported feeling insecure, which is why the call to 911 was placed.
(Excerpt) Read more at wgal.com ...
So, I guess if you’re on the right, making someone feel insecure is against the law.
If you’re on the left, however, you can try to overthrow a sitting President, allow confidential information to fall into enemy hands and then destroy evidence and lie to cover it up - and, you know, that’s just fine.
According to the Teachers Union, thats a class 3 look alike fire arm. They have ruined the records of 6 graders with that charge.
Is the court going to amputate his hand now, due to red flag laws? Idiots.
A handgun gesture is too non PC
What if it was pointing in "self defense"?
But ANTIFA wearing masks and carrying weapons is “protected speech”
You can flip the bird at a cop but not make a gun gesture at a neighbor!?
Note to taxpayers in that neck of the woods: I think your DA is going to cost you a beep-load of money....
The guy gave him the finger first...And the guy turned around and said...”right back at ya”. The judge is nuts.
If your finger is pointed at your own head will they put you on suicide watch?
INB4 the outlawing of Rock, Paper, Scissors
He made a scissors like hand-gesture at me.
But we’re playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Still, it’s a stabbing weapon and I felt threatened.
Hand gestures are speech.
It will be fun to watch when this hits higher courts.
And have your brown shirts/street soldiers/antifa, assault citizens who hold wrong views & thoughts.
Not yet. That will happen when the Muslims take over and impose Sharia law.
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