Skip to comments.MA Man Loses Gun License/Faces Charges After Being ROBBED
Posted on 03/31/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT by Nachum
Only in the state of Massachusetts could blaming the victim be extended to burglaries. Once again, the gun-grabbing fear mongers in charge of our state are looking to set a precedent that will no doubt have national implications.
If this case goes to trial and Stanley Sokolowski is convicted, there will now be case law on the books that other judges can cite: The common act of reloading your own ammunition and the possession of the needed (and Constitutionally protected) supplies will be akin to domestic terrorism.
The following email was sent to us by our good friend, and former candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor, Kamal Jain.
In January, a home in Lowell belonging to Stanley Sokolowski was broken into, his home firearms storage vault broken into, and all his stored firearms and other items stolen. After the crime was reported, the Lowell Police Department filed charges against the victim!
A couple of days ago I had breakfast with Stan, to discuss his situation.
Let me cut to the chase: I am working to setup a legal defense fund for Stan. We need to help him. Please stay tuned and/or contact me at email@example.com if you can help.
Ive spoken with Jim Wallace at GOAL. GOAL is going to provide some attorney references. Stan got some names of attorneys already; he will speak with all of them. This is going to cost a fair amount of money to fight.
The Lowell Police are not being forthcoming with information about how many guns have been recovered, though Stans assistance led to the arrest of the thief. In fact, the Lowell Police Department revoked Stans license to carry,
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Once you start punishing crime victims for being crime victims, it's a quick trip to hell.
Mass — the home of gay chickens.
What is Stan accused of doing wrong?
Looks like they're still working on how to best screw him out of his constitutional rights.
As best as I can see, having “too much” reloading material, though there is no ordinance spelling out what too much would be. This needs to be squashed as unconstitutionally vague if not plain unconstitutional.
what was he charged with and why did they take his permit? Link doesn’t work
But the law enforcement koolaid drinkers here a FR attack me every time I claim the police are NOT on the side of individual rights, so this must be a misprint.
We are becoming Britain.
Come and get ´em, coppers.
I thank God I don’t live in a state like MA.
Stan should file suit against the Lowell PD that his Constitutional/Civil Rights are being violated.
Can one have too many pens?
No you say?
Well then, the same applies to reloading equipment.
Some technicality about the quantity being a fire hazard, I think. And that should be a low level fire code violation at worst, requiring nothing more than a “fix it” (such as a better containment system) to address. These Massholes look like blooming idiots.
How can ANYONE live there? Geez.
Do the police write the laws?
I think the time is getting close for everyone in these states who believes in the 2nd amendment to take a stand as they did in 1775 when the red coats came to get their arms.
Because the people who live there WANT to feel the jackboot on their necks - forever. It makes them feel safe. What's more they want YOU to be ruled by a tyranny too they fear freedom. It makes them feel safe if you and I are in chains too. And to think Sam Adams came from MA
Quite some time ago I was in Lexington for patriots day. there was a vendor selling little die cast (or maybe plastic - I don't remember) toy muskets. Some kid (6,7,8 not sure) wanted to buy one. Not only did his mother jump all over him, but lit into the vendor for selling guns. Something to the effect of how dare he endanger children, there ought to be a law against it, etc. Typical masshole. I try not to think uncharitable thoughts, but that time I was kind of hoping that some guy would break into her gun free house and rape her.
His vault was broken into???? Somethings fishy....
I wondered how long it wold be before one of the aforementioned koolaid drinkers would chime in. Ever heard of the Nuremburg trials?
nope. but they interpret them how ever they want, and charge you with half a dozen crimes, most of which only vaguely resemble whatever you did, and some of which are assumed.
all 2000 of them.
“Do the police write the laws?”
Perhaps you can cite the law they are enforcing?
What law are they enforcing?
Please be specific.
Thank Satan. That's his turf.
Obviously the law against citizens having the right to keep and bear arms. They're MA police after all.
Crim, and Red in Blue... I can't cite the law because I don't live in Ma. and I don't know their laws and there is always more to a story than the press gives you.
absolootezer0... bringing charges is the job of the DA not the police. The DA is an elected official. Don't like the way he runs things, vote him out. The appeals court comes in here as well.
Everyone... I don't like the sound of this any more than you do but a knee jerk reaction of hatred against the police is unworthy of you.
The police are sh%#ing on the 2A and you say we are having knee jerk reactions?
Your question is a non sequitor. Why should I answer it. And FYI The Nuremburg trials established the fact the "just carrying out orders." does not give people moral exemption from what they do even ignoring the wide lattitude that the police have in creatively applying charges
Yes, knee jerk. Look at any article on FR concerning the police and within 10 posts you will see reactions like the ones here. The police have no power that isn't given them by the people. Don't like things? Then change them! The reactions here are more like an Anarchists than folks who respect the rule of law.
BTW, look at my posting history. I'm no defender of excessive police action. Too many folks here post without thinking first.
I wonder if it will ever dawn on these dweebs that gunpowder in a propellant not an explosive?
Over my dead corpse...
i’m referring most specifically to a cop that catches them in the commission of a crime.
but in coming after someone after the fact, the way i’ve seen it happen is the cop still gets to pick and choose what all he arrests the guy for, and later the prosecuting attorney choses which charges he actually pursues.
“I wonder if it will ever dawn on these dweebs that gunpowder in a propellant not an explosive?”
NO. The fact that in the plastic bottle it does not explode but simply burns will be denied by the DA.
FReepers are tired of cops who abuse citizens. Ignorance of the law is not a defense for civilians but it is for cops.
This guy is going to have a monstrous legal bill because a cop and a DA doesn’t know squat about primers, powder or cartridges.
I called my local fire dept five years ago or so and asked the asst. Chief if there was any restrictions on the amount of primers, powder or cartridges I would be permitted to store in my home. His response, “Why do you ask? Should there be?”
An even worse scenario is this guy could have filed a complaint against one of their fellow officers — THAT really sets off the harassment machine.
I escaped MA last year and some of the things I found out about the small town I lived in could turn your hair white.
Had a fireman once tell me that all gun components should be fire code violations.
>I escaped MA last year and some of the things I found out about the small town I lived in could turn your hair white.
I’d like to hear one such story.
I am a strong believer in the right to keep and bear arms, but I think in any situation like with this woman you could try a little harder.
OK A friend of mine became suspicious of her upstairs neighbor when he offered to sell her some pills. She reported this to the town cops and ten minutes later he showed up at her door with a 12 gage promising dire consequences if she were to speak with the constabulary again.
It doesn't take much imagination to figure out that someone with the police tipped him off and was probably protecting his operations.
Don't even get me started on the building and code enforcement dept.
>Don’t even get me started on the building and code enforcement dept.
I *HATE* “codes” enforcement.
When I returned home from being deployed to Iraq [via my National Guard unit] I got a job with a landscaper while I was waiting for the next semester. We were about this time of year, late March or early April, testing the watering system for out Church and so we had to turn the water on and observe things. Well there was some runoff into the streat and Codes came by and informed me that it was/is illegal to water during the daytime in the Summer.
Now Summer, as I recall, starts June 21st! ...so why, pray tell, did he feel the need to make any sort of issue?
I believe it is for one simple reason: Power.
so would I.