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Tropical Paradise Turns Into Hell For Athens Pastor (gun control)
wsbradio ^ | 5/19/11 | jennifer griffies

Posted on 05/19/2011 5:00:25 AM PDT by from occupied ga

A vacation in Jamaica for an Athens pastor and his wife ends in a nightmare in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

26-year-old Steven Carter, a youth pastor at The Church at Southside in Athens, was arrested by security officials at the Jamaica Airport when they found a .22-caliber bullet stuck in the seams of the bag. 

"They don't know how it got there,” said Church Pastor Jeff Williams. “Steven doesn't own a gun, but evidently it has been there a while."

Carter might be able to see a judge Thursday morning after spending the night in an open jail cell in Montego Bay with several hundred other men.

News/Talk WSB’s Richard Sangster reported Thursday morning that Carter’s father was headed to Jamaica to try and get his son out of jail.

Carter’s lawyer says the charge could go one of two ways. If he is charged with illegal ammunition, the pastor’s penalty will be a small fine. But if he is hit with a terrorism charge, Carter could get seven years in jail.

“They said it was the equivalent of bring a bomb on a plane,” Williams told Channel 2 Action News.

Williams said he'd contacted members of Congress, including Georgia Rep. Paul Broun, their representative in Athens.  Broun's office had no immediate comment when the AJC called Wednesday. Williams also said Steven’s wife Erin had spoken with Sen. Johnny Isakson.

"We have been contacted by the family and are working to try to help our constituent," Isakson spokeswoman Lauren Culbertson said.

Williams said Carter has owned the bag most of his life but had not used it in about five years.  He said he was told that the last time Carter fired a gun was when he was about 10 and was squirrel hunting.

“He’s a great kid and I’m terribly afraid for his safety,” said Williams. “He’s 26 years old, newly married, baby at home and they just want to get home.”



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; jamaica
A fine example of "Common Sense" gun control as desired by the bedwetters in NY, MA, NJ, CA, etc, and the tyrants they elect to office. This is what they'd have in the USA if they could.
1 posted on 05/19/2011 5:00:29 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: from occupied ga

Crime is out the Wazoo, too.
Come to Jamaca—AT YOUR PERIL!


2 posted on 05/19/2011 5:02:29 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: from occupied ga

“Jamaica Mistaika”?


3 posted on 05/19/2011 5:03:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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To: Flintlock
Crime is out the Wazoo, too.

How can that be? I thought gun control eliminated crime. The democraps and the Brady whore's organization have been saying that for decades

4 posted on 05/19/2011 5:04:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: Tax-chick
“Jamaica Mistaika”?

Apparently so.

5 posted on 05/19/2011 5:05:46 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: from occupied ga
Why would anyone visit that crime ridden, corrupt,and dirty place.

The island resorts are compounds built to protect vacationers from the locals including the local cops and local officials. You are warned by the resort to not visit the local towns without an escort.

6 posted on 05/19/2011 5:07:47 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: from occupied ga

a former coworker from Thailand use to tell me in broken english...if you find a live round somewhere and the cops catch you with it...you will be taken out and shot...same with stealing a loaf of bread....


7 posted on 05/19/2011 5:09:26 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: from occupied ga

Just out of curiosity, what did they think he could do with that bullet? Put somebody’s eye out?


8 posted on 05/19/2011 5:10:26 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: from occupied ga

“He’s 26 years old, newly married, baby at home and they just want to get home.”

Safe to say, there is no way;
Won’t be back for many a day.


9 posted on 05/19/2011 5:10:58 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (America is in dire distress and nobody is lifting a finger except to strike the keyboard.)
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To: ncalburt

OBTW, in Jamaica they hate whites.

OTOH, St. Maartens is a great place to go. Run by the Dutch and the French since the seventeeth century. ‘Nuff said.


10 posted on 05/19/2011 5:15:16 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam.)
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To: basil

Idiot writer means a shell, not a bullet.

But I suspect you knew that.


11 posted on 05/19/2011 5:16:25 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: basil

Well, he could get into a lot of mischief at the airport, obviously.
Leave it in the restroom, report it, and have the whole airport evacuated, flights cancelled, etc. Or if someone peeves him he could drop it in their pocket and get them in trouble.
After all, it’s not the size of the threat that matters; it’s the size of the fear.


12 posted on 05/19/2011 5:16:44 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (America is in dire distress and nobody is lifting a finger except to strike the keyboard.)
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To: ncalburt
Why would anyone visit that crime ridden, corrupt,and dirty place.

Dunno. I wouldn't go there on a bet.

13 posted on 05/19/2011 5:18:05 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: from occupied ga

I bet daddy is going to be “shelling” out a lot of money for his son’s stupidity (visiting that hellhole)


14 posted on 05/19/2011 5:24:56 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: from occupied ga

Jamaica has not been a “tropical paradise” for centuries. I have to wonder how he got through security in the US, but those crack rastas in Jah-makya found a 22 round? Hmmmm.


15 posted on 05/19/2011 5:25:11 AM PDT by doodad
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Lord have mercy! We have become a nation of weenies..........


16 posted on 05/19/2011 5:33:25 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: from occupied ga

I’m just supposing for the sake of supposing but suppose the round didn’t come to Jamaica with him?


17 posted on 05/19/2011 5:47:25 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite
I’m just supposing for the sake of supposing but suppose the round didn’t come to Jamaica with him?

From his viewpoint it doesn't matter. He's the one without the chair when the music ended.

18 posted on 05/19/2011 6:07:17 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: Sherman Logan
Idiot writer means a shell, not a bullet.

Not a shell, a cartridge.

Unless it's already been fired.

19 posted on 05/19/2011 6:14:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: basil

There have been similar stories of Americans who drove into Mexico (before the current horror scenes), only to have the Mexican police find a single .22 round in the glove compartment from a plinking session some time in the past. Bad news then, too.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 6:17:09 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: from occupied ga

Well, I’ve just marked Jamaica off my list of vacation destination options...

I couldn’t guarantee that any suitcase, gym bag, backpack or any other type of bag in my house didn’t have a spare round or two stuck somewhere in it. lol

I hope word of this gets out and it hurts Jamaica’s tourist industry.


21 posted on 05/19/2011 6:54:29 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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To: elcid1970

Where ever there is diversity there is also hatred for Whitey!


22 posted on 05/19/2011 6:59:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Celebrate the gorgeous mosaic!”

- Mayor David Dinkins, New York City, 1990


23 posted on 05/19/2011 7:27:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Idiot writer means a shell, not a bullet.

But I suspect you knew that

‘Loaded round’ says it all....shell can mean an empty shell or a loaded shell..

local gun stores around here dont get it either...I go to buy 'bullets' for reloading and they look cockeyed at me...and will say something like...'...you mean the heads,right?'...generally not because they dont know the correct terms but because they realise there are a lot of shooters out there who cant get the jargon straight either....

24 posted on 05/19/2011 7:32:24 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Fletcher J
I hope word of this gets out and it hurts Jamaica’s tourist industry.

The people who this will deter probably wonldn't go there anyway. (like me). If I want beach I'll go to Florida. Lots cheaper, lots nicer, and LOTS safer. ALTHOUGH there is occasion for awkwardness. Not knowing the local scene, my wife and I got off the Lauderdale water taxi at the Sebastian road beach. After a bit we began to notice that although there were many couples there were no women. We moved a couple of blocks. south to a different section of the beach.

25 posted on 05/19/2011 12:03:20 PM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: ncalburt
I just returned from a missions cruise to Jamaica. There were 3000 of us (black, white,yellow, and red). As a result there were 21,000 plus decisions for Christ. Jamaica realized the problem and teamed up with evangelist to go into the schools and prisons for this effort. I only saw one offensive gesture, and that was while traveling through Montego Bay on a tour.
26 posted on 06/04/2011 9:31:34 PM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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