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Cranston Man, 20, Charged After Driving With Loaded Glock
cranston.patch.com ^ | 10 Jan 2012 | Mark Schieldrop

Posted on 01/11/2012 8:49:28 AM PST by smokingfrog

A 20-year-old Cranston man faces a felony charge of carrying a pistol without a permit and weapons violations after police discovered a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol in his glove compartment at a crash scene.

Nicholas Desjarlais, of 29 Seminole Trail, Cranston, was also charged with reckless driving for the Dec. 31 incident. He was taken into police custody after an accident at the intersection of Sockanossett Cross Road and Pontiac Avenue involving injuries, police said.

Police said they found a folding Smith and Wesson pocketknife in Desjarlais' pocket and the Glock Model 22 handgun was found in his car's glove compartment. The .40 caliber gun was loaded with 13 rounds of hollow point ammunition, police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cranston.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: banglist; glock; hollowpoints; pistolpermit; pocketknife
What good is an unloaded Glock?

OTOH - I think you have to be 21 to own a handgun.

Not sure if there is some kind of "problem" with the folding pocket knife or not.

1 posted on 01/11/2012 8:49:37 AM PST by smokingfrog
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If you’re involved in an accident, does that give the police the right to search your car?


2 posted on 01/11/2012 8:51:07 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: smokingfrog

Glocks have clips that enable you to load them or unload them in an instant. And they do not have safeties; the holster functions as your safety. A loaded, unholstered Glock is not necessarily certain doom; they are built well to not go off accidentally, but they are also built to be unloaded or holstered.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 8:55:55 AM PST by dangus
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To: smokingfrog

Rhode Island.... It took me to get to the page, and search to figure out where this “Cranston” was.... I guess the gun laws there are much different than in Vermont.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 8:57:19 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: smokingfrog
Hollow points? The horror! Good thing he wasn't in NJ.

And 13 of them. Think of the horrific damage he could have done in California, Hawaii, Massachusettes, New York, and Illinois.

5 posted on 01/11/2012 8:58:45 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: smokingfrog

Reckless driving is a crime. Police have the authority to investigate a crime scene. Was the perpetrator high? Drunk? Indisposed? OTOH, while I previously noted that a Glock should be holstered or unloaded, I doubt that R.I.’s gun laws are weapon-specific, so maybe there are gun-rights issues at play here.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 9:00:26 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus
Glocks do not have clips. Glocks have magazines.

M1 rifles have clips.

7 posted on 01/11/2012 9:06:37 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: smokingfrog

Those Glocks.....always drinking.....go to AA!


8 posted on 01/11/2012 9:09:10 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: edpc

The gun was not even fully loaded. I have a Glock 22 and they hold 15 in mag.


9 posted on 01/11/2012 9:10:16 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: dangus

“Glocks have clips that enable you to load them or unload them in an instant.”

Isn’t that true of every semi-auto pistol? So what?

“And they do not have safeties; the holster functions as your safety.”

Glock doesn’t agree with you. They say the “safe action” trigger design has “three internal safeties”.

“A loaded, unholstered Glock is not necessarily certain doom; they are built well to not go off accidentally, but they are also built to be unloaded or holstered.”

This was reported to be a Glock 22, which takes a 15-round magazine. Police found 13 rounds loaded, so it’s not clear there was even a round in the chamber. The chance of an accidental discharge with an empty chamber is essentially zero, holster or no.

I wouldn’t personally carry a Glock with a round in the chamber, but I have no problems with a full magazine and an empty chamber.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 9:10:49 AM PST by Jordo
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To: Redleg Duke

Apparently in RI they are clips. Not all that gun savvy up there.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 9:11:20 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smokingfrog

“folding Smith and Wesson pocketknife”

Not just a pocketknife, but an evil Smith and Wesson pocketknife! You know, one of those high-powered, AK-47 style pocketknifes! /sarc.

Also, what pocketknife doesn’t have a folding blade?

Can’t defend the kid carrying a firearm without a permit (Agree or not, it’s the law in R.I. right now), much less his reckless driving. But these journalists crack me up.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 9:12:35 AM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: smokingfrog
Cranston Man, 20, Charged After Driving With Loaded Glock

What? Glock wasn't wearing a seat belt, and was drunk as well?

Glock should know that gasoline and alcohol don't mix........Oh, wait,....

13 posted on 01/11/2012 9:12:35 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: smokingfrog
"Hollow Points", yet. He deserves a long time in jail. Can you believe that there are people like this walking around amongst us? It's INSANE.

Good thing he didn't have any of those 'dum-dum' bullets that are banned by the Geneva Convention. Even the Taliban have the decency not to use those. Hollow points are bad enough, but the illegal dum-dum bullets are banned in every state except Texas where they all come from.

I blame the NRA for all these lawsuits making Americans think that they can own guns.

There should be a law making guns harder to load, too.

14 posted on 01/11/2012 9:17:10 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: smokingfrog

Sadly, I dont see the crime here. . .


15 posted on 01/11/2012 9:17:20 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: The KG9 Kid

When you care enough to send the very best to some a$$hole ... only hollow points will do!


16 posted on 01/11/2012 9:29:17 AM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: smokingfrog

Wow it’s a felony to carry a loaded weapon in RI? I thought we were ridiculous in California, but it’s only a misdemeanor here. So if your worried about protecting yourself, leave it loaded and tucked under the seat, and risk the fine.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 9:35:41 AM PST by Smogger
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To: dangus
Glocks have clips that enable you to load them or unload them in an instant. And they do not have safeties;

Glocks have THREE safeties but they are
all dis-engaged when you pull the trigger.

Glocks have clips ! ROTFLOL.......


18 posted on 01/11/2012 9:40:09 AM PST by Uriĺel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: smokingfrog

Thank God Texas has sane gun laws.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 9:48:18 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: smokingfrog
"Not sure if there is some kind of "problem" with the folding pocket knife or not. "

It's got that "evil" name...must be an assault knife. /s

20 posted on 01/11/2012 9:52:59 AM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: Mouton
Cranston Man, 20, Charged After Driving With Loaded Glock

“I have no plans or desires to ever travel North or East of Virginia.”

Could easily have been me who said that. With the exception of Pa, I would have no problem ceding it all back to the King.

Another thread, another example of a state in the northeast with ridiculous laws.

21 posted on 01/11/2012 10:17:12 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

And people wonder why Southerners treat “Yankees” with such contempt....


22 posted on 01/11/2012 10:23:17 AM PST by papertyger
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To: Redleg Duke
M1 rifles have clips More specifically, Garands (I'm assuming that's what you were talking about vs. a carbine) have en bloc clips. Make a damned nice "ping" when they eject.....
23 posted on 01/11/2012 10:29:47 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: DemforBush
Well....that S&W folder was an assault weapon!

It likely had a bayonet attached!

24 posted on 01/11/2012 10:31:57 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I hear DRTs do it better!


25 posted on 01/11/2012 10:33:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: DemforBush

>”Not just a pocketknife, but an evil Smith and Wesson pocketknife!”<

In other words, a Redneck Switchblade.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 10:39:45 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: dangus
Glocks have clips that enable you to load them or unload them in an instant. And they do not have safeties; the holster functions as your safety. A loaded, unholstered Glock is not necessarily certain doom; they are built well to not go off accidentally, but they are also built to be unloaded or holstered.

You serious?
27 posted on 01/11/2012 10:56:25 AM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: smokingfrog

Poor caliber choice. My Glock of choice is a Model 30 and I rarely go anywhere without it - loaded. My folding knife is a Winchester, so I guess I had better stay out of Rhode Island.


28 posted on 01/11/2012 11:03:04 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Gaffer
Well....that S&W folder was an assault weapon!

It likely had a bayonet attached!

In Massachusetts if a "assault weapon" has a bayonet lug that is a no no even though the bayonet is not attached.

In Rhode Island is it illegal to have a bayonet lug on a S & W Folder? (/s)

29 posted on 01/11/2012 11:10:46 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

I actually have a Glock 21 that is water-transfer Camo (bird shit motif) with night sights, extended mag release, lanyard ring, extended slide release, all capped off with an under mount (modified Picatinny) KaBar miniature bayonet....devilishly nasty looking


30 posted on 01/11/2012 11:19:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Jay Santos CP; Uri┬ĺel-2012; Jordo; Redleg Duke

Each of you knows exactly what I meant to say. From the Wikipedia definition: “The detachable magazine is often controversially referred to as a clip.”

Further, since I specifically mentioned that Glocks are manufactured to not go off accidentally, it should be quite obvious that I was referring to the lack of MANUAL safeties. I don’t personally give a crap whether by calling them “safeties,” Glock chooses to emphasize that it has three internal mechanisms to obviate the need for manual safeties. The point I was making was that the Glock was NOT manufactured to have an exposed trigger.

I don’t know what it is with certain gun fans and the need to get hung up on matters of terminology. I know the army drills this in to people (”This is my pistol; this is my gun.”) No, sarge: A pistol is a handGUN.


31 posted on 01/11/2012 12:53:31 PM PST by dangus
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To: smokingfrog

Bull. That Glock only had two beers


32 posted on 01/11/2012 12:55:24 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: dangus
Touchy...touchy...touchy!

You need to lighten up and stay on message.

33 posted on 01/11/2012 1:21:48 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Gaffer
KaBar miniature bayonet....devilishly nasty looking

I just looked at them,,, you are right they would be nasty

On Gunbroker someone was selling replicas of flint lock pistols with bayonets on them. Single shot I can see why they wanted bayonets.

With a Glock an extra magazine has more range to keep the bad guys from getting up close and personal.

34 posted on 01/11/2012 2:43:06 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: dangus
I know the army drills this in to people (”This is my pistol rifle; this is my gun.”) No, sarge: A pistol is a handGUN.

Try to get something right in this thread.

35 posted on 01/11/2012 3:37:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TYVets

I mainly have it just to piss off liberals.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 3:52:34 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: smokingfrog

21 is from the Unconstitutional GCA 68.

People can fight and die for this country at 18, yet cannot own a handgun. Tell me how that makes any sense.

GCA68 must be overturned.


37 posted on 01/11/2012 4:05:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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