Skip to comments.Cranston Man, 20, Charged After Driving With Loaded Glock
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.
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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.
If you’re involved in an accident, does that give the police the right to search your car?
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.
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.
And 13 of them. Think of the horrific damage he could have done in California, Hawaii, Massachusettes, New York, and Illinois.
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.
M1 rifles have clips.
Those Glocks.....always drinking.....go to AA!
The gun was not even fully loaded. I have a Glock 22 and they hold 15 in mag.
“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.
Apparently in RI they are clips. Not all that gun savvy up there.
“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.
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,....
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.
Sadly, I dont see the crime here. . .
When you care enough to send the very best to some a$$hole ... only hollow points will do!
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.
Glocks have clips ! ROTFLOL.......
Glocks have THREE safeties but they are
all dis-engaged when you pull the trigger.
Glocks have clips ! ROTFLOL.......
Thank God Texas has sane gun laws.
It's got that "evil" name...must be an assault knife. /s
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.
And people wonder why Southerners treat “Yankees” with such contempt....
It likely had a bayonet attached!
I hear DRTs do it better!
>”Not just a pocketknife, but an evil Smith and Wesson pocketknife!”<
In other words, a Redneck Switchblade.
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.
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)
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
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.
Bull. That Glock only had two beers
You need to lighten up and stay on message.
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.
Try to get something right in this thread.
I mainly have it just to piss off liberals.
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.