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ĎGuní Tattoo Mistakenly Brings Heavily Armed Police To Maine Manís Home
CBS ^

Posted on 03/19/2014 11:56:24 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Turns out the “gun” the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach.

(Excerpt) Read more at connecticut.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 03/19/2014 11:56:24 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

ummm so its now illegal to have a gun (or a gun shaped tattoo)


2 posted on 03/19/2014 11:58:31 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How did they see his stomach in the middle of winter?

There’s more to this story.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 12:00:01 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Red in Blue PA

Something seriously wrong here.
The man was not threatening. There was no crime.
Obviously the establishment is trying to criminalize the legal posession of a gun by non-violent citizens.

(While deliberately leaving guns in the hands of hardened violent criminals)


4 posted on 03/19/2014 12:00:28 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Even if he DID have a gun, was he “brandishing” it? It was his property he was on.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 12:00:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise; null and void

~~~was he “brandishing” it?~~~

Sounds like he was just .... bellyaching at them.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 12:03:28 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: All

Sure hope the safety is tattooed in the “On” position

http://media.onlinesentinel.com/images/300*285/20140319_458819.xml-2014++0318+tattoo+1.jpg


7 posted on 03/19/2014 12:04:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Red in Blue PA

From the NRA State Laws:

MAINE STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION

“Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.”
Article 1, Section 16.

It is unlawful to carry any firearm concealed about the person without having a concealed carrying permit. This includes carrying in an automobile glove compartment, or other area where the firearm is under the person’s control. It is not unlawful to carry a firearm openly.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 12:05:52 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: F15Eagle

9 posted on 03/19/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Yanno, my pappy used to say "just because you can, that doesn't mean you should." Seems to me that a gun tattoo on your stomach would not be a good idea during a dark roadside encounter with a traffic cop.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ladyjane
There’s more to this story.

Utility company sent tree crew to do some trim a tree.
Utility did not notify man or neighbors.
Man was sleeping and was awakened at 10am by tree crew.
Man comes out of house, shirtless, and confronts crew to get them to stop and leave so he can resume sleeping.
Wimpy little girly men on tree crew see what they believe to be a pistol in man's waistband. They call police who come with ARs deployed. No charges filed against man or tree crew.

My take is...so what if man DID have a pistol? Open carry is legal in Maine.

11 posted on 03/19/2014 12:06:41 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: F15Eagle

What a tattoo!


12 posted on 03/19/2014 12:07:30 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: Yo-Yo

Yep, it’s just asking for trouble.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 12:07:33 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Yo-Yo

Better be careful. He could shoot himself in the... leg.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 12:08:41 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: Red in Blue PA

He’s lucky they didn’t shoot his dog.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 12:10:19 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Police didn’t charge him.”

Wow. The 2nd Amendment is safe with these guys around.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 12:12:06 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Red in Blue PA
Elsewhere, this tattoo prompted a Gay Pride Parade:


17 posted on 03/19/2014 12:12:24 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Red in Blue PA
It is very telling, the state we find our once free nation in, when LEO wouldn't tell the complainant that owning a gun is not illegal, especially on their own property; but instead, sends people armed with assault rifles to "check it out".

It all comes down to intimidation. That's what this lawless government wants to do do those of us that wish to remain free.

18 posted on 03/19/2014 12:15:35 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Yo-Yo

Nice. I like the ejected shell (just above the hammer).


19 posted on 03/19/2014 12:15:58 PM PDT by moovova
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To: driftdiver

ATF agents over the dead body: “We told him to drop it.”


20 posted on 03/19/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Red in Blue PA
He was on his own property. So what if he did have a gun?

With it tattooed to his hide, he certainly threatened no one with it.

What justification did the LEOs have for even responding to the tree-butchers' call?

21 posted on 03/19/2014 12:21:18 PM PDT by TXnMA (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! REPEAT San Jacinto!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This stuff is getting so so so out of hand.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 12:22:15 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: ElkGroveDan
He’s lucky they didn’t shoot his dog.
well..ain't gonna say it..wife....

23 posted on 03/19/2014 12:27:32 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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Even if the gun was real, he was on his property and it was not brandished. NO VIOLATION OF LAW!


24 posted on 03/19/2014 1:04:20 PM PDT by thegrump (It is who we are. It is what we do. Live for nothing or die for something !)
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To: Red in Blue PA

OK, but it looks like he’s about to lose his britches ...


25 posted on 03/19/2014 2:03:43 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Only Schmucks get tattoos......sorry, Tatters, but they are the sign of LOSERS...L O S E R S.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 4:11:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is what happens when affirmative action and quotas determine the hiring of police officers.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 4:12:43 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good thing he didn’t have a belly button outie. The cops would have said his gun was off safe.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 5:40:39 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: Vaquero

Do you need a Permit to Carry Concealed on your own Private Property now? That would be a new one.


29 posted on 03/19/2014 5:46:11 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: ladyjane

Read the article.


30 posted on 03/19/2014 6:26:57 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Kickass Conservative
Do you need a Permit to Carry Concealed on your own Private Property now? That would be a new one

...don't know?

I live in the Peoples Republic of NY.

all carry is concealed. carry permits in most counties have caveats, like you can carry concealed on your way to hunting or to a range...(if you have a range pass to a 24 hour range you can conceivably carry all the time and say you were planning a range trip shortly...well that is what many people I know use to justify carrying all the time)

there is brandishing laws here. this would include having someone SEE your tucked in handgun because your shirt failed to cover it....so if you are standing on your front lawn with your weapon showing and a passerby felt threatened that could conceivably get you arrested

don't know if Maine has that kind of law....

31 posted on 03/20/2014 6:34:14 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: moovova
Nice. I like the ejected shell (just above the hammer).

that is Navel Ordinance.

32 posted on 03/20/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

LOL!


33 posted on 03/20/2014 7:30:45 AM PDT by moovova
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