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ĎGuní Tattoo Mistakenly Brings Heavily Armed Police To Maine Manís Home
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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: 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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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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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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“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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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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