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Police Called After Gun Tattoo Mistaken for Real Gun
Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2014 | Awr Hawkins

Posted on 03/19/2014 1:23:22 PM PDT by This Just In

Police were called to a Maine man's home after a tree cutting crew mistook a tattoo of a firearm as a real firearm.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; guntattoo; search
Does it fire blanks?
1 posted on 03/19/2014 1:23:22 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Tree cutting crew was as dumb as a stump....


2 posted on 03/19/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: This Just In

Was the dog safe?..................


3 posted on 03/19/2014 1:24:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: This Just In; Revolting cat!

4 posted on 03/19/2014 1:24:48 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: illiac; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition

My brother and I tried to get a job there but they said they wanted tree fellers and there were only two of us.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 1:25:55 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: This Just In

Would these fall under the tattoo most likely to end in getting shot over it?

6 posted on 03/19/2014 1:26:20 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

yep. I guess they couldn’t afford real heat.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 1:27:15 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Dumb all over!


8 posted on 03/19/2014 1:27:20 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: thackney

And we all know that gun tattoos always work in intimidating the general population and cops.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 1:28:12 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Different thread same topic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3135012/posts


10 posted on 03/19/2014 1:28:26 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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They called police who showed up to the scene with "assault rifles" drawn. Police realized the mistake and Smith was not charged.

Charged?!? He's lucky he wasn't shot dead.

11 posted on 03/19/2014 1:28:34 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I guess you boys were stumped.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 1:28:45 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: illiac

Not stupid, vindictive.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 1:28:47 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: This Just In

How stupid have we become as a country?


14 posted on 03/19/2014 1:29:52 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

That stupid....sadly.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 1:31:18 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

So what if it had been a real firearm? It was none of the business of the tree idiots, tattoo or real.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 1:33:24 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: This Just In

So what would he say if the cops told him to drop the gun?
“I’m sorry, it’s only ink”


17 posted on 03/19/2014 1:42:17 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: This Just In

This is what happens when the loggers become “tree cutting crews”.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 1:42:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

So if you have a gun, you’d better keep your shades drawn? What is it to anyone whether or not you have a gun? Where is freedom?


19 posted on 03/19/2014 1:47:27 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL!


20 posted on 03/19/2014 1:48:06 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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I still dont understand why units were dispatched to the home.

The story says: "When the tree crew got near his house during day time hours they woke him up and he walked out shirtless to see what was going on.
According to CBS Connecticut, members of the cutting crew saw the tattoo of a gun on Smith's stomach and believed it was a real one."

It sounds to me like the man was at home. He certainly did not point the tattoo at anyone. If the man was at home on his own property with a gun, and it was not pointed at anyone... what was the nature of the emergency response?

21 posted on 03/19/2014 1:54:48 PM PDT by GregoTX (Remember the Alamo)
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To: hal ogen
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.

By then "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."

22 posted on 03/19/2014 1:55:43 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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Would these fall under the tattoo most likely to end in getting shot over it?

That is even more stupid than "Gun Free Zone" signs.

23 posted on 03/19/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: workerbee

Well he did have a gun drawn. Drawn on him by a tatoo artist, that is.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 2:02:45 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Vaquero
“Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.” Article 1, Section 16.

By then "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."

It appears that the latter paragraph violates the former.

25 posted on 03/19/2014 2:04:59 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: This Just In

Maybe he should tattoo his CCW permit next to it.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 2:13:25 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Just a flesh wound.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 2:15:52 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: This Just In

The guy with the tattoo should have called the cops on the tree cutters - after all, they had saws and axes.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 2:24:53 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: rjsimmon

Yup. Accept for the open carry part


29 posted on 03/19/2014 2:25:05 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: This Just In
The man in question:


30 posted on 03/19/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT by rawhide
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Lots of stupid to go all around here.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 2:34:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: thackney

“This is my weapon.”
“This is my gun.”
“One is for fighting.”
“One is for fun.”


32 posted on 03/19/2014 2:35:23 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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I wonder what would have happened after the police showed up and he cut one loose, so to speak.


33 posted on 03/19/2014 2:44:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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At some point we need to start fighting back with lawsuits against people who freak out about “guns.”

My goodness, this incident must fall under some sort of slander, false accusation, calling in a false alarm, ...with all the laws on the books there has to be something we can use against such idiots besides the “2nd Amendment,” as that is clearly NOT the true issue here...now is it?

It was a piece of ‘body art.’


34 posted on 03/19/2014 2:45:44 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed...)
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I heard Cory Booker’s supposed stripper girlfriend had a pistol tattoo like that - is that her?


35 posted on 03/19/2014 3:17:02 PM PDT by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: This Just In
In the old days a car would have been sent around to check on the complaint. (A guy in his own yard with a gun on him. Big deal.)

Now the cops are such puffed-up pussies it takes a swat team.

36 posted on 03/19/2014 3:47:12 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: rawhide
It's Dave Turin from Discovery's Gold Rush!...


37 posted on 03/19/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: a fool in paradise

They burned me too then I had to get by asbestos I could.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 4:04:31 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: This Just In

No mistake, Zero Tolerance at work.


39 posted on 03/19/2014 6:37:01 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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In some places a gun tattoo will get you shot eagerly by police. The officer orders you to drop the gun on the ground. You do not instantly obey. You are instantly shot. The officer gets his paid vacation reward for righteously offing a citizen.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 6:40:51 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: arthurus
"HANDS ON YOUR HEAD!"

"GET DOWN ON THE GROUND!"

"HANDS UP!"

"PUT YOUR GUN ON THE GROUND!"

"ON YOUR KNEES!"

"STOP OR I'LL SHOOT!"

"FREEZE!"

"DON'T MOVE!"

Yelled by all the cops at the same time surrounding you.

Your dead in a righteous shoot by the cops no matter what you do.

41 posted on 03/19/2014 7:26:09 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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