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The NRA's Top Lawyer Was Once Convicted Of Murder (ZOT!)
Business Insider ^ | 7/29/14 | Pamela Engel

Posted on 07/30/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT by PlasticMan

The National Rifle Association's top lawyer, who has been instrumental in shaping gun policy in the U.S., was once convicted of murdering a woman in Indiana....

Robert J. Dowlut, general counsel for the NRA, reportedly admitted to police in 1963 that he killed his girlfriend's mother. He was 17 years old at the time. Dowlut reportedly led police to the graveyard where he buried the gun and also copped to attempting to rob a pawnshop the same night as the killing.

Bullets from the gun Dowlut unearthed at the graveyard matched those found at the site of Anna Marie Yocum's murder and at the pawnshop, according to Mother Jones.

A jury found Dowlut guilty of murder, but his conviction was later overturned because of shoddy police work during the investigation....

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; dowlut; guncontrol; murder; nra; secondamendment; zot
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Well, that's embarrassing. It also begs the question of why the case wasn't re-tried with proper police work.
1 posted on 07/30/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT by PlasticMan
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To: PlasticMan

Uh, the story said it was overturned, which means he is now not guilty of murder. That’s how our system works. But you knew that, right?


2 posted on 07/30/2014 7:51:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: PlasticMan

Well that’s nice, expect the left to have a good time with this juicy tidbit of information.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 7:52:43 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: hellinahandcart; darkwing104; Old Sarge; humblegunner

Sniff, sniff!


4 posted on 07/30/2014 7:52:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: PlasticMan; TheOldLady

You haz a smell. Iz not a gud smell.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 7:53:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PlasticMan

6 posted on 07/30/2014 7:55:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ozone?


7 posted on 07/30/2014 7:56:10 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Fresh Wind

8 posted on 07/30/2014 7:58:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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9 posted on 07/30/2014 8:00:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another troll doing what obama tells them to do.


10 posted on 07/30/2014 8:00:04 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a classic case of a perp getting off on a ridiculous technicality.


11 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:14 AM PDT by PlasticMan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see PlasticMan just recently joined up with FR. The smell of disrupters and trolls around here is getting thick again.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:16 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: TribalPrincess2U

He won’t last long here. The storm clouds are gathering, and lightning will surely follow.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: PlasticMan

You’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t you?


14 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:58 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

...and kitty litter.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 8:04:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PlasticMan

Reportedly?

Reported by whom?

Oh, there it is at the bottom of the story-

“Read the full story at Mother Jones >”

BS.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 8:05:38 AM PDT by servo1969
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Yeah, you say that until you're the defendant. As it stands now, he's not a “murderer” at all, no more than George Zimmerman is, despite the protestations of the left. If I were in his shoes, I'd be on the horn with my attorney, getting the lawsuit against that site going.
17 posted on 07/30/2014 8:05:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: PlasticMan

The idea of letting people out of jail is that they are theoretically able to become productive members of society. This gut chose to be a lawyer instead.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 8:05:43 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: PlasticMan; martin_fierro

> Dowlut

...lolwut?


19 posted on 07/30/2014 8:06:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PlasticMan; 50mm; Darksheare; Admin Moderator
PlasticMan hasn't created an about page.

And he doesn't like the NRA or Dinesh D'Souza, but he does post threads to Support Gay Marriage. Sniff.

20 posted on 07/30/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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