Skip to comments.Arlington Man Loses Gun License Due To Blog About Tucson Shooting
Posted on 01/19/2011 7:14:56 AM PST by Mad Dawgg
ARLINGTON (CBS) A blog threatening members of Congress in the wake of the Tucson, Arizona shooting has prompted Arlington police to temporarily suspend the firearms license of an Arlington man.
It was the headline 1 down and 534 to go that caught the attention. One refers to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in the rampage, while 534 refers to the other members of the U.S. House and Senate.
Police are investigating the suitability of 39-year-old Travis Corcoran to have a firearms license
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He’s not too bright, IMHO.
How about revoking his Blog liscence, instead?
You know how everbody is saying, “Jeez, somebody should have done something about the shooter”?
Well, this is one of those things that somebody does about wackos who make threats.
So, what the ‘Authorities’ are saying, in effect, is that you can have *either* the First Amendment, *or* the Second - but not both.....
This guy is an idiot.
“How about revoking his Blog liscence, instead?”
The Commerce Dept is writing rules for an Online Digital Signature that will fix that problem!
They promise, promise, promise it’ll be voluntary, but you’ll need one for certain things.
Like seatbelts were voluntary, and health care.
Definitely has won an honary Darwin award at the least.
What this guy did was STUPID.
and the media will make him an example for gun control.
Yet a Leftie that makes a DIRECT threat to a political citizen is given the full support of that very same media.
Don’t look for a lot of sympathy for this idiot.
I’m a believer in ‘Due Process’. If I am missing some of the facts, please correct me - my work’s firewall is blocking the entire article.
If a threat was made by this person, then prosecute. Intimadation by removing a Gun License, WITHOUT due process is a method preferred by tyrants and dictators; and should never be tolerated.
If I were in charge, my response would be swift and immediate. First off, the person who stripped this individual of his Gun License needs to have this job stripped from him. He is unworthy of the power he holds - for he raped justice by arbitrarily stepping in and violating a citizen’s most basic rights - without presenting the citizen an opportunity to defend himself. This person, by his own actions - violated the santity of the office he holds.
Then, if the citizen is indeed making threats - he can have his day in court too.
The first amendment gave this cretin enough rope to hang himself.
Complete stupidity to make a comment like that!
“Well, this is one of those things that somebody does about wackos who make threats.”
Oh yes....I’m also quite sure the feds are ALL OVER these threats by whackos too...
1st Amendment never granted a right to threaten or incite. This guy is an idiot and deserves it.
This guy is a moron, but what they are doing is wrong. I believe he has a case if he decides to sue.
Authorities are going overboard. In effect, they are saying that you cant wish someone or think someone should be dead. You can no longer have bad thoughts.
He’s a moron, and worthy of investigation. This isn’t some stupid crosshair graphic or oversensitivity. “Free speech” does not typically include actual threats of violence against anyone, public officials included.
Words mean things. This is worthy of law enforcement attention.
Let me rephrase my last post. He can say what he wants, unless he actually makes a threat. saying “one down, 500 to go” isnt a threat IMO.
I dont see in the article what else he said other than the title.
True but since when is "stupidity" against the law?
And if stupidity IS against the law please explain why Congress isn't behind bars?
I mean if being stupid were a crime then most of our elected officials would get the death penalty...
(BTW does the above statement mean, I will be investigated?)