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To: CHICAGOFARMER
"DISPLAY YOUR WEAPON, GO TO JAIL."

I guess this doesn't apply to all.

I read last night in my new America's 1st freedom, about an incident with then Maryland Governor Donald Schafer.

To quopte the article:On March 15, 1993 he called a press conference hyping his proposal to ban 15 semi-automatic pistols.

After a reporter smiled at one of the governor's foreboding comments, Schaefer pointed a 9 mm pistol at the reporter and declared: "Some of you have never had it in your face. I bet you wouldn't be laughing. I bet you wouldn't be smiling. I don't know what would happen to your pants, but I can imagine."

Police routinely arrest people who point guns (even unloaded guns) at other people on charges of criminal assault. If a private citizen had pointed an unloaded gun at the governor, the penalty likely would have been instant death from the governor's numerous armed bodyguards. But Schaefer's press secretary later explained: "Because he did not mean it in a threatening way, I don't see that it was a problem, from his perspective.

Seems like there is a dual standard.

29 posted on 06/28/2002 10:30:34 AM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: alaskanfan
After a reporter smiled at one of the governor's foreboding comments, Schaefer pointed a 9 mm pistol at the reporter and declared:

This is about the time a CWP-carrying audience member could have - and should have - legally blown the governor away.

30 posted on 06/28/2002 10:33:22 AM PDT by Palmetto
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Yes there is a duel standard.

Remember an unarmed subject is desired by politicans.

47 posted on 06/28/2002 12:28:30 PM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER
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