Skip to comments.Virginia College Student Arrested for Acquiring & Shooting Rifle at Range
Posted on 05/02/2018 7:12:54 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- 19-year-old student, Yonsong Zhao, came to the United States from China on a student visa. As of January, 2018, he had been in the country for seven months.
As with many people, especially young men, he likes guns. In China, it is nearly impossible to access legal guns. Zhao set about learning what was necessary for him to acquire and legally fire guns in the United States.
Given the complexity involved, I am amazed that Zhao appears to have found the various rules, and followed them rigorously. It is well that he did. The authorities were watching him very closely. They may have done so because of the notorious mass murder at Virginia Tech in 2007.
Zhao was expelled from Virginia Tech immediately upon being arrested. I am surprised at the speed of his expulsion. Such proceedings usually take months, with appeals and due process.
On 26 April he filed a complaint against the police and Virginia Tech.
Zhao's attorney has alleged that police interrogated him without counsel, while he was in custody.
Zhao was finally granted bond on the 26th of February. He had been in custody almost a month.
The case against Zhao looks weak. His assertions of inappropriate behavior on the part of school officials, the police, and federal immigration officials all fit the evidence very well. The only assertion against him, that he inserted a legally owned 30 round magazine into his legally owned rifle, has no physical evidence to back it up. Video evidence, eyewitness accounts, and search warrant results all support his version of events.
People may not like the idea that foreign students can legally acquire guns in Virginia. If a student follows the rules, he should not be abused by the system.
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Again the leftists show their hypocrisy. They love minorities and illegal immigrants - until they dont kowtow the leftist mantras. Then they string them up and hang them out to die.
At the local range, one can rent guns to shoot, even full auto or a .50BMG. I was unaware it was a crime for a non-citizen here legally to participate. Sounds like the PTB screwed the pooch on this one and are doubling down rather than owning up.
Yes indeed. He is a solid FReeper (screen name marktwain) and does a great job regarding 2nd amendment issues.
No crime was committed, but there’s no proof that no crime was committed? Is that what I’m seeing?
Here’s the gunbanner’s plan. Sow as much chaos as possible into gun ownership laws. Throw common sense out the window.
“I was unaware it was a crime for a non-citizen here legally to participate.”
Illegal Aliens are allowed to access our Welfare system, get a driver license and Vote.
Furthermore, anyone subject to our laws are recipients of our rights.
So isn’t this like illegal alien Mexican “refugees” applying for and using food stamps at the local supermarket? Why aren’t they being arrested?
You follow the rules, you get screwed............
I am not the world’s biggest fan of Jefferson. I prefer Burke and Voltaire. What you are suggesting could be extended in dangerous ways. Voting rights? Illegal aliens are also subject to our laws...
Yet a 7 times felon illegal migrant who has been deported many times took a police officers pistol and shot it on a public pier in San Francisco was a quitted from wrong doing because he did not “intend” to shoot and kill A 21 year old citizen who died in the arms of her father.
Double standards run thick with leftists.
In a very gun-friendly state like Arizona, also a very popular tourist destination for many Asian tourists (Grand Canyon), somebody could make a fortune setting up a gun range specifically catering to tourists.
It would need some new provisions in the slightly complicated AZ laws about foreign nationals and guns. But in a controlled situation like a range, the legislature would likely be amenable.
For the convenience of the tourists, the entire process could be in their native language, to be crystal clear and for safety reasons. (The last I saw, some of the restaurants near the GC have menus in six different languages.)
One of the oddities would be that while some tourists would want a gazillion photos for bragging rights, others would shun them entirely, and would want no mention of their visit back home.
I think acquainting Chinese students with America's freedom to own and use guns is in the best interests of the United States, and beyond that it is in the best interest of Humanity to familiarize them with this fundamental human right.
As a matter of fact, I think I would make it a VISA requirement that all foreign students must be made familiar with guns. Europe also needs to become acquainted with gun freedom.
Yup. That's the bottom line. This is supposed to be a nation of laws.
I'm definitely not a Voltaire fan. He's overrated and pretty liberal if I remember correctly.
Linnies tossed common sense out the window decades ago.
Now theyre just plain insane
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