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Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:00 AM

 

Gun-Toting Vet Sits Outside Home Because He Can

PLAINFIELD, IL — Police were called Tuesday afternoon to the Mayfair Subdivision in Plainfield for a report of a man sitting outside his home with a gun.

A passing motorist in the 3000 block of Ruth Fitzgerald Drive called police after seeing the man with a shotgun, according to Joliet Police Department Deputy Chief Ed Gregory.

The man, who was not arrested and will not be identified, told police he was exercising his Second Amendment rights, Gregory said, adding that he was cleaning his weapons.

“He had a shotgun which was unloaded and rounds on the table by his porch,” Gregory said. “He also had a Glock handgun that was loaded. He made no gestures, he wasn’t threatening anybody. He made no statements to anyone.”

http://patch.com/illinois/shorewood-il/gun-toting-vet-sits-outside-home-exercise-second-amendment-police-0

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 07:43 AM

1. Banner Toting Vet Confronted Outside His Home by Police

NOWHERSVILLE- Police were called Tuesday afternoon to the Nonexistent Subdivision of Nowheresville for a report of a man sitting outside his home displaying a banner with the word "MOTHER{redacted}".

A passing motorist in the 000 block of Notthere Drive called police after seeing the man with the banner, according to Nowheresville Police Department Deputy Hughes Herdovum.

The man, who was not arrested and will not be identified, told police he was exercising his First Amendment rights, Herdovum said, adding that he was sewing a tear in the banner.

“He had an additional banner with a swastika on it and also bumper stickers on which the N-word was prominent.” Herdovum said. “ He made no gestures, he wasn’t threatening anybody. He made no statements to anyone.”

Although desiring to be respectful of the man's First Amendment rights, police confiscated the banner and warned that any further offenses might lead to his arrest.

Police were no doubt mindful of previous incidents in Nowheresville where obscene banners discharged and several adults and children were injured and there was one fatality.

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Response to Jerry442 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 08:27 AM

2. Cops are only nice if you have the correct paint job.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 09:17 AM

3. Man sitting on his porch cleaning a shotgun...likely a nice day out.

Done that plenty...keeps the oil and nitro smell out of the kitchen.

Better safe then sorry, though.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 11:57 AM

4. So, this fellow was not breaking any laws...

 

...but a passing busybody felt it necessary to report someone, doing nothing wrong, to the police -- thereby causing the police to take time away from, oh, I dunno, actually doing their jobs, to go investigate a fellow doing nothing wrong.

Y'know, my neighbor was mowing his lawn the other day -- maybe the police would be interested...? I'm sure they don't have anything else going on...

I also saw a woman eating a hamburger in a restaurant. I'm sure the State Police would be interested. Looked like a really good burger, I'm sure they'll want some lunch at some point.

Yeah, I can really see this sort of thing taking off...

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Response to theatre goon (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 12:39 PM

6. Back in the early 60s blue laws were still on the books in many states.

Neighbors could call the police to report that someone was mowing their lawn on the Sabbath.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 12:00 PM

5. The only thing about this article that is newsworthy. ..

Is the strange fact that somehow it made the news in the first place and you deemed it important enough too post it here says much more about the source and op, than the man cleaning his gun.

Cleaning firearms involves the use of some pretty strong solvents (strong enough too dissolve copper and lead) cleaning firearms outside is prudent thing too do, if the smell of solvents bother you or a loved one



But the smell of an old favorite is not offensive

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 12:40 PM

7. The back porch would be more appropriate.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:49 PM

12. Any porch is appropriate...

The problem is not with him, it is the simpleton that called the police.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 12:44 PM

8. I love....

...the smell of #9 in the morning

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Response to Puha Ekapi (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 18, 2016, 03:09 PM

16. you clean your guns

in the morning? is that because you wait till the next day to clean your guns, or are you the type to clean your guns b4 and after shooting?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 02:18 PM

9. If the mosquitoes weren't so thick, I'd do my semi-annual cleaning on my patio. Including my guns.

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 06:54 PM

10. The mosquitos here are so big...

 

Insert eight seconds of silence for a chorus of "How big are they?"

They're so big that you need a shotgun to be able to sit on the front porch!

Okay, I had to stretch a little for the punchline, but still...

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 06:54 AM

11. What a nation of Ninnies...I thought we believed in safe spaces.

Now I read you can't even enjoy your own front porch without some idiot whining.

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Response to ileus (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:06 PM

13. I can think of a number of things I'd rather not see you doing on your front porch when I walk by...

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Response to ileus (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:07 PM

14. It really is sad...

 

It really is sad, that some folks think their safe space should extend onto and take precedence over, your own private property which should by all rights be your safe space.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 18, 2016, 11:39 AM

15. And if his gun accidentally shoots and kills or injures someone

I hope he's punished with the harshest penalty available. Hopefully his homeowner's insurance is robust and paid up as well.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 18, 2016, 03:19 PM

17. Homeowner's insurance won't pay for criminal acts

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