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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:40 PM

Detroit Area Gun Owners Blast Ordinance that Threatens Jail Time for Guns Stolen from Unlocked Cars

By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times
Friday, November 29, 2019

Detroit area gun owners say a new ordinance putting them at risk for jail time has the practical effect of “totally absolving the criminals” who steal firearms from vehicles.

Police in Eastpointe, Michigan, recently informed citizens that leaving firearms in unlocked vehicles may cost them a hefty fine and up to three months in jail.

First-time offenders receive a municipal civil infraction subject to a fine up to $350.00, although a second infraction “shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500.00 or up to 90 days in jail or both.”

“The focus seems to be on law-abiding citizens who carry guns for their protection and their families,” Rick Ector of the gun-rights group Legally Armed told Detroit News for an interview published Friday. “The concern is that they are totally absolving the criminals who are stealing the guns and getting a slap on the wrist of a low bond in the first place.”

Eastpointe resident Brian Stone went a step further and called the ordinance No. 1178a, enacted late last month, a “violation of the Constitution.”

“If someone’s weapon were to be stolen, please tell me what would their incentive be to call it in?” Mr. Stone asked. “Face being fined and or charged with a crime. This isn’t the answer.”

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:50 PM

1. First time a gun is stolen from your car

you should lose the right to carry. If there's a 2nd time, jail.

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Response to orson (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:05 PM

2. Nobody will be reporting it.

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Response to orson (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:27 PM

4. Yup. And wearing seductive clothing is why women should expect to be assaulted.

And then be charged criminally after the fact.

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Response to orson (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:52 PM

5. If you leave your gun in a car you are not carrying it. ...

If I can’t carry where I am going I leave my weapon at home.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:29 PM

3. Wow - that's sorta funny, but sad . . .

"Funny" being the part where the idiot left his firearm unsecured, and someone with a wee bit more active brain matter stole it -

He's fuken lucky the guy didn't lay in the back seat and blow his brains out when he came back to the car . . . and then steal the car too . . . .

Sad that this shit even happens,

and makes the news . . . .

(sigh)

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