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1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.

2. NEVER POINT YOUR MUZZLE AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.

3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET AND YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT.

4. KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT'S BEYOND.

Winston Churchill said
"A GENTLEMAN, SELDOM, IF EVER, NEEDS A GUN.
BUT WHEN HE DOES, HE NEEDS IT VERY BADLY!"
Si Vis Paceum Para Bellum

Sam Adams, more than beer

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen”
Samuel Adams

Lincoln on power

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Man acquitted in shooting is 'happy to be free'

This is the reason we need to get the castle doctrine/stand your ground law passed. There was absolutely no reason for this man to even be arrested, let alone spend all that time in jail. I listened to the 911 recording and came to the conclusion that he was right to defend himself against 2 younger assailants.

The first thing Jay Rodney Lewis did after being acquitted this month was “go to Fuddruckers and get me a burger. Because that jail food was horrible.”

While he ate, the 49-year-old Lewis nervously watched out the window for police. “I was so scared that somebody was going to come in and say, ‘OK, that’s it. You’re coming with us,’ ” he said.

One couldn’t blame him. Lewis had just finished 112 days in jail because he didn’t have the cash to make bail. When jurors finally freed him on Feb. 9, Lewis walked out homeless, unemployed and minus most of his possessions.

All he has left is his car, everything else is gone, taken from the curb by scavengers and the trash people. The jury only took a few minutes to reach a decision. A decision that should never have been necessary.

“I just don’t think the state did its job to prove he was guilty,” juror Mary Kinney said. “I think the man felt he was in danger.”

Why does our county persecutor (spelling is correct) think it should be up to someone to prove they are innocent? Does he not believe that you are innocent until proven guilty? He went to the State House to argue against the stand your ground law, citing it would benefit criminals. I guess he hasn't read the bill. It states specifically that if you are committing a criminal act you are not covered. The truth is, like any other liberal pisswit idiot, he has a fear of armed honest citizens. I would like to know what he's afraid of. Is he afraid we might find out there is a reason he should be removed from office? Fortunately for him stupidity isn't a crime. Even though it's not a good thing in a elected official. Even though we seem to have a lot of that.

The evicting deputy seized four handguns, three rifles, a shotgun and a machete that had been left in the apartment. So where are his guns? how long will it take him to get them back? He should be pushing the issue and demanding their return, after all, a jury of his peers found him not guilty.

Then there is the apartment complex where he lived.

One week after the shooting, a lawyer for Regency Woods typed up a notice that eventually was posted on the door of Lewis’ apartment. It described Lewis as a “clear and present danger to the health or safety of the other tenants.” As evidence, it cited Lewis’ involvement in “an assault with a weapon within 1,000 feet of the property described above” and the fact that he’d been arrested because of it.

What a bunch of hoplophobic bullshit. The only danger he turned out to be was to the miscreant that was going to harm him. They defamed his character without knowing the facts. They evicted him while he was locked up and unable to respond or collect his belongings. I'm not a lawyer, but I would think he has a good case for a lawsuit. His relatives are all in Kansas, just who was supposed to pick his things up. Plus there is the fact that he didn't even know it was happening until it was too late.

12 comments:

JD Rush said...

It is amazing how shitty the reporting is at the Register. Hell, this guy got one other entry on their website, and it was a horid piece of trash whining about "road rage" and all but hanging the guy.
Don't know if he was persecuted because of his skin color, but here is a neat fact about the Register: If you defend yourself with a gun, they won't let your story interfere with their bias on guns. You won't see the light of day.
I think I will also do a post on this, if only to get the hits up.

Robert Fowler said...

I'll be surprised if Basu doesn't write some twisted story making him even more of a villain. It's a shame their "victim" is a convicted felon. Maybe they can light a candle. I think Sarcone needs to be introduced to a tall lamp post and a short rope.

Sean D Sorrentino said...

Robert, is there any way to get some money to this guy? We could probably come up with a little fundraiser to get him a place to stay.

Robert Fowler said...

I'll see what I can find out. I know where the Y he's staying is.

Anonymous said...

Tell me where to send some money Robert.

Buzzkill

Laughingdog said...

Makes me very glad that my parents left that state a few months after I was born. VA isn't perfect. But it's pretty damn good as long as you steer clear of Northern VA.

Anonymous said...

Where's the name of the DA? His crime - although not subject to legal sanction - should hang around his neck like an albatross and follow him to his ultimate eternal damnation.

EBL said...

Who was the DA who did this? What a disgrace.

RPD said...

http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/attorney/pages/Sarcone.aspx

John Sarcone, Democrat.

Larry said...

I have a check and a challenge.

http://lastrefugeofascoundrel.blogspot.com/2012/02/judged-by-twelve.html

Larry said...

I also have a Liebster just for you!
http://lastrefugeofascoundrel.blogspot.com/2012/02/third-times-charmer.html

wirecutter said...

When my ex filed a restraining order against me, it took 5 months and 27 days to recover my firearms after the judge laughed her out of court.
5 months and 27 days - and the County has a policy of destroying guns after 6 months. It was that close.

Pete the Penguin

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