Man Stops Robbery with Taser, Charged with Felony

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Man Stops Robbery with Taser, Charged with Felony

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Post by RoyGBiv » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:27 pm

File this one under "No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished".

Man Stops Robbery with His Taser, Is Charged with Felony Possession of a Weapon
Steele is being charged with possession of an electronic weapon, which is a felony, because he doesn't have a concealed carry permit for his Taser.
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Post by mojo84 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:39 pm

He didn't use the taser. Crazy stuff.
Steele didn't actually use the taser, according to the batender. Still, he will face a felony weapons charge,

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Post by Oldgringo » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:30 pm

Wisconsin is New York West. That's another one on our no go zone.


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Post by stroo » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:43 pm

My daughter who live in North Carolina was thinking of carrying a taser with her when traveling to Dallas by car. We looked at the state laws between Dallas and NC on carrying tasers. It is amazing how many states outlaw the carry of tasers. Wisconsin is far from the only one.


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Post by Abraham » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:46 pm

I wonder if the LEO's are chagrined or if they also find this charge ridiculous, but have to go along with their liberal bosses to keep their jobs...?

Frankly, all LEO's aught to simply resign (yeah, easy for me to say) when they encounter this sort of madness...

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:06 pm

God bless Texas!!!

Even before the CHL statute was passed in 1995, if the shooting was righteous, UCW charges were almost never filed. When they were, you could be there were extenuating circumstances like it was "thug on thug" (COPS know what I really mean) crime and by indicting the survivor, we get a "twofer."

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Post by suthdj » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:55 pm

Oldgringo wrote:Wisconsin is New York West. That's another one on our no go zone.
Ya know WI has OC and CC.
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Post by rp_photo » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:25 pm

In my humble opinion, if a weapon in violation of the law is successfully used to stop a violent crime that is a greater offense, the violation should be "cancelled" out. In other words, a lesser wrong which stops a greater wrong makes a right.
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Post by OldCurlyWolf » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:35 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:God bless Texas!!!

Even before the CHL statute was passed in 1995, if the shooting was righteous, UCW charges were almost never filed. When they were, you could be there were extenuating circumstances like it was "thug on thug" (COPS know what I really mean) crime and by indicting the survivor, we get a "twofer."

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I had a situation with a citizen carrying back in the late 70's. He had what I considered a valid reason. All I did was have him put it up, because the reason was changing to invalid. :evil2:
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