During our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, we are going to get a bit deep. Before we spend a bunch of time discussing hardware and whether or not certain hardware should be owned by the people, we need to consider Natural Rights versus Privileges. What difference does it make for the armed citizen?
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Topics Covered During This Episode:
- SOTG Homeroom brought to you by Crossbreed Holsters: Natural Rights vs. Privileges
- Slave State residents, fighting the good fight – Fort Edward man faces SAFE Act violations: http://wnyt.com/
- How did changing the verbiage to “Modern Sporting Rifle work”?
- Not my job to make weak people comfortable with their slavery
- Thomas Paine’s famous speech in December of 1776 – http://www.ushistory.org/
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A 48-hour long ordeal ended in Washington County Thursday night when Devon Pratt turned himself in to Fort Edward Police, two days after village Police Chief Justin Derway determined the loaded assault rifle Pratt says he used to defend himself against a neighbor’s pit bull violated the New York State SAFE Act.
“The DA’s office says it was illegal. We say it wasn’t. We’ll find out,” said Steve Coffey, Pratt’s attorney.
The story initially unfolded in the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre. It forced Fort Edward Police to lock down the school after Pratt carried out of his house what they now say was an illegal assault rifle.
Coffey says it was his client who told him the weapon was legal. It was Derway who determined it wasn’t after seizing the AR-15 from Pratt Tuesday morning.
“His response to the dispatcher was that he had the dog at gunpoint,” Derway said. “On my arrival, I observed him standing at the edge of the street with what appeared to be an assault rifle.”
“He absolutely was defending himself,” Coffey asserted.
Coffey concedes that you cannot possess something that’s illegal even if you have a good purpose or good intentions.
Pratt left the area after finding out police intended to arrest him.
“At the time I interacted with Mr. Pratt, he was very agitated,” Derway stated. “There was a weapon present. The weapon was secured. Until I could determine the legality of the gun, I had no charges on him at that point. So he was released.”
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