Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Free Raymond Felton

What mistake did Raymond Felton make?

Was it simply owning an FN Herstal handgun, that holds "up to about 20 rounds", according to an AP news report, or that it was loaded with 18 rounds?  No.

Was it the act of leaving said handgun at his own house, where his estranged wife continued residing?  Mmm-mmm-maybe.

Was it the decision to live and work in a state that has gun laws that contravene and infringe upon his fundamental right to self-protection?  Ding-ding-ding-ding.

The first report I read said that his wife filed for divorce on Monday, and had a friend of hers turn the pistol in to the police-gang (who also like carrying the FN Herstal Five-seveN, by the way) on Tuesday.  So, I'm guessing the charges get dismissed with some judicial finger-wagging, due to Raymond's not being in actual possession of the weapon at the time.

Personally, I'm hoping Mr. Felton "sticks to his guns" so to speak, tells the Manhattan D.A. that it's none of his fucking business what kind of guns and how many bullets he owns, stores, and carries around with him on his very person and demands his firearm be immediately returned.  If he does, I think this has the makings of a first-rate 2nd Amendment infringement case.

I stand behind Raymond Felton's right to keep and bear arms.

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