19 July 2008

Felons: "We need our guns too!"

Straight from the "Unfucking-Believable-File" comes this little gem.

Twice convicted of felonies, James Francis Barton Jr. faces charges of violating a federal law barring felons from owning guns after police found seven pistols, three shotguns and five rifles at his home south of Pittsburgh.

As a defense, Barton and several other defendants in federal gun cases argue that last month's Supreme Court ruling allows them to keep loaded handguns at home for self-defense.

"Felons, such as Barton, have the need and the right to protect themselves and their families by keeping firearms in their home," says David Chontos, Barton's court-appointed lawyer.



Leave it to some slip&fall lawyer to come up with this one...what next? Pedophiles will sue saying that they "need" to have kiddy porn because it's the only thing that keeps them happy?

The fact is a convicted felon has proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they cannot be trusted with a legal firearm. Their character and behavior obviates them from owning a gun - in spite of the 2nd Amendment.

gun_monkey

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Also SCOTUS has stated that felons do not have to register their guns because this would violate their 5th amendment rights.

Rue St. Michel said...

I'm not surprised in the least. I still think that allowing c&c laws are good and that if more law-abiding folks had guns, there would be less crime.

My opinion is supported by 25 years of crime data.

Anonymous said...

Guns are bad.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Guns are bad.

10:56 AM

They are,why??Do you even know how and why this country was formed??If you dont like guns then dont buy one or better yet move to North Korea.

Anonymous said...

nice to see that you put a photo of a true obama supporter in site photo

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
nice to see that you put a photo of a true obama supporter in site photo

5:55 PM

Now thats funny!

Anonymous said...

Guns are bad. Its so true, weapons of death bring death. People nowadays don't have enough common sense to be allowed firearms. They probably had a higher ratio of guns per person 75 years ago but the creatures living in this country today just don't have the morals anymore.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Guns are bad. Its so true, weapons of death bring death. People nowadays don't have enough common sense to be allowed firearms. They probably had a higher ratio of guns per person 75 years ago but the creatures living in this country today just don't have the morals anymore.

7:31 AM

You need to move to North Korea.Also,a copious amount of psychotherapy.Guns dont kill people,people do.They dont sentence guns to prison now do they?

Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC / INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT ALL UK SCHOOLS WERRE REQUIRED TO TAKE OUT ALL REFERENCES IN ALL SCHOOL BOOKS TO ANYTHING REFERRING TO THE WW11 HOLOCAOUST, THIS WAS DONE BY THE URGING OF ALL MUSLIMS IN LONDON AREA AS IT HURTS ISLAMIC SENSIBILITIES. IS THE WORLD GOING NUTS OR WHAT

Anonymous said...

Bla, Bla, Bla! Guns don't kill, people kill. Yeah right, take away their guns and it now gets a little harder to kill. Now you have to get up on your victim. Anyone can shoot from a far, but to get so close you can smell them to kill them, not many got that sack.......

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bla, Bla, Bla! Guns don't kill, people kill. Yeah right, take away their guns and it now gets a little harder to kill. Now you have to get up on your victim. Anyone can shoot from a far, but to get so close you can smell them to kill them, not many got that sack.......

7:53 AM

More from the under 1000cc crowd.Really genius??The worst mass murder in US history was committed with a gallon of gas and a match.Was this up close and personal enough.Move to England,knife crime is rampant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Land_fire

Rue St. Michel said...

Guns are bad. Its so true, weapons of death bring death. People nowadays don't have enough common sense to be allowed firearms. They probably had a higher ratio of guns per person 75 years ago but the creatures living in this country today just don't have the morals anymore.

I can't tell if you're truly ignorant, or are just a troll attempting to be inflammatory here.

I'll take the former and give you the benefit of the doubt.

You're right. 75 years ago we had many more guns per capita and less violent crime. In the 50's the kids on the ROTC went to high school with loaded rifles. There were no school shootings, no rampages and no murders.

Why?

It is due to many factors but the central one is the sense of victim hood that pervades our society. It really started to take hold in the 1960s with the "if it feels good do it" crowd. What the Left does is EMOTE. They don't rationalize their political policies. They "feel" and that is what guides them; it's their "choice point", as it were.

As time goes by more and more children grow up to think that they are entitled; they have a "right" to have a car and drive, they have a "right" to never lose at love, they have a right to never feel slighted or picked on at school. When reality hits them in the face, they reach out and decide that everyone has to pay for their "feelings being hurt" and there is another school shooting.

It is not the guns that's the problem - it is our deteriorating social fabric that is creating people who are so disconnected from reality that they're willing to murder people without a second thought.

The disconnect goes so deep that you have an entire underclass who believe the most extreme conspiracy theories: Bohemian Woods, Skull & Bones, 911 truthers, Halliburton.

There is a good reason why Leftists who frequent the DailyKos are called "Moonbats".

Anonymous said...

Just enforce the laws on the books. Punish the lawbreakers! If you screw up with a gun, throw the book at you! Maybe have Hollywood stop making all these movies glorifing guns and thug style life. Lets do move remakes of "Little house on the Prairie" A nice holesome show......

Rue St. Michel said...

...you mean wholesome show, right?

Reminds me of that joke:

What is the difference between oral and anal sex?

Oral sex makes your day. Anal sex makes your hole weak.