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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 06:22 PM

Man won't face charges for taking gun into airport

Source: Associated Press

Man won't face charges for taking gun into airport
| November 5, 2014 | Updated: November 5, 2014 2:29pm

PHOENIX (AP) A medical researcher at a renowned neurological hospital accused of pointing a loaded rifle toward a woman and her teenage daughter inside Phoenix's main airport won't face charges.

Records show the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has agreed not to pursue criminal charges against 54-year-old Peter Nathan Steinmetz.

He carried an AR-15 rifle into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on July 25 and says he was just trying to make a political statement.

Steinmetz does research at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. He was placed on administrative leave following his arrest.

Police also questioned Steinmetz last Nov. 13 when he picked up his wife from the airport armed with an assault rifle. He told police he was exercising his right to bear arms and wasn't arrested in that incident.


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/No-charges-for-man-who-took-rifle-to-Ariz-airport-5873427.php

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Reply Man won't face charges for taking gun into airport (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 2014 OP
shenmue Nov 2014 #1
csziggy Nov 2014 #2
Judi Lynn Nov 2014 #3
csziggy Nov 2014 #7
Blue_Tires Nov 2014 #4
tomm2thumbs Nov 2014 #6
valerief Nov 2014 #14
Judi Lynn Nov 2014 #5
ManiacJoe Nov 2014 #9
CBGLuthier Nov 2014 #8
Paladin Nov 2014 #18
Javaman Nov 2014 #10
KinMd Nov 2014 #11
candelista Nov 2014 #12
valerief Nov 2014 #13
hack89 Nov 2014 #15
ileus Nov 2014 #17
Darb Nov 2014 #16

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 06:23 PM

1. Sigh

I'm going to camp out under my bed forever.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 06:35 PM

2. Gee, he points a real gun at people and gets no charges

While another guy does NOT point a toy gun at people and is shot dead. What are the differences in the two men?

Peter Nathan Steinmetz of Phoenix
http://steinmetz.org/peter/

John Crawford III
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/the-life-and-death-of-john-crawford

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 06:42 PM

3. Strange set of "values" behind important decisions in this country. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 07:11 PM

7. Separate bu equal "justice" in this country

A black man - UNARMED - walking down the street doing nothing aggressive is considered a danger to society and killed on the spot. A white man carrying a rifle POINTING it at people in not considered a danger to society and gets to go home, uninjured, getting little punishment for brandishing his weapon in an inappropriate place for weapons.

As an old white woman I am TIRED of this and ashamed of what my country has turned into. I had hoped after the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s things were getting better. Now I can't think they are and feel they are getting much worse.

Maybe I'm wrong and the statistics say there are no more deaths of young black men at the hands of law enforcement no than there were ten, twenty, thirty years ago. And maybe it is a sign of improvement that the deaths that are happening are getting lots of national attention - but the disparity in treatment does not appear to be any kind of improvement at all.

I just wish I weren't so tired of hearing about these things and seeing cops and white men with guns barely getting a slap on the wrist while so many young black men who should have promising futures are killed.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 06:46 PM

4. +1

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 07:10 PM

6. I know, right?


I can't imagine the truckload of charges that would be dropped on someone else of a different tint

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 01:16 PM

14. No, no charges in that case, cuz that person would be murdered on the spot.

Fuckin' psycho country.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 06:56 PM

5. No charges for man who toted gun at Arizona airport

No charges for man who toted gun at Arizona airport

By David Schwartz
PHOENIX Wed Nov 5, 2014 5:16pm EST


(Reuters) - No criminal charges will be filed against a medical researcher who was arrested in July for openly carrying a loaded assault rifle in a Phoenix airport and terrifying a woman and her 17-year-old daughter, a prosecutors' spokesman said on Wednesday.

Under a deal with county prosecutors, Peter Nathan Steinmetz, 54, has until March to complete a firearms training course in order to avoid any further action stemming from the July 25 incident at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

He is also meanwhile banned from openly displaying a weapon at any of the city's four airports for two years, and he must donate $500 to a youth program, said Maricopa County Attorney spokesman Jerry Cobb.

"The conduct was serious enough to warrant our review for possible prosecution ... and serious enough to warrant an agreement," Cobb said.

Steinmetz will still be permitted to carry a concealed weapon, according to the deal.

More:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/05/us-usa-arizona-gun-idUSKBN0IP2VA20141105?rpc=401

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 08:39 PM

9. That article says the gun was not pointed at anyone.

It was merely slug over his shoulder.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 07:51 PM

8. Like the song says, If you're white, it's alright.

Meanwhile, black man with a decorative sword gets gunned down like a dog. Black man with an air rifle gets gunned down like a dog. Black man with no weapon at all gets gunned down like a dog.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 08:47 PM

18. Open carry is one of the ultimate white privileges.

Imagine what would have happened if a black person with identical professional credentials had pulled the same stunt. On the off chance that he wasn't immediately killed by law enforcement personnel, would he then get away without any charges? Not bloody likely.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 10:48 AM

10. yup, he made his point.

that he's a jerk.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:01 AM

11. He wasn't charged because he committed no crime

...as bizarre as it sounds. He wasn't trying to sneak the gun pass security and he didn't actually point it at anyone. I work with a guy who owns a couple of guns for hunting. He HATES clowns like this, he says makes it all gun owners look like kooks

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Response to KinMd (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 01:04 PM

12. Bad manners.

 

You should check your guns at the door when you come into the saloon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 01:14 PM

13. Jesus H. Christ. He sounds like he's got some neurological problems.

Pointed a loaded gun at someone to make a statement. I mean, he's an asshole to begin with for carrying the goddam thing in the first place but pointing it at someone, too?

This fuckin' country is delusional to the point of extinction.

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Response to valerief (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 01:22 PM

15. His gun was slung over his shoulder the entire time

he did not point the gun at anyone. Some woman said that as he was getting his coffee the gun muzzle momentarily pointed in her direction. The gun was shouldered and his finger was not on the trigger - there was no threat.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 03:51 PM

17. I figured he was bending over picking up luggage...

It's still his responsibility to keep the muzzle from ever covering anyone.


This is one of the things that small game hunting teaches you most....muzzle discipline.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 02:31 PM

16. Another law abiding gun-humper, until he isn't.

 

He should have his guns taken away and be put in a rubber room.

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