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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 10:11 AM

 

Owner fires gun in yard, police say

A gun owner suspected of drinking while honing his marksmanship skills had his guns seized “for safekeeping” and got a court summons for illegal discharge of a weapon, police said.

Brian Beagan, 35, told officers he fired his Mossberg .22 rifle in the front and back yards of his Saadi Street home about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis said.

Officers detected “a strong odor of alcoholic beverage” from Beagan, who lives across the street from Acadian Elementary, Duplantis said.

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20140110/HURBLOG/140119989/1223?Title=Guns-seized-from-Houma-home

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SecularMotion Jan 2014 OP
Straw Man Jan 2014 #1
Starboard Tack Jan 2014 #2
gejohnston Jan 2014 #3
Straw Man Jan 2014 #4
Starboard Tack Jan 2014 #5
ileus Jan 2014 #6

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 10:27 AM

1. Yes, that's illegal, as it should be.

Unless you're far from your nearest neighbors.

Did you have a point?

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Response to Straw Man (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 12:23 PM

2. But it is legal to kill someone while drunk inside one's home?

At least in the wonderful state of Failure (I mean Florida)

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 12:43 PM

3. No, but clearly

evidence came up that the article never mentioned, which it had access to because all evidence is made public in Florida. Since the judge basically stopped the trial in mid course, and that is the only information we have, it is reasonable to assume that evidence came to light that destroyed the State's case for murder but was evidence of self defense. That being the case, it would be in justifiable in any place in North America. Castle Doctrine is British common law since medieval times. SYG has been US common law in most states and the federal level for 136 years. While you don't like Florida's SYG, but you don't criticize California's SYG which allows the defender to continue to fire even while attackers are retreating. Florida does not.
There is a bill in Florida to legalize warning shots, how do you feel about that?

Question is: how was his lack of sobriety relevant to the rest of the case? The article doesn't mention that. No, I base opinions on a few paragraphs in a newspaper. I would like to know the rationale and evidence the judge based his decision on. We don't have that. Instead we have mostly irrelevant information that may or may not be true.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 02:54 PM

4. Where do you see that?

All I see is an article about someone firing a rifle in his yard.

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Response to Straw Man (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 03:14 PM

5. Different thread. Not important.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 09:31 AM

6. I fired mine in the backyard yesterday.

After I polished the striker and trigger bar on my Shield I walked out back and tested it.

I'm impressed with this little carry pistol more every time I shoot it.


Next up a Apex kit and night sights...


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