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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:13 PM

Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Source: Associated Press

Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police

By MIKE SCHNEIDER
June 24, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’ safety.

Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband’s guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself arrested for theft.

Now a Florida lawmaker and gun safety advocates are championing her cause, asking a state attorney on Monday drop the charges, while gun rights advocates want her prosecuted.

Courtney Irby spent six days in jail on charges of armed burglary and grand theft after she retrieved the assault rifle and handgun from her husband’s apartment and gave them to the Lakeland Police. Joseph Irby was spending one day in jail at the time, accused of ramming into her car after a June 14 divorce hearing.

After her husband’s arrest, Courtney Irby petitioned for a temporary injunction for protection, which was granted. Federal law prohibits people under a domestic violence restraining order from possessing guns, but it’s up to local law enforcement to enforce it, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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Reply Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police (Original post)
Eugene Jun 2019 OP
customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #1
The Mouth Jun 2019 #3
customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #4
elias7 Jun 2019 #5
IADEMO2004 Jun 2019 #2
sarisataka Jun 2019 #6
Kaleva Jul 2019 #8
ManiacJoe Jun 2019 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:23 PM

1. So

If I think that a neighbor with a legal firearm is somehow a threat to me, then I have the constitutional right to break and enter into his home to seize his gun, and turn it into police?

Probably not.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:31 PM

3. Yes. Because teh gunz are bad

or something like that.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:36 PM

4. You gottit. n/t

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 10:36 PM

5. If you "think" a "neighbor" is "somehow" a threat? Really?

That’s what happened? She “thinks” her estranged husband charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery? The law does not state that neighbors (read: husband) with domestic violence restraining order are prohibited from possessing guns” but law enforcement doesn’t have the tools to enforce the law?

Congratulations. You have constructed a classic straw man argument.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:10 PM

2. Florida "stand your ground" would let her shoot him dead when he rammed her and be home for supper.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 05:14 PM

6. Apparently in Florida

It is illegal to go into someone's residence and remove their stuff, even if you have a good reason.

It looks like neither of them are going to be owning firearms in the future

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 08:56 PM

8. Hopefully the guy, who was so careless with securing his guns, is banned for life from owning any.

I don't think the woman will really care if she can't own any.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 06:01 PM

7. There are right ways and wrong ways to do things.

She picked the wrong way.

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