Norridgewock, ME- A Maine man was met with the State Police armed with assault rifles Tuesday morning after tree workers mistook the man’s gun tattoo for an actual weapon. Michael Smith, the man who was confronted by the troopers, had been sleeping when he was awoken by sounds of workers trimming tree limbs around power lines on his property. Smith works at night and was aggravated by the noise, so he yelled at the crew to get off of his property. The workers, who admitted that they were in Smith’s driveway, said that he told them to stop cutting the trees and they obliged.
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“Obviously it was a misunderstanding and he didn’t have a weapon, but we had to respond to the initial report as if he did,” Maine State Police Trooper Scott Duff said.
reply to post by Yusomad
Amazing. So, you've already labeled him a Nazi. On his tattoos alone, you've discerned his political leanings. I can see you would be more than welcome on the tree trimming crew.
my questions is are can you not own a handgun in maine?
if you can is it against the law to carry a gun in or on your own propriety? and does it matter if you tuck in your pants when your in your own yard?
did the tree limbs guys say he pointed it at them or he just had one?
busybody sob's, their everywhere.edit on 19-3-2014 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)
A synopsis of Maine state laws on purchase, possession and carrying of firearms.
No state permit is required to purchase a rifle, shotgun, or handgun. Dealers must keep a record of all firearm sales, rentals or loans. This record shall consist of the make, caliber, and serial number of the firearm and the name and address of the purchaser or recipient. This record shall be open to the inspection of any sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, constable, game warden or prosecuting attorney. READ ALL
No permit is required to possess a rifle, shotgun, or handgun.
A juvenile convicted of selected non-violent offenses can not own a firearm for three years or until 18 years of age, whichever is longer.
It is unlawful for a person, other than a law enforcement officer or a private investigator, to possess a firearm in a posted liquor establishment. It is unlawful for any person to possess a firearm while under the influence in such an establishment.
It is unlawful to carry any firearm concealed about the person without having a concealed carrying permit. This includes carrying in an automobile glove compartment, or other area where the firearm is under the person's control. It is not unlawful to carry a firearm openly. State employees can lock firearms in their vehicle as long as the firearm is out of sight and the employee has a concealed carry permit.
reply to post by Destinyone
then someone screwed the pouch on that call, unless the tree trimmers said he pointed or threatened them.
cause his tat was in plain sight.
reply to post by Destinyone
But you see, he seems to be a white supremacist or somesuch, look at the arm's tatoos. Remember all that must be evil.
I dont condone nazism in any form, but I can see how they picked on him.