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originally posted by: Boadicea
Philando Castile's family reveals his gun permit
The family of a man shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer last week has provided CBS Minnesota with a copy of his permit to carry a firearm.
The permit was issued by Hennepin County, where it is not considered a public record, but Castile's family obtained the document and provided it to CBS Minnesota. It shows that Castile received his permit on June 4, 2015.
There is a pic of the letter accompanying the permit -- but not the permit itself -- at the link.
I'm very curious to know why the Sheriff of Ramsey County believed it was appropriate to tweet that their office had not issued his license. Since CC permits are not public records, and cannot be divulged, there would seem to be no good reason to say anything at all. But they did. On the one hand, it seemed to cast doubt on whether Castile even had a permit... on the other hand, it also seemed to confirm he had a permit by saying they did not issue "his permit."
But attorney Thomas Kelly tells the Star Tribune newspaper that Officer Jeronimo Yanez thought 32-year-old Castile looked like someone police had been seeking in a recent robbery.
Kelly told The Associated Press that Yanez was reacting to seeing that gun when he drew his own weapon.
originally posted by: Greven
originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: bknapple32
which he a permit for.
I've yet to see any actual proof he did. One news source said that someone told them that, they didn't even site them as being LE.
It also doesn't even really matter if he had a permit if he did something stupid with the gun during the stop. A permit lets you carry, not do something stupid.
The man held a job for 14 years working in the school system.
Let's not pretend being a lunch lady is indicative of moral fiber or good choices.
How about proof that the gun used in the robbery isn't the same one that Castile was carrying?
Because these guns really don't look like the same one:
e: Also compare it with this "gun"
originally posted by: Wardaddy454
Really doesn't look like the one on the ground, does it?
The white sliver isn't a gleam from metal, but his shirt. That 'gun' blob looks more like the waist restraint from his seatbelt more and more.
NOTE: I've posted this here but figured this discussion might be worth its own thread so as to not distract from this one.
I see you have no rebuttal so I'll leave this safe space of yours.
originally posted by: Greven
a reply to: Wardaddy454
I would ask that the discussion over the gun continue in that thread - I don't want to pollute this one.
It could have been anyone of us.