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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: notsure1,
That is one of the most gut wrenching things I've ever seen.
originally posted by: vonclod
I'm unclear though if they are, or not classified as a firearm? ..sounds like they are not.
Sec. 19-7. - Discharge of weapons.
(a) No person shall, within the city limits, fire or discharge any firearm, including but not limited to an air gun, BB gun, pellet gun, dart gun, gas operated gun or other similar gun or instrument. This section does not apply to the use of any such gun or instrument by:
(1) A law enforcement officer or other duly authorized public official or employee in the performance of any official duty.
(2) Licensed shooting galleries.
(3) Any person to whom a license, permit or authority is issued by the chief of police for the use of such gun or instrument for a valid and proper purpose and for use in a manner not likely to harm any person, animal or property.
(4) Any person when used only for the necessary protection of property, habitation, or person in a manner authorized by the laws of the state or under or within rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the state or of the United States.
Sec. 23-42. - Discharging firearms, BB guns and slung shots prohibited; exceptions.
It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to negligently or purposely discharge any firearm, BB gun or slung shot within the City, except:
(a) In necessary self defense.
(b) A law enforcement officer in necessary performance of his duty.
(c) For the purpose of target shooting or practice on a range operated by qualified personnel. Qualified personnel shall consist of either a certified firearms safety instructor, rifle or pistol marksmanship instructor certified by the National Rifle Association, or person designated by a rifle or pistol club, public or private school or military agency.
(d) For the purpose of target shooting on private premises with air, spring or CO2 operated BB, pellet guns or slingshots, providing:
(1) The target area is enclosed in such manner and with materials that will stop the projectiles.
(2) Such target shooting is supervised by an adult at all times.
(3) Any safety precautions recommended by the Chief of Police are complied with.
(e) In an area recommended as a hunting area by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and approved by the Chief of Police. Such area must be posted as required by the Chief of Police and may be closed at any time by the Chief of Police or the Director of the Game Department.
(f) Where a permit is issued by the Chief of Police.
(g) In defense of property from damage by animals or birds, providing property owner obtains permit from Arizona Game Department or United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the taking of such animals or birds is properly supervised by the Game Department or the Fish and Wildlife Service or a person designated by either of those agencies to assure the safety of surrounding property owners.
The sad part of this story is that if the couple had remained in the room another 10 seconds then Shaver would not have dropped in front of the door, he would not have been instructed to crawl and he would not have reached for his falling shorts. What a difference a few seconds makes.
You never hear of Jason because Jason was caucasian.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: SlapMonkey
So you support acts of cowardice?
Let me explain something to you. No gun was pulled on those officers.
No gun was found to be on the body once the man had been shot.
If the man was shot, in that scenario, the only way that can of happened, is if the officer was more prepared to kill an innocent person, than they were to die themselves. That makes them walking dirt, not fit to perform the duties of a law enforcer.
The law says differently. The jury has shown that. The judge agrees.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: jacobe001
I'd rather judge incidents from the position of law, rather than the position of opinions and feelings.