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Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
..... while the Democratic Party self destructs in the coming months.
McAffee, a backer of libertarian-leaning former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul and an activist in this year's anti-big-government "Tea Party" protests, helped organize Paul backers who aligned at last June's Idaho State Republican Convention in Sandpoint with other foes of then-state GOP Chairman Kirk Sullivan. Sullivan was voted from office in favor of Norm Semanko.
Originally posted by idahomom
reply to post by warrenb
I've been hanging around this site for about a year and first time I really needed to post. I know Challis (the guy who pulled the gun) and he is not a nut job. He's intelligent, dedicated to getting the republic back, and works tirelessly to get the word out in order to do that.
There is always two sides. Here is the version from friends of Challis:
Here's what happened:
Challis works for a company that inspects residential properties that are in
foreclosure to the banks. Most of these properties are vacant or abandoned, but occasionally the resident is still living there. In the normal course of his duties, Challis will photograph a house and write a report as to its condition. Yesterday, an angry resident emerged from his house and began verbally accosting Challis, demanding to know what he was doing. Challis calmly explained to the man that he was working for the bank and was there because the man was not paying his mortgage. The man was not satisfied with this answer and continued to angrily pursue Challis back to his car.
When the conversation had reached an impasse, Challis rolled up his car
window. At this point the man slapped the car window. In an attempt to
de-escalate the situation, Challis reached for the handgun that was sitting
on his front seat. He showed the gun to the man, but did not point it at
him, thinking that this would cause the individual to back off.
Unfortunately, it had the opposite effect, and only further enraged the man, who began taunting Challis to shoot him. Challis replied that he didn't want to shoot anyone, and was just trying to do his job. The man then took down his license plate and called the police after Challis had left.
The Meridian police contacted Challis on his cell phone, and he immediately
went to meet with them. He told them his side of the story, at which point
he was arrested for aggravated assault -- a felony which can carry up to 5
How could this happen? Well, it happened because the resident LIED to the
police, claiming that Challis pointed the gun at his head and threatened
him, and that he held it close enough and long enough that he could identify the color of the bullets inside of the gun.
A classic "he said/she said" story with no other witnesses, and yet, the
police believed the resident over Challis. Based on the false allegations,
the judge set Challis' bond at $50,000, an extremely high amount for a crime where no actual violence was committed. Not to mention the fact that Challis has no prior criminal record.
Just as a side note.. the "victim" is already talking about a civil suit so take that for what it's worth.
Ok - bash away!
Originally posted by Dr Love
Not aimed @ the OP, but this story is just weak bringing political affiliation into it.
It's so obvious "OMG....another right wing terrorist gunowner!!!!!"