Monday, January 28, 2013

Man who brought AR-15 into grocery store will face no criminal charges

 By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, January 28, 2013 10:09 EST

A 2nd Amendment protester in North Carolina. Photo: Screenshot via NBC 29.
A 22-year-old man who carried an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle into a Kroger grocery store in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend will not face criminal charges because he broke no laws, police said.
People who saw 22-year-old say he entered the store empty-handed, but then returned to his vehicle and retrieved the weapon, carrying it inside briefly before bystanders spotted the man and called authorities.
Police got the call around 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to WVIR-TV. The man was questioned and released after stating he was demonstrating his Second Amendment rights.
North Carolina does not have a law banning open carry of most rifles. Although the demonstration was constitutionally protected, the man was permanently banned from Kroger.
The AR-15 is the same weapons platform used to kill 27 people in Newtown, Connecticut, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It has been at the epicenter of the nation’s debate over gun control ever since, with some lawmakers proposing an assault weapons ban that includes some semi-automatic weapons.
Reacting to that debate, a Utah man carried an AR-15 into a JCPenney earlier this month without incident, despite causing quite a scare.

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1 comment:

  1. First, why is the man unidentified? It's news, and he's not a minor. Shame on the media for dropping that ball.

    Second, under ANY circumstances but, especially in light of recent events, this man's act is nothing short of terrorism, as classically defined. Every person, in light of recent events, who saw what this man did was terrorized by it.

    Third, this sort of profound insensitivity is indicative of a mindset of the pro-gun misguided who will stop at nothing -- including, obviously, terrorism -- to intimidate America into submission to their misinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

    The Second Amendment...

    "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."...has never said what the NRA claims. Anyone who...

    READ THE REST in my comment beneath the.
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