Liberal Gun Tyranny: Veteran shoots home invader, goes to jail.

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    Jan 25, 2016 2:03 AM GMT
    In Brooklyn, N.Y., Ron Dixon and his family were jolted awake by a noise early one morning.

    There was a stranger in the house. When Dixon saw the intruder enter his young son's room, he grabbed his 9 mm pistol, loaded it, and moved to the entrance of the boy's room. The intruder is a career criminal who's been arrested 19 times and convicted of criminal trespass, burglary and attempted assault.

    The local paper called Dixon a hero. He is a Navy veteran, a father of two, and had never been in trouble with the law.

    So how was the hero treated?

    He was arrested and charged with "criminal possession of a weapon" — threatened with up to a year in jail, because his gun was unlicensed.

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=123703&page=1
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    Jan 25, 2016 7:07 AM GMT
    No tyranny. He should have registered his gun as required by law. He has no one but himself to blame for his problem. No sympathy here.
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    Jan 25, 2016 1:03 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidNo tyranny. He should have registered his gun as required by law. He has no one but himself to blame for his problem. No sympathy here.
    Granted the gun owner screwed up by not registering his weapon with authorities but at the same token he took out a career criminal that was invading his home and potentially threatening his family. He should receive a heavy fine for not registering his weapon but there is no legitimate need to put him in jail.
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    Jan 25, 2016 1:22 PM GMT
    He was facing a year. He got three days. Should he have gotten any? Maybe not, but the criminal justice system likes to make examples of people. I'm sure that's what happened here. Maybe others with unregistered guns will realize the importance of registering their weapons now.

    Part of being a responsible gun owner is following the law. I wonder how many "responsible" gun owners we so often hear about register their weapons?

    Register your weapon and report it missing or stolen if that ever happens.
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    Jan 25, 2016 3:25 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidHe was facing a year. He got three days. Should he have gotten any? Maybe not, but the criminal justice system likes to make examples of people. I'm sure that's what happened here. Maybe others with unregistered guns will realize the importance of registering their weapons now.

    Part of being a responsible gun owner is following the law. I wonder how many "responsible" gun owners we so often hear about register their weapons?

    Register your weapon and report it missing or stolen if that ever happens.


    In most states in the US, registration of guns isn't required.

    Purchase at a dealer requires filling out a federal form 4473 and background check, but that form goes into the dealer's files. The background check specifies whether the buyer is purchasing a handgun or long gun, but doesn't include gun model or serial number.

    Gun laws are not uniform from state to state, and behavior that may be legal on one side of a state line may be a felony on the other side.
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    Jan 27, 2016 3:08 PM GMT
    Well, it's quite evident that in his particular state registration is required.