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  •  They should have (31+ / 0-)

    In other states they do merely for making a threat.

     Prescott, of Crofton, Md., made the threats Wednesday in two menacing phone calls to the Pitney Bowes offices in southern Maryland.

    “I am a joker,” he reportedly declared. “I’m going to load my guns and blow everybody up.”

    Prescott’s violent remarks came after he was fired by the mailroom and software supply company and just days after last Friday’s shootings in Aurora, Colo.

    After his arrest, authorities recovered 25 weapons — including assault rifles and handguns — along with 40 boxes of ammunition stored in his home.

    Guess it's okay to shoot at someone in Alabama and keep your guns, but in other states, such actions are taken more seriously.  My feeling, is once you are arrested for any crime where you threaten to use guns or in fact discharge your weapons, those guns should be taken away until after your trial.

    "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

    by Steven D on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 09:39:32 AM PST

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    •  Depends on the state law (1+ / 0-)
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      MD looks to have some fairly strict ones, so it may well have been his that guns were confiscated because he didn't have necessary permits, or they were disallowed types of weapons; not necessarily because he made threats.

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:38:02 PM PST

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