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    Go lethal or go home?

    Woman buys/carries a stun gun as protection against her abusive ex-boyfriend.

    In defiance of the Mass law outlawing stun guns.

    Gets arrested and found guilty. Appeals based on claim that stun guns come under the protection of the Second Amendment.

    http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/sjc/...ions/11718.pdf ( Commonwealth v Jamie Caetano )

    This is going to be interesting as it passes through the Mass courts. If she loses at the State level the journey through the Federal courts ought to be even more interesting.

    As someone who escaped Mass before I was old enough to posses a firearm* I'm interested in how the local folks see the situation.

    stay safe.

    * - Out of curiosity, not that there is even the remotest chance that when I returned to take the free ride at state schools then being offered to returning Vietnam Vets, a) is there a statute of limitations on firearms possession violations, and b) if there is, how long is it?
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    That very well may have been the most poorly argued decision I've ever read.

    Either the court wants to for the state to lose the appeal, or they're blithering idiots.

    The conduct at issue in this case falls outside the "core"
    of the Second Amendment, insofar as the defendant was not using
    the stun gun to defend herself in her home... and involves
    a "dangerous and unusual weapon" that was not "in common use at
    the time" of enactment
    The latter part is exactly the argument against semi-automatic handguns which Heller rejected, and the former part has been addressed by McDonald. This argument seriously seems tailor-made to be bad.
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    Massachusetts General Laws, Part III, Title V, Chapter 260

    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    * - Out of curiosity, not that there is even the remotest chance that when I returned to take the free ride at state schools then being offered to returning Vietnam Vets, a) is there a statute of limitations on firearms possession violations, and b) if there is, how long is it?
    https://malegislature.gov/Laws/Gener...leV/Chapter260
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    Wait! What? A taser is a dangerous and unusual weapon? Does LE know this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Wait! What? A taser is a dangerous and unusual weapon? Does LE know this?
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    So if I'm reading this right, a person would have had to be physically present for the statute of limitations to toll, and time stops during the times they are not physically present. And it also seems there is no statute of limitations for crimes.

    Not that any of that would have any application to me anyhow.

    stay safe.
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    Why not just get a Pit Bull?

    They gotta eat, too?

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