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    Pawn Stars Chumlee Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

    I only see "several guns" found. Do the charges relate directly drugs found?

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    From what I heard on the TV news (great source of journalism) that he was a prohibited person already.
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    This is the part from the article that seems to at least be reporting the charges:
    The Pawn Star (his real name is Austin L. Russell) is facing very serious charges. According to Complex, police nailed him with 19 counts of drug possession. He was also charged with “owning or possessing a gun by a prohibited person."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    This is the part from the article that seems to at least be reporting the charges:
    The Pawn Star (his real name is Austin L. Russell) is facing very serious charges. According to Complex, police nailed him with 19 counts of drug possession. He was also charged with “owning or possessing a gun by a prohibited person."
    Would appear that Chumlee is on an express slide to changing his living accommodations and ability to continue his chosen profession.

    With the quantity he is alleged to possess, the charges could be upgraded to dealing.
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    Good case of stupid is as stupid does....

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    Good case of stupid is as stupid does....
    I'm sure I saw a segment of Pawn Stars where Chumlee was firing a gun. Can't locate it now.

    Does anyone else recall it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I'm sure I saw a segment of Pawn Stars where Chumlee was firing a gun. Can't locate it now.

    Does anyone else recall it?
    There are a number of episodes of Chumlee shooting guns.

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    I could not find any news story from the past where it says that Austin Russell (Chumlee) was convicted of a felony, domestic violence or anything that would prohibit from him owning or using a gun.

    There was a bogus news story saying that he was caught with 7 pounds of marijuana in 2013.

    Edit: It was when that story that he died was circulating

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/chumlee.asp

    If he was a prohibited person, and shot firearms off on the show. Then I'm sure someone out of millions of viewers would have called the authorities. To my knowledge, that never happened.
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    Would the amount of drugs found be a felony crime and thus having a gun, or two or three, be what they are referring to? I don't know. MO has a few of these types of bogus laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I'm sure I saw a segment of Pawn Stars where Chumlee was firing a gun. Can't locate it now.

    Does anyone else recall it?
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    He fired "antique" weapons on numerous episodes.
    Rick is always very specific about not purchasing "non-antique" class weapons.
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    I remember seeing them shoot at a range a few times. Once they had a so called clay pigeon competition at the Clark County Shooting range Chumlee and Corey showed up with tactical shotguns and Rick showed up with a skeet gun. Guess who won? Wouldn’t that be something if Chumlee did have a felony charge and seen shooting a shotgun after broadcasted worldwide?

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    Isn't there some kind of site that shows the official record of what exactly he is charged with?

    Does Nevada law actually state that if caught with illegal drugs the person automatically becomes a prohibited person?

    The news media doesn't always get it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest View Post
    ..Does Nevada law actually state that if caught with illegal drugs the person automatically becomes a prohibited person?...
    I doubt it. Wouldn't the status depend on a conviction or a temporary court order?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    I doubt it. Wouldn't the status depend on a conviction or a temporary court order?
    Probably, but some may be confused about certain "he had a weapon while jaywalking" enhancements making the original crime violation a weapons offense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 28kfps View Post
    Wouldn’t that be something if Chumlee did have a felony charge and seen shooting a shotgun after broadcasted worldwide?
    Yeah.

    He'd be exercising the same Constitutionally protected Right that he could have from 1788 to 1965.

    That worked good for 177 years.
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    Need more background checks. They are curbing crime. 80,000 people who were denied a firearm in 2012 due to a failed background check, 44 were prosecuted. Doesn't that sound like a success?

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    The other problem is that bail is set at $62,000.
    But Rick is standing firm at $300, final offer, but that's in hundred dollar bills, cash.
    Take it or leave it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sega View Post
    The other problem is that bail is set at $62,000.
    But Rick is standing firm at $300, final offer, but that's in hundred dollar bills, cash.
    Take it or leave it...
    That's why I always carry around $63,000 .... $62K for bail and $1K for a fine dinner after I get sprung .. maybe with my jail-house girl friend.

    Drugs ... guns .. who cares really....not guilty on those counts would be my decision.
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    What are some good free sites to look this up? Seems everyone is a pay only site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest View Post
    What are some good free sites to look this up? Seems everyone is a pay only site.
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    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...tcmp=obnetwork

    I still haven't seen any evidence of him being a prohibited person for possessing firearms.

    Note that his arrest and all current charges are solely for possession of drugs (meth and pot) and a firearm, in his own home. Nothing yet that was bothering anyone else.

    That said, there is still a pending investigation into a sexual assault, which is why they came to his house.

    BUT, did he just invite them in? Were they serving an actual search warrant?
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