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    Subject: Rick Stanley, US Senate Candidate, arrested in Thornton for engaging in 2nd Amendment Rights (Carrying a Gun OPENLY on his hip, as he does almost everyday to bring attention to the US Police State)
    class="content"Rick Stanley, US Senate Candidate, Libertarian Party, was arrested in Thornton, Colorado on Saturday at around 1:30 PM, September 7th, 2002, at the City of Thornton Harvest Festival Celebration held in Community Park at 2141 E95th Ave. Stanley was arrested for violating a Thornton City ordinance, not allowing guns on a person in plain sight, in violation of State Law, the State Constitution, and the US Constitution.

    Stanley was also harassed by police for handing out political literature which is also protected by state law and US law, not to mention a first Amendment Right violation. Stanleys property rights were also violated, when the City of Thornton stole his .357 Magnum pistol, and gave Stanley a receipt for, telling Stanley if he wasn't found guilty of the ordinance, he could get it back. One fine cop said that the property would probably be forfeited as it was involved in a crime in the City of Thornton. The gun is apparently the crime, as Stanley was holding it in holster in plain site for all to see, and harming no one, while Campaigning in the Park.

    STANLEY SHOWED HIS AUTHORIZING PERMIT TO CARRY ANYWHERE IN AMERICA INCLUDING COLORADO. After showing the US Constitution and reading the 2d Amendment to the Thornton Police, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed", Stanley was released finally from City of Thornton Custody with a ticket to appear in the Thornton Municipal Court at 9:30 AM on October 8, 2002, to enter a plea. Stanley intends to enter a plea of not guilty and as in his Denver Gun case from December 15, 2001, will appeal to the Supreme Court if necesssary for relief and to overturn an UNCONSTITUTIONAL ORDINANCE that is less than the State Constitution and less than the US Constitution, and therefore violates the law, and as Supreme Court law has stated before, "any inferior ordinance, statute, or legislation that violates the Supreme Law of the Land is void from the point of it's enaction, as if it was never enacted". Stanley vows to fight all unconstitutional laws whether elected to the US Senate or not. Next stop BOULDER. One problem though, can someone loan me a gun? Seem to have had mine stolen!

    Sincerely,
    Rick Stanley -- Rick Stanley
    U.S. Senate Candidate for the Libertarian Party Stanley for Senate
    http://www.stanley2002.org
    Phone (303)329-0481
    Email: Rick@stanley2002.org

    ""The plain meaning of the right of the people to keep arms is that it is an individual, rather than a collective, right and is not limited to keeping arms while engaged in active military service or as a member of a select militia such as the National Guard." - U.S. vs. Emerson, 5th Circuit Federal Court, published October 16, 2001

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    whatever became of this?

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    Looks like he ended up in jail according to his website.

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    He was convicted for threatening a judge and another person in relation to his open carry case:

    http://goldismoney.info/forums/archi...p/t-11705.html

    Of course, the relevancy of this to us is minimal; he committed what was a crime at the time under Thorton municipal law (carrying a firearm on public property) and was convicted for it, then went way over the line when he threatened to extrajudicially kidnap a public official.

    Preemption keeps this from happening again, but it was still a crime at the time, so he should've known better. And the whole felony intimidation charge is just him being a felonious nutjob, which makes us look all the worse.

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    I remember this story and I was still in NJ at the time. Not exactly the brightest bulb...sheesh, send a cease and desist letter to a judge or face "arrest" by a militia? Freakin nutjob...

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    denwego wrote:
    Preemption keeps this from happening again,

    When was the Preemption law passed?

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    BrokenR1 wrote:
    When was the Preemption law passed?
    2003.

    29-11.7-101. Legislative declaration.
    (1) The general assembly hereby finds that:

    (a) Section 3 of article II of the state constitution, the article referred to as the state bill of rights, declares that all persons have certain inalienable rights, which include the right to defend their lives and liberties;

    (b) Section 13 of article II of the state constitution protects the fundamental right of a person to keep and bear arms and implements section 3 of article II of the state constitution;

    (c) The general assembly recognizes a duty to protect and defend the fundamental civil rights set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection (1);

    (d) There exists a widespread inconsistency among jurisdictions within the state with regard to firearms regulations;

    (e) This inconsistency among local government laws regulating lawful firearm possession and ownership has extraterritorial impact on state citizens and the general public by subjecting them to criminal and civil penalties in some jurisdictions for conduct wholly lawful in other jurisdictions;

    (f) Inconsistency among local governments of laws regulating the possession and ownership of firearms results in persons being treated differently under the law solely on the basis of where they reside, and a person's residence in a particular county or city or city and county is not a rational classification when it is the basis for denial of equal treatment under the law;

    (g) This inconsistency places citizens in the position of not knowing when they may be violating the local laws and therefore being unable to avoid violating the law and becoming subject to criminal and other penalties.

    (2) Based on the findings specified in subsection (1) of this section, the general assembly concludes that:

    (a) The regulation of firearms is a matter of statewide concern;

    (b) It is necessary to provide statewide laws concerning the possession and ownership of a firearm to ensure that law-abiding persons are not unfairly placed in the position of unknowingly committing crimes involving firearms.

    Source: L. 2003: Entire article added, p. 652, ยง 2, effective March 18.

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    So, six years ago a guy was arrested for violating an ordinance that no longer exists. You'll have to forgive me if I don't see what this story has to do with anything.

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    Rick Stanley. I'm not a huge fan of his tactics and he got royally screwed for it. This happened in 2002, folks. He took a municipal misdemeanor and then turned it into a state felony conviction because he couldn't keep his mouth shut.

    What's funny is that I've been accused, many years ago, or being another "Rick Stanley". Perish the thought.

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