Isent the folllowing email to the reporter who wrote the article:
We all know that the Pilot is anti-gun. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And I think we can all agree that robbing banks is bad. But there are charges in your article that are not crimes. This leads me to ask if these are typographical errors or if they are new examples of the kind of irresponsible anti-gun sensationalism we have grown accustomed to from the Pilot.
"four counts of use of a firearm" - Using a firearm is not a crime. Maybe is was supposed to be, "Use of a firearm in the commision of a felony." since that charge is not listed.
"two counts of entering a bank while armed" - If the bank expressly forbid entering while being armed, the charge would be "tresspassing." "Entering a bank while armed" is not a crime. AND, laws are usually specific, so if I were a lawyer, I'd say that my client entered a credit union and not a bank.
Mr, Washington, these guys allegedly broke the law. They got caught. There is enough truth to the story to report. There is no need to make stuff up.
Virginia Beach, VA