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Old 04-30-2012, 09:06 PM
71ragtopgoat 71ragtopgoat is offline
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Judge: Alcohol habit of blind gun collector in Rockaway Township is worrisome




http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...f_blind_g.html
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:00 PM
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I'm not seeing where his gun ownership is a problem. The tenant's statements might just be sour grapes and it was already noted that others used the dumpster. If the man was not blind, would a DWI in 1984 and a disorderly conviction in 2010 be enough for him to forfeit his rights? I wouldn't think so. *If* he commits a crime with a firearm then charge him, otherwise, they ought to leave him in peace. Furthermore, if they are going to revoke his permit, why keep his eight firearms. They are his property and should be promptly returned. Justice delayed is justice denied.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:56 PM
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What a tangled set of circumstances!

Realistically, however, the judge and law enforcement personnel should focus on any legal violations. Certain of those allegations may be far from confirmed facts., and whatever happend more than two decades ago has no bearing on today.

If there are no current, factually-supported violations of law by this gentlemen, then he should be left alone.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:33 AM
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Blind New Jersey gun collector has weapons returned to him

In NJ this is as close as a miracle gets.
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...ip_gun_co.html
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:27 PM
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"He's always enjoyed collecting. When he lost his sight it was just a continuation not what he'd done his whole life," his attorney said. "It's a hobby and you know what? It’s his right."

Blind gun enthusiast wins appeal to get guns back

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