July 11, 2008

AT PJM: D.C.'s Handgun Restrictions

Go ahead. Make my day.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 11, 2008 12:58 PM

Unless they change that law to say any semiautomatic then pistols that fire fewer than 12 rounds without a reload would legally be legal.

Now if they do that they would be banning an entire class of firearm. That obviously would be contradictory to the SCOTU's ruling.

What I find funny is how they are dragging their feet everywhere and screaming the whole way. If one of their citizens were to do that after a ruling by their courts there would be hell to pay.

Additionally I find this interesting.

Additionally. DC specifically says loaded with a clip. As clip is not the correct nomenclature for the type of loading devise I wonder if you could get around it?

Yeah not so much.

Posted by: Matt at July 11, 2008 04:38 PM

I have a situation I want some feed back on. Some jerk dumped a dog and 4 puppes in my yard last night. I called the pound and told them but it being Sunday, they did not feel they could do anything. I called the sheriff’s office and told them about the situation and that the female mother was not happy and was threatening. She said that I could do nothing. The dogs did not have collars and looked bad. I asked if it was ok to shoot the dog. The female deputy freaked out and said that I would be committing cruelity to a dog and they would come out and arrest me. Now I am a physician and know the problems with rabbies and shots that they don’t tell everyone. The only way anyone would take action was if I was bitten, if they could then find the dog. Does this make sense? Does it mean that when I hunt deer that I am breaking a law? I can shoot a person in my yard in Louisiana without problem if they are threatening but not a dog! Go to for more stupidity.

Posted by: David at July 13, 2008 03:23 PM

David, what state do you live in? Some states actually require you to shoot a mad dog, and it is actually a crime to knowingly let a mad dog live. Check your local laws for such a statute.
NC State law, chapter 67, Article 1, 67‑4. Failing to kill mad dog.

If the owner of any dog shall know, or have good reason to believe, that his dog, or any dog belonging to any person under his control, has been bitten by a mad dog, and shall neglect or refuse immediately to kill the same, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) to him who will sue therefor; and the offender shall be liable to pay all damages which may be sustained by anyone, in his property or person, by the bite of any such dog, and shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. (R.C., c. 67; Code, s. 2499; Rev., s. 3305; C.S., s. 1672; 1993, c. 539, s. 531; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)

Article 2 67‑14. Mad dogs, dogs killing sheep, etc., may be killed.

Any person may kill any mad dog, and also any dog if he is killing sheep, cattle, hogs, goats, or poultry. (1919, c. 116, s. 8; C.S., s. 1682.)

There is nothing in any of our statutes that says you can not kill a dangerous dog, as it does not say you can not, by default you can.

Check your laws, then call the cops back and tell them what you read, and if you are bitten because they did not do their job, they will be liable. That should get their butts in gear.

Posted by: Matt at July 13, 2008 03:52 PM

Additionally check other statutes such as discharging a firearm in limits of town or other citizens.

Posted by: Matt at July 13, 2008 03:55 PM

Ok I guess I should have read your entire post before responding.

Here ya go. Straight from your state laws.

§ 2773. Dogs as personal property; seizure of dogs running at large or on property fenced as a fox pen; notice to owner; dangerous or vicious dogs

D. Any citizen or officer may kill any dangerous or vicious dog, and no citizen or officer shall be liable for damages or to prosecution by reason of killing any dangerous or vicious dog.

Posted by: Matt at July 13, 2008 04:23 PM

Thanks for the feed. I live in Louisiana and outside of city limits so I actually have freedom, to an extent. But I have asked several people and it seems there is a law against shooting a dog. Very strange but then strange is the normal situation in this world now.

Posted by: David at July 15, 2008 11:00 AM

That sounds odd, cause my above post gives the letter of the law to a T. The only thing I can think of is maybe your specific county preempted that law in favor of a more restricted one. Check it out, if there is no law in your county saying no, then you can kill it if you fear it is dangerous or vicious.

Posted by: Matt at July 15, 2008 05:00 PM