Monday, August 12, 2013

NH Supremes get one thing right

The NH Supreme Court just ruled that "loaded gun" means a gun with ammunition inside it.  Good thinking. And a stand in favor of proper meaning of the language, as opposed to lawyer meaning.  The Manchester police stopped Oriol Dor and searched his car.  They found a pistol in the glove compartment, along with a charged magazine for that pistol.  The pistol's magazine well was empty and so was the chamber.
   Despite this Dor was charged with concealed carry of a loaded gun without a license.  In court the prosecutor argued that ammunition within a few inches of the gun made it a "loaded gun". 
   Dor had to appeal to the state supreme court before he could get justice on a clear cut law violation by police and prosecutors.  I'm glad he had the money for the lawyers. 

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