Monday, January 25, 2010

Jury nullification

I am completely surprised that a DC jury acquitted a man for carrying a loaded handgun in the district via nullification.

Good on em'!

This is a clear cut case where the law caught the wrong guy, but the citizens rightfully turned things around. Had they not interfered in this Marine's case, the wheels of justice would have crushed an innocent man.

It's cases like these that make gun owners so opposed to gun laws. Considering that armed scumbags run DC streets with impunity, and that when they're caught they get treated pretty well compared to anywhere else, one can only conclude that these laws don't prevent any sort of violent behavior.

At any rate, barring a Marine from having a loaded weapon should be a crime.

Found via The Agitator.
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