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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:21 PM

'Irate' LaPlace man accused of pulling out assault rifle when denied disaster food stamps

A 46-year-old LaPlace man was arrested Tuesday after he pulled out a "fully loaded AR-15 assault rifle" at a distribution site for disaster food stamps to replace losses from Hurricane Isaac, according to Louisiana State Police. Mark Knight was irate because his claim was denied; he was booked with aggravated assault and "terrorizing," Trooper Melissa Matey said.

A claims processor at the LaPlace gathering alerted authorities that he was angry. He was seen going to his vehicle.

Law-enforcement personnel quickly responded and subdued Knight, Matey said.

"Officers disarmed the subject and placed him under arrest," she continued. "Another handgun and numerous loaded ammunition magazines were located."

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/09/irate_laplace_man_arrested_aft.html

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Reply 'Irate' LaPlace man accused of pulling out assault rifle when denied disaster food stamps (Original post)
SecularMotion Sep 2012 OP
fleur-de-lisa Sep 2012 #1
glacierbay Sep 2012 #2
Atypical Liberal Sep 2012 #3
glacierbay Sep 2012 #4
Atypical Liberal Sep 2012 #5

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:27 PM

1. Poor LaPlace . . . they have been through some awful crap recently.

My co-worker and his entire extended family live there. First the police shooting, then Isaac, now this?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:28 PM

2. An AR-15 is not an Assault Rifle

 

it is a semi auto rifle no different than any other semi auto rifle. , and it sounds like the police did a good job defusing the situation w/o any injuries.
Now he'll probably have a felony on his rap sheet and will be prohibited from owning firearms and rightly so, if the DA doesn't strike a plea bargain and reduce it to a misdemeanor like so often happens.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:41 PM

3. Again, this argument is lost.

 

It is a waste of breath and is a distraction from the real 2A rights issue to try and haggle over these kinds of semantics.

This ship has sailed. Let it go.

Instead of trying to shy away from assault rifles, own the term and proudly own up to the right to own assault rifles.

The second amendment is about warfare. Don't hide from it, own it.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:44 PM

4. You're probably right

 

it just irks the hell out of me when some ignorant reporter can't get it right although I suspect this reporter knew better and so does the person who posted the story here.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:13 PM

5. This has been a stated goal of the VPC

 

The VPC specifically stated that they intended to use the confusion between automatic and semi-automatic weapons and guns that just "look scary" to their advantage.

Trying to fight a semantic battle on firearms rights is a diversion.

Assault rifles? Damn right I want to own them. It's what the second amendment is about.

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