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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:39 PM

Man arrested on assault weapon charge

STAMFORD -- A city man seen buying weapons from a street-level gun dealer who was tailed by police in late August was arrested Tuesday, charged with possessing an assault rifle.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, police were watching Michael Lotz, 42, of 114 Morgan St., after a confidential informant said he was selling guns. On Aug. 29, police watched Lotz leave home pushing a shopping cart up Strawberry Hill Court with a large cylindrical object in it.

They saw Lotz push the cart to Davidson's Hackett Circle home one-third of a mile away, the affidavit states; in the side yard, Lotz met Davidson and removed the cylindrical cover, revealing a rifle. Officers also saw Lotz transfer at least one weapon to Davidson, the affidavit states.

A short time later, police contacted Davidson and told him he was seen taking the gun from Lotz. Davidson agreed to take police back to his home and give them the rifle, police said; he pointed police to a blue sleeping bag under his bed and officers retrieved three rifles from the bag, a Calico M-100 .22 caliber rifle, a Marlin Firearms .22 caliber rifle and a Stevens model shotgun.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Man-arrested-on-assault-weapon-charge-3975624.php#ixzz2AWgIFnhL

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Reply Man arrested on assault weapon charge (Original post)
SecularMotion Oct 2012 OP
jenw2 Oct 2012 #1
rrneck Oct 2012 #2
gejohnston Oct 2012 #3
jenw2 Oct 2012 #7
glacierbay Oct 2012 #8
ileus Oct 2012 #10
glacierbay Oct 2012 #11
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #4
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #5
oneshooter Oct 2012 #6
Remmah2 Oct 2012 #13
ileus Oct 2012 #9
gejohnston Oct 2012 #12

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:42 PM

1. I saw an ad for one of those dangerous Marlin assault rifles...

 

It was from Cabelas and it bragged that the Model 60 was able to hold 17 bullets! It's a perfect storm of danger. It's cheap, light, and able to kill seventeen people.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:44 PM

2. Lawbreakers break the law. nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:01 PM

3. I missed the assault rifle

At police headquarters a special agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined the Calico M-100 was an assault weapon because it had a collapsible stock, pistol grip and detachable magazine, which fits three of the four criteria needed to make it an assault rifle that is illegal to own without proper registration.

I'm confused on this one. Why would the ATF give a shit about state law? If there are four cosmetic features that make it an "assault weapon", having three of them make it not an assault rifle. CT state law says detachable magizine and two of the following cosmetic features.
i. a folding or telescopic stock;

ii. a pistol grip;
iii. a bayonet mount;
iv. a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor; and
v. a grenade launcher.


That is not the criteria of a rifle requiring registration under federal law.

this is what the thing looks like. The 100 round magazine is on top, like a FN P-90


Here is a modification that would make it perfectly legal in CT:

no folding or telescopic stock. That may or may not be defined as having a pistol grip. It now has a detachable magazine and zero or one of the features on the list.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:53 PM

7. Obviously the mentality of someone that owns the first one...

 

is very different from a less violent person that would buy a gun that isn't all black.

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:05 PM

8. Seriously?

 

I own one of these,



That makes me more violent than someone who owns one of these?



Same caliber, operates the same way, both semi auto, both mag fed.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:14 PM

10. One's piston powered, the AR doesn't appear to be.

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Response to ileus (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:18 PM

11. Ok

 

my bad, but the poster I replied to was saying that someone who owns a scary black rifle is more violent than someone who owns a traditional wood stock rifle.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:04 PM

4. It's time for sure...

...to trash/blacklist firearm related news from this source. The Stamford Advocate has served to confuse the public by equating the terms "assault weapon" and "assault rifle".

I realize that "assault weapon" makes for a better headline than Two .22s and a Shotgun.

Nothing against the poster here, he has faithfully titled and copied the article. The media source here is the culprit.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:40 PM

5. "assault weapon," "assault rifle," shroud, folding, grip, Dodge Coronet...anything you want...

at the Gun-Controller Restaurant.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:51 PM

6. "street-level gun dealer" is that the same as a "unlicensed dealer"?

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 12:10 AM

13. drug dealer = unlicensed pharmacist nt.

 

nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:13 PM

9. I was amazed to see wild turkeys in the middle of Stamford

at the Fuji plant. You'd walk outside to leave for lunch and there they'd be just hanging out.

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Response to ileus (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 09:35 PM

12. does CT have a

urban crossbow season?

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