After Self-Defense Shooting, Prior Misdemeanor May Deprive Man of Gun

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In the nine or so years he’s had it, Delmar Polite had never fired his .357 revolver before Monday.

A pack of jackals changed that for him, however, when they decided it’d be a good idea to smash in his front door at 2:30 a.m. and attempt to make off with his stuff.

“I was in the bed asleep,” he said. “I was scared.”

Frightened or not, Polite did what a lot of us would do. He grabbed his pistol and went downstairs to defend himself and his home. He got off a couple of rounds — Polite didn’t hit a blessed thing — but managed to ward off the home invaders.

Polite called police and, when they showed up, they confiscated his gun — standard practice, nothing out of the ordinary — until they finished their investigation. Thanks to a 13-year-old misdemeanor conviction, Polite might not get his gun back at all.

Prior convictions

As records go, the one Polite accrued as a younger man isn’t pristine, but it’s not that bad, either.

Aiding and abetting larceny, misdemeanor (1988); misdemeanor worthless check (1991); and misdemeanor assault on a female (1998).

Three misdemeanors, three guilty pleas. Far worse people walk the streets every day.

It’s the last one, the domestic-violence charge, that’s hanging him up now. Under federal law, anyone convicted of anything related to domestic violence — felony or misdemeanor — isn’t supposed to have a gun. Ever.

“I don’t know what would have happened if I didn’t have that gun,” he said. Read more

Source: journalnow.com


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1 COMMENT

  1. “Polite called police and, when they showed up, they confiscated his gun — standard practice, nothing out of the ordinary — until they finished their investigation.” 

    So much wrong with this statement.  The police violated this man’s Constitutional rights by taking his weapon.  Victimized again by police.

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