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Felony Friday: Student Charged For Leaving Fishing Gear In Car

Libertarians and conservatives often get chastised by liberals for holding a principled stance against “gun free” or “weapon free” zones. The enforcement of these zones not only makes people less safe, it also creates a confusing situation where a few elected officials try to determine which objects should be categorized as weapons.

Although, the individuals that dream up these laws might have good intentions, there is no magical formula to determine which weapons should be banned. In a private property centered society property owners would be responsible for determining how to best protect guests, tenets, or customers that they allow on their property.

Alas, we live in a society where democratically elected officials are tasked with developing the policies that are intended to keep us safe. The Daily Caller reports on an unfortunate situation where a Georgia high school student was charged with a felony for the innocent act of leaving his fishing gear in his car, which was parked in the school parking lot.

A Cobb County high school senior was charged with the felony of bringing weapons into a school zone after police found fishing knives in a tackle box in his car. Cody Chitwood, a 17-year-old student at Lassiter High School and avid fisherman, turned himself in and was released on $1,000 bond.

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I saw Jason Bourne kill someone with a pen...

....everyone in the school should now be charged with possession of a deadly weapon.

This shit is just getting ridiculous...

Hope he is able to get the charge dropped.

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

Why stop at pens? People have been killed with trophies, golf

clubs, exercise weights, books, bookends, urns, vases, chairs, and so on.

And to top it all off, hands and feet can be deadly weapons.

I say abolish everything in the buildings, even the buildings themselves because you could slam someone's head into it.

Amputate all hands and feet at a bare minimum.

We can't have potential martial arts ninja wanabies threatening everyone's lives just by sitting in class minding their own business. There's no telling when they'll flip out and just start killing people!

We have to do this for the CHILDREN!!

If it saves just ONE child it would be worth it!

You can use a finishing nail to

You can use a finishing nail to kill someone.

Worked in my County Jail 1989-90

(Long enough to realize that it was NOT a vocation I was interested in).... Even a rolled up magazine could be deadly.

I think the bigger concern here is

why were the police permitted to look through his tackle box?

Because schools increasingly

Because schools increasingly take the stance that once you are a student on their property, you have no rights in regards to them.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

A fishing knife is still a

A fishing knife is still a knife. A highschool senior should know better.

Most ridiculous comment ever.

The knife was IN HIS CAR, locked, in the parking lot. He didn't bring it into school, it wasn't in his backpack. I mean, really? Are you kidding me?

By their judgment.

That's how you identify retarded people. They have no capacity for common sense thinking. That's why their opinions and demands are invalid.

Someone needs to put together a list of everything

ever known to have killed a person. I'm talking pencils, fists, Kleenex boxes (yes, they've killed!) and even rocks. List all these things on a petition to be banned with the facetious words "...for the safety of the children" and submit it to the white house's petition site.

Let's make it interesting.... Lets add the statistics of how many deaths were caused by each!

Let's not forget about water

Let's not forget about water

see below

I kind of like the "ban everything" petition

That's quite an intuitive idea! I like it, because bloggers and media can easily work with that one.

I hope someone follows through, tamckissick.

Keep throwing them out there dude, sooner or later something will catch fire!


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Am I the only one, back in

Am I the only one, back in school, that looked at pencils and pens and though "yeah, this could kill someone"?

Waiting for the first death by #2 pencil school incident.

Lets just wait for them to

Lets just wait for them to try and ban sharp pencils.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I can still see the black mark

in the web of my hand where I was stabbed with a pencil in the 7th grade.

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Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment.


I didn't know black powder

was a drug. Silly me.

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