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Student Charged for Leaving Fishing Gear in Car

Written by John Odermatt on October 4, 2013

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.

Police were performing a random sweep, and drug-sniffing dogs detected black powder in Chitwood’s car. The powder was residue from a firecracker that had been in the car since Fourth of July, but it was enough to warrant a full search that turned up the fishing-related weaponry.

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11 thoughts on “Student Charged for Leaving Fishing Gear in Car

  1. As difficult as it may to believe, the anti-gun culture is the consequence of the Second Amendment.

    When the framers replaced non-optional God-expected responsibilities (such as Psalm 149:6-9 and 1 Timothy 5:8) with optional, repealable rights (such as the Second Amendment), they likewise created a much greater opportunity for anti-gunners to prevail in society.

    Take the Second Amendment for example: The Amendment with the wording "shall not be infringed" is the most infringed, licensed, and limited amendment of the entire twenty seven. Furthermore, a generation of our posterity are likely to see the Second Amendment repealed.

    Time for us to get back to the non-repealable God-expected responsibilities, such as the following one depicted by the Apostle Paul:

    "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house [including spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (1 Timothy 5:8)

    For more, listen to "The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedM…. If you prefer to read, see our blog article "You Can't Win Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight."

  2. Has this entire country gone brain dead?

  3. exbuckeye says:

    But it was OK for the FBI to leave WEAPONS (capitalized for a reason) in a van in a parking garage in Ky a few years back
    FROM WHICH VAN THEY WERE STOLEN!!!!! No one even got a slap on the wrist!! Just lost a few "ATTABOYS"

    The WEAPONS: A couple shoulder fired rocket launchers and ammo, several fully automatic guns and ammo, some
    handguns and ammo and if I remember right – a box of grenades!! (anyone think maybe the rockets were used against
    NY Flt 800??)

    And we are worried about a fishing knife being "on the loose" ?? Our common sense compass has gone screwy!!

  4. Common sense disappeared when the federal government and teachers' unions took over our public education system.

  5. j. weimer says:

    Fire these incomptent fools. Start vetting out these so called administrator of schools, judges, teachers etc. They MUST pass the common sense test and constitution Bill of Rights!

  6. Sorry, friend, you don't understand what the bill of rights is. It warns the government not to interfere with the rights inherent in a free people ("unnalienable"); these rights are neither optional nor repealable.

  7. Fedup, are your required to carry a firearm in protection of you and your family or is it your option to do so? Are you forced to speak your mind or is it your option to do so. If it's the latter then your rights are optional. On the other hand, God-expected responsibilities such as 1 Timothy 5:8 are not optional and you will be judged an infidel if you choose to ignore it.

  8. For more, see "Rights, Rights, Everyone Wants Their Rights" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/rights-rig….

  9. From what i can tell, at least 97% IF not more.

  10. When are you people going to get it ??? You bitch and complain about this type of inanity, but you're still clueless as to what's happened to you !

    Gee, these types of ridiculous, petty and down right insane reactions coming from those who run the Public Fool System.
    Huh, go figure !

    Well, what do you expect from a Godless nation that has not only kicked The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and His Commandments, Statutes and Judgments out of every forum, including the Public Fool System, and replaced it with a communist system (now morphed into corporate fascism) ????

    "Since you have forgotten the Law of your God, I also will forget your children." Hosea 3: 6.

    "The Communist Manifesto" and the Ten Planks Contained therein. They're all in full force and effect in the U.S.S.A. Here's #10: Free compulsory education (indoctrination via the public fool system).

    Where your daughters are taught to be whores and your sons to be sodomites!  &nbsp ;http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/cutest-couple-ny-high-school-boys-19317801

    It's financed by #1: 1st. Plank: Abolition of all right to property – Property Tax = Land Rent.

    Property Tax is nothing more, nothing less than a private land rent as described in the 1st. Plank of The Communist Manifesto. It even uses language similar to: " … providing funding for public services …" at the local level, as it is here in the U.S.S.A (e.g., police, fire and schools).  (Side Note: The mere fact that the property is "taxed" is proof that the one who's paying the tax is most certainly NOT the owner.)

    Most of those who complain about these and other stupid and insane policies, as well as what's unchristian, anti-God, etc., etc., in all the public forums such as the public fool system, not only do nothing but complain about them, they continue to pay for them (i. e., feed The Beast), as well as participate by sending their children there.    Who's really the problem here  ????

    How can victory over The Beast be expected, if The Beast is continually fed ????    GET THOSE CHILDREN OUT OF THERE AND QUIT SUPPORTING THEM !

    The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth.   Seek Him while He may yet be found.

  11. There is no common sense in America' s Liberal Educational System… Teaching our children is not a requirement anymore, just be able to indoctrinate our children to become instruments of the Liberal Left's Agenda, much like they do in the Islamic Countries of the World, but Islamic Muslims chant more………………………. Someday, Legal Americans will vote Pro-Americans into political offices so they might PROTECT & REPRESENT Legal American Citizens and the American Constitution!!!!!! The Obama Administration continues to dismantle America one American child & family at a time!