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Posted: 7/19/2010 1:41:36 PM EDT
First time I've seen someone get in trouble for haveing a silencer, thought I'd pass it on

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/local/port_arthur_man_gets_4_5_years_for_gun__silencer__ammo.html
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:23:33 PM EDT
you should read what you post! he is a convicted felon getting a home inspection by his P.O. loaded mag in plain sight!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:30:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 3:32:08 PM EDT by texjames]
Originally Posted By shadyhaven:
you should read what you post! he is a convicted felon getting a home inspection by his P.O. loaded mag in plain sight!


Looks like they went easy on the sentence with him...
"Cormier has previous convictions in Jefferson County for possession of a controlled substance. "
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:53:30 PM EDT
Your Post is misleading and should be,
Felon in possession of a silencer gets hard time
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Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:14:30 PM EDT
yep sorry I forgot what site I was on. Forgot you guys needed more prep before you click a link.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:15:06 PM EDT
I think this had more to do with firearms and ammo possession than a Silencer possession.

If a guy with No-Felony would have been caught with a Silencer he would have gotten 10 years + $100,000 in lawyer fees.  But since he is a felon, they dropped the charges and paid for his lawyer fees.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 6:30:09 PM EDT
Huh. My husband saw this and pointed it out to me.  I went to school with this guy.  He was a drug dealer back then (early-mid 90s).  I don't know if he'd cleaned up since then or not though.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 6:37:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By shadyhaven:
you should read what you post! he is a convicted felon getting a home inspection by his P.O. loaded mag in plain sight!


He should have gotten a heck of alot more then that.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 9:28:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARsR4ME:
yep sorry I forgot what site I was on. Forgot you guys needed more prep before you click a link.

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Sometimes I need any help I can get

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 10:35:57 PM EDT
Just like T.I. they gave him a slap on the wrist.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:09:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By OnlineAllTheTime:
Huh. My husband saw this and pointed it out to me.  I went to school with this guy.  He was a drug dealer back then (early-mid 90s).  I don't know if he'd cleaned up since then or not though.


It appears he hasn't.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:23:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:05:26 AM EDT
I wonder where he got the suppressor or if it was one of those fakes he was able to modify....
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:20:21 AM EDT
About 16 years ago here in south east Ohio there was this guy killing outdoors people. He shot hunters fishermen and joggers.

He got popped by a Park Rangers LEO that saw a suppresor sticking out from under his seat. This led to him being held and ultimately going to prison for the murders.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 3:13:36 PM EDT
Didn't the DC snipers use a silencer on some of there shots?
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:24:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARsR4ME:
Didn't the DC snipers use a silencer on some of there shots?


No
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 6:21:14 PM EDT
They shot single rounds from inside the car. Pretty effective sound suppression but doesn't satisfy the legal definition of a silencer.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 6:27:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Originally Posted By ARsR4ME:
Didn't the DC snipers use a silencer on some of there shots?


No


There were reports that they had tried to rig one up when they were getting ready to go on their little jihad.

Good thing chief moose said it was white people in a box truck.  It was black muslims in a beater.  And the shooter was supposed to have been deported before the shootings.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 6:29:37 PM EDT
What was his conviction for? Felony is so many ridiculous things nowadays, then Ill form my opinion
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:15:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 8:16:13 PM EDT by SKS_Lover]
I worked with a guy at a machine shop here in Texas who had just gotten out of federal prison after a year for making a silencer for a buddy of his. The idiot buddy went and tried to sell it at a gun show to undercover ATF. He was a biker dude from Beaumont, TX. Initially they tried to prosecute him for EACH individual baffle that was in the silencer along with others they found at his home that he had fucked up and threw in the scrap bin of his machine shop.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:47:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2010 3:48:26 AM EDT by VaFish]
Originally Posted By zack-s:
Just like T.I. they gave him a slap on the wrist.


It really was a slap on the wrist compared to what they could have given him.

Each round of ammunition could have gotten him 5 years, plus the time for the handgun and suppressor.  That's almost 4,000 years in jail.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 6:29:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By frog5215:
They shot single rounds from inside the car. Pretty effective sound suppression but doesn't satisfy the legal definition of a silencer.


.223 from within a car ... wouldn't that about wreck their hearing?  In the Miami shootout one of the BG's w/ a Mini-14 fired inside his car and blew his buddy's eardrums out.  Or so I heard.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 7:30:07 AM EDT
Uh....ever heard of ear plugs/muffs?
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 12:47:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/23/2010 12:48:17 PM EDT by AJE]





Originally Posted By GeorgeCostanza:





If a guy with No-Felony would have been caught with a Silencer he would have gotten 10 years + $100,000 in lawyer fees.  But since he is a felon, they dropped the charges and paid for his lawyer fees.



You think they went easier on him because he was a felon?     Do you know how much maximum sentences are actually given  (even when I think they should be)?





I've never dealt with the ATF and have no experience with anybody actually being charged with an illegal suppressor, but I'm willing to put money on a fine and adult supervision for a first time offender.     I arrested a guy for felonious assault (2nd degree felony) and aggravated burglary (1st degree, most serious felony short of murder) for breaking into a house and beating two people with a baseball bat and he got off with supervised release and anger management classes.  





 
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 12:54:13 PM EDT
OP fail.
Link Posted: 7/23/2010 2:10:38 PM EDT
Good they got him.
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