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Posted: 9/18/2009 1:22:12 PM EST
Source: Washington Post

An NBA star and former area high school player was pulled over and arrested in Prince George's County on Thursday night after a police officer found he was carrying three loaded guns, authorities said.

Delonte West, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was driving a three-wheeled motorcycle north on Interstate 95 near Route 214 in the Largo area when he cut off a Prince George's County police officer, authorities said. The officer pulled him over, and West told the officer that he was carrying a handgun in his waistband.

That prompted the officer to call for backup, and investigators found that West was actually carrying three guns: a Beretta 9mm in his waistband, a Ruger .357 strapped to his leg and a shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back, said Maj. Andy Ellis, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department.

West, who is 26 and lives in Brandywine, was arrested and charged with speeding and two counts of carrying a handgun, Ellis said. He was released today on personal recognizance, according to Ellis and online court records.

Ellis said it was unclear where West was going and why he was armed.




Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:23:28 PM EST
He was just going to the range.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:25:26 PM EST
He was going to a tea party
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:25:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 1:26:43 PM EST by GI-45]
Too bad they don't mention the make of the shotgun. I'm impressed that they specifically mentioned Beretta and Ruger.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:26:04 PM EST
Sucks to be him...though his NBA money/status will most likely result with a slap on the wrist and confiscation of guns.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:28:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:
He was just going to the range.


If not true thats one hell of a excuse. its actually more believable than illegal carry since he had a long gun.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:37:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 1:38:20 PM EST by Abearir]
Other then a traffic violation, I fail to see the issue............

They would absolutely shit if the pulled me over.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:40:29 PM EST
What's his ARFcom screen name?

Shit, I know people around here that carry more than that ALL THE TIME.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:43:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By stealbear:
Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:
He was just going to the range.


If not true thats one hell of a excuse. its actually more believable than illegal carry since he had a long gun.


Still illegal in Maryland, though. Transporting loaded firearms (and even loaded magazines, I think) is illegal in MD.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:44:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Abearir:
Other then a traffic violation, I fail to see the issue............

They would absolutely shit if the pulled me over.


This is PG county one of the biggest shitholes in md. A pellet gun would have resulted in the same result there. He should be glad the cop didn't pop a cap in his ass.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:44:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Abearir:
Other then a traffic violation, I fail to see the issue............

They would absolutely shit if the pulled me over.

Maryland firearm transport laws are absolute bullcrap.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:47:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Abearir:
Other then a traffic violation, I fail to see the issue............

They would absolutely shit if the pulled me over.


I dont see a problem either.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:59:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By gck5150:
Originally Posted By stealbear:
Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:
He was just going to the range.


If not true thats one hell of a excuse. its actually more believable than illegal carry since he had a long gun.


Still illegal in Maryland, though. Transporting loaded firearms (and even loaded magazines, I think) is illegal in MD.

And he should have known better than to try and get away with it in PG county. The police there are strict and it doesn't really seem to matter weather or not you actually committed a crime.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:02:36 PM EST
Fuck Maryland
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:06:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:
He was just going to the range.

Seemed obvious to me.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:36:40 PM EST
Any updates?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:38:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:39:29 PM EST by 69cutlass]
speeding, knuckleheads are their own worst emenies
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:39:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By CRC:
and West told the officer that he was carrying a handgun in his waistband.



I bet he thought the officer would cut him some slack because he was being so honest.

Not digging on the officer, just on the volunteering of information that would get him charged.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:42:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By CRC:

Ellis said it was unclear where West was going and why he was armed.




ahh maybe because he's a mutil-millionaire and doesn't want to be defenseless.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:45:24 PM EST
shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back


El Mariachi?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:47:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Fuck Maryland


+1, commies
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:48:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:48:48 PM EST by xpired]
He obviously wasn't intending on breaking any laws if he told the officer he had a gun. I know people who have their guns and NFAs with them almost everyday, I don't understand the point of this...is it illegal to conceal carry in Maryland?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:50:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Fuck Maryland


Especially Prince Georges County. That Police force needs and enema.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:51:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
He obviously wasn't intending on breaking any laws if he told the officer he had a gun. I know people who have their guns and NFAs with them almost everyday, I don't understand the point of this...is it illegal to conceal carry in Maryland?


If he didnt have a permit it is
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:51:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
He obviously wasn't intending on breaking any laws if he told the officer he had a gun. I know people who have their guns and NFAs with them almost everyday, I don't understand the point of this...is it illegal to conceal carry in Maryland?


EVERYTHING is illegal in MD.

(damn shame, because most of the state is decent, except for the 'Detroit on the Chesapeake'
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:02:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By Abearir:
Other then a traffic violation, I fail to see the issue............

They would absolutely shit if the pulled me over.


Don't you understand? He was guilty of the crime of keeping and bearing arms! (Although I'm not sure how he carried the guitar/gun case strapped to his back while he was driving.)

I typically have five or six guns in the car at any time. If I'm going to the range, then get out a calculator.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:04:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Skillshot:
Originally Posted By CRC:
and West told the officer that he was carrying a handgun in his waistband.



I bet he thought the officer would cut him some slack because he was being so honest.

Not digging on the officer, just on the volunteering of information that would get him charged.


Yep. Don't volunteer information. You have the right to remain silent, so –– remain silent.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:08:48 PM EST
Fucking pathetic.

"Shall not be infringed" WTF is so hard to understand about that?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:10:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
a shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Did he just start a thread about that like on friday??
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:14:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Fuck Maryland


This

I was there over the summer and was shocked to see unmarked and completely "normal" looking cars doing traffic enforcement and traffic cameras at intersections. Thankfully we don't have that sort of thing around here, yet. And of course the transportation laws suck.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:14:54 PM EST
Wait so what's the crime?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:16:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By CRC:
Source: Washington Post

An NBA star and former area high school player was pulled over and arrested in Prince George's County on Thursday night after a police officer found he was carrying three loaded guns, authorities said.

Delonte West, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was driving a three-wheeled motorcycle north on Interstate 95 near Route 214 in the Largo area when he cut off a Prince George's County police officer, authorities said. The officer pulled him over, and West told the officer that he was carrying a handgun in his waistband.

That prompted the officer to call for backup, and investigators found that West was actually carrying three guns: a Beretta 9mm in his waistband, a Ruger .357 strapped to his leg and a shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back, said Maj. Andy Ellis, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department.

West, who is 26 and lives in Brandywine, was arrested and charged with speeding and two counts of carrying a handgun, Ellis said. He was released today on personal recognizance, according to Ellis and online court records.

Ellis said it was unclear where West was going and why he was armed.




Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...


I like this guy already...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:36:15 PM EST
how else would you carry a gun on a motorcycle, sounds legit to me
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