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    Weapons complaint halifax

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    Just after midnight on April 9, patrol members responded to Lahey Road in Dartmouth in response to a weapons complaint. A witness called police and reported that a 15-year-old male youth had left a residence with a firearm. The surrounding area was checked for the youth, but he could not be located. At 9:30 a.m., the suspect was found in a residence on Lahey Road and arrested. The General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Divisiont executed a search warrant at this residence and a replica firearm was located. The 15-year-old male youth from Dartmouth is currently in custody and will appear Halifax Provincial Youth Court in the morning to face numerous firearm-related charges, threats and assault. No one was injured during this incident. This was not a random act, parties involved are known to each other.


    what are some thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post

    what are some thoughts on this?
    Don't threaten people with guns, replica or otherwise?

    Sounds from the charges like the kid for some reason hit and threatened people in the home with a fake gun, and they believed it to be real. As far as our laws are concerned, a fake gun IS a real gun if you use it in a crime. Kids' a minor so not much will happen to him, but he's still screwed up pretty good and i'm sure the police will have all kinds of things to say to him about that.

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    Assault does not require physical contact.

    265. (1) A person commits an assault when
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    (c) while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.
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    He could simply have been playing on the sidewalk and not moved aside when someone came along with a baby carriage.
    He could have had the toy slung over his back while collecting for UNICEF.
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    I no you should never threaten with a firearm, or any resemblance of any tool. but that being said it didn't sound to me as if he had threatened any person. it sounds more as if he walked to a friend's house or something more like that.
    ..but then again its hard to tell with anything with the media or police it seems they don't ever give a full story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxer View Post
    Don't threaten people with guns, replica or otherwise?

    Sounds from the charges like the kid for some reason hit and threatened people in the home with a fake gun, and they believed it to be real. As far as our laws are concerned, a fake gun IS a real gun if you use it in a crime. Kids' a minor so not much will happen to him, but he's still screwed up pretty good and i'm sure the police will have all kinds of things to say to him about that.
    The laws need to change. Don't complain about a generation of bubble children when the laws governing society give those children no other choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harbl_the_cat View Post
    The laws need to change. Don't complain about a generation of bubble children when the laws governing society give those children no other choice.
    What? What the hell does THAT mean? You think the kid didn't have a choice but to go threaten someone with a fake gun? Or did you mean that he should have been allowed to have a REAL gun at 15 in order to threaten them with properly? What 'choice' didn't he have here?

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    it sounds more as if he walked to a friend's house or something more like that.
    well the charges include threats and assault. That would seem to indicate something more than just carrying it to a friends. Also, it would appear that it was the people in the house who called the cops on him, so one would suspect they had some sort of reason other than 'swatting' poor little jimmy Then again, as you say:

    ..but then again its hard to tell with anything with the media or police it seems they don't ever give a full story
    True enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harbl_the_cat View Post
    The laws need to change. Don't complain about a generation of bubble children when the laws governing society give those children no other choice.
    Ok...easy Foxer. Lol. Harb....please elaborate on that point a bit for us, would you please.
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    It appears that if the item involved is a toy gun then the term "Replica Firearm" is used.
    If the item is actually a replica firearm then the term "Prohibited Device" is used.

    Are we being set up to accept that toy guns should be prohibited.

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