Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Firearms, ammo cited as 'contraband' by city kitty

McGregor – The speedometer in the old pickup showed a legal speed as the good old boy cruised north out of this prairie town at the junction of US 84 and State Hwy 317.

When the city cop put the lights on him, he pulled over – and promptly realized he couldn't find his insurance papers.

That's when the cop told him he was doing 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

And then the officer saw the guns and ammunition on the passenger seat. Hand to the heel of the service weapon, assumption of the combat stance, and a request to exit the vehicle.

Out of the car, frisked and patted down, he returned to his pickup, only to and learn that his driver's license expired on his birthday – six months ago. What's more, his vehicle registration and inspection stickers were out of date.

He survived the warrants check, and signed the ticket; but, noted on the bottom, was the notation for the judge that the suspect had “contraband” in the form of firearms and .223 Remington ammo in the vehicle – while he had no weapon that fires .223 rounds.

This is the day that the Lord hath made. Relax and get happy in it.

May we live in interesting times, folks. Guns and ammunition are now known as contraband.

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