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hoffmang
02-07-2009, 9:14 AM
All,

The Calguns Foundation has volunteered to facilitate donations to Phil Dominguez's defense. If you want to help defend Phil from various firearms charges you can donate here (http://www.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/component/content/article/36-current-legal-cases/68-donate-to-phil-dominguez-lax-gun-confiscation).

Due to some color (which is not very serious and certainly no moral terpitude) this case is not appropriate for a full Calguns Foundation Defense. This blog post (http://sensiblyprogressive.blogspot.com/2009/01/anti-gun-la-police-and-visit-from-swat.html) outlines the situation pretty well.

FAQS

1. So how does this work?

As long as you mark your donation to support Phil Dominquez/LAX it will go directly to his legal defense.

2. Who is defending him?

Phil has decided to go with Chuck Michel and the office of TMLLP. As many here remember, Chuck has lots of experiences with cases that look very much like this (e.g. BWO.)

3. What happens to my donation if we raise enough to supplement Phil's payments and have money left over?

Any remaining earmarked donations will return to the general fund of CGF for use in all of the other work that CGF does on behalf of gun owners in the state.

4. Is my donation tax deductible?

It is very likely that it will be and it will be deductible retrospectively should CGF receive it's 501 (c) (3). The application is in process at IRS and FTB as of January 15, 2009.


I'm sure there will be other questions and please feel free to ask in this thread. Using the link (http://www.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/component/content/article/36-current-legal-cases/68-donate-to-phil-dominguez-lax-gun-confiscation) above you can donate using a credit card, a paypal account (yes we know), or by sending a check to the CGF address. If you use a credit card or paypal from the link above it will automatically be tagged for Phil's defense fund. If you send in a check, please make sure you specify that it is for Phil's defense and that you include an email address or Calguns handle so we can inexpensively send you a thank you letter if you donation is large enough to require it.

-Gene

Richie Rich
02-07-2009, 12:02 PM
Glad to hear that he has top quality representation and that we are helping out in some capacity.
I would love to know what "some color" means, but I will trust the judgement of the powers that be here.

Had no idea his home was also raided and property was taken as well as his truck being seized. Talk about adding insult to injury.

Will have to see if I can free up a couple of bucks to donate. Money is tight for me right now.

bwiese
02-07-2009, 12:16 PM
Glad to hear that he has top quality representation and that we are helping out in some capacity.
I would love to know what "some color" means, but I will trust the judgement of the powers that be here.

Please trust us that the color is 'technical' in nature and nothing to do with
moral or violence issues (i.e, no assault, drugs, fraud, theft/stolen, etc.)

hoffmang
02-07-2009, 1:03 PM
I would love to know what "some color" means, but I will trust the judgement of the powers that be here.


The blog post I link to has a good summary of the situation.

We are clearly very interested in helping defeat the silly charges of transporting an AW between eligible places not allowing stops. Does that mean that those with registered AWs can run red lights? I mean that's a stop on the way between eligible places.

Also, don't get me started on the 4th Amendment violation at the airport. It turns out that Chuck Michel was driving the_quark and I to LAX and we passed his truck on the way to the terminal. Had they stopped us it would have been an amusing conversation.

-Gene

Harrison_Bergeron
02-07-2009, 3:50 PM
If/When he wins would this be a cite-able case for others charged with the same thing?

hoffmang
02-07-2009, 4:04 PM
If/When he wins would this be a cite-able case for others charged with the same thing?

If the AW charge doesn't get dropped, potentially.

-Gene

anthonyca
02-08-2009, 3:20 AM
I just donated and I feel great about it.

Richie Rich
02-08-2009, 8:22 AM
The blog post I link to has a good summary of the situation.

We are clearly very interested in helping defeat the silly charges of transporting an AW between eligible places not allowing stops. Does that mean that those with registered AWs can run red lights? I mean that's a stop on the way between eligible places.

Also, don't get me started on the 4th Amendment violation at the airport. It turns out that Chuck Michel was driving the_quark and I to LAX and we passed his truck on the way to the terminal. Had they stopped us it would have been an amusing conversation.

-Gene

Ahh, reading is fundamental. Didn't see the "color" the first time I read the blog. Hopefully he can go full court press on this and not only get cleared, but get his collection returned to him.
That would have been one hell of a conversation if the cops had elected to stop you guys. What a hornets nest they would have stumbled on.

I shall see what I can scrape together.

glockwise2000
02-08-2009, 8:35 AM
What's the story with Phil Rodriguez/LAX? Any links to the story?:)

How's Don Anderson's case?

hoffmang
02-08-2009, 11:50 AM
I have received some updates on the actual charges but I need to find out from TMLLP what they are comfortable with having posted. More news during the week.

-Gene

hoffmang
02-08-2009, 11:54 AM
Ah,

Here (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29060543/) is a fair to poor recount of what Phil was charged with.


Man Pleads Not Guilty to LAX, Gun Charges

LOS ANGELES -- A man arrested after police found more than a dozen guns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his pickup truck when he was stopped at a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport pleaded not guilty Friday to 11 criminal charges.

Phillip Joseph Dominguez, 47, of Orange, will be back in court March 4 for a hearing to determine if he should stand trial on eight felonies and three misdemeanors.

Dominguez is charged with three felony counts each of unlawful assault weapons and possession of a deadly weapon and one count each of possession of an assault weapon and short-barreled shotgun or rifle activity.

The misdemeanor counts are having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in the city and possession of a controlled substance, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Dominguez was driving a gray Chevrolet Silverado when he was stopped about 11 a.m. Jan. 9 at a security checkpoint at the airport, authorities said. Police said they found the firearms in the bed of his truck during a routine check, including a loaded handgun, a loaded musket and two semi-automatic rifles.

Dominguez, who later told the Orange County Register that he was picking someone up at the airport that day and going to a shooting range, was released late that night on $50,000 bail.

Police served a search warrant at Dominguez's home and allegedly found three deadly weapons, including a nunchaku, and a controlled substance called testosterone enanthate.


The AW transport charge was not filed. From what I understand LA can't understand the rimfire AW exception amongst other things.

-Gene

sierratangofoxtrotunion
02-08-2009, 12:16 PM
LA can't understand the rimfire AW exception amongst other things.

:nuts::90:

SensiblyProgressiveGuy
02-08-2009, 1:00 PM
I've posted a new blog (http://sensiblyprogressive.blogspot.com/2009/02/unjust-assault-on-california-gun-owner.html) entry on this if anyone is interested.

Hopi
02-08-2009, 1:05 PM
I've posted a new blog (http://sensiblyprogressive.blogspot.com/2009/02/unjust-assault-on-california-gun-owner.html) entry on this if anyone is interested.

Welcome to the forum!

I've read your blog since the link was posted above. Bravo. Bravo. We need more of us on this board that echo the 'sensible progression' that you champion. Well done. Please stay awhile.

Again. Welcome!

56Chevy
02-08-2009, 1:15 PM
Police served a search warrant at Dominguez's home and allegedly found three deadly weapons, including a nunchaku, and a controlled substance called testosterone enanthate.

-Gene
I completely disagree with the weapons charges against him, but unless he had a prescription for the last item, he shouldn't be possessing it.

nick
02-08-2009, 1:24 PM
L.A. still has that silly law outlawing nunchakus? Mind you, I agree,it's better to use a gun. Less training required,not to mention a faster travelling projectile :)

Inoxmark
02-08-2009, 1:32 PM
Donated. This controlled substance is not a narcotic, it's a steroid used by bodybuilders. Probably same or similar to the stuff used by the recent baseball "legends". None of them are in jail for it, neither should be Mr. Dominquez.

ke6guj
02-08-2009, 1:34 PM
L.A. still has that silly law outlawing nunchakus?Actually, its CA that still has that silly law outlawing nuchakus.

nick
02-08-2009, 1:48 PM
Ah, I stand corrected. Oh well, I haven't owned one in years, ever since I stopped practicing...

SensiblyProgressiveGuy
02-08-2009, 5:07 PM
Welcome to the forum!

I've read your blog since the link was posted above. Bravo. Bravo. We need more of us on this board that echo the 'sensible progression' that you champion. Well done. Please stay awhile.

Again. Welcome!

Thanks! Since I'm not a Californian I won't be posting much here, but just reading I've been very impressed with the quality of the membership. I didn't realize there were so many right thinking people in the whole state. Good to know otherwise!

Of course here in Colorado we just had a 17 year old ROTC student suspended for 10 days for having her prop drill rifles in the back seat of her car at school. Not the same as going to jail, but still pretty ridiculous ... the irrational anti-gun types have an influence everywhere in the country.

U2BassAce
02-08-2009, 5:51 PM
Actually, its CA that still has that silly law outlawing nuchakus.

Is that what Bruce Lee used to use?:p

There is actually a law against them? Man for 99% of population those are more likely to land the holder of such "weapon" on the ground with a shot to the family jewels than be dangerous to anybody else. :D

ke6guj
02-08-2009, 5:54 PM
12020. (a) Any person in this state who does any of the following is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison:
(1) Manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses .. any nunchaku,
(c)(3) As used in this section, a "nunchaku" means an instrument consisting of two or more sticks, clubs, bars or rods to be used as handles, connected by a rope, cord, wire, or chain, in the design of a weapon used in connection with the practice of a system of self-defense such as karate.

phil dominguez
02-08-2009, 6:40 PM
I have been reading the post on this site and others, I knew I would have a great deal of support from the paintball community and I hoped to have some from the gun community..

I should of known that the gun community would stand behind me in this matter, not because of the repercussions but because you are great people.

My wife, children ( 4 daughters ages 13, 17, 23, and 27 whom all shoot and had there guns taken away as well) and I thank you all for your support.

Thanks to Gene for all of your support, and thanks to the West End Gun Club, Evans Shooter World and Fowlers Gun Room for all there support as well..


The Paintball Community will be throwing a defence fund rasing tournament for me. I will keep you updated on the time and place.

You know I used to hunt at least two to three times a year until I started playing paintball. ( I played Pro from 1989 to 2001 with two world championships) there is a little more challenge when your target is shooting back at you..If anyone is interested in playing we have true beginner division and the tournament will be in the bellflower area. ( nothing is set yet, but I have a good friend that owns Hollywood sports )

I still hunt and will have to cancel a guided pig hunt in nor cal in March due to not having the money or guns to attend...


Again thank you all from the bottom of my heart


Phil Dominguez

wildhawker
02-08-2009, 9:08 PM
Phil,

You have a donation headed your way via CGF from the wife and I. Please do keep us all posted as to any fundraising events and the progress of your case as counsel deems prudent.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family; stay positive, and remain confident that you'll both beat this and help advance our fundamental rights here in California.

Regards,

Brandon

Gryff
02-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Donation sent.

SteveH
02-09-2009, 12:17 PM
Controlled substance?

They going with H&S 11350, H&S 11377, B&P 4060..or one of the more obscure sections?

What schedule is testosterone? I'm wondering if the cops are making the all too common mistake of believing B&P 4060 prohibits the possession of ALL prescription drugs without a prescription? When in fact it only applies to controlled substances.

SteveH
02-09-2009, 12:22 PM
I completely disagree with the weapons charges against him, but unless he had a prescription for the last item, he shouldn't be possessing it.

There is no california law that prohibits the possession of prescription medication without a Rx unless that Rx drug is in fact a scheduled drug, (controlled substance). I teach narcotics enforcement and if I could use a hammer to beat one thing into my students heads its that you cant arrest someone for viagra, amoxicillion, Rx ibu, ect because B&P 4060 doesnt apply to all Rx drugs. It only applies to controlled substance.

I'm not familiar with the drug referred to in the article though. Anyone know if its a controlled substance? (SCH I, II, III, IV, ect)?

Librarian
02-09-2009, 1:12 PM
There is no california law that prohibits the possession of prescription medication without a Rx unless that Rx drug is in fact a scheduled drug, (controlled substance). I teach narcotics enforcement and if I could use a hammer to beat one thing into my students heads its that you cant arrest someone for viagra, amoxicillion, Rx ibu, ect because B&P 4060 doesnt apply to all Rx drugs. It only applies to controlled substance.

I'm not familiar with the drug referred to in the article though. Anyone know if its a controlled substance? (SCH I, II, III, IV, ect)?

testosterone enanthate (http://www.drugs.com/pro/testosterone-enanthate.html) - it's schedule (http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/scheduling.html) III

Cali-V
02-09-2009, 10:47 PM
Donation... on it's way...

SteveH
02-12-2009, 4:23 PM
Next hearing date?

phil dominguez
02-12-2009, 7:29 PM
March 4

CCWFacts
02-12-2009, 8:12 PM
March 4

Is there any benefit to having friends and supporters show up at any of these hearings? If so, I'm sure that some people who might not be able to support with money right now would support by showing up.

vrand
02-12-2009, 8:26 PM
There is no california law that prohibits the possession of prescription medication without a Rx unless that Rx drug is in fact a scheduled drug, (controlled substance). I teach narcotics enforcement and if I could use a hammer to beat one thing into my students heads its that you cant arrest someone for viagra, amoxicillion, Rx ibu, ect because B&P 4060 doesnt apply to all Rx drugs. It only applies to controlled substance.

I'm not familiar with the drug referred to in the article though. Anyone know if its a controlled substance? (SCH I, II, III, IV, ect)?

Thanks for the clarification :thumbsup:

phil dominguez
02-15-2009, 2:51 PM
My Lawyers didnt even want my family there, They dont want this turing into a circus... so what I think dont count>>>>>>>>.

Again, thanks for all of the support

Phil Dominguez

pTa
02-15-2009, 3:57 PM
hang in there

w55
02-15-2009, 6:37 PM
Donated, what a nightmare.

PeteRR
02-27-2009, 2:52 PM
Donated. Good luck.

acegunnr
02-27-2009, 3:02 PM
Donated.

zachary2287
02-27-2009, 5:27 PM
Donated. Hang in there. My wife and I will be keeping a close eye on whats going on.

Vtec44
02-27-2009, 7:46 PM
Donated.

phil dominguez
03-02-2009, 7:48 PM
Again, My wife and I would like to thank all of you that have donated and those of you that have added my family to your prayers and good thoughts..the following is a e-mail from my wife to her friends which includes the statement from my attorneys, and again Thank you very much. here is a link to a blog from the paintball community.

http://thepaintballagenda.blogspot.com/




Hello!

It's been crazy here at my house these past few months. Don't think that I have been ignoring some of you but I have been dealing with my husband's arrest of a few months ago. Some of you already know what has been happening these past few months and I thank you for your prayers. For those that don't know, here is a brief rundown of what has been happening in my family's lives. This was just released by my husband's attorney......................................



On Friday, January 9, 2009, Fox 11 News reported the arrest of Mr. Phillip Dominguez at Los Angeles International Airport. According to the Daily Breeze, Mr. Dominguez was on his way to pick up a friend arriving at the airport and then go shooting at a range. The L.A. Times reported "authorities said that there was no indication the man intended to cause harm at the terminal." In a follow-up report Fox 11 News then called Mr. Dominguez a "knucklehead" for being in possession of a number of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition while driving into Los Angeles Airport.

What the media fails to understand is that there is nothing illegal, nor even particularly startling to firearm owners who understand what a trip to the range entails.

The arrest was only the beginning. On the following Tuesday morning, January 13, 2009, at approximately 6 a.m. Mr. Dominguez's home was raided by the Los Angeles Police Department Gun Unit. While still in their pajamas, Mr. Dominguez, his wife and two daughters (ages 17 and 13), were led out of their home at gun point by LAPD. Mr. and Mrs. Dominguez were handcuffed for six hours while officers seized thousands of dollars in property, including all his (and his wife's) firearms, magazines, and boxes of ammunition.

The law firm of Trutanich-Michel, LLP was retained by Phillip Dominguez concerning his criminal case.

Mr. Dominguez was arraigned on February 6, 2009. The complaint alleges 11 counts, eight felonies and three misdemeanors. Mr. Dominguez is charged with three violations of California Penal Code section 12280(a)(1) transportation of an assault weapon for: a Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM II, a Kel-Tec SU-16 Rifle, and a Spikes Tactical ST22. One count of violation of Penal Code section 12280(b) possession of a Mauser Semi Auto Rifle. One count possession of a short barrel rifle pursuant to Penal Code section 12020(a)(1). Three counts possession of a deadly weapon under Penal Code section 12020(a)(1). And three misdemeanor counts; possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in Los Angeles, and possession of testosterone enanthate.

Trutanich-Michel has received numerous calls about the status of this case, the charges, and inquiries about what people can do to help. Contributions to Mr. Dominguez's defense fund can be made by check sent to Trutanich Michel LLP at 180 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 200 Long Beach, CA 90802. Please indicate in the subject line: "Dominguez Defense Fund." Tax deductible contributions can be made to CalGuns Foundation. Make sure that the donation is marked for "Mr. Dominguez's Defense Fund."

Chuck Michel plans on fighting this case to the fullest, meeting with the prosecution, and resolving the case to a just conclusion.



Fortunately, my handcuffs were released after about 15 minutes. Just so you know, my husband was on the way to an outdoor firing range. Not only were all his guns double locked, but he also had ammunition and targets all boxed up. He also had safety equipment (including a shovel, which is required by the outdoor range for fire prevention) and cleaning equipment. To obtain the search warrant the LAPD said my husband had assault rifles, but said assault rifles are just ordinary rifles that were purchased as is at reputable gun stores. What amazes me is the amount of tax dollars that are being wasted on this case while pedophiles and gang bangers are flooding the streets of LA. Yet, LAPD came down to our quiet little home in the upper middle class section of the City of Orange to harrass a hard-working family, not to mention that I work with special education high school students and my husband just organized a fundraising paintball event for the Riverside County Autistic Education Department. I thank God for his grace and blessings during this trying time. Please keep our family in your prayers.

Love,

Sue

Never Convicted
07-03-2009, 11:58 AM
disgusted and dont know which way to turn. real easy to throw a guy under the bus, but no one of the mainstream media has ever done a follow up story? should I be surprised at that? or should I be surprised at myself for thinking that something different would have happened...

Good luck to you and your family Phil, maybe I will see you sometime on the field.

SCMA-1
07-03-2009, 12:20 PM
What's the latest on this case?

SCMA-1

ke6guj
07-03-2009, 12:24 PM
What's the latest on this case?

SCMA-1

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=198633
To All the Calgunners,

Chuck and Joseph are the ****!!! they got me my stuff back and a 120.00 dollar fine. no felony

Cant say much more than that right now, I just want to give a shout out to all of you that helped out with my defense fund and give a big shout out to Chuck Micheal and Joseph Silvoso at Trutanich and Micheal...

Thanks to all, Great Job Guys, I was worried. Those guys didnt wavier and were very confident, I think the lady DA knew I was getting roped by the gun unit..... but that just my opinion


Phil Dominguez

Theseus
07-03-2009, 1:51 PM
Great! I am glad to hear all ended well.