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Liberty1
01-23-2010, 12:14 PM
Does this guy have legal representation? He is still running his yap toooo much. :mad:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14247410?nclick_check=1

74-year-old San Jose man charged with misdemeanor for carrying gun near school
By Lisa Fernandez lfernandez@mercurynews.com


A month ago, nearly two dozen San Jose police officers circled around Sherman "Tony" Fontano after a parent spotted the 74-year-old toting a .357 unloaded Magnum near a school.

He was arrested, questioned for hours, and told he could possibly face a felony. It's illegal to carry a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school.

But Fontano, who supports the controversial Open Carry movement, is being charged with a lesser misdemeanor count — possessing a firearm within a school zone.

And Fontano is thanking his lucky stars.

"This is much, much, much better than a felony,'' Fontano said.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office filed the charge Jan. 6, and Fontano, who is out of custody, was told to appear in court on Feb. 22.

Fontano insists he isn't political, and just wanted to walk around with his showcase Magnum after his brothers told him about the Open Carry movement .Supporters of the movement want to persuade the public that guns should be treated as an accessory, much like a pen or iPod.

California Penal Code only prohibits concealed weapons and says nothing about if weapons are unloaded. The movement is gaining attention, pro and con, all over the country.

Fontano just didn't realize that there are certain exceptions about where you can walk around in this country with an unloaded gun.

Now, he said, he's getting educated. He bought a book and is brushing up on the law.

"Yeah, I'm going to carry my gun again,'' he said. "Just not near a school.''

edwardm
01-23-2010, 12:30 PM
And if found guilty of the 626.9 misdemeanor charge, he won't be carrying his gun again till he's 84. 12021(c) includes 626.9 violations.

Does this guy have legal representation? He is still running his yap toooo much. :mad:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14247410?nclick_check=1

Liberty1
01-23-2010, 12:35 PM
I hope some of our bogus GFSZ prosecution victims are later used to strike that prohibition down as a 2nd a violation and for it's obvious cruel and unusual aspects too.

N6ATF
01-23-2010, 2:19 PM
And if found guilty of the 626.9 misdemeanor charge, he won't be carrying his gun in the god-forsaken state of California again till he's 84. 12021(c) includes 626.9 violations.

Fixed.

Stoner
01-23-2010, 2:52 PM
This case really sucks for this guy. He thought he was doing the right thing, but did not have all the facts. And due to the recent attention UOC has received, i'm concerned that this poor guy may be used as an example to the UOC movement. But i guess if your gong to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs......

yelohamr
01-23-2010, 4:56 PM
This case really sucks for this guy. He thought he was doing the right thing, but did not have all the facts. And due to the recent attention UOC has received, i'm concerned that this poor guy may be used as an example to the UOC movement. But i guess if your gong to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs......

This poor guy is either dumber than a box of rocks or he got pranked by his brother Daryll and his other brother Daryll.

hoffmang
01-23-2010, 5:37 PM
But i guess if your gong to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs......

How can it be pro-gun to have people keep getting stripped of their gun rights for 10 years?

He was put in touch with counsel, but he doesn't appear savvy enough to use it.

-Gene

corrupt
01-23-2010, 5:49 PM
How can it be pro-gun to have people keep getting stripped of their gun rights for 10 years?

He was put in touch with counsel, but he doesn't appear savvy enough to use it.

-Gene


It is very sad, the whole thing.

I laughed at how the article said that the UOC movement wants people to see guns as an accessory like an iPod or whatever else... Sad.

N6ATF
01-23-2010, 6:59 PM
How can it be pro-gun to have people keep getting stripped of their gun rights for 10 years?

He was put in touch with counsel, but he doesn't appear savvy enough to use it.

-Gene

Forcing them to leave the state so they can actually exercise gun rights which do not exist here?

Or competent to stand trial.

HowardW56
01-23-2010, 8:26 PM
He was put in touch with counsel, but he doesn't appear savvy enough to use it. -Gene


Poor guy...

If he uses a PD he is toast.