Friday, July 20, 2007

Our Shaun Wins One!

Yep, that's OUR Shaun from

Way to go!!!

Gun buff wins round; cop fears 'Old West'

With Mother's Day approaching, Shaun Kranish needed a gift, so he strapped on his unloaded semiautomatic 9 mm pistol and left his Rockford home to do some shopping.

During his May 2006 trip to CherryVale Mall in Cherry Valley, Kranish put the 15-round magazine into a separate pouch on the holster, where he could easily reach it if necessary.

Kranish, 21, picked up some tea for his mother, ate pizza at the food court, then noticed two security guards warily following him. Taken into custody, he was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a felony.

Earlier this week, a Winnebago County judge dismissed the charge in a ruling that gun advocates hailed as a victory for 2nd Amendment rights in Illinois. Advocates for gun control say the ruling spotlights the need for the legislature to close a legal loophole.

An activist for looser gun control in Illinois, Kranish interprets current state law to mean that he can carry his unloaded weapon in a holster as long as it's completely covered. The law allows unloaded weapons to be transported in containers but doesn't mention holsters.



Blogger Scott C. Haley said...

Good for you, Shaun! Challenge the Corporatocracy whenever possible.

2:49 AM  

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