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    Horace Boothroyd III

    I think we'll just chalk this up to "waiting for more info."
    They could have given him any kind of discharge AFAIK just to kick him down the road

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 05:32:48 PM PDT

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    •  Reading General Discharge. So he wouldn't (2+ / 0-)

      have been a prohibited possessor.

      But this goes to "enforce the laws we have". The guy had two incidents, one fucking clerical error caused him not to be prosecuted, the other prosecutorial indifference. Neither per se would have made him a prohibited possessor, but they would likely have limited his ability to get a CAC card, and certainly would have put him on law enforcement's radar.

      Instead, we have this overburdened justice system sighing under the weight of the "war on drugs" who can't find the time to correctly process a guy who got into trouble with weapons twice.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 02:29:21 AM PDT

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