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Menlo Park: Teens with guns, large-capacity magazine arrested after traffic stop

Original post made on Nov 22, 2019

Two men, an 18-year-old from Menlo Park and a 19-year-old from Redwood City, were arrested Nov. 14 for possession of a loaded gun and a large-capacity magazine in a vehicle, according to the Menlo Park Police Department.

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Posted by GunTotet
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Nov 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm

“When guns are outlawed only OUTLAWS will have guns”!


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Posted by Belle Haven Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Belle Haven Resident is a registered user.

I have guns but I don't feel happy about these guys having even more guns. There is a role for the police even in a well-armed society.


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Posted by Drumf dog
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:05 pm

Im not scared of gangbangers with guns as they dont go around shooting up schools and churches and concerts and theatres etc. Be scared of skeeter, cooter and jasper


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Posted by Chris Bay
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Nov 23, 2019 at 10:23 am

This is a non story, posted just to stir up the general population. If there is more to this story than by all means write about it when you have all the facts. You purposefully made this sound like these young men had a rifle and were planing to do harm to someone in the community. Go read the 2nd Amendment


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Posted by muskets for well regulated militias
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Nov 23, 2019 at 11:47 am

Chris: which militia are you part of?

and why not post a photo of your musket?

I'm pretty sure our founding fathers weren't thinking about high capacity magazines for their well regulated militias.

Last question: where do YOU draw the line? Machine guns? bazookas? Javelin anti-tank weapons?


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Posted by Margo
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Nov 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm

At the time the constitution was written, there were few police departments, national guards, country sherifs, etc. Thus they saw a need for a "well armed militia". I don't see that now. Nor do I support a universal gun ban. What I don't see is a need for a shotgun or rifle unless one is a hunter, nor a pistol unless one is afraid for one's personal and family safety. I have yet to see a convincing argument for other weapons. I believe the NRA has elevated that 2nd amendment to a never intended status, as well as using scare tactics to gun owners that their guns will be confiscated. I would guess that most non gun owners are a bit perplexed by why someone wants guns, but would not take away those used for the above purposes. However, I do have a hard time justifying high capacity magazines. This strikes me as an issue in which respectful discussion and compromise would be really useful.


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Posted by Menlo Park resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Nov 25, 2019 at 10:46 am

Why did a 19 year old and an 18 year old need to have a loaded gun and a large capacity magazine (quoted from Giffords law center web page:Large capacity ammunition magazines are a common thread in many high-profile mass shootings in the United States. Because shooters with such magazines can fire at large numbers of people without taking the time to reload, those in the line of fire do not have a chance to escape, law enforcement does not have the chance to intervene, and the number of lives shattered by acts of gun violence increases dramatically.)with them in a car in Menlo Park?


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Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Nov 25, 2019 at 1:53 pm

@muskets...:
So, I guess you would then ban the internet and TV news and radio as the Founders never envisioned these instruments of mass communication. After all, they had only crudely printed flyers and could communicate verbally only as far as their voices would carry. So, where do YOU draw the line for the 1st amendment? A PA system? A hand-held megaphone? Newspapers? ???

Sorry, the genius of the founding fathers was that the Constitution is written in such a way that it is still applicable today. A brilliant document!


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Posted by muskets for well regulated militias
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Nov 25, 2019 at 2:13 pm

West Menlo: where do YOU draw the line? Machine guns? bazookas? Javelin anti-tank weapons?


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