Saturday, March 08, 2008

Guns - UPDATED

UPDATED:

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen has been cleared of all major charges first filed against him in 2008. - Arcata Eye MARCH 2012

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The DA wants weapons, Blue Lake has more weapons than even he planned to get, Mendo's DA Vroman had weapons - do they need 'em?
TS Blue Lake's gun arsenal called shocking
Until recently, the Blue Lake Police Department had a chief, a sergeant, two officers and 27 submachine guns.

TS Feds eye firearms in Gundersen case
Both state and federal law are fairly clear about possessing a submachine gun or a pistol with a silencer: It's illegal in California, and illegal in the United States without a special permit from the ATF. Under California law, the penalty for possession of a machine gun is an unspecified prison term, up to a $10,000 fine, or both. For possession of a silencer it's the same.

But state law allows a law enforcement agency to buy machine guns, and for officers to have them and silencers -- as long as they use them in an official capacity and within the scope of their duties. In fact, there is no limit on the number of submachine guns an agency can have, said California Department of Justice spokesman Abraham Arredondo...

So far, Gallegos has charged Gundersen with two gun crimes. They are related to the H&K MP5 submachine gun reportedly found in a safe in his garage and the pistol with a silencer. Gallegos alleges Gundersen was in unlawful possession of both under violations of penal codes related to individuals.


updated Related coverage, with links

UPDATED:

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen has been cleared of all major charges first filed against him in 2008. - Arcata Eye MARCH 2012

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read that PVG charged Chief Dave with the MP5 and the silenced pistol. It will be interesting to see what the ATF investigation turns up. ATF can trace the serial numbers. If Chief Dave obtained the guns with his chief of police status can they still charge him? There is no way a four person department should have so many guns let alone full automatic's. I do hope they can nail the good chief for something.

This one does seem to take the heat off PVG for the Douglas/Zanotti fiasco and the Palco four strike mess.

As mentioned it will be a hell of a preliminary hearing. To watch that is. I wonder if PVG will be on vacation when this one goes to court?

Anonymous said...

Hey dude - surf's up!

But really - gallegos doesn't even surf. He paddles out and sits there like a dufus. What a loser.