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Man Fined 1K for Saving a Boys Life with an Unregistered Gun

Officials have agreed not to file criminal charges against a Washington D.C. man who used his handgun to kill a pit bull in order to stop it from mauling a child.

Benjamin Srigley made an agreement with authorities last week which will require the 39-year-old to pay a $1,000 fine for the three unregistered firearms and ammunition that were found in his possession the day he saved Jayeon Smith from three unleashed pit bulls. During the attack, Srigley used his Ruger 9mm pistol to shoot at the animals that left Jayeon with scars on his elbow, torso and leg.

“In our recent memory this is a unique charge because of the unusual circumstances of this case,” said Ted Gest a spokesman for the office of the attorney general.

While investigating the case, police seized Srigley’s pistol, which he said was purchased legally in Virginia and close to 100 rounds of ammunition. Police also confiscated two other guns that had been in storage – an M1 Garand and a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. According to officials, all Sridley’s firearms will be returned once he registers them in Maryland, where he plans to move…

Read more at The Washington Times

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  • Robert

    So, even though he doesn’t live there permanently yet, they can still take his legally owned firearms? What am I missing here? If it were me, I wouldn’t move there… No good deed goes unpunished in Washington DC

  • Doc

    Gun control would have allowed this child to die. I’m so glad you liberal child murderers are in charge in DC.

  • CQQL33

    It looks more and more like Hitlers’ 1935………..?????????????

  • Wasp

    There should be an “Iron Curtain put up around Communist D.C.” We could then control anything crossing the border.

  • Robert

    I have come up with a money saving idea… Ask potential victim who they voted for? Or what ideological group do they agree with: Conservative or Liberanuts… Your support or willingness to pull your weapon will depend on their answer!