Motorist arrested because of alleged billy club possession

2013-02-12T17:32:00Z 2013-02-12T18:32:33Z Motorist arrested because of alleged billy club possession Napa Valley Register
February 12, 2013 5:32 pm

A motorist was arrested Sunday during a traffic stop at about 10:30 p.m. on Highway 29/Broadway at South Napa Junction Road for allegedly having a billy club in the vehicle, according to the American Canyon Police Department.

Eric Thomas Hoffman, 26, of Upper Lake, was booked into the Napa County jail, police said.

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  1. Napa120
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    Napa120 - February 13, 2013 8:01 am
    Interesting, owning a club is illegal but owning a firearm is not. I would think that the Second Amendment would allow me to "arm" myself with a night stick or a firearm. We already know that the Supreme Court has ruled that individuals have a constitutional right to have loaded firearms at home. I wonder if the Supreme Court has ever heard a case allowing an individual to own a club at home?
  2. Veracity
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    Veracity - February 13, 2013 8:46 am
    Sounds like a typical anti-gun troll. BUT, I'll point out the obvious: It IS lllegal to possess a loaded firearm in a vehicle and it is NOT illegal to possess a "club" in your home with a few exceptions for very specific illegal weapons.
  3. Napa120
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    Napa120 - February 13, 2013 9:39 am
    Not anti-gun. Just pointing out the absurdity of CA law on the Billy Club. You can have an unloaded firearm in your car (with ammo near), but can't have a "club" in your car. It seems to me that someone could test the constitutionally of this law with the Second Amendment.
  4. Veracity
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    Veracity - February 13, 2013 3:25 pm
    Gotcha. And agree with the 12020 oddities.
  5. WYN007
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    WYN007 - February 14, 2013 5:11 pm
    You can own a SCHARADE you can own handcuffs, and pepper spray, and types of stun devices.
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