Comments for: Police find firearms at felon’s home in Jay

Posted Dec. 28, 2012, at 4:47 p.m.

JAY | A Look Brook Circle resident was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of firearms by a felon after police searched his home. Jay Police Department received information that Scott McAlpine, 48, of Jay, who is prohibited from having firearms, might have them at his residence, said …

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  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    If these darn criminals would just obey gun laws! Oh yeah, criminals don’t obey the law.

    • Anonymous

      Can not wait to see the comments from liberals on this article, see this is not a law abiding gun owner.

      • Anonymous

        Well numb numb…having a building full of trained armed men doesn’t seem to work very well either:

        http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8934293&hpt=hp_t2

        Guy manages to get an entire magazine off and injure 3 cops before someone finally puts him down. So much for the good guys guns taking down the bad guy before he can hurt people.

        The only reason one of them survived was because he was wearing a vest. Maybe everyone should wear bullet proof vests instead.

        • Anonymous

          You sure did pick the right username for yourself. You exaggerate more than they do.

          • Anonymous

            Pretty weak comment, but, what do you really expect from people like that…? You gotta give him credit for the exaggeration, it aint everyone that can pull that off….

        • Anonymous

          numb numb……??? Wow….

        • Anonymous

          Obviously one of the officers did not follow training protocol as the bad guy somehow got his hands on the officer’s service weapon. Complacency?

    • Anonymous

      There isn’t some Magic Pipeline where “criminals” can get their hands on an endless supply of guns but “law abiding citizens” can’t. Almost all illegally-owned and criminally-used firearms entered society as legal, dealer-purchased firearms. They end up in illegal hands via “secondary markets” (legal and grey-legal private sales), aided by incredibly lax requirements for documentation, storage, transfer, and theft/loss-reporting in most states.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Yet they still seem to get them, so what’s your point?

      • Anonymous

        Not all guns get there by a legal dealer, they are also imported across our borders ever day, not sold by a gun dealer or a legal gun owner.

  • Anonymous

    How’s a poor fella going to protect his home and hearth if he cain’t have a gun? Where does the Second Amendment say a man has to be a good citizen to keep and bear arms? By gorry it just ain’t fair!

    • Anonymous

      And so it begins

  • Anonymous

    Say it ain’t so! A criminal NOT obeying a gun law? Proof just one more law would make all the difference!

    Best way to deal with this is to take them away from those that DO obey the law!

    Liberal logic at it’s finest!

    • Anonymous

      Actually, this is an example of a gun law working (being able to
      “pick up” and “put away” violators before they have a chance to do actual harm), but OK.

      • Anonymous

        Laws only work if they are obeyed. If the law worked he would not have had the firearms in the first place. In this case the law did not work. If it weren’t for someone turning him in he would still be a felon in possession of firearms. I’m willing to bet that this information did not come from a concerned citizen, but rather from someone with a personal problem with Mr. McAlpine, or someone trying to get out of their own leagal troubles.

        • Anonymous

          By that logic, the laws against (for example) murder and theft don’t work, because on any given day some people obviously commit those crimes anyway.

          • Anonymous

            So you figured out that murder is illegal and yet it still happens. So how did the fact that a law preventing felons from possessing firearms keep this guy from possessing a firearm? Excuse me , three firearms?

          • Anonymous

            That is right! Criminals do NOT obey laws thus prisons full of them are everywhere. Those of us who obey the law do not need more of them to tell us what we already know is WRONG!!

          • Anonymous

            It’s not the law(s) that is the problem, it’s the punishment given that is the problem, it’s a slap on the wrist ect… it’s the club med that go to, it’s all the right they have in prison when they took away the person’s rights they murdered, if you take away someone else’s right then you do not deserve all these right either. You have the right to a fair trail, then the right to sit in a cell and die.

      • Anonymous

        Working? A felon in this case had a firearm. If a FELON can get a firearm in direct violation of the law that ALREADY exists then what will more laws do?

      • Anonymous

        What law worked here? someone turned him in for breaking the law, if they would of just looked the other way, this person would still have his guns, and no law would of stopped him from getting them.

  • Anonymous

    Very high five Jay P.D. and the Maine Warden Service! Proof positive that smaller P.D.’s have the clear ability to enforce firearms laws ethically and responsibly. Sadly, that is the opposite of what occurred on the part of the Piscataquis S.O. when they did nothing to execute Judge Kevin Stipham’s Firearms Relinquishment Order to collect all of Steven Lake’s firearms in July, 2010. The result: Amy, Coty and Monica Lake all died on June 13, 2011 directly and solely due to that law enforcement failure.

  • A warrant? What? I thought we quit using those!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a criminal, ratted a citizen out to save his own butt..

    • Tyke

      Sounds like a citizen ratted a criminal out, to save whoever the CRIMINAL was thinking of shooting.

  • Bill Cat

    Well now, sounds like a case of justice, always gotta wonder about that ‘received information’ part, tho. “Received information” as in ‘please don’t tell my PO about the bag of weed’ or maybe ‘I’ll tell if you don’t bust me.’ Just this heartfelt inkling that these are not random tips or information from local good citizens… Just saying…

    • Anonymous

      Does it really matter how or from whom they received the tip, considering that they were able to take three guns off the street from someone prohibited from having them? Do you have any sound, intelligent advice for the man that you have previously given to others that own guns legally?

      • Bill Cat

        Oh, you again. No pompous speech this week? Ran out of coffee or what? Not going to try to wow everybody with rambling half-pages of the world according to you, and then have some stooge follow that up? Dude, I’m disappointed. “If ya own a gun legally it’s the right way, if not best of luck.

        • Anonymous

          I have plenty of coffee and my opinions are the same. I can tell that you still have the self rightous attitude that leads you to make disgusting comments, you remember the one you made wishing someone would take their life because their opinion differs from yours.

          • Bill Cat

            No doubt you’re sure you’re right when you think you’re right.

          • Anonymous

            Being the empty soul that you are, I did not think that you would address your previous comments that I mentioned above.

          • Bill Cat

            Let you tell it, pally.

          • Anonymous

            I did not figure you would be man enough to own up to it there chummy.

          • Bill Cat

            I’m sure you’re right when you think you’re right. Mmm, hmm, you’re SURE you’re right.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, I am sure that I am right there buddy. Your comments from the previous thread where we traded jabs was definitely a tell tale sign of who and what you are.

          • Bill Cat

            That’s what your neck says.

          • Anonymous

            From your last four comments it sounds like you have started your New Year’s celebration early or maybe you have had a little too much coffee.

          • Bill Cat

            Let you tell it…

  • Anonymous

    Probably common knowledge in town, but you have to say an “informant” to make it legal…

  • Anonymous

    Could be he got the guns at a gun show, I’m glad we don’t need any laws to have these

    convicted felons pass a check. Hell lets get rid of all checks it takes to much time.

    Sarcasm intended.

    • Anonymous

      Good point. I’m not against gun ownership (for people who are mentally stable and of good standing) but I cannot understand why a thinking person would be opposed to waiting periods and vetting of the purchaser.

  • Anonymous

    “Scott McAlpine, 48, of Jay, who is prohibited from having firearms,”… What makes ANY lawmaker think words spoken or paper will keep someone from getting access to guns?

    • Anonymous

      All liberal lawmakers think that, remember when n. korea, sent off that rocket, obama sent the leader a stern letter. Oh I bet that scared n korea to death,

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