Yosemite Sam Arrested For Martha’s Vineyard New Year’s Shotgun Celebration

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MVTimes.com – Oak Bluffs police arrested Brian Weston, 60, of Hampden, Massachusetts, on New Year’s Eve, and charged him with firing a shotgun multiple times, in what Mr. Weston claimed was a celebration of the New Year.

Police later discovered 12 weapons, 27 spent shell casings, and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition in a home at 29 Second Avenue, near the Oak Bluffs Library, where the shots were fired, according to a police report. Mr. Weston’s license to carry firearms was revoked.

“The New Year had just started and I heard what I believed to be fireworks,” Officer Seth Harlow wrote in his police report. “There was a succession of loud ‘bangs,’ but I never saw any flashes of light in the sky.”

Once they located the home where the shots were fired, police asked Mr. Weston for identification. According to the police report, he became belligerent and scuffled with officers as they tried to take him into custody. Police say they observed a very strong odor of alcohol on Mr. Weston’s breath.

According to the police report, Mr. Weston maintained that he was celebrating the New Year and that he never had any intention of hurting anyone. He also said he shot at a deer because it was damaging his garden.

Aw c’mon ol’ Brian Weston was just fixin’ to to tryna have a good ol’ time on Nawyers Eve! What kinda world are we livin’ in when ya ain’t allowed to randomly shoot yer gun in celebration, and then quickly blast Bambi for eatin’ yer basil while yer at it?

I’ll tell you what though, if I told you a guy got arrested for being shitfaced and shooting off his gun in celebration of the New Year with a revoked license, and you closed your eyes and pictured him in your mind, he would look EXACTLY like that photograph.

P.S. Seriously though if you take away the revoked license part did this guy do anything illegal? You can do all that other stuff in this country as long as you have a license right?

P.P.S. ‘Merica?

P.P.P.S. Fuck Yeah?

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Comments 1

  1. Yes. Very illegal. Specifically, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of an occupied dwelling. Also aiming and firing any firearm skyward is roughly equivalent to taping your gas pedal to the floor and then trying to drive from the passenger seat. Hopefully he actually fired downward, in which case he was just making noise. I’ve seen more than a few rounds discharged on NYE, and it’s usually three or four per Instance. Not 27. Ultimately it seems like nobody got hurt, and I am going to assume everything was fired in a safe direction, so I kinda/sorta don’t have a problem with what he did. Until the point when you realize that he fired 27 shots. On MV. In certain environments, you kinda need to expect certain reactions. Also, 27 shots fired means he had to reload several times, approximately five times (depending on capacity). In court he will definitely have to answer questions related to intent, and the number of shots fired and the number of thoughtful reloads required will require more than a little ‘splainin. Unfortunately this is a poster child for the gun control advocates. Which makes responsible gun owners a victim in this case.

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