Couple arrested for pointing a rifle at a daycare center while taking bodybuilding photos.

This couple was using a rifle as a photo prop in a densely populated area. That was stupid, so let’s get that out of the way. However, the rest of the article and the charges are just as dumb. One of the charges was exhibiting a firearm on school property. It’s a strip mall, so the parking lot isn’t the grounds of a school. According to the center’s website and licensing information (It’s Devon Aire Kiddy College) they have a total of 13 children receiving voluntary pre-K out of the 90 or so kids who are ‘enrolled’ there. Pre-K isn’t elementary, middle, or secondary school, so the 1,000 foot restriction doesn’t apply:

 in the presence of one or more persons in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner and not in lawful self-defense, at a school-sponsored event or on the grounds or facilities of any school, school bus, or school bus stop, or within 1,000 feet of the real property that comprises a public or private elementary school, middle school, or secondary school, during school hours or during the time of a sanctioned school activity, commits a felony of the third degree, 

emphasis added

The daycare center in question is in a strip mall. Florida has no requirement that schools be registered or licensed. So even if this law did cover daycare centers, how is anyone supposed to know when they are within 1,000 feet of a daycare center?

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poppi · April 25, 2024 at 10:04 am

If you were to plot out the location of every school or school-bus stop on a map,
and then draw a 1000 foot diameter circle around each one,
you would find, in the typical urban or suburban area,
that most of the circles overlap.
That’s one stealthy way of outlawing anything they want.
No guns within 1000 feet..
No smoking within 1000 feet…
No bars within 1000 feet..
No ________ within 1000 feet…

    Aesop · April 25, 2024 at 1:40 pm

    That constitutes an “unlawful takings” clause in two-to three different ways, and as such violates the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.

    But then again, the state knew that when they wrote it.

    This is just carte blanche for LE to administer law like Humpty Dumpty in Alice In Wonderland: “The Law is whatever I mean for it to be, neither more nor less.

    This is the trademark of police state dictatorship.
    Left unhindered long enough, the only solution is shooting people in the face.
    Yet again.

Will · April 25, 2024 at 10:30 am

“According to an arrest report, officers pulled up just before 4 p.m. to see Ruiz holding the loaded rifle while kneeling in a “firing position” and taking aim towards the daycare’s door — with Pereira snapping photos of him.” If it was loaded, that was dumb as shit. Even unloaded, that ain’t smart.

    Divemedic · April 25, 2024 at 11:09 am

    We started with that. That isn’t the point of the post, however.

Slats Grobnik · April 25, 2024 at 6:19 pm

Rifley time is for making good commies which will come after the (s)election.
Not for out in the open at a Karen temple of consumerism or a state indoctrination center precursor.
Some busybody should rally for these daycare centers to be licensed and taxed by the state for the good of the collective.
The church across the street was my daycare center and I just loved the Asian teacher with the funny eyes.

49%mfer · April 27, 2024 at 7:54 pm

Those are two seriously ugly motherfuckers. And seriously stupid, as well. Maybe lay off the ‘roids for a bit, eh?

GuardDuck · April 28, 2024 at 9:48 am

I have been informed, by many reliable internet experts©, that regular gun handling rules and laws don’t apply to actors and models while doing actoring and modeling stuff.

This is why Alec Baldwin cannot be held responsible for killing someone, and therefore why these two rocket surgeons should be immediately released from their political prosecution…

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