Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
My exact words...
The police should have done a thorough search for something illegal in dummy's house. Or is it normal to have loaded 9mm guns laying around the house and on the kitchen counter? Got to wonder about the activities of a 29-year-old man who keeps a loaded 9mm on his counter.
"Got to wonder" is a bit different than "must be gulity". Perhaps this is something we can agree on...? If he was cleaning his gun and shot himself, then I would be less suspicious. In my old rock band days, I used to know a few people who made a decent living selling drugs. I actually went into the house of a couple (after-hours parties). Both kept loaded guns at an arm's reach in their house at all times. I remember it well b/c it made me very nervous. Just speaking from experience though. I cannot speak for all dealers or all criminals though. I am sure that there are some dealers who abide by most laws and do not keep or discharge a loaded 9mm in their house. Not that it is illegal to have a loaded 9mm in your house (it isn't). But when people "wonder" about 29-year-old men who keep a loaded 9mm on their counter, do not blame those people for "wondering". It tends to be a normal thought for most non-9mm-on-their-counter-types. Just saying...
The problem with your logic is that if the cops searched the guy's house just because he owned a 9mm, even if they found a ton of drugs, illegal weapons, and a white slavery ring, the charges would get dropped so fast it'd make your head spin. No DA is going to prosecute something like that because it would be thrown out of court because there was no probable cause to search the house. Owning a 9mm is not probable cause any more than owning a switchblade is.