Innocent Victims of Gun Control: The bear attack

Bear_AttackA Massachusetts man is facing charges of illegal possession of a firearm and failing to secure a weapon after using a shotgun to kill a bear that began chasing him in his own backyard while he was stocking his bird feeders.

The man in question is 76 year old Richard Ahlstrand of Auburn Massachusetts and the bear was 7 feet tall and pushing 400 pounds.  But despite the reasonable fear that a 76 year old man might feel in such a situation, the local prosecutors have gone after Mr. Ahlstrand with a vengeance.

When he went out that afternoon, he took his shotgun because he had seen the bear the day before and feared that it might still be around.  But local officials have used Mr. Ahlstrand’s bird feeder and the presence of the shotgun as the basis of additional charges of illegally baiting a bear and illegally killing a bear.

Apparently, the only thing that Mr. Ahlstrand could have done to satisfy local officials would have been to lay down and die.  He says that “They got me set up now like I’m some kind of murderer.  And then the environmental guy told me ‘You should have called me instead of shooting it.’  What was I going to do, say ‘Mister Bear would you excuse me please while I go make a phone call?’

The ‘Innocent Victims of Gun Control‘ series of articles details the effects of gun control policies on law abiding citizens and exposes the lie that gun control is only aimed at criminals.

About John Pierce

Monachus Lex is written by Virginia attorney John Pierce. John is a life-long gun rights advocate, an NRA certified instructor and co-founder of the nationwide gun rights group

He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, an MBA from George Mason University and is a 2012 Honors Graduate of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Professionally, John is a member of the American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee and his writings have been published by the ABA Civil Rights Litigation Committee and the ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.

In addition, his open carry advocacy has been featured on Nightline and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
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8 Responses to Innocent Victims of Gun Control: The bear attack

  1. Grapeshot says:

    Zero tolerance strikes again and as is usual misses the mark completely – in this case it penalizes the survivor for surviving.

    The “bare fact” is that this is selective prosecution to further the gun control agenda.

  2. JoeThePimpernel says:

    UN Agenda 21 at work to kill you.

    The entire purpose of UN Agenda 21, of which Global Warming/Climate Change is a subset, is to eliminate all private property and herd the peasants into high-rise containment facilities on the east and west coasts, leaving the interior of the country a Walden paradise for the global oligarchs to enjoy.

  3. swampsniper says:

    Thank God I still live in a place not completely controlled by liberals idiots.

  4. R.E. Hafner says:

    The state of Massachusetts is governed by idiots. The prosecutor, governor, chief of police and other so called gun grabbing officials should be tared, feathered and run out of town on a rail. I am surprised the people would tolerate these horses asses.

  5. wesley turner says:

    Bunch Of looses maybe the good guys should think about “TEXAS ” that ISN”T a liberal state then maybe the LIBERALS could find something to complain about then ??? ” REMEMBER COLD DEAD HANDS “

  6. ThomasR says:

    To progressive/socialusts, the killing of bears are more of an outrage than the murder of unborn children.

    It’s out an absolute self-hatred and complete contempt of themselves as human beings; this is why all policies and laws passed by these peopke ultimately destroy the culture and society that enacts them.

    Progressive/socialism is a cult of death and cultural suicide.

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