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The head of the black panthers who put out a bounty on Zimmerman gets arrested. He’s a felon in possession.

12 Responses to “Oops”

  1. nk Says:

    Sweet karma? No. Typical Black Panther? Yes.

  2. RWC Says:

    FN 5.7? That’s the one that shoots exploding teflon coated cop killer boolits isn’t it?

    Insert Nelson Muntz ‘ha haa’ here.

    In other news, what gun for pirate? Well, just take your pick out of your floating armory!

  3. AughtSix Says:

    Hmm… “Hashim Nzinga, 49, was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7×28 handgun that he allegedly sold to the Stone Mountain Pawn Shop on March 5”
    “Last month, Nzinga was convicted for felony deposit account fraud”

    So, he was convicted sometime in February, and in the first week of March, he sells a gun. Quite possibly he realized he couldn’t own the gun anymore and was trying to abide by the felon-in-possession laws by selling it. Barring some other information*, I’ll chalk this up as someone getting caught by silly gun laws. How would you legally get rid of your guns in such a case? Take it to a store that buys them would strike me as a very reasonable answer to that question.

    *Such as he was selling this one to buy others, or still has a safe full of them at home, for example.

  4. nk who thinks he is Dennis the Menance Says:

    You disable it, disassemble it, lock it up, and take it to your local Officer Friendly station. Maybe you want to shave and wear a clean shirt. With guns, there’s responsibility.

  5. Weer'd Beard Says:

    He is the poster child for gun control!

  6. SGB Says:

    Once a thug, always a thug.

  7. Jake Says:

    Of course, notice what he’s not being charged with: Solicitation of a felony.

  8. AughtSix Says:


    Two problems, it’s still my property. Property that I can’t possess, but it’s still valuable. Disposing of it by taking it to an FFL to sell should be fine. Take an extreme example–gun collector (with very expensive collection) gets in heated argument with spouse. One pushes the other, and the next thing you know, the cops show up. Accusations fly, and the next thing you know they both have misdemeanor DV convictions. Now, the collector has to get rid of the collection. If the only option is surrendering it (uncompensated!) to the police station, now what could have been a minor fine now comes with a massive uncompensated loss. Again, I don’t know what the actual law on the topic is, but if the court means to fine someone thousands of dollars, then they should. A backdoor fine-by-prohibition should be out of bounds.

    Second, there is a very reasonable explanation (which may or may not be the case)–he did what a reasonable person would do in that situation.

    Of course, none of this changes Jake’s point. Just that *this* isn’t a reason to jump all over the guy until and unless some other information comes out.

  9. nk Says:

    It’s my inner lawyer, talking. I’d rather see you without guns than behind bars.

    I suppose you could make a contract with somebody to hold them and you don’t get them back until you show that you have been cleared of the disability.

    But the safe view, to avoid a conviction, is to treat them as contraband.

    Maybe Heller and McDonald will help change this in a future case.

  10. John G Says:

    Bazinga Nzinga

  11. Gnarly Sheen Says:

    Raise your hand if you’re surprised. If your hand is now raised, slap yourself with it.

  12. Brad Says:

    Hashim Nzinga? What the hell kind of name is that?

    I can’t help but wonder that his odd name and his choice of weapon is not a coincidence. Remember the Ft. Hood killer jihadist?