Archive for Sunday, February 3, 2013

Kansas City man arrested Sunday morning in Lawrence on gun charge

February 3, 2013


Kansas Department of Corrections photo of Dion Marcell Jones.

Kansas Department of Corrections photo of Dion Marcell Jones.

A 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was arrested early Sunday morning for gun possession after police were dispatched to Magic Lounge, 804 W. 24th Street.

Lawrence police arrested Dion Marcell Jones shortly after 3 a.m. for criminal possession of a firearm. According to police records, police originally responded to the club shortly before 1 a.m. for a "bar check," and nine units were eventually dispatched to the scene.

Jones is currently on probation stemming from a 2012 drug selling conviction out of Wyandotte County. He is currently being held without bond.

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Jay Scott 5 years, 3 months ago

An example of why law abiding citizens need to be allowed to carry firearms.

Bob_Loblaw 5 years, 3 months ago

uh no it's not....explain your logic....doesn't say anyone was actually threatened or shot by this guy. A citizen escalating the incident is not what is needed in this type of situation. It was reported and handled.

parrothead8 5 years, 3 months ago

Uh, hello? Law-abiding citizens ARE allowed to carry firearms.

Bob_Loblaw 5 years, 3 months ago

You are assuming he was "allowed" the gun by someone of authority? Guns are easily passed around like cigarettes. The gun was taken away...

Kansascityatty 5 years, 3 months ago

Who took your guns? Nobody has showed up to take mine yet, even though the NRA keeps telling me someone is going to be showing up any day.

Brock Masters 5 years, 3 months ago

The Feinstein legislation comes pretty close to taking your guns. Some will have to be registered, a background check conducted and a fee paid to keep and may not be transferable so upon death will be forfeited to the government.

UfoPilot 5 years, 3 months ago

I suggest everyone actually read the proposed legislation. It's truly evil.

Brock Masters 5 years, 3 months ago

Agreed. It bans the weapon of choice of VP Biden - the shotgun (some) and other hunting weapons in addition to many semi-automatic rifles and pistols.

Keith 5 years, 3 months ago

Good to see that Last Call has found a new location.

john heleniak 5 years, 3 months ago

Funny you should say this. I just found out the other day that the old promoter for Last Call will be promoting for the 23rd Street Roadhouse very soon. Should be interesting to see what happens with that venue.

Matt Schwartz 5 years, 3 months ago

Already is...Bone Thugs n Harmony played there

Matthew Herbert 5 years, 3 months ago

But wait...there was a law against him having that gun. Do you mean to say that lawd banning guns don't stop people from possessing them?

Enlightenment 5 years, 3 months ago

More guns is not the answer.

"The cost-benefit balance of having a gun in the home is especially negative for women, according to a 2011 review by David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Far from making women safer, a gun in the home is “a particularly strong risk factor” for female homicides and the intimidation of women.

In domestic violence situations, the risk of homicide for women increased eightfold when the abuser had access to firearms, according to a study published in The American Journal of Public Health in 2003. Further, there was “no clear evidence” that victims’ access to a gun reduced their risk of being killed. Another 2003 study, by Douglas Wiebe of the University of Pennsylvania, found that females living with a gun in the home were 2.7 times more likely to be murdered than females with no gun at home.

Regulating guns, on the other hand, can reduce that risk. An analysis by Mayors Against Illegal Guns found that in states that required a background check for every handgun sale, women were killed by intimate partners at a much lower rate. Senator Patrick Leahy, the Judiciary Committee chairman, has used this fact to press the case for universal background checks, to make sure that domestic abusers legally prohibited from having guns cannot get them."

Jstanobservation 5 years, 3 months ago

Lots of vague statements with no real facts to back them up.

DillonBarnes 5 years, 3 months ago

Hemenway also said their isn't enough research to make any claim either way that gun control is effective.

Correlation does not equal causation.

theoljhawk 5 years, 3 months ago

Yes, that is the answer! That logic would prevent felons from possessing guns! Yea, that would work! And we would all be safer! You libs will never understand that felons will never abide by gun laws, no matter how many of them you put into law! You think that if they want to rob a bank or someone, or want to commit a murder, they will stop and think "well, I can't use a gun, THAT would be illegal!?" Get a grip!

James Minor 5 years, 3 months ago

Some of the posts show the diversion tactics by the NRA is working. Some individuals continue to talk like the government is going to take our guns away by restricting certain guns from the public. The right wingers / fear promoters is doing nothing but hurting the lives of citizens and this country by blocking new legislation that will reduce the chance of someone causing harm to alot of people. It is sad that the Connecticut shooting is being pushed aside by the NRA and their anti-government tactics. How many more people are going to die or be injured before America can implement the right legislation to start reducing the chance of mass shootings by assault weapons and large capacity magazines????

Meatwad 5 years, 3 months ago

Every time someone points out things like "you mean laws banning guns don't stop people from using them?" Tell them that laws banning murder, burglary and child molestation don't always prevent those crimes either but I don't propose we do away with them.

Meatwad 5 years, 3 months ago

I could care less if assault weapons are banned and in no way do I believe anyone is going to take away all our guns. It's a huge difference.

DrQuack 5 years, 3 months ago

The photo shown in the paper has the caption "Department of Corrections." That means he is on parole, not probation. If he is on parole, he has a felony conviction. ALL persons convicted of a felony are prohibited from possessing firearms (1968 Safe Streets Act). Also, possession of a firearm with a barrel of less than 5 inches within five years of a felony conviction is a separate and new State felony charge. This person should not see the light of day for not less than twenty years (my personal wish). Parolees in possession of firearms are up to no good. Keep them locked up and out of society for a better society.

50YearResident 5 years, 3 months ago

Gun crimes don't happen because of the gun being available. Gun crimes happen because we give Juviniles protection form being punished as adults until they are 18 years old. Consider this a training course period of "How to be better at Crime 101" without worry of consequenses. If crimes are to be stopped we have to eliminate Juvinile Free Passes and the "Get Out Of Jail Free Card" Start teaching our kids that there are penalties for criminal acts. Kids today think they are adults when they become 13, so let them have the adult penalties for crimes, the same as you and me get. This will baloon into some good results as kids actually do go into adulthood. Get to the root of criminal behavior.

50YearResident 5 years, 3 months ago

What are the penaltys for those that are not extreme cases like you mention. No public record, no names, no addresses, no referances to relatives of juviniles offenders. No one ever knows who the offenders are. Juvinile records erased at age 18. Those Juvinile records not erased are sealed from being used by courts for any criminal offense committed after 18 years old.

hiphopsux 5 years, 3 months ago

The logic of your whole argument is asinine. "Gun crimes" absolutely happen because of a gun being available, otherwise they would just be crimes. You want to stop gun crimes, get guns off the streets. Start with buyback programs focusing on handguns, this does not infringe on anyone's rights. It simply offers you the ability to let's say feed your family for a couple weeks, or pay a couple household bills. Decrease the amount of handguns,decrease the amount of random driveby shootings.

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