- Apr 1, 2005
- Near Framingham
An Edgartown fire lieutenant and former Oak Bluffs building inspector faces two counts of unlawful possession of high capacity feeding device after Edgartown Police allegedly discovered 30 round AR-15 magazines in a safe at an Edgartown residence...
On Sept. 17 Oak Bluffs Police received notice from Massachusetts State Police that Magri may be a danger to himself and may be armed, according to a police report. Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake and Sgt. Michael Marchand visited Magri at Oak Bluffs town hall, took a .380 pistol that he had in his possession away from him, and explained to him why they were there, according to the report. Magri subsequently volunteered to be transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, the report states. Police records indicate the pistol in Magri’s possession was lawfully carried.
Edgartown Police, upon learning Magri was allegedly the subject of an involuntary mental health commitment and that he may be a danger to himself, moved to suspend his concealed carry license and his firearms identification (FID) card. At a firearms suitability hearing on Sept. 27, Judge Edward Lynch upheld the suspension of Magri’s carry license and FID card.
“While inventorying Raphael’s ammunition, I discovered two 30 round ‘hi-capacity’ AR-15 ammunition magazines inside a small green ammo storage can,” Sgt. DeRoche wrote in a report on Sept. 25. “The magazines were loaded and both had the date of manufacture (so-called date code) stamped on them. One of the stamps read, ‘04/08’ (April-2008, the other stamp read, ‘10-08’ (October-2008). Both magazines were placed into evidence,” DeRoche wrote.
Some folks on NES are rather unconcerned about owning post-ban magazines. But this is an example of someone who would otherwise not be facing any criminal charges who is now likely to be convicted of a felony punishable by at least one year and up to 10 years in prison.
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