Gun Owner Is Arrested After Having His Home Illegally Searched

On Thursday January 25th, New Jersey police officers entered the apartment of Keith Pantaleon without permission, warning, warrant or explanation. After entering the apartment, they apparently had suspicion of him having a weapon, though none were visible. The police then searched his home and found multiple firearms. Keith is a legal gun owner who is registered and has permits for his firearms in multiple states. According to his close friends is currently going through the process of obtaining his permits for New Jersey.

 

To find out more about Keith go to http://www.gofundme.com/Stand4Keith

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  • Apathesis

    Typical.

  • Apathesis

    Typical.

  • Ittabena

    It came out that the new gun law hear in WA had that home inspection amendment in it. Even the sponsors claimed they were surprised about that amendment and started back-peddling immediately. Who knows the truth, but it doesn’t look like it will pass here now.

  • http://twitter.com/suebasko Sue Basko

    wow. Thanks for sharing this info. This woman is wonderful. What a bad story.

  • justinsweatt

    Gun Control is racist, pure and simple. It is my hope that we stop voting for Democrats and Republicans and vote for principles over party.

    • David Cameron

      I agree!

  • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

    I know that research is hard in the 21st Century, but five minutes with a search engine taught me that another tenant in the same building called the cops to make the landlord fix the heat in the building. The heater is in Pantaleon’s apartment. The Bushmaster brand M-16 knockoff they saw while they were there is flagrantly illegal in the state of New Jersey, and the cops acted on probable cause from there. Sometimes a law breaker is just a law breaker.

    Just to get this out of the way in advance, anyone wishing to respond with ad hominem attacks instead of constructive argument should be prepared to explain why their love of “states’ rights” stops at the New Jersey state government’s right to tighten gun restrictions, why the 2nd Amendment applies to state legislatures, and why their newfound desire to trample states’ rights isn’t at odds with their usual anti-Fed sentiment.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

    I know that research is hard in the 21st Century, but five minutes with a search engine taught me that another tenant in the same building called the cops to make the landlord fix the heat in the building. The heater is in Pantaleon’s apartment. The Bushmaster brand M-16 knockoff they saw while they were there is flagrantly illegal in the state of New Jersey, and the cops acted on probable cause from there. Sometimes a law breaker is just a law breaker.

    Just to get this out of the way in advance, anyone wishing to respond with ad hominem attacks instead of constructive argument should be prepared to explain why their love of “states’ rights” stops at the New Jersey state government’s right to tighten gun restrictions, why the 2nd Amendment applies to state legislatures, and why their newfound desire to trample states’ rights isn’t at odds with their usual anti-Fed sentiment.

    • Apathesis

      They didn’t have a search warrant for his Bushmaster XM15-ES2. Thus, it was illegally seized.

      Ar-15s are not illegal in NJ as long as they are compliant with the state’s ridiculous laws.

    • Apathesis

      They didn’t have a search warrant for his Bushmaster XM15-ES2. Thus, it was illegally seized.

      Ar-15s are not illegal in NJ as long as they are compliant with the state’s ridiculous laws.

      • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

        AR-15’s like his, with the bracket to mount a bayonet on and muzzle threading to fit a flash suppressor, are not compliant with New Jersey’s laws, according to the statement the Jersey City Deputy Chief of Police gave to NJ.com. It’s not an accurate depiction of law enforcement procedure to insist that they should have gone to a judge and procured a warrant after spotting the illegal weapon. The possession was a crime in progress when they spotted it. If it was out in the open while the cops were there on other business, it was seized legally.

        • Apathesis

          What the hell were they doing in his apartment in the first place? Doesn’t that bother you?

          They had no business being inside his apartment whatsoever.

          • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

            They were there because another tenant called them with a complaint unrelated to guns. When you’re the sole reason why your neighbors are freezing their asses off, that can happen. If this was a story about police going from door to door and doing random inspections for something to arrest people on, I’d be right there with you, but that’s not what this story is.

          • Apathesis

            I was posing a hypothetical question.

            Keith was not responsible for the tenant freezing–it was the landlord’s lazy-ass fault. Calling the cops on your landlord is the wrong course of action as there more appropriate choices.

            It’s quite telling that the coverage of this story in the media is slim-to-none and incredibly slanted, leaving out why police were in his apartment in the first place.

            Here’s a video of Keith:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_M-8mr6f4E&feature=youtu.be

            This man was targeted and I don’t buy the official story, or any excuses being made for his arrest. He posed zero threat.

          • Apathesis

            I was posing a hypothetical question.

            Keith was not responsible for the tenant freezing–it was the landlord’s lazy-ass fault. Calling the cops on your landlord is the wrong course of action as there more appropriate choices.

            It’s quite telling that the coverage of this story in the media is slim-to-none and incredibly slanted, leaving out why police were in his apartment in the first place.

            Here’s a video of Keith:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_M-8mr6f4E&feature=youtu.be

            This man was targeted and I don’t buy the official story, or any excuses being made for his arrest. He posed zero threat.

          • alan Carr

            The guy arrested was in bed after 10 pm and he was not the reason there was no heat in the building

    • alan Carr

      A broken heater or furnace is not a police matter and they had no legitimate reason to be in the apartment.
      Police are there to enforce laws not to oversee a furnace repair.

  • David Cameron

    I would filed criminal charges against the police for criminal trespass, burglary and conversion of property.