He transported them into a foreign country. I am not saying it is fair... But, He broke the law. What would he get for taking a single 9mm rnd into Mexico? Close to the same.tylernye said:Three years for a box of bullets. In my opinion thats a little harsh.
I agree, based on what I read in the article.tylernye said:Three years for a box of bullets. In my opinion thats a little harsh.
:ROFL: I agree.sculptingmyguns said:I question that smuggling ammo into Russia was part of Gods plan. It's odd to think that people make dumb decisions and figure the results must be part of Gods plan, unless you say, God planned on me being stupid. I could buy that argument for some.
Max Popenker runs this very informative site: http://world.guns.ru/Well, the 3 years is an average term for illegal possession of live ammunition here. Add to this intentional smuggling, and you'll see that the pastor got not as much as he could in the worst case.
You know, Russian customs declaration form, which MUST be filled by any foreigner entering country, specifically lists firearms, ammunition and explosives as items that MUST be declared.
Pastor knew that he brought ammo with him, and he NOT declared the ammo on entry? He DID a felony the moment he submitted the improperly filled declaration at the border control, regardless of the number of cartridges. That's the fact.
Had he declared the ammo, the worst he could get would be the confiscation of the said box of ammo, since he got no Russian legal firearms permit. But he was stupid enough to try and fool government, and (any) government is not forgiving on such tricks.
So - he got what he got. Sorry for his family, but that's the Darwin lite in the act, in my humble opinion.
Do you get to choose the body part? if not, nevermind. I'll look for more conventional means to get rid of my gut.mchlwise said:I guess it could have been worse. In Saudia Arabia and other muslim countries, they still cut of body parts. :roll: