Flint Resident Defends Right To 'Bear Arms'

Biff Littleton, a 62-year-old resident of Flint, Michigan, was arrested by Flint police last night after refusing to remove a gruesome hood ornament.
Littleton had shot and killed a female bear earlier that day, removed the animals paws, and had attached them -still bloody- to the hood of his car.
When stopped by the police, Littleton declared that his right to bear arms was 'protected by the US Constitution, you can read it if you like. If you can read, that is.' This last remark added insulting a police officer to the list of charges brought against Littleton.
After spending the night in jail, Littleton appeared in court. His lawyer, Mr Dwayne Dillinger, defended Mr Littleton's decision, saying that 'the Constitution clearly states that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed.'
Littleton was subsequently acquitted. In his closing statement, Judge Joseph Columbine said that 'Mr Littleton's interpretation of the Second Amendment may not have been the most obvious one, but the fact remains that the interpretation of the wording of the Constitution, and specifically this Amendment, remains hotly debated. Rather than add to this debate, the court wishes to allow Mr Littleton his interpretation.'

Posted by cronopio at 02:10 AM, September 10, 2003