A man on a dirt bike with an AR-15 sticking out of his book bag put South Dade Senior High School into lockdown Thursday morning, according to Miami-Dade County Public Schools police.

Christian Edinger, 23, was arrested and charged with improperly exhibiting a firearm and interfering with an educational institution, according to his arrest affidavit.

Edinger was stuck in traffic in the westbound lanes of Southwest 288th Street and was on the south side of the school when people began noticing the barrel of a rifle sticking out of his book bag, according to the arrest affidavit

Man on dirt bike with AR-15 shut down South Dade High. He was not a threat, cops say

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This is the rifle version of spending $1,000 on a handgun, $20 in an Uncle Mike’s holster and then being surprised when shit goes south.
He got charged with improperly exhibiting a firearm which is a first degree misdemeanor and interfering with an educational institution which is a misdemeanor of a second degree.  Let’s say the judge is nice and decides not to give Mr. Edinger any of the 365 days in jail but just nail him with the fines which come to a grand total of $1,500.  Add to that lawyers and court costs and suddenly a $155 rifle case shaped like a guitar case with a carrying strap so he could ride his bike with it seems like an smart investment.
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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “When Gun Owners are our own worst enemies: Rifle transportation.”
  1. I see the point you are making, good point. However, I don’t see a law other than the law of common sense being broken. Is there a law peculiar to Florida that makes this action a crime. Why would this not be open carry, granted in an ill advised way but open carry?

  2. When I carry a rifle in my trunk, it goes in a $20 sporting goods store baseball bat bag. Toss in a thrift store mitt, and cleats, a couple similarly sourced baseballs, and, voila! Misdirection!

    No, not t h i e (eff) (f ‘ing awdokerict!) proof. But, trending towards baseball playing grey man.

  3. Pull the upper of the lower and then put it in your bag, that might help reduce the visible profile.

    Regardless, this sounds more like a case of let me find the crime because you caused a snowflake to melt.

  4. In Oregon, possession of a valid CHL grants an exemption to the federal “gun free school zone” that extends 1000 feet around every school. Neither the zone nor the exemption make any distinction between open vs. concealed, loaded vs. unloaded, handgun or long gun. That protects us from muggles’ over-reaction to innocent slip-ups like this.

  5. $30 should snag a decent guitar gig bag, and most of are a slightly better build quality than the usual cheap zipper gun cases.

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