Derrick J in Court on Gun Rights Appeal, Accused of Being “Unsuitable” to Conceal

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KPD Prosecutor Jean Kilham

In district court yesterday morning, Keene Police prosecutor Jean Kilham seemed to be suggesting that because Derrick J was laughing during proceedings that he doesn’t deserve the right to concealed carry a gun.  Derrick was clearly laughing at the absurdity of the violence brought against him during his Victimless Crime Spree, which was detailed in witness testimony today.

Derrick J’s attorney, Free State Project participant and former FSP vice president Evan Nappen, is known among defense attorneys in New Hampshire as the go-to guy for gun rights cases.  Nappen did a fine job today and Derrick seemed very pleased with how he argued the case.

The Keene police argued that Derrick J is “unsuitable” to conceal carry, the big loophole word in the state’s “shall-issue” statute.  While simultaneously admitting that it’s fully legal for Derrick J to carry a gun openly, they claim that due to a record of victimless “crimes”, alleged cannabis use, and suggested affiliations with violent groups, that Derrick J should be prohibited from concealing.

Derrick J took the stand and told the story of his Victimless Crime Spree.  It was made clear that he is an activist dedicated to peace.  In fact, Derrick is the host of Peace News Now, heard twice a week on LRN.FM. Here’s full video of today’s “Hearing on the Merits”:

Burke ends the hearing and retires for the holiday weekend with a DVD of Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree as part of the evidence in the case.  Perhaps he will sit down with the family this holiday weekend and watch the movie that he helped make possible. (more…)

“The BIT Movie” Visits Keene!

The Bit Movie

The BIT Movie’s Scott Glass with Mark Edge, Darryl W. Perry, and Ian Freeman

Launched just three days ago in Toronto, The BIT Movie crew hit the road on their tour of what will include 40 cities in 30 days. Their goal is to spend only bitcoin while meeting and documenting the diverse bitcoin community across North America.

The BIT Movie crew is well aware of the international renown that New Hampshire has earned as a vibrant, growing Bitcoin community, so they naturally decided to spend time visiting the liberty activist communities in Keene and Manchester. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter for the latest on this exciting production!

Live Tweets from Derrick J’s Gun Rights Hearing

Darryl W. Perry this morning was live tweeting from Derrick J’s appeal of the Keene Police denying him the “shall issue” permit to concealed carry a firearm. Here’s a reverse chronological recap of his tweets:

Darryl W. Perry @DarrylWPerry · 3h 3 hours ago
Judge is taking it under advisement
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Darryl W. Perry @DarrylWPerry · 4h 4 hours ago
State alleges that #DerrickJ wouldn’t tell the truth if asked why he laughed in court
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Darryl W. Perry @DarrylWPerry · 4h 4 hours ago
State says there is proof that #DerrickJ is violent because of a couple of resisting arrest charges, shouldn’t have a CCW but can open carry
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Darryl W. Perry @DarrylWPerry · 4h 4 hours ago
State says that #DerrickJ is not suitable to have a CCW because he laughed in court and has been arrested for activism (more…)

Attendee Posts Epic Journal From Keenevention 2014

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HALLOWKEENE 2014

“Keenevention was definitely the place to be if you have any interest in discussing productive ways to protest, work around, or blatantly disregard the State.” -Blogger Richard Masta

Most of Saturday and Sunday from Keenevention 2014 are described in detail on Richard Masta’s excellent blog, “Dispatches from Keenevention 2014“. The investigative journalist raves about the event and includes in-depth reviews of multiple panels and speeches, various encounters and conversations, and lots of photos from the panels as well as the HALLOWKEENE costume dance party.

The first person I noticed in the lobby was also wearing a stand-out hat. This fellow was Hunter S. Thompson — he had the cigarette, the Hawaiian shirt, the glasses, you name it. Oh, this was going to be a fun weekend…

If you missed Keenevention this year or you attended and wanted to know another attendee’s perspective, this article won’t disappoint.