Two arrested in Lewiston after gun fired

LEWISTON — Two local men were arrested after police received reports of gunfire Tuesday night in a downtown apartment building.

Antonio Rembert

Eric Lundin

Eric Lundin, 34, of 104 Blake St. was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Each charge is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Antonio Rembert, 34, of 176½ Blake St. was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Police said officers responded to a first-floor apartment at Rembert's address shortly after 7 p.m.

Lewiston police Detective Scot Bradeen and Central Maine Violent Crimes Task Force Agent Derrick St. Laurent were able to identify the men as suspects after an investigation.

Bradeen recovered a .22-caliber firearm from inside the apartment.

Both men were being held Wednesday afternoon in lieu of $700 cash for Lundin and $50,000 cash for Rembert, police said.

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Earl Gilbert's picture

I think they may care about

I think they may care about the 1st amendment rights to free speech so we would even have a forum to discuss political ideas. Some people may have need to the 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th amendment, specifically, including the two bozos who kicked off this discussion. I'm sure former slaves are pretty happy with the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. Most women are happy with the 19th, I'm sure.

RONALD RIML's picture

The Bill of Rights didn't even apply to the States

until the ACLU got involved. And they piss off most conservatives. Gitlow V. NY, 1925

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gitlow_v._New_York

Earl Gilbert's picture

I'm pretty sure

The guns didn't do anything wrong, did they? What does the arrest have anything to do with hunting? What do drugs have to do with hunting? I think the answer is nothing. Guns don't kill people. People do.

RONALD RIML's picture

Guns don't kill people!!!

It's the trauma caused by the bullets there, Sherlock.....

That's why I had to go to those damn autopsies; 'Chain of Evidence' on the bullets, you know..... Quite entertaining and informative. Perhaps we could post some photographs though I suspect Pattie would have them down in a New York minute!!

People are killed because idiots have access to guns. In record number.

Earl Gilbert's picture

People are killed by cars in

People are killed by cars in record numbers, too. Why don't we outlaw driving? No, instead we educate drivers on how to properly operate automobiles. We revoke the privilege to operate automobiles. Yet people still drive cars illegally and kill other people. Do we blame the cars or the drivers? I see cars all the time, out in the open, unsecured, available for the criminal element to take them and kill somebody else. I don't see anyone justifying an emotional response to limit cars. 2nd amendment was enacted as a limit government power. A well armed populace is the best deterrence to governmental tyranny, according to the framers of the Bill of Rights. Do you want to give up your freedom to own and carry a firearm? Ben Franklin said it best with "A people that give up liberty in exchange for security deserve neither liberty nor security"

RONALD RIML's picture

Rational Response

In 2009 the U.S. experienced 33,808 vehicular fatalities. Drivers are licensed and required to be insured.

In 2009 the U.S. experienced 31,228 fatalities by firearms.* Owners are not necessarily required to be licensed nor insured. This would be a good consideration.

*http://www.iihs.org/research/fatality_facts_2009/general.html

Earl Gilbert's picture

Half of that 31,228

Half of that 31,228 fatalities was suicides. Sweden has stricter gun control laws than the US and their suicide rate is higher.

RONALD RIML's picture

Suicides that very well may not have happened....

Now what did your research tell you how Sweden's homicide rate stacks up against ours?

I've been to suicide scenes and investigated them, Earl. A gun makes the opportunity much easier, but usually irrevocable. There is the occasional 'flincher' that botches the job in the end, making a pretty mess of himself but still has plenty of time to ponder his problems.

Any reason you didn't post a link as I did in my post?

Earl Gilbert's picture

http://www.nraila.org/issues/

Jim Cyr's picture

BAD Consideration

To own guns is a RIGHT! To drive is a privilege! And never the two will meet!

RONALD RIML's picture

Right? It is also a Responsibility!

That right may be taken away at any time. Start thinking responsibly.

Jim Cyr's picture

Rights!!!!

Start thinking "CONSTITUTIONALLY"

RONALD RIML's picture

Unlike you

I was both educated and trained concerning the Constitution. Therefore much more thought enter my 'process' than your obvious knee-jerk reactions.

Earl Gilbert's picture

Rights guaranteed by the

Rights guaranteed by the Constitution and rooted in the English Bill of Rights? I think it will be a cold day in hell before that right is revoked. That's why firearm ownership is "right" and not a privilege.

RONALD RIML's picture

Did you bother reading the article before commenting??

"Eric Lundin, 34, of 104 Blake St. was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Each charge is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison."

Reading comprehension not one of strong suits, Earl???

Earl Gilbert's picture

As much as you wish it, you

As much as you wish it, you can't legislate to prevent stupid people to do stupid things. I see you're a veteran. You swore the same oath I did to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. If that enemy is your own government, it's your obligation and duty to defend the Constitution. Our founding fathers feared a strong central government and one of the tools to defend the Constitution was seen as a strongly armed general population. If your goal is to disarm the population, to follow the orders of your governenment, regardless if the orders are legal, or immoral and unjust, you are an enemy of the Constitution and breaking your oath. You can say you were "just following orders", but that defense didn't work in Nuremburg, either. And according to Germany's laws at the time, gassing six million jews was perfectly legal, but that didn't make it right, now did it?

RONALD RIML's picture

So when did you decide

That your government was your enemy???

Earl Gilbert's picture

When it started becoming we,

When it started becoming we, the coorporations, instead of "we, the people" Somehow, our country's leaders became bought and paid for by big business.

RONALD RIML's picture

Then recognize it's the "Plutocracy" that's running the

country and not the Government that's the enemy. We need to make 'Government' work for us.

Back in the early 50's corporate income taxes paid in were the equivalent of 6% GDP (gross domestic product)- in 2009 they were the equivalent of 1% of GDP. 'Big Business' is getting away with murder while Joe Citizen is taking it in the butt. You can thank the Republican Party for that.

RONALD RIML's picture

Most folks here have no idea of what the Constitution means.

It's defended every day in court; and not by guns.

If it weren't for the 'Second Amendment' how many folks here on the forums wouldn't give a rat's ass for the 'Founding Fathers' - Bill of Rights - Constitution, etc.

Earl Gilbert's picture

Armed revolution is a last

Armed revolution is a last resort. I'm ok letting issues work through the courts.

Earl Gilbert's picture

Armed revolution is a last

Armed revolution is a last resort. I'm ok letting issues work through the courts.

Earl Gilbert's picture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

Earl Gilbert's picture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

RONALD RIML's picture

And what does it mean, Earl....

What is Justice Scalia's major argument in this decision? It involves 'Clauses' (and not Santa)

Can you actually discuss that, or are you simply throwing out links.

Earl Gilbert's picture

http://www.constitution.org/f

Earl Gilbert's picture

http://www.nraila.org/issues/

RONALD RIML's picture

Anything from an 'unbiased' source?

You would hammer me if I threw something up from a 'liberal' anti-gun site.

RONALD RIML's picture

Earl, you just can't seem to get it right, can you.....

Earl writes: "People are killed by cars in record numbers, too."

People haven't been killed "in record numbers" by vehicles since 1979/1980, when over 51,000 motor vehicle fatalities were registered each year. By 2009 the number had dropped to 33,808, a 34% decrease. See - http://www.iihs.org/research/fatality_facts_2009/general.html

So how do we trust you to know and intelligently discuss 'facts,' Earl? We obviously can't.

Jim Cyr's picture

Guns/Pencils

Lets just outlaw them both as they surely must be responsible for killing as well as defamation!! And in order for "idiots" to have access to guns, the process has been short circuited.

 's picture

Both were charged with

Both were charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. They can not buy a firearm legally. So they either stole them or bought by other means that were not legal. What does this have to do with hunting ?

Guns again!!

Now I don't know about anyone else, but these two clowns don't look like the hunting type..correct me if I'm wrong...and I bet those guns weren't intended for hunting either..not deer or moose anyway..but let's sell those guns and why not hand them out to all the 18 year olds when they turn 18..why not..this is a hunting state right??? Pissing off the gun enthusiast I'm sure, but this is where the guns end up..in the hands of idiots to protect thier DRUG monies???

RONALD RIML's picture

They might be "Militia Types"

And that was the original intent of the prefatory phrase of the Second Amendment.

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