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Rajon Rondo Requests Gun Charge Be Thrown Out

by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton

Rondo turned down a plea agreement offer from prosecutors and is slated to go to trial on April 25.

Former Boston Celtics player Rajon Rondo has requested that a gun charge that was filed against him in January be thrown out because it violates his Second Amendment rights.

According to WDRB, an attorney for Rondo, Patrick Renn, appeared in court in Jackson County, Ind., on Tuesday, Feb 27, to argue that the unlawful possession of a firearm should be dismissed because it violates his Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) rights. Rondo was arrested on Sunday, January 28, in Indiana after being stopped for a traffic violation. The former point guard was picked up for unlawful possession of a firearm, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana.
Rondo turned down a plea agreement offer from prosecutors and is slated to go to trial on April 25.

TMZ reported that documents obtained by the media outlet state, “The statute under which Rondo is charged fails to be consistent with the Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”

But, in police documents, a state trooper wrote, “I asked Rondo Sr. if he was allowed to have a gun, and Rondo Sr. said he was not allowed.” WDRB reported that Rondo did tell the trooper that he was not supposed to have a gun because of an active protective order against him.
A judge has not yet ruled on the motion, as another pre-trial hearing is scheduled for March 25.

Source: Black Enterprise

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