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Portland shooter’s previous gun charges dropped by a Giffords/Everytown ally

A 48-year-old man who was accused of carrying a loaded gun at an earlier downtown Portland protest is under investigation in the fatal shooting Saturday night of a right-wing demonstrator after a pro-Trump rally.
Michael Forest Reinoehl calls himself an anti-fascist and has posted videos and photos of demonstrations he attended since late June, accompanied by the hashtags #blacklivesmatter, #anewnation and #breonnataylor.
Aaron Danielson, a supporter of the conservative group Patriot Prayer, was shot in the chest and died in the street. It was soon after most cars in a caravan of supporters of President Donald Trump had left the city’s downtown streets.
Reinoehl’s posts indicate he attended many protests in Portland that began three months ago after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis under the knee of a police officer.
On July 5 at one of the demonstrations, Reinoehl was cited at 2:10 a.m. in the 700 block of Southwest Main Street on allegations of possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police.
He was given a date to appear in court later that month, but the allegations were dropped on July 30 with a “no complaint,” according to court records. The documents don’t indicate why prosecutors decided not to pursue the accusations. Reinoehl spent no time behind bars.
Brent Weisberg, a spokesman for Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, said the office is still reviewing that July case involving Reinoehl.
Schmidt earlier Sunday decried the deadly violence. He took office on Aug. 1 and quickly announced that he wouldn’t pursue low-level charges against demonstrators, such as interfering with police or resisting arrest. He wasn’t district attorney when the office handled Reinoehl’s gun case.
Reinoehl is also wanted on a failure to appear warrant in a June 8 speed racing case in Baker County in eastern Oregon. He and his 17-year-old son were racing in two different cars at speeds of up to 111 mph heading east on Interstate 84 after midnight near North Powder, according to state police.
Michael Reinoehl faces allegations including driving under the influence of a controlled substance, recklessly endangering another, unlawful possession of a gun and driving while suspended and uninsured.
He was stopped driving a 2005 Cadillac STS with his 11-year-old daughter as a passenger, police said. Inside the car, police said they found marijuana, “unidentified prescription pills” and a loaded Glock pistol for which Reinoehl didn’t have a concealed handgun license.

DA Schmidt was seated 8/1, after the charges were dropped. The Previous DA who had the charges dropped was Rod Underhill. Who is/was Rod Underhill allied with? Why gun control groups of course! And of course, he supports more gun control laws (but I guess only charges people based on their political affiliation):

On August 9, 2019, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill joined fellow prosecutors from across the country calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to reconvene the United States Senate to act on gun violence prevention.
District Attorney Underhill, through his work with the Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) organization, has worked with prosecutors throughout the United States to identify ways to reduce gun violence, particularly in the area of domestic violence.
The Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) and the national Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) issued the following press release:

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown on Friday will announce "Oregonians United to End Gun Violence," a plan to reduce gun violence in Oregon and across the country. Governor Brown will be joined by faith leaders, advocates for gun safety, Senator Ron Wyden, Representative Suzanne Bonamici, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill, and other elected officials to release new policies and legislation that protects Oregonians from gun-related acts of violence.

He was a member (partnered with all the big gun control groups) of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence:

I’m curious as to why gun charges were dropped by a gun control supporting DA. I already know the reason....

Gun control is crap, but when you have gun grabbing DA’s that don’t prosecute gun crimes, it paints a picture that it’s all political based and depending on your politics, you may get a pass if you’re on the “correct” side. Gun control is political opposition control.

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Larry Spencer
Larry Spencer
Sep 01, 2020

Gun control laws are to enable "discretionary prosecution." They always have been.

"...the Act was passed for the purpose of disarming the negro laborers and to thereby reduce the unlawful homicides that were prevalent in turpentine and saw-mill camps and to give the white citizens in sparsely settled areas a better feeling of security. The statute was never intended to be applied to the white population and in practice has never been so applied."

-- Watson v. Stone, 4 So.2d 700, 703 (Fla. 1941)

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