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More Gun Stories (Update: Plus a Bomb-making Story)

Filed under: Crime,Second Amendment — DRJ @ 12:30 pm

[Headlines from DRJ]

I fear we may see more of these stories for awhile:

After a six-hour search, authorities found a Paradise man, who was reportedly seen earlier in the afternoon carrying a rifle near the Paradise High School football field, in the walls of the high school gym late Wednesday night.

Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said they found the man, Elvin Fox, 59, and a rifle, trapped in the walls near the locker room at 10 p.m.

Another local newspaper that did an excellent job reporting a story, and worth reading the whole thing. (Hint: Mental illness may be involved.)

Meanwhile, police are searching for a young Hispanic man who used an AR-15 to kill two people in a car on a Houston freeway:

It’s unclear what led to the shooting, but police said the incident began as an auto collision, as the suspect’s car struck the victims’ vehicle.

One man got out of the suspect’s vehicle and began firing at the victims’ car. A witness at the scene, who believed the shooter would target him, pulled out his personal pistol and began firing at the shooter, according to police. That’s when the shooter got back into his vehicle and fled.

Police do not know whether the shooting was drug related, or due to road rage. Traffic was backed up for hours, as police canvassed the scene searching for clues.

We may see more armed defenders, too.

UPDATE: Another story but this one involves bomb-making materials:

The Justice Department announced that Conor Climo, 23, was charged with one count of possession of an unregistered firearm, referring to the components for a bomb.

Prosecutors say Climo engaged in encrypted online conversations this year in which he allegedly used derogatory, racial, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs.

He allegedly discussed attacking an area synagogue and surveilling a bar he believed to cater to the LGBT community, and also allegedly discussed making Molotov Cocktails and improvised explosive devices, prosecutors said.


17 Responses to “More Gun Stories (Update: Plus a Bomb-making Story)”

  1. Don’t go out without kevlar.

    mg (8cbc69)

  2. Great mugshot on the guy stuck in the wall

    From the headline I’d have guessed Florida

    steveg (354706)

  3. Hi, the first sentence has no link, if intended, DRJ.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  4. 2… looks like a guitarist in a death metal band!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  5. At this rate, “Texas man” will overtake “Florida man”:

    Kishnevi (b1c03d)

  6. Oh, wait, we’re defending our title with vigor

    Kishnevi (b1c03d)

  7. 3
    No guns but a Walmart was involved here

    Kishnevi (b1c03d)

  8. Be careful, Florida Man, there is talk that the state’s gators have developed a taste for your gamey flesh.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  9. ban bullets not protected by 2nd amendment.

    lany (628d34)

  10. Thank you very much, Colonel. That was careless of me but I fixed it now. It is a good article, too, so I regret messing up the link.

    DRJ (15874d)

  11. The Florida Man links are funny, kishnevi. That’s one title I am happy for Texas to lose.

    DRJ (15874d)

  12. Steve 3, I had not seen that. I knew his father was a therapist, perhaps a troubled therapist given his background, but someone trying to help others. It is a strange coincidence.

    DRJ (15874d)

  13. Another ‘potential’ arrested in Las Vegas…

    They’re coming out of the woodwork… a local TV affiliate actually interviewed him ‘patrolling’ neighborhood carrying enough weaponry to be in Afghanistan– not Vegas.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  14. “An armed society”? Yes.

    “A polite society”? Not so much.

    Leviticus (8e9439)

  15. I updated the post with another story.

    DRJ (15874d)

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