GUN Follow up to Joplin shooting

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  1. jeepilot

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    Father in Joplin school shooting charged with federal firearm violation
    By Marcus Kabel
    ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Thursday, Oct. 12 2006

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- The father of a 13-year-old boy charged in the recent
    Joplin middle school shooting was arrested Thursday after being charged with
    being a felon in possession of a gun, authorities said.

    Federal agents said Gregory Lynn White, 44, was arrested without incident at
    his Joplin home and taken before a federal magistrate in Springfield. White was
    charged Wednesday with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and
    the complaint was unsealed Thursday, after his arrest.

    White, who did not enter a plea, was released on $5,000 bond.

    Police searched White's home Monday after the school shooting in which no
    one was injured. They found five rifles, two shotguns and one pistol, said
    Marino Vidoli, assistant special agent from the Kansas City office of the
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    "Mr. White has two felony convictions, one for burglary out of the state of
    Florida and one for possession of a controlled substance out of the state of
    California," Vidoli said.

    He said federal law prohibits felons convicted of crimes punishable by more
    than one year in prison from possessing firearms.

    White's wife, Norma White, told investigators that the firearms belonged to
    her husband, Vidoli said.

    The 13-year-old boy, who was not named because of his age, faces three
    felony counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and making
    terrorist threats for the shooting Monday. According to court documents, the
    boy told authorities the assault rifle he used belonged to White.

    The maximum penalty under juvenile law would be incarceration in a state
    juvenile facility until his 18th birthday, officials said.

    Nobody was injured when the boy pointed an assault rifle at several
    students, teachers and administrators Monday at Memorial Middle School. Police
    said the boy, who was wearing a mask and a dark green trench coat, fired one
    shot into a ceiling before his gun jammed. He was then talked into leaving the
    building and police detained him outside.

    The gun used in the shooting was a MAC 90 that police said was taken from
    the parents' gun safe, apparently without their knowledge. The assault rifle, a
    copy of the Russian-designed AK-47, is legal to own.

    On Wednesday, the boy was charged with attempted escape for allegedly trying
    to bolt down a hallway before a court hearing.
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

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    Sounds like the kid is in for a double beating
     
  3. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    :werd: What a little fuck stick.
     
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    As I thought - it was an illegal firearm to begin with. And with a father like that, no wonder the kid is messed up all to hell.

    Once again, more proof that it's not the guns, it's the people.
     
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    Clearly more laws are the solution. ;)
     
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    If only more people thought this way...
     
  7. Artyboy

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    I can agree with that to a point. Just because someone screwed up several years ago isn't reason enough to strip them of the rights that you and I enjoy for the rest of their lives. This guy should have kept a closer watch on his kid.
     
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    it's not so much that... it's that the gun was already illegal, so making it MORE illegal would have done nothing.
     

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