GUN Threats on ar15.com lead to arrest.

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  1. negative zero

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    Published: 6/10/08, 11:55 AM EDT
    By CURT ANDERSON
    MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man was expected to plead guilty to a federal charge of threatening over the Internet to stage a Virginia Tech-style massacre, according to court documents filed Tuesday by prosecutors.

    Calin Chi Wong, 20, was to plead guilty to a single Internet threat charge Wednesday. His attorney did not immediately respond to e-mail and phone messages seeking comment.

    He faces up to six months in prison, although prosecutors said they would recommend a lighter sentence and probation. Wong will be forced to forfeit a large collection of weapons and ammunition he possessed when he was arrested, according to court documents.

    Wong, of Homestead, was arrested in April by federal authorities after allegedly making the Virginia Tech-style threat in an Internet chat room in March. Wong has been held without bail at Miami's downtown federal prison since his arrest.

    According to the FBI, Wong made the threats about a Virginia Tech-style attack on a firearms chat room called AR15.com on March 25. He referred in one chat to Seung-Hui Cho, a mentally disturbed Tech student who killed 32 people and wounded others last year before killing himself.

    "As we all know around a year ago this guy named Cho shot up virginia tech because no one believed him," Wong said in the chat, according to an FBI transcript. "I'm soon to the point to reenact the whole thing."

    He later added: "I feel there is no choice out of this other than what cho did."

    Among weapons Wong must forfeit include four AK-47 assault rifles, seven handguns, a sniper rifle with scope and 132 ammunition magazines. There was no evidence released by the FBI that Wong ever went beyond the chat room comments to plan any attacks.

     
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    isn't that the same guy who got pissed about people finding out how old he really was and wouldn't sell handguns to him so he made those threats?
     
  3. thegooch

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  4. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Isn't this really old news?
     
  5. It seems in most media accounts that anything that isn't an "assault weapon" becomes a "sniper rifle."
     
  6. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Kind of like the guy who had a snub-nosed .38 in downtown Chicago and the media reported him as having a "sniper rifle" :rofl::rofl:
     
  7. negative zero

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    I guess the new news is that he plead guilty today but I had never heard of it in the first place. :o
     
  8. chakup

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    He used to be in Oregon. Dude was psycho.
     
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    I remember that guy
     

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