Man arrested with 47 guns, $100,000 in ammo, threatened to ‘kill as many people’ as he could in nearby School

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, other twisted individuals have been plotting the same. As reported here, an 18-year-old Bartlesville High School student was arrested early Friday after police uncovered an alleged school-shooting massacre plot. Gawker found this gem via the AP to add to the fold.

Von I. Meyer, a 60-year-old man in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was arrested after he threatened to set his wife on fire and enter a nearby elementary school to “kill as many people as he could.” After searching Meyer’s home, police found 47 weapons and a stockpile of ammunition worth over $100,000.

After authorities searched Meyer’s home,  they discovered 47 weapons and a stockpile of ammunition worth over $100,000.

And another one. 

And in other shooting related news, a man in Newport Beach, California was arrested yesterday afternoon after firing 50 shots in the parking lot of the Fashion Island mall. The mall quickly went into lockdown, and no one was injured. 42-year-old Marcos Gurrola was arrested (by bicycle police, no less) and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Well golly. We can’t get in touch with anyone from the NRA to get their thoughts and the last thing they tweeted before going silent  when the massacre took place, was this:









In a cowardly move, the NRA closed their Facebook page down. But, Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America has something (crazy) to say:

Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones. The only thing accomplished by gun free zones is to insure that mass murderers can slay more before they are finally confronted by someone with a gun.
Those words come from the founder of a  U .S.-based firearms lobbying group. Think about that for a moment. With no regard for a reasonable discussion on guns in the wake of such tragedy, Pratt  suggests that those union thug teachers, who Conservatives deem as  incompetent and over paid  should also be armed? Conservatives, this is not a reasonable discussion. You aren’t making sense.

Tidbits: Larry Pratt believes that George Zimmerman was just in shooting down Trayvon Martin. He’s an advocate  of the controversial ‘stand your ground’  law.

in 1992 Pratt  addressed a three-day meeting of neo-Nazis and Christian Identity adherents.


In the 1996 U.S. presidential election, Pratt served as a co-chairman of Pat Buchanan’s campaign. In February 1996, the liberal Center for Public Integrity issued a report that claimed Pratt spoke at meetings organized by white supremacist and militia leaders. Pratt denied any tie to racism, calling the report a smear aimed at hurting Buchanan before the New Hampshire primary election. However, Pratt was forced to resign his position with the Buchanan campaign.

  • grammy97

    Why has no one yet demanded that the makers of the Bushmaster weapon pay for all those funerals in Newtown? Let me be the first: I demand that the Bushmaster manufacturers pay for those funerals.

    • Randall E. Winn

      IIRC our lunatic Supreme Court ruled that since guns are designed to kill people, it’s not a common-law product defect for them to kill people. However Congress could pass a statute making them liable. No-one “needs” an AR15 except our military and (possibly) cops.

  • Alan Carter

    You know, I can’t even be upset with people like Larry Pratt. I am upset with our mindset and culture which allows a man with Larry Pratt’s view to become so powerful. SMH

    • Uncanny

      It speaks volumes when a man like Pratt is relevant in any attempt at having a discussion about guns.

  • Randall E. Winn

    If a foreign country sponsors peoples who blow up Americans, we would accept no excuses and we might just bomb their headquarters.

    But if a domestic corporation arms crazies who shoot up our schools, we accept the excuse that they didn’t really mean it to happen, and we even give them tax breaks for their business expenses.

    Why don’t we call Pratt a terrorist or at least a terror supporter?