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.
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.