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One messed up old dude with a yard sale gun
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http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/brist...5d88c.html

Quote:Bristol Township's John Bush had a plan when he broke into his estranged wife’s Middletown home Wednesday, police say.
He would rape her, murder her, then commit suicide, according to court documents.
But when Virginia Bush got home from work shortly before 6 p.m., she noticed that the glass of the rear door was smashed out.
Instead of going inside, she called police, a decision that resulted in a police standoff with the allegedly armed 66-year-old man. The standoff ended peacefully and Bush now faces attempted murder, attempted rape, burglary and related charges, police said.......

PBush is a convicted felon and shouldn’t have had a firearm, police said. In an interview with Middletown Detective Andrew Amoroso, Bush said that he knew he wasn’t supposed to possess a handgun but bought it anyway at a yard sale in Virginia last summer.


I mean, I knew you could buy guns in the classified ads in South Carolina as of, oh, about ten years ago back when we lived there. But at a yard sale in Virginia? As of last summer? Really? I don't know whether that's really super duper cool, or really super duper warped. haha.

"Yep, sir-ee, I drived me around up here in these hills checkin' out yard sales for cheap far-arms....if I git me a good'n, I jist might go back to PA and shoot up the ex ol' lady...."
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#2
There obviously needs to be a law to deal with the 'Yard Sale Loophole'.Dodgy
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RugerGirl;103598 Wrote:http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/brist...5d88c.html

Quote:Bristol Township's John Bush had a plan when he broke into his estranged wife’s Middletown home Wednesday, police say.
He would rape her, murder her, then commit suicide, according to court documents.
But when Virginia Bush got home from work shortly before 6 p.m., she noticed that the glass of the rear door was smashed out.
Instead of going inside, she called police, a decision that resulted in a police standoff with the allegedly armed 66-year-old man. The standoff ended peacefully and Bush now faces attempted murder, attempted rape, burglary and related charges, police said.......

PBush is a convicted felon and shouldn’t have had a firearm, police said. In an interview with Middletown Detective Andrew Amoroso, Bush said that he knew he wasn’t supposed to possess a handgun but bought it anyway at a yard sale in Virginia last summer.


I mean, I knew you could buy guns in the classified ads in South Carolina as of, oh, about ten years ago back when we lived there. But at a yard sale in Virginia? As of last summer? Really? I don't know whether that's really super duper cool, or really super duper warped. haha.

"Yep, sir-ee, I drived me around up here in these hills checkin' out yard sales for cheap far-arms....if I git me a good'n, I jist might go back to PA and shoot up the ex ol' lady...."

Might be legal down there but the minute he crossed a state line with it it became a felony.
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PBush is a convicted felon and shouldn’t have had a firearm, police said.
That sounds gangsta.

An officer drew his weapon about 4 feet from where Bush was seated and ordered him to drop the gun, but Bush refused, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Drop the gun, the officer ordered two more times, court records show.

Bush then pointed the gun at the officer, who retreated as more officers arrived, police said. An hour later, Bush surrendered and was taken into custody, they added.


It's unbelievable that the situation was handled without shooting the guy.
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Shodan;103613 Wrote:PBush is a convicted felon and shouldn’t have had a firearm, police said.
That sounds gangsta.

An officer drew his weapon about 4 feet from where Bush was seated and ordered him to drop the gun, but Bush refused, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Drop the gun, the officer ordered two more times, court records show.

Bush then pointed the gun at the officer, who retreated as more officers arrived, police said. An hour later, Bush surrendered and was taken into custody, they added.


It's unbelievable that the situation was handled without shooting the guy.

I thought that too. Actually sounds like they had some really good/pro cops on the scene.
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dc dalton;103605 Wrote:Might be legal down there but the minute he crossed a state line with it it became a felony.

It's only "legal down there" between non-prohibited VA residents. He committed the first felony when he made the purchase.

Actually, most states permit the private sale of firearms (including handguns) between non-prohibited residents with no formal documentation/background check. This is one of the areas where PA's generally decent firearm laws are lacking.
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gnbrotz;103641 Wrote:
dc dalton;103605 Wrote:Might be legal down there but the minute he crossed a state line with it it became a felony.

It's only "legal down there" between non-prohibited VA residents. He committed the first felony when he made the purchase.

Actually, most states permit the private sale of firearms (including handguns) between non-prohibited residents with no formal documentation/background check. This is one of the areas where PA's generally decent firearm laws are lacking.

Wow, okay. I thought it was just a South Carolina thing (or a Southern states thing). Interesting.
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RugerGirl;103645 Wrote:Wow, okay. I thought it was just a South Carolina thing (or a Southern states thing). Interesting.

Not by a long shot.

http://civilliberty.about.com/od/guncont...-Shows.htm
Quote:The seven states requiring background checks for all purchases include:

California
Colorado
Connecticut
Illinois
New York
Oregon
Rhode Island

The four states requiring background checks for only handgun purchases include:

Hawaii
Maryland
New Jersey
Pennsylvania

In Florida, private firearms purchases are subject to background checks in some jurisdictions but not across the entire state. There are no laws regulating private firearms sales at gun shows in the remaining 33 states.

AFAIK, any state that allows private sales "at gun shows" allows them elsewhere as well (yard sale, classified ads, etc.).
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How did we get on a "gun laws" list with NJ and MD??????? HuhHuhHuhHuh
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