Monday, December 24, 2012

Killer of NY Firefighters Is A Convicted Felon

This of course, makes the whole event un-possible. The Detroit News: New York gunman had served time for grandmother's death

After all, felons, by law, are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.

Police in New York state say a man who ambushed firefighters had served 17 years for manslaughter in the death of his grandmother.

Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering says 62-year-old [felonious idiot] was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

A real shame he didn't skip part A and just go straight to part B of shooting himself in the head, would have saved a lot of good people's lives.

Of course, the article notes you don't need a firearm to commit a horrific act:

Webster, a middle-class suburb, now is the scene of violence linked to house fires for two Decembers in a row.

Last Dec. 7, authorities say, a 15-year-old boy doused his home with gasoline and set it ablaze, killing his father and two brothers, 16 and 12. His mother and 13-year-old sister escaped with injuries. He is being prosecuted as an adult.

No a firearm isn't needed for a massacre, and good luck banning possession of gasoline.


Six said...

Recidivist felons are the flies in the liberal ointment. That murderer should have spent the remainder of his miserable life in prison for the first killing much less freed to commit more. I'd really like an explanation, not that one will be forthcoming. But it's the guns that are evil. Right.

Home on the Range said...

In my home town, a small one, we've had a couple folks bludgeoned, several strangled and one whacked with an axe. Don't remember a firearm death. Funny as about every house, being a prime hunting area, had several.

Aaron said...

Six: Yep, as usual its 20% of criminals doing 80% of the crime, complete with a revolving door justice system that lets them have repeat performances.

Brigid: Yep, the biggest mass non-terrorist murder was with gasoline in the Happy Land Club Fire. 87 people murdered, no firearm used, only about $2.00 worth of gasoline.