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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:05 PM

Pastor Griego, allegedly murdered by son, may have had criminal record prohibiting

him from owning the weapon his son allegedly shot him with -- along with his wife and three younger children. But in the state of New Mexico, as in 36 other states, anyone can buy weapons at a gun show without a background check.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/01/22/Questions-raised-about-guns-used-in-spree/UPI-65281358860619/?spt=hs&or=tn

Authorities were investigating comments made by friends and colleagues that Pastor Greg Griego had a criminal record and if so, whether he should have been prohibited from owning an assault-style rifle and other guns his son allegedly used to kill him and four other family members last weekend, the Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday.

Greg Griego's son, Nehemiah Griego, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death in the shootings in the family's South Valley home.

Each of Nehemiah's alleged victims was shot in the head early Saturday with guns owned by his parents, a probable cause statement by Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies said. The victims are Greg Griego, 51; mother Sarah Griego, 40; brother Zephania, 9; and sisters Jael, 5 and Angelina, 2. The Griegos had 10 children, but only the three youngest and Nehemiah were living at their New Mexico home.

The statement of probable cause said Nehemiah told police he was angry with his mother that night and that he had anger issues, along with homicidal and suicidal thoughts.



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Reply Pastor Griego, allegedly murdered by son, may have had criminal record prohibiting (Original post)
pnwmom Jan 2013 OP
mn9driver Jan 2013 #1
pnwmom Jan 2013 #5
bongbong Jan 2013 #2
malaise Jan 2013 #4
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #3
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #6
pnwmom Jan 2013 #7

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:39 PM

1. If true, it shows that there is a problem with the background check system and laws.

But even if he has no criminal record, the combination of unsecured lethal weapons and a disturbed young man would still have resulted in the same tragedy.

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Response to mn9driver (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:56 PM

5. There is a known problem -- the giant loophole that doesn't require

background checks with private sales and gun shows.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:31 PM

2. The names & number of kids

 

suggest a "quiver full" fruitcake.

The fundies better buy more guns to defend themselves from their relatives.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:58 PM

4. That's the truth

but their psychologically battered kids may get them first.
Darwin works in mysterious ways - his wonders to perform.
I only feel sorry for the innocent children.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:38 PM

3. ... or we're the guns registered by the mother?

... or an older sibling? There are so many ways a person who shouldn't have a gun can get one.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:20 AM

6. "This is beyond any human reasoning or understanding at this time," Houston said.

He had four guns -- a .22 rifle with a 10-round ammunition holder, an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and two 12-gauge shotguns -- some of which had been purchased by his father's friends and sold to the dad privately, police said.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/22/16643356-new-mexico-teen-accused-of-family-slaughter-loved-violent-video-games-police-say?lite

Police said they do not believe Griego had drugs or alcohol in his system, and there is no indication he was ever treated for mental illness.
"This is beyond any human reasoning or understanding at this time," Houston said.


hey, pnwmom! how ya been?

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:56 AM

7. Thanks for the update, farminator3000!

I'm getting ready for longer days (more sunlight), but other than that, okay. Thanks for asking. Hope you're fine!

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