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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:56 AM

"Home protected by Smith & Wesson" -- NOT!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/n-m-pastor-taught-killer-son-shoot-article-1.1245610

The New Mexico pastor who was slain with his family sowed the seeds of their destruction when he taught his son how to shoot.

Fifteen-year-old Nehemiah Griego ambushed his unsuspecting dad, Greg, 51, shooting him dead with an assault rifle after killing his 40-year-old mother, Sara, and three younger siblings, police said Tuesday.

Greg Griego had taught his son how to use the AR-15 rifle and took him shooting regularly, Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said.

Outside the family house, a security-style sign read: “Home Protected by Smith & Wesson.”

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:59 AM

1. Looks like the "wholesome family fun with guns" -- as some in gun culture call it -- backfired. RIP.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:00 AM

2. How ironic is that?!? Hmmm....must not have been an S&W AR.

Although maybe... the home seems fine; the people? Not so much.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:06 AM

3. Apparently not protected from big pharma n/t

 

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Response to blazeKing (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:17 AM

6. What does big pharma have to do with it?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:27 AM

8. I think that's a reference to mental health.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:42 AM

9. From what I've read, that kid hasn't been involved with mental health services.

No one's yet brought up any past behavior that would explain this.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:59 AM

11. I agree. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:10 AM

12. +1

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:09 AM

4. Maybe if they had live by the creed: "Home Protected FROM Smith & Wesson.”

this story might have had a different ending

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Response to demwing (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:10 AM

5. Smith and Wesson had an alarm company/security division at one time...

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:23 AM

7. But... but... he coulda used a hammer too!

And by the way, where are the stickers that say "Home Protected by Craftsmen"?

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:35 AM

13. that's a good argument - if bats and hammers and cars are just as dangerous then you dont need an

ar just carry a hammer or a bat. they dont cost as much

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:44 AM

10. There Used To Be "Protected By Smith & Wesson" Stickers On Hundreds Of Trucks.


Until some of the MENSA candidates among the gun-loving community finally figured out that the stickers might as well read "Valuable & Easily-Sellable Handguns In Glove Compartment." Same principle at work when you post an S&W sign in your front yard. What a shame that some felon didn't make off with the pastor's firearms stash before this tragic event.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:44 PM

14. We're not in the 50s anymore

I understand that's how they did it back then (training young boys how to shoot), but we're in new times. OK *maybe* you can teach kids how to shoot, but I really don't think most young boys of today are responsible or mature enough to have access to firearms. And if the weapon is in the home, they have access, even if you think they don't.

I know every now and then we hear of a teen shooting an intruder, but I think that's rare and the risks far outweigh the unlikely benefits.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:47 PM

15. "Griego texted a picture of his dead mom to his 12-year-old girlfriend"

Griego texted a picture of his dead mom to his 12-year-old girlfriend after the killings Friday and spent much of the next day with her, Houston said.

Prosecutors could charge her with failing to report a crime.


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Response to ecstatic (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:48 PM

17. I also read somewhere else that she may have talked him out of his other plan

to go on a shooting rampage at Walmart.

I think they should leave the 12 year old alone. She probably didn't realize she had an obligation to report. That wouldn't be obvious to a child.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:14 PM

16. The thing that struck me

was that this 15 year old shooter's girlfriend was 12. 12? Do parents of a 12 year old girl really thinks it's ok for her to have a 15 year old boyfriend? At those ages the 3 years' difference in age and maturity, or lack thereof, is immense.

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