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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:34 PM

East Windsor gun store raided after man caught stealing rifle (Where 1 CT massacre gun was bought)

Source: WFSB



EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) - A gun store in East Windsor where at least one of the weapons used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was sold was raided Thursday night.

Adam Lanza had two pistols and the AR-15 when he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning, and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds, killing 20 children and six adults. Before the school shooting, he shot his mother four times.

Riverview Gun Sales is the same store where police believe a different man stole an assault weapon and was trying to carry out a similar attack.

In a video obtained by Eyewitness News, Jordan Marsh, 26, of South Windsor, can be seen stealing an AR-15 with a scope just four days earlier.

Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/20396452/east-windsor-gun-store-under-fire-after-man-caught-stealing-rifle?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8090780

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:37 PM

1. Maybe - freepers say there is no 50 caliber AR15...

And they are probably right...

EDIT - STRIKE THAT...

Appears he was caught stealing a long gun - and that led them to the AR15.

The story linked here is a bit more clear - but others are calling it a "50 cal AR-15"

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Response to hexola (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:07 AM

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Available: .50 Beowulf Entry Kit, Extra Seven-Round Magazine

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Response to frylock (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:28 AM

6. It wasn't a .50 Beowulf mod for an AR-15

They claim it was a long gun he got caught stealing. I'm not sure what it was, but given the weight they claim in the video(fifty pounds&$5000), it was probably a .50 BMG rifle. If that's what it was, the news report actually vastly under reported it's power. It's a fucking monster of a gun that no civilian needs to have access to.

It's the behemoth on the left.


That alone is an argument for gun control.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:52 AM

8. "That alone is an argument for gun control." Why?

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:41 AM

11. They are expensive, specialty arms used for long-range target shooting competitions.

 

The starting price for these weapons is about $5000. Ammunition is about $4 a shot.

I don't think a crime has ever been committed with one.

You'd be more likely for someone to commit a crime with a replica Civil War cannon. They cost about the same.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:15 AM

14. They are sniper rifles designed for long range human killing

they are not for hunting anything but humans.

No civilian should have a .50 cal weapon of any kind.

Thanks to the NRA, Al Queda operatives can buy them legally in the US.

yup

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:09 AM

13. I had one on the bay next to me at a range once

It was like a cannon going off, even with my plugs in, and the spent casings kept flying over the partition, burning hot. I finally stepped back until the yahoo and his friend were finished. Oddly, they were two preppyish guys in their 50's.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:47 PM

2. it's all getting to be rather disturbing. so many gun nutters freaking out, making gun suppliers,

dealers, and ammo makers hundreds of millions of dollars, and then those that are unstable within that group are up to no good and it seems like we're not only getting one story a day, but more like 3 or 4. Guns corrupt the mind imo. No human needs a semi-automatic assault rifle.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:09 AM

4. How the hell does a guy walk away with 11 guns...

http://www.wfsb.com/story/20396452/east-windsor-gun-store-under-fire-after-man-caught-stealing-rifle?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8090780

This shop need to be shut down and its FFL pulled immediately ...the guns store owner hasn't got a clue that guns are walking away by the tens w/o them knowing.

Yes thats a 50 cal. also.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:30 AM

5. Reminds me of the call in once from a health club....

The proprietor was on the phone to the cops reporting the theft of weights.

He says, "No, no, no,...that's five ten pound weights, six 20 pound weights and eight 50 pound weights,...yeah,.....big guy...."

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:08 AM

7. 45 guns missing. Nevermind that they were deadly weapons.

How could any proprietorship not notice tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory?

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:20 AM

9. Especially since guns have a low profit margin.

That number of missing guns should have been noticeable on the accounting side of the business if nowhere else.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:41 AM

10. It makes wonder if they were not stolen after all

Maybe they found a way to get a better margin


The 33 from 2007 of course, not the one caught on tape, obviously.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:03 AM

12. I don't get why Nancy Lanza went all the way to East Windsor to buy her Bushmaster rifle.

East Windsor is all the way past Hartford near Enfield. She really was into her guns I suppose.

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