HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Guns in Aurora triple mur...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:27 PM

Guns in Aurora triple murder purchased legally

Source: 9News

AURORA - Aurora police say the weapons used by a man who killed three people during a standoff were purchased legally.

The bodies of three people shot by Sonny Archuleta, 33, inside a townhome in Aurora were discovered following a standoff situation Saturday morning, which also left the Archuleta dead.

The victims were identified as 29-year-old Stacie Philbrook, 33-year-old Christopher Ratliffe, and 56-year-old Anthony Ticali. The gunman's wife, Stephanie Archuleta, escaped from the home.

Police say Archuleta used a 40-caliber handgun, an AR-15 rifle, and a pump action shotgun that were purchased by Archuleta from licensed gun dealers.

Read more: http://www.9news.com/news/article/309529/339/Guns-in-Aurora-triple-murder-purchased-legally



Another AR-15

16 replies, 2523 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 16 replies Author Time Post
Reply Guns in Aurora triple murder purchased legally (Original post)
El Supremo Jan 2013 OP
Squaredeal Jan 2013 #1
onehandle Jan 2013 #2
Recursion Jan 2013 #3
upaloopa Jan 2013 #4
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #5
Recursion Jan 2013 #7
Gore1FL Jan 2013 #12
Igel Jan 2013 #13
Recursion Jan 2013 #16
Cynicus Emeritus Jan 2013 #6
Archae Jan 2013 #9
Mimosa Jan 2013 #10
Enrique Jan 2013 #15
99th_Monkey Jan 2013 #8
brentspeak Jan 2013 #11
LisaL Jan 2013 #14

Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:30 PM

1. The NRA would argue...

...that since the weapons were used in an illegal manner, he was a bad guy and if only a good guy had a gun...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:37 PM

2. Legally purchased guns are a threat to national security...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:47 PM

3. It's a problem

How do you keep someone who will commit a crime but hasn't yet from getting a gun?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:53 PM

4. I don't know, maybe reduce the number of guns?

Maybe get rid of fucking AR-15s.
Maybe have a gun registry and an annual license renewal. A question on the renewal what is the purpose of the gun.
Sure you can't stop all killing but you can reduce it. We should at least try!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:07 PM

5. Ask the Germans. They apparently have very strict gun licensing and safety laws.

The long waiting period makes impulse purchases and the subsequent crimes of passion much harder to pull off. And when you own a gun, YOU are personally liable for all crimes committed using that gun, the presumption being that if you didn't secure it, you are still culpable.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:10 PM

7. I'm a fan of strict liability, as well as licensing

They're both worth a shot, at least

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Recursion (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:00 PM

12. "worth a shot" lol

I think you're on target, though.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Recursion (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:16 PM

13. Possible.

Let's try it out.

Say, with cars. After all, we already have them registered and plated. Should be easy to implement and see how it works.

You fail to secure your car against thieves, your children, or anybody else, you're culpable. (It'll make car rentals interesting, at the very least.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Igel (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:45 PM

16. I'm down with trying.

Let's give the states some leeway here. Somebody will probably come up with a good idea

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:09 PM

6. It's critically important that Goldman and Lloyd Blankfein have the USA citizens disarmed

 

as a security measure to protect Wall St elites.

Wall St is fundamental to America and it owns DC politicians. OWS understands. Average working class schmucks with firearms have been identified as the problem and the threat to the corporate elite and media. You need to understand that now and support confiscation of self defense weapons held by average Americans.


Populist, Progressive, Libertarian who supports the rights of average Americans. The elite support the rights of global banks and corporations.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cynicus Emeritus (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:21 PM

9. Who is Goldman and Lloyd Blankfein?

And what do they have to do with this?

And keep your "ban all guns" crap to yourself.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Archae (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:28 PM

10. Welcome, Cynicus Americus

Why should he or she keep opinions to himself? You don't. I don't.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cynicus Emeritus (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:34 PM

15. hi Wayne LaPierre

your Matt Taibbi mask isn't fooling anyone, we know it's you

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:12 PM

8. What, another "staged mass killing"? ..to justify Obama "coming to get our guns"? ...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:42 PM

11. This despite him having a criminal history

Charges filed against him as recently as this past June.



http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/01/sonny-archuleta-aurora-shooter-top-10-facts-you-need-to-know/

Archuleta had criminal charges against him in for weapons offenses, including prohibited use of a gun in 2004 and carrying a concealed weapon in June.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to brentspeak (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:22 PM

14. Exactly. Apparently it's perfectly legal for him to have weapons despite charges.

This articles describes charges against him.

"According to state records, Archuleta had three previous charges for weapons offenses, including a prohibited use of a weapon in Federal Heights in 2004 and carrying a concealed weapon in Denver in June."
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_22316955/police-surround-aurora-home-after-man-fires-shots

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread