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Sun Sep 9, 2012, 06:30 PM

ATF: Trooper's killer may have bought gun at show

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019110922_apwatrooperkillinggun1stldwritethru.html

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. —
Recently released records show that the felon who shot and killed Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu in February likely inherited the murder weapon from his father or bought it at a gun show.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced the .40 caliber Smith & Wesson to its last documented sale, at a Monroe gun show in 2009, The Kitsap Sun reported ( http://is.gd/b8ZEwW), citing documents released by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

From there, it changed hands at least twice without documentation, the ATF determined. The second time, a man who bought the gun in Monroe told agents he's 99 percent sure he later sold the weapon to Joshua Blake at a Port Angeles gun show. Blake shot and killed the trooper on Feb. 23 during a traffic stop. He used the same gun to kill himself later that day.

The seller's name and hometown were not included in the report. He described himself as a private collector, not a licensed dealer, and told agents he was "committed to following the law and tries to comply with all regulations."

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close the gun show loophole now

yup

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Reply ATF: Trooper's killer may have bought gun at show (Original post)
jpak Sep 2012 OP
gejohnston Sep 2012 #1
PavePusher Sep 2012 #2
jpak Sep 2012 #3
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #6
ileus Sep 2012 #4
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2012 #8
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2012 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Sep 2012 #7
ileus Sep 2012 #10
rl6214 Sep 2012 #11
PavePusher Sep 2012 #12
gejohnston Sep 2012 #13

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 07:16 PM

1. there is a difference between

being against something and asking "how are you going to do it"

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 07:20 PM

2. "likely inherited the murder weapon from his father or bought it at a gun show."

 

Two very different things. Crap-tastic article if they can't narrow it down more than that.

But hey, it give you something to do, eh?

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 07:38 PM

3. Where do felons get there guns?

From so-called "law abiders"

yup

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 07:53 PM

6. Basically saying: he likely acquired it by some means

 

well . . . yeah . . . thanks for that brilliant insight.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 07:49 PM

4. tee hee hee....gunshow loop hole

What about the Facebook loophole?

Or the trader times loophole?

Or the classifieds?

Or AR15.com equipment exchange?

Or the hillsville flea market?

Or the trading journal?

And what if he did inherited it? Close the dead Dad loophole?

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Response to ileus (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:08 PM

8. "Close the dead Dad loophole?"

I've already decided that I'm not going to die. I'm trying to do my part.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 07:52 PM

5. Or he inherited it

 

or he bought it from someone else.

Damning stuff there.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 09:22 PM

9. At least the source...

...has been narrowed down. The cops know that they don't have to check and see if it fell out of cosmonaut's back pocket.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 08:54 PM

7. hey jpak

maybe now the admin will see fit to bring back UnRec.

good enough reason as any, I suppose.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 10:20 PM

10. armslist.com

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:42 AM

11. Hey, 6pak is back...

 

any connection to hoyt being banned?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:35 PM

12. Some actual investigation seems to have revealed the truth.....

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/did-press-bias-burst-forth-coverage-about-trooper-murder-weapon?cid=db_articles

Did press bias burst forth in coverage about trooper murder weapon?

Has press bias against gun shows burst forth in coverage appearing in several Puget Sound-area newspapers regarding the source of the murder weapon used by cop-killer Joshua Blake in February against State Trooper Tony Radulescu?

To many gun owners, it certainly looks that way, and they appear to have several points in their favor, not the least of which is a small curiosity about Blake's whereabouts at the time this gun transaction allegedly occurred.

Full disclosure: This writer sits on the board of directors of the Washington Arms Collectors, whose gun show in Monroe figures prominently in the story, but probably not in the slaying, though it appears some effort was made to make it look that way.


More at link.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 07:13 PM

13. this is my favorite

Translation: If these reports are accurate, Blake could not possibly have purchased a handgun in Monroe, Port Angeles or anywhere else in 2009 because at the time, he would have been behind bars. He was out in March 2010, according to the news reports, and he was under Department of Corrections supervision until August 2011. One could say March 2010 is “early” in the year, and that DOC supervision was not very good.

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