RIP Philo

TX guy

So now we know...

He specifically threatened to murder his superior officers.
In the mental hospital he admitted the reason he had the guns was to kill them.
In the mental hospital he used the computer there to try to order assault rifles, magazines, tactical gear, and ship them to a PO Box in San Antonio.
After escaping from the mental hospital, the APB said he was mentally unstable, violent, and possibly armed.
Police found him at the Greyhound bus station. He complied with the officers and laid on the ground and did not resist.
However, the police report says that he did tell the arresting officers that if he could get their guns he would have and have killed them.

There was also a sex assault charge against him to which his ex wife was listed as one of the witnesses. The charges were not prosecuted and the victim can not be reached.

He had visited the church before, but the pastor hated him and told him he couldn't come back.
Permalink Reality Check 
November 8th, 2017 10:25am
Police actually did good detective work finding him at the bus station.

He escaped in the middle of the night, but police were called right away. He had been telling patients he was trying to get in shape for a 12 mile run. So police looked at what was 12 miles from the facility, in a remote location. There was a greyhound station. So they established a perimeter there and went dark and waited. Kelly showed up there, wet, because he had been crisscrossing rivers in order to throw them off his scent, thinking they would be chasing him with bloodhounds. Instead they found him with detective work.

In the violent with his wife and stepchild incident at one point after fracturing the baby's skull in attempted murder, he got his wife by the throat and jammed a loaded pistol at her temple and told her he was going to pull the trigger. Charges for all this stuff was dropped in a plea deal where he agreed to a lesser charge in return for a light prison sentence.
Permalink Reality Check 
November 8th, 2017 10:31am
The 2nd says that his right to bear arms shall not be abridged amirite?
Permalink Shylock's Phone 
November 8th, 2017 1:10pm
The US Supreme Court has ruled that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right.

It has also ruled that that right, like the right to vote, and to have sex, smoke, drink, marry, etc, is not without any restriction whatsoever under any circumstances.

For example, you generally need to be a certain age to vote, have sex, buy a gun, drink and marry.

If you are a convicted felon you can lose your right to vote.

If you are a domestic abuser, a felon, courtmartialed, or have been forcibly committed to a mental hospital, you can lose your right to purchase, carry or own firearms.

There are also laws that require government agencies to report people with these traits to the federal gun registration database so that they will come up flagged if they try to buy guns, at which point they would be arrested for being a prohibited person who is trying to illegally buy a gun.
Permalink Reality Check 
November 8th, 2017 1:16pm
So, the government screws up, and it's everyone else's fault?
Permalink Send private email xampl9 (Moto phone) 
November 8th, 2017 2:07pm
The Supreme Court ordered that in 2008.  So it's THAT recently that the Supreme Court said there IS an individual "right to bear arms".

Makes you wonder how the NRA got so powerful before 2008.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
November 8th, 2017 2:21pm

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