I've pieced together a timeline of events regarding the gun based on the few facts I've derived from the disjointed Cobra tapes. I've further verified as many details as possible with supporting statments from other sources. Note: My findings are not 100% conclusive. They do, however, form a fairly plausible timeline of events. Now I'd like us to debunk it. This is my interpretation of this gun business, fwiw Joe steals Ron's gun three days after his arrival in Satsuma Ron confronts him shortly afterward; big argument at Hank, Sr.'s house Ron has an idea that it might be in the culvert and tells Misty to look there Chelsea and Misty find the gun in the culvert and return it to Ron Ron cleans it and hides it in his room in the MH A few days before Haleigh's disappearance, he walks around the corner to Tyler and sees Joe's gf looking in the culvert because Joe thought the gun was still there. GF goes back to Orlando because Joe wants to stick around Satsuma a little longer until he can find the gun Ron knows Joe will come looking for it, so he removes all of the guns from the MH Joe does go to the MH to look for the gun on Monday when he knows Ron is at work An altercation ensues Haleigh dies later that night as the result of a possibly unrelated incident If we address one point at a time, eventually we can compile our information and from that compilation formulate a viable conclusion. For example, if you agree or disagree with item 2, type: Item 2: I don't think Joe stole Ron's gun because...; or conversely, if you believe Joe did steal Ron's gun, you'd type; Item 2: I'm convinced Joe stole the gun because... Include as many details as necessary to support your argument but avoid spilling over into another topic. Answer as many line items as you wish. But, again, make your best effort to limit your explanations to the topic of the line item in question. Add any relevant points that have been omitted Limit your opinions to those based on facts; or reasonable speculation, a conclusion supported by verifiable facts Rahter than have our thoughts scattered all over the place, they would be compiled under one worksheet, if you will, and the answers subsequently compiled and analyzed for weight and merit. Ideally, we'll recruit an objective third party to perform the analysis. If this model works, we could apply it to other aspects of the case. It would eliminate the constant rehashing and a lot of head banging. That's not to say members, especially new members can not bring up a previous topic. But rather than starting from scratch, we'd have a foundation to keep the speculation grounded. Often members have opinions about one aspect of a situation, but are not sure about the others, so they hesitate to post for fear of being challenged about what they don't know. This way, those members can pick and choose the topics they are comfortable commenting about. I hope the mods will approve this model and I encourage members to participate. If it flops, eh, nothing gained, nothing lost.