- Nov 18, 2016
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Shell casings and cell phone data link the man police arrested Tuesday to four recent murders in Seminole Heights, an arrest report shows.
Investigators found SIG brand Smith & Wesson .40 caliber shell casings at all four of the locations where Monica Hoffa, Benjamin Mitchell, Anthony Naiboa and Ronald Felton were found shot to death between Oct. 9 and Nov. 14, the report states.
The casings found at the scene of Feltons murder were not available for comparison but had previously been identified as being fired from the same gun of the first three murders. the report says.
Donaldson told police that he "was unfamiliar with the area identified as the Seminole Heights neighborhood, and he did not have any association with anyone in the area," Hill wrote.
I know gun control is a hot topic issue in our country and yet Donaldson bought his gun from a gun shop, legally. I am not getting into a debate about the issue but what I don't understand is why isn't the most basic control gun being enforced? To me right at the time of purchase there should be a gun test and the casings recovered could have a ballistic report generated and entered into some sort of National Database that can be used to locate gun owner's whose gun is used in any type of crime involving the gun.
Wouldn't that sound like a simple, yet effective way to have some sort of gun control? All the testing costs would be passed onto the new owner and I'm also including sales from gun shows too. Of course it's not 100% since we then have the issue of illegal guns being on the streets.
I just think doing this could prevent crimes or easier to find that gun's owners. I'm not even a gun owner and know nearly nothing about guns, but this doesn't seem like a tricky process to have done with every gun purchased in this country....