Minimum Age for Sales and Transfers of HandgunsA federal appeals court has ruled on July 13, 2021, that the existing minimum age requirement (21 years old) for purchases from federally licensed gun dealers restricts the rights of law-abiding citizens and draws an arbitrary, unjustified line.The decision, which probably will be appealed to the full court, finds that 18-year-olds possess a Second Amendment right to gun ownership.The ruling does not mean that 18-to-20-year-olds can immediately buy handguns from federal dealers. The court’s order sends the case back to District Court in Charlottesville and gives the government an opportunity to ask the full 4th Circuit to rehear the case.
Posting for those catching up.
Idaho murders: Former first floor tenant of Moscow home says he couldn't hear activity from other floors
A former tenant of the Moscow, Idaho, home where four University of Idaho students were murdered on Nov. 13 says it was difficult to hear activity on the second and third floors of the home from the first, where he lived.
Ryan Augusta — a healthcare worker and local business owner who now lives in Genesee, Idaho — told Fox News Digital in an interview that when he lived on the first floor of the home on King Road in 2019, unless his roommate was playing the television loudly on the second floor, he typically "heard nothing" from the second and third floors.
"I wouldn't have heard it from downstairs," Augusta, 43, said when asked whether he could hear activity coming from the second and third floors of the house when he lived on the first floor.
He was living with them and on a lot of drugs.I've just come across a story from Massachusetts, where a young man is being sought in the murder of an elderly couple, who were "bludgeoned and stabbed to death" according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz. I'm not in any way suggesting there is a tie-in to this case; but apparently a catalyst for this terrible crime had to do with a barking dog... just sharing because in all of the theorizing here, well, yes, someone might just "lose it" over something so seemingly trivial. MOO
Idaho, like most states is 18You must be 21 to possess a handgun? Or is it to purchase a handgun?
I’m sure it’s just me & we know nothing about how the housemates lived in their home, but the apparent presence of code bedroom locks is making it difficult for me to breathe. My experience with them is very limited, but the active default locking function can be discretely disabled, at least on some models.Do you mean the arrangement of not locking the front door but having locks on the individual doors?
I’ve heard him talk about this several times in the past while discussing other cases. For example, here’s what he said about the killer in the Delphi case back in 2019 on Episode 123 of the podcast Best Case Worst Case Scenario:Seems like most of us on this board would have come to those same conclusions. The possibility of life stressors was something I'd not thought of, and that could very well help bring in tips. The others? All obvious.
I disagree with the killer not being a monster, but I understand what Mr. Clemente is getting at - don't discard a potential suspect purely because they don't seem outwardly evil.
ETA: By obvious, I do not mean all of those traits are definitively true, only that they are likely. Same as the profiler.
ExactlyAnd what significance does the information really have?
There is a lot you can learn about the occupants of a house by watching a house at night. Just by watching the lights go on and off you can tell when the bathroom is being used. When they eat. Watch TV. When they leave, come home. When they go to bed. It is rather creepy. Imo.There was a time in my own life (not that long ago) where I would have say, "Nah, people don't choose houses just because they can see inside." I would have contended that it was rare. After many, many policemen told me I was wrong (I was teaching at police academy and then worked as a consultant with police), I rethought my position.
If people can get a sense of when a house has bedded down and everyone is likely asleep (and the dog contained), it gives them a way of planning a criminal entry.
I should also mention that my mother, father, husband and sons-in-law all had the same idea (that we should have blinds and curtains and use them).
But I used to be very casual about all of this. Then one day, I realized a neighbor with a two story house had a camera aimed into our sunroom (not our actual kitchen, but still). I was very angry. And, the police said there was nothing I could do but erect a screen along our fenceline to obstruct the angle of the view. So that's what we did. Same neighbor has a camera aimed onto our driveway as I type - and that same neighbor figured out when we were gone from home and stole things from our mailbox and our back yard (as well as the back yard and mail box of two other neighbors). Long story. But yeah, get window coverings. Use something at hand if necessary.
For a sexual sadist or sexually motivated perp, young women inside uncurtained windows is an age-old lure. Yes, those men are defective or whatever, but they are out there. And they can become opportunistic voyeurs, and then...attackers.
Minor = <18It is unlawful for a minor to possess or to provide a minor with a handgun, fully automatic weapon or sawed-off shotgun regardless of parental consent
Gun & Weapon Law | The Official Website of the State of Idaho
@mrtnira Thanks for hour post.It may be the private security company has a contract with the state, where they take over the physical security of a crime scene to relieve government personnel from static security duty? Having sworn law enforcement doing static security work means they cannot do other duties at the same time.