OH - 10 killed including Gunman, 16 injured, Mass Shooting, Oregon District, Dayton, 4 Aug 2019 #2

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  1. SoCalDavidS

    SoCalDavidS Well-Known Member

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    I'm finding it hilarious that they're charging this other guy with failing to state that he smoked pot on a gun license application, which would have 100% guaranteed been approved anyways if he had done so. But the buying of a 100-clip magazine & body armor, no biggee.
     
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    Lillymac Well-Known Member

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    He's being arrested because he lied about using drugs..as in hard drugs, acid and he also grew his own mushrooms.
    In other words he's a dopehead!!!! Not just pot!
     
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    SandSage Well-Known Member

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    Even if you have a medical marijuana card in your state (and you are legal to consume), marijuana is not federally legal so purchasing a firearm is illegal. Pot alone, would have done him in.

    Categories of Prohibited People | Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
     
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    Bobby Allyn
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    Lawyer for Dayton shooter’s friend Ethan Kollie, just charged with two federal crimes for buying and owning guns as a drug user, says his client was “as shocked and surprised as everyone else that Mr. Betts committed the violent and senseless massacre in the Oregon District.”

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    Bobby Allyn on Twitter
     
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  5. Kubirai

    Kubirai Well-Known Member

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    Yes, 99% of protesters are just like you and your friends.

    CB was a violent teen who probably joined peaceful protesters in recent months, for selfish reasons. My hunch is that others who resort to violence have their own issues and motives.
     
  6. SoCalDavidS

    SoCalDavidS Well-Known Member

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    I won't argue, since I don't know the law, but I find it very hard to believe that smoking pot would impede someone's right to own a firearm. Unless I'm mistaken, a misdemeanor on your record is not enough to prevent someone acquiring a gun, and marijuana possession is not a Felony, even under Federal law.

    I guess there are lots of people just lying without consequence on their applications, because if you believe that no legal gun owner smokes pot, I've got a bridge for sale.
     
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    I added the link that clearly outlines Federal guidelines. I am quite certain many people lie. Purchasing (even in complete innocence) for someone who committed a mass murder probably put this particular person on the radar.

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  8. Kubirai

    Kubirai Well-Known Member

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    I am just trying to make sense of CB's thought process, using his social media activities.

    July 2014, many HailSatan type violent tweets, no politics.
    Meets pot/acid sharing buddy, who seems black, and really loves guns.

    Nov 2016, after election: I want socialism, and I will not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.

    Feb 2018 after Parkland, expresses outrage about gun control. If not now, when?

    Dec 2018: This is America, guns in every corner, guns in every house, no freedom but that to kill.

    Highlighted a meme circulated by "socialists" after El Paso shooting.
     
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    Would this be great if everyone who lied about drugs to obtain a firearm was charged??? It wouldn't be hard to prove either.
     
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    I think he was a true believer, but I also think extreme politics was a way for CB to validate himself - you know, if the rhetoric is super edgy and there aren't any social penalties to hating "the other side," someone like that who's into death and "accelerationism" can fit in, especially online. I think he was conflicted about guns because I remember him sharing stuff from the Socialist Rifle Association, which looks unflinchingly pro-2A to me. If he was showing girls mass shooting videos on the first date then this kind of thing was probably at the front of his mind all the time.

    But EK is pretty clearly a conservative from his social media, not just on guns, and there are reports of other friends basically saying, I knew CB's politics, he knew I disagreed with him, and he was normal about it. So as weird as it sounds, this guy (who would have still been hugely messed up if he never shot anybody) could have had more typical contacts with the other side than most law-abiding, peaceful people on the extreme left or the extreme right do in this country.

    My theory of the crime is that the way he was engaging with posts about it just a few hours before, he wouldn't have done it on that night if it wasn't for El Paso, and he wanted to take out people close to him (Jordan/Megan, Chase Beard, whoever else he texted, and I wonder if there were other friends waiting in Ned Peppers). Maybe similar to a family annihilator. But I'm not sure any of that is provable or disprovable.
     
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    He was an extremist. I saw the article where he marched against the KKK armed and with a bandana covering his face. He was probably an anti-authoritarian, CT, paranoid, anti-govt type. Ironically, at the extreme end of the political spectrum both sides tend to be somewhat alike. Pick you poison, Hitler or Stalin. MOO,,,but I've read this in numerous places. Both extremes love Edward Snowden.

    I'm currently reading some crazy CT about Epstein from the far ends of both sides.
     
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    My hunch is that he was a psychopath, waiting for an opportunity to commit mass murder.

    So, there is probably a difference between killers like him and classic "socialist anarchists" who won't go beyond throwing a rock or molotov cocktail at riot police.
     
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    My theory is that he was always fascinated with guns and mass murders, but spouted gun control and socialism stuff in public to impress his "type" of females.

    Meeting KE in 2014 probably set him on a path to fulfill his mass murder fantasy.
     
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    danzn16 For the missing

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    However this guy admitted to doing acid daily, occasional cocaine, as well as daily marijuana. It was also stated officers found him growing mushrooms in his home as well. Not quite just Mary Jane.
     
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    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Everyone,

    Please forgive me if I have missed this but the shooter's sister has been reported as being transgender by a mainstream media source. https://nypost.com/2019/08/09/suspe...lain-sister-was-reportedly-a-transgender-man/

    Do not argue about transgender. If you have a problem with the term transgender do not post about it on Websleuths. Please be respectful. The only reason this is being brought up is that it was in a mainstream media article.

    Thank you,
    Tricia
     
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    Grunge? No pornogrind is much more violent and graphic than grunge!!!
     
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    danzn16 For the missing

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    I have literally never heard of pornogrind before so forgive me I am not well educated on the different forms of music.
     
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    The good thing, Tricia, is that most posters here have solely focused on what this might mean for motive. Nothing more. A nice surprise.
    Thanks for keeping things on an even keel!
     
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    The Betts family one week earlier offered “their most heartfelt prayers and condolences to all of the victims, their families and friends” in a statement read on their behalf by Bellbrook Police Chief Doug Doherty.

    Now, Moira and Stephen Betts have composed obituaries and provided dozens of family photos of their only children, 22-year-old Megan and 24-year-old Connor, at Bellbrook’s Conner & Koch Funeral Home website.

    It’s unclear when the services were scheduled.

    Dayton Shooting: Betts family plans services for 2 children

    Megan "Baby Chica" Betts Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information

    Connor Betts Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information
     

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