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At the Greenville blogmeet we finally got to run a test. This is the rifle we used, though we had a scope for the shooting test.
We put a target out at 200 yards and shot a three round group at it.
19 July –
Raleigh police arrested four men Monday in connection with the early-morning beating death of a Knightdale man at an apartment complex off Capital Boulevard.
Victim – I was unable to find a criminal record for this victim. I will be visiting the courthouse to determine if he had any criminal background.
Suspect 1 – I was unable to find any criminal convictions for this suspect, but the story makes clear that he was arrested numerous times before.
Court records indicate (Suspect 1) has been arrested several times in Raleigh, including a charge of assault and battery on July 15, shoplifting and larceny on July 7 and larceny on Feb. 16.
In November 2007, he was also charged with simple assault, and in March 2008, he was arrested on charges of simple assault and communicating threats.
Either this suspect was not convicted of anything, including this crime, or the name is spelled incorrectly in the story and that’s why I was unable to find him. He’s another person that requires a trip to the county courthouse.
Suspect 2 – I could not find any record of this suspect, either for this crime or any other. I will be going to the courthouse to find info on this suspect.
Suspect 3 – Had no criminal record in North Carolina. Was convicted of manslaughter in this crime.
Suspect 4 – Had no criminal record in North Carolina. Was convicted of manslaughter in this crime.
Method – Beating
3 August –
A double shooting outside a Raleigh home Tuesday night left one man dead and another wounded, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
Sughrue said that (Murder Victim), 30, and (Injured Victim), 30, were sitting on the porch of a home at 609 Hay Lane around 10 p.m.
“Someone walked up to the house and just started shooting,” police Capt. Chris Bertram said. Neighbors said they heard a series of gunshots.
Suspect – No one has been arrested for this crime. Police are still looking for a suspect.
Victim – The murder victim had a prior misdemeanor conviction for drug paraphernalia
The injured victim had felony criminal convictions for larceny and breaking & entering.
Method – Gun
9 August –
Wilkins, 38, of Raleigh said her husband was getting ready to cut her brother’s hair when McKenzie, a regular customer, came into the shop. She said her husband talked for a bit with McKenzie, then went into the back for a moment. He told his wife that when he returned, McKenzie had a gun in his hand and a blank look on his face.
Victim – The victim had no criminal record.
Suspect – The suspect had no criminal record, nor did he have a concealed handgun permit.
Method – Gun
29 October –
Officers found (Victim) dead outside a home in the 200 block of Colleton Road last Friday morning. Police have not commented on the cause of Blossom’s death or a possible motive in the case.
Victim – The victim had several felony drug convictions along with two assault on a female convictions. He had been convicted of possession with intent to sell, schedule II, 6 months prior, but received a suspended sentence. Perhaps if he had gone to jail he wouldn’t have been murdered.
Suspect – The suspect had quite a few felony drug convictions.
Method – Undisclosed
12 November –
A woman charged with murder refused to face a judge Monday because of TV cameras.
(Suspect) is charged the stabbing death of 46-year-old Bernice Cobb of Raleigh.
Raleigh police and relatives of Cobb confirm she was killed at her apartment on Sardis Drive late Friday night.
(Suspect), 33, was detained at the scene, and eventually charged with murder.
Victim – The victim had no apparent criminal record
Suspect – The suspect had a felony conviction for Cheat – Property/Services, and one for obtaining property with false coins or tokens. She also had misdemeanor convictions for receiving stolen goods, and several for driving with a revoked driver’s license.
Method – Knife
Conclusions – So there it is. This is the best case information for the gun grabbers. There are likely one or two suspects or victims that had criminal records that I was unable to find, but you can see for yourself that the large majority of the killings were committed by criminals, and the majority of victims were themselves criminals.
Keep this in mind when the gun grabbers insult us as being one step away from murder. They point to the number of the dead, but never to the circumstances that lead to the deaths. The absolutely NEVER refer to the past criminal behavior of the vast majority of the killers. To recognize that murder and non-negligent homicide is the province of the criminal class is to recognize that gun control is not the solution. To control crime, we must control the criminals. Controlling the guns merely disarms the honest, those most unlikely to murder.