Weapons Shakedown

In the US military’s Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System: Weapons Shakedown at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina

Items recently confiscated at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina
Items recently confiscated at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina

Since there has been a rash of weapons related incidents recently, the Provost Marshals Office has made it a priortity to emphasize safety among the Marines, Sailors and civilians aboard the Tri-Command area.

According to Randy Walz, the services officer with PMO, numerous weapons to include a Russian AK-47, rifles, shotguns, assorted ammunition and large knives were confiscated during the past weekend.

While all weapons are not illegal on military installations, Walz answered our questions pertaining to weapon regulations.

Who does this requirement pertain to?

“It pertains to anyone who resides, works or visits the Tri-Command area installations. If anyone brings a weapon onto a Tri-Command installation it must be registered with PMO or the Master at Arms at the Naval Hospital, even if the person is passing through the area to just drop someone off.”

What kind of weapons need to be registered?

“All pistols, rifles, knives with blades over three inches [including K-Bars], bows, paintball guns, spear guns, compressed air weapons [includes BB/pellet guns], shotguns, swords [including decorative, Officer or Non-Commissioned Officer Swords are not subject to registration], and all the assorted martial arts weaponry.”

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Good Ears

Person Injured In Drive-By Shooting

Homeland Park, SC:

Neighbors said they heard what sounded like a high-powered assault rifle go off just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

It would be interesting to ask the neighbors what specific aspects of the sound made it sound like a “high-powered assault rifle” rather than a regular-powered assault rifle, or even just a regular non-assault rifle. How was it different, from their living rooms or wherever they were when they heard it, from a handgun. Maybe play them a tape of ten different guns and ask them to pick out the “high-powered assault rifles.”

Heck, I’d be interested in hearing what they think a “high-powered assault rifle” even is.

Man shoots trick-or-treater through front door

This is one of the most insane things I’ve heard for a while:

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — An ex-convict who thought he was being robbed gunned down a 12-year-old trick-or-treater, spraying nearly 30 rounds with an assault rifle from inside his home after hearing a knock on the door, police said Saturday.

Quentin Patrick, 22, is accused of killing 12-year-old T.J. Darrisaw on Friday night. T.J.’s 9-year-old brother, Ahmadre Darrisaw, and their father, Freddie Grinnell, were injured but were released after being treated at a hospital.

The family attended a Halloween celebration in downtown Sumter, 45 miles east of Columbia, then stopped at Patrick’s house because the porch light was on, police said. Another sibling was with them, but wasn’t hurt.

Police said at least two of the boys were wearing ghoulish masks when they knocked on the door. The boys’ mother and a toddler stayed in the car nearby.

Patrick emptied his AK-47, shooting at least 29 times through his front door, walls and windows after hearing the knock, Police Chief Patty Patterson said.

He told police he had been robbed and shot in the past year.

Makes it sound like just some guy that wigged out, no? Well, a little farther down:

Police said they also charged a 19-year-old in his home, Ericka Patrice Pee, with obstruction of justice when she was caught trying to run away after the shooting with $7,500 in cash…

Patrick had multiple drug convictions but police do not believe he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the shooting.

$7500 in cash? Maybe he was moonlighting as a drug dealer? Perhaps had reason to think someone was after him? Why would a drug dealer think someone might be after them? Well, mostly because they’re a drug dealer, I guess.

Just speculation, of course. But I’m predicting this isn’t some normal, everyday, upstanding, law-abiding citizen that “just snapped.”

On the Road

Murdoc has taken time out of his busy schedule to travel to South Carolina’s Buck Ridge Plantation for Remington’s 2009 New Products Seminar.

Three days of presentations and range activities. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

I’ll have more on this in the next few days.

The fertilizer didn’t hit the fan, thankfully

Police: Teen planned to bomb high school
He reportedly kept diary and had ammonium nitrate shipped to his home

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A high school senior collected enough supplies to carry out a bomb attack on his school and detailed the plot in a hate-filled diary that included maps of the building and admiring notations about the Columbine killers, authorities said Sunday.

Ryan Schallenberger, 18, was arrested Saturday after his parents called police when 10 pounds of ammonium nitrate was delivered to their home in Chesterfield and they discovered the journal, said the town’s police chief, Randall Lear.