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"Police act swiftly after gun purchases"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by waldonbuddy, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. waldonbuddy

    waldonbuddy member

    Jan 29, 2009

    An excerpt from the link above.

    "oncerns about an Oregon Department of Transportation employee who purchased several guns after being placed on leave prompted law enforcement across Southern Oregon to step in.

    Negotiators and a SWAT team from Medford police safely took a man — whose name wasn't released — into protective custody Monday morning in the 500 block of Effie Street, Medford police said in a news release.

    He was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center for a mental-health evaluation.

    The man recently had been placed on administrative leave from his job and was "very disgruntled," the news release said.

    ODOT Communications Director Patrick Cooney said there were administrative, personnel matters involved that limited what the department could discuss.

    However, the state agency had reported concerns about the man to law enforcement agencies, who started monitoring him, officials said.

    "We had concerning information regarding a personnel issue and were watching the subject," Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters said.

    In two days, the man bought a Heckler & Koch .45-caliber universal self-loading handgun, a Walther .380-caliber handgun and an AK-47 assault rifle, Medford police Lt. Bob Hansen said. All of those firearms were purchased legally, with required record checks by the Oregon State Police.

    Authorities were "extremely concerned" that the man may have been planning to retaliate against his employers, the news release said.

    "Instead of being reactive, we took a proactive approach," OSP Sgt. Jeff Proulx said."

    Thank God for proactive law enforcement in our country today ....lol. So now we'll just round up anyone who we think MIGHT be a potential criminal, hell, I just thought that was a bad Tom Cruise movie:banghead: I especially like the "self loading" HK...........
  2. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Feb 16, 2003
    Ft. Worth
    Been posted and locked. Not enough actual information there, mostly just media speculation.
  3. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    the Thought Police are here

    the Thought Polic........
  4. harmonic

    harmonic member

    Aug 10, 2007
  5. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Home of Heroes, Pueblo, CO, USA
    Yes, round and round in circles here.

    When more information is available, we can begin the thread again.
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