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A transient with the machine gun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by coyoteman5, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    I saw this on Fox 12 news app. A transient with a machine gun those are difficult to come by I don't think a transient is likely to have one.
    Here's a portion of that news article
    Grants Pass police arrested 30-year-old Jon Meyer Jr., whom they described as a transient, in connection with the girl's death. He's being held on charges of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault and unlawful possession of a machine gun.
    Is this media hype or miss print, anti-gun or is this correct a transient with a machine gun. Don't get me wrong I have not overlooked the girl being murdered It is a heinous crime Whether it is done with a gun or knife a rock a machine gun or bare hands.
     
  2. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    It could be if he stole it from someone who owned it legally, or maybe from a government agency. It could also be anything that looks like a machine gun, from a 10/22 in a fancy stock or AR15 variant or AK anything. The again, maybe he owned it legally before he became a transient. Or, then again maybe he just ate a pop-tart into a suggestive shape.
     
  3. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    This is an interesting question that I have thought of before. Are you required to have a residence to maintain your constitutional rights? Do you have to have a home to have a place to register your guns to (in states that require that)?
     
  4. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Constitutional rights? The answer is no, but they get you through the back door. Without a home, you can be arrested and locked up as a vagrant (unless you are an urban camper in downtown Portland protesting people who get up and go to work every day). As a vagrant, you are now a criminal. Criminals aren't supposed to have guns.

    Gun registration is in and of itself unconstitutional, but that's never stopped them before.
     
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Still trying to get the Rum and Coke off the monitor!! :laugh:
     
  6. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    Don't you know that machine gun is more politically correct than assault rifle?

    Thoughts and prayers to the girl's family.
     
  7. james83

    james83 beaverton oregon I'am feeling fat and sassy

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    I wonder if the machinegun in question could just be a SKS with stuck firingpin?


    Very sad outcome for the girl and for the woman that was injured.
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looking at the magazines the cops were checking out on the TV, it was a SKS.
    The SKS was never built as a select fire---so it's either a defective gun or one that
    has been converted to full auto. Not enough info at this point to tell if he was
    stupid, unlucky, criminal or some combination. Guessing we all will be paying his
    room and board for quite a while.
     
  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Odds are he either lied and pulled the trigger multiple times and it just so happens it was a semi auto modern sporting rifle OR it was a slam fire from what I assume was an SKS.

    Seriously, if they were that readily available Id have one. (Just saying)
    That or he was a Macgyver machinist transient savant. It can be done, heck an open bolt machine gun is quite simple to manufacture.. But from a homeless fella? Not too common.

    Never knew what they were up to under those bridges.. Now we know. :)

    I guess "hobo with a machine gun" will be the sequel to "hobo with a shotgun"?
     
  10. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    For a class 3 firearm I would say yes.
     
  11. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is interesting to me. Is it criminal to be homeless? No. But do we want the homeless to be armed with guns?

    If anyone needs to be able to protect themselves I would say that the homeless are much more at risk than most, but then the problem is how hungry do you need to be before you take that gun and steal a meal, or a few bucks to get a meal? I've considered this question myself many times. What would it take to force me into a position that I felt I had no other recourse than to take forceably from another? And before some of you say you would die first, remember that it is much easier to say that with a full belly. Try not eating for two to three days, then answer.

    Good people can be forced into doing horrible things.
     
  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Did it back in the 80's while on a long range recon/intel patrol along a particular Latin American border (that shall not be named). Try navigating under triple canopy jungles pre-GPS, and attempting to sync up with a re-supply drop while NOT being detected by OPFOR.... Uuuggghhh!

    We had to forage for almost two weeks... eating creepy-crawlies and other critters w/o a fire to cook over, drinking brackish water loaded with purification tablets then strained through a bandana.

    We were pissed off "jolly" green giants walking the earth... with machineguns. ;)


    Now if ya'll will excuse me, I'm leaving to take the wife to Outback Steakhouse! :thumbup:
     
  13. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    Probably was a semi-auto Cobray or some other .22 that in the media's eye is a machine gun because it looks cool
     
  14. Darknight

    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    I'm thinking no on the pop-tart; I just don't see a homeless person carrying around a toaster, let alone trying to find a place to plug it in every morning.
     
  15. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Pop-tarts are probably eaten raw as at least as often as they are toasted, and are awesome either way. Don't begrudge our undomiciled brethren their flaky goodness. ;)
     
  16. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I'd like to know where you get your pop-tarts
     
  17. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a movie I'd want to see.
     
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  18. WasrNwarpaint

    WasrNwarpaint Portland Well-Known Member

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    a Popsicle stick under the trigger bar will make an sks go full auto :thumbup:
     
  19. osterr1999

    osterr1999 Silverton, OR Active Member

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    At the price of a full auto AK or M16, I would be homeless if I bought one too!
     
  20. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    ;) Can we agree that you're more likely to see a transient with a pop-tart than a machine gun?