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  • larrymountainmankiwihero larrymountainmankiwihero Feb 1, 2013 2:46 PM Flag

    Walmart sells gun to man who was obviously mentally ill - Obviously mentally ill, according to police

    Hey, anything to make a buck, right pimps and their buddies, the NRA, says theres no need for background checks. This American corporate creed of 'Anything For A Buck' has to stop and stop now.

    "From NewsOK we learn that Walmart and Gun World sold rifles and a glock, respectively, to a man who was “obviously” (per the police) mentally ill.

    A few weeks later, the man, Gerald David Hume, shot his mother in the chest, dismembered her, and then got into an 11-hour standoff with the police.

    Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said the fact that Hume, 52, was able to get the guns — despite being “visibly” mentally ill — is a scary reality in Oklahoma and a majority of the states in the nation.

    Nelson said officers who’ve dealt with Hume described him as being “obviously” mentally ill.

    “Obviously” mentally ill. But they sold him rifles and a handgun:

    Gerald Hume was described by a relative as “a known schizophrenic” who hears voices and requires treatment, police Detective David Jacobson reported in an affidavit for a search warrant.

    During the standoff, Gerald Hume admitted to a police negotiator that he had shot his mother in the chest, police Detective Ryan Porter reported in a court affidavit filed with the charge.

    Police removed numerous guns, rifles and ammunition from the home he shared his mother.

    Police also found a dead house cat and unspecified body parts that belonged to Janet Hume inside a freezer.

    It takes a village to fuel America’s mass-murder mentality. The culpability goes far beyond the shooter. It includes stores like Walmart and Gun World that are happy to profit from weapons, and organizations like the NRA that spend millions to avoid any kind of political attempt to make things better."

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    • Is Walmart so stupid that they don't even know the law or do they just ignore the law because it means a bit more profit? As we all know, ignorance of the law is never an excuse and blatantly ignoring a law is inexcusable. I say lock Walmart management up for a year to teach them and others a lesson that our laws really do have meaning.

      Possession of a Firearm by the Mentally Ill
      NCSL Resources
      Civil and Criminal Justice Program
      NCSL Contact
      For questions, contact Jonathan Griffin

      January 2013

      Possession of a firearm by the mentally ill is regulated by both state and federal laws.

      Federal Law
      Under 18 U.S.C. § 922(d), it is unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person “has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution.”

    • How many nutcases did Walmart sell guns to today. One should ponder the question, will the next one that a deranged person blows away, be one of my family members. Kind of puts the whole mess in perspective.

    • You do know there are background checks?

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 1 Reply to shep21998
      • Fortunately or unfortunately, "“obviously” mentally ill" does not satisfy the law. Until one has been adjudicated by a compotent court of jurisdiction,as being mental ill, one is not mentally ill. If you democrats keep going, Americans will have no rights. You people want to be judge & jury as you see fit. I think anyone who voted for obama is "obviously mentally ill".

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