Sunday, November 11, 2012

Michigan Highway Shooter - Lawful Gun Owner - Charged With Attempted Murder

USA Today reports
A Wixom man accused in a series of shootings across four Michigan counties last month was charged Friday with 60 counts — including attempted murder — involving eight shootings.

Raulie Wayne Casteel, 43, is being held without bond on the assault with intent to murder charges.

One of his attorneys, Charles Groh, said Casteel is a college graduate who lived in Wixom at his in-laws' house with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. He said Casteel has been unemployed for the past two years, was financially supported by his wife, has never been convicted of a crime and was a stay-at-home dad.
It's amazing how the pro-gun crowd keep telling us how safe and responsible they are. Yet, we keep seeing stories like this one.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Oh, look, another aging crabby flabby white man, a little on the young side for the archetypal NRA member, but getting there.

    I can't wait to hear his explanation for why he did this (allegedly).

    I'm sure it was some kind of castle defense, aren't you? Sheesh.

  2. You buy a gun, your intelligence drops. Of course, buying the gun is a mark of craven stupidity in the first place.

  3. No, Anonymous, it's living in California that lowers your intelligence, or so said Truman Capote.

    Dog Gone, this man's forty-three and doesn't look flabby in the picture. Of course, facts never matter to your side.

    Mikeb, the article said nothing about whether he is a "lawful" owner or not, but the fact remains that you have yet to provide us a definition of the word, rare. Here's my evidence on the subject, provided for your benefit once again:

    Number of gun owners in America: 100,000,000 +/-

    Number of guns: 300,000,000+

    Number of injuries and deaths of all types from firearms: about 100,000

    One one thousandth is rare in my book.