Local news reports
Investigators believe the gun used by Jody Hunt in his shooting spree that left four people dead before he killed himself last Monday was obtained online.
Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner told the Morgantown Dominion Post that the 9mm handgun was purchased from a licensed dealer four years ago. The buyer kept it for three years then sold it online to Hunt. Kisner says the gun transactions were traced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Hunt was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. Kisner told the paper that the original owner will not face charges because he was unaware that Hunt was a felon. Hunt, 39, was once convicted and served prison time for holding an ex-girlfriend hostage at gunpoint in Winchester, Va.
Police have been researching Hunt’s past, which is littered with violent incidents including a standoff with police in Winchester, Va., in 1999.This is the kind of guy the gun-rights fanatics want to have access to guns. Some of the whiny liars pretend the main impact of background check laws would be to unfairly infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens, you know, all those who share guns and store them in each other's safes.
The main impact of background check laws is guys like Jody Hunt would have one less option for guying guns. And that's a good thing.
Another impact is lawful gun owners would no longer be able to say with a shoulder shrug what the last lawful owner of this guns said - I didn't know he was a dangerous maniac.