Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More on the Craig-List Killer

The other day we looked at this story, today has more.

Showing up at the State Line Gun Shop in Mason, N.H., Markoff presented an ID that wouldn’t pass muster at a campus dive bar. The blond Markoff showed an old New York driver’s license belonging to Andrew H. Miller, who is dark-haired and heavier. Markoff explained the out-of-state license by claiming he had just enrolled at Daniel Webster College, in Nashua. The clerk responded by asking him to obtain a residency affadavit notarized by the city.

Markoff went to the city clerk’s office, wrote out a form in which he misspelled his own alias, and obtained the notarized record. No rent check, tuition payment, or utility bill was required; the city clerk later explained to investigators that no documentation is necessary for a notarized residency affidavit.
This is not the kind of due diligence one should expect from a gun shop. In fact, when there are such obvious indicators that everything is not on the up-and-up, the gun shop that agrees to sell is guilty of breaking federal law and should be shut down immediately.
Now, Brisman’s mother says she wants those responsible for Markoff’s obtaining the gun to be held accountable. The US attorney sees no grounds for a criminal case, because there was no intentional conduct. But the family could yet sue. New Hampshire jurors would then have to decide whether the state’s libertarian streak excuses a gun merchant’s decision to sell to a man with a patently fake ID.
What's your opinion? Is it too much to ask FFL gun dealers to maintain a strict standard of conduct? I don't think so, what do you think?

Please leave a comment.


  1. I moved back and forth between MA and NH a number of times. At one point I had a photo ID driver's license in both states. Part of the problem is that the states do not talk to each other about a lot of stuff. A bigger part of the problem, of course, is fuckheads buying guns easily so they can kill people who piss them off.

  2. NH does require documents for an affidavit of residency. So rather than just blaming the gun shop without all the facts, let's examine what went wrong in the process. It's easy to point fingers... Markoff is the guilty one here.. he could have killed her with a kitchen knife, then it would be Williams-Sonoma's fault for selling quality cutlery.

  3. If he could kill her with a kitchen knife, a piece of clothesline, his automobile, any number of other devices, or his bare hands--why buy a gun? Because he's a cowardly piece of shit who had to have the gun so's he could put the slut in her place.

  4. But in your eyes demcommie, it would have been AOK if he killed her with his bare hands.... that's the problem with you statist fvcks blame the inanimate object, not the sick murdering effer that murdered someone, nevermind that the FFL told him to come back with proper documentation and the state screwed the pooch in not preventing the murdering douche bag from getting an ID that was not properly applied for....

  5. It should be harder for people like Markoff to buy guns, not easier. I blame him for the murder, no problem, but I blame the gun shop and the city hall that issued that affadavit and I blame you, Anonymous, for making it easy for him to get the gun. "You," you ask, how come I blame you. Well, your opinions support lax gun laws that cost lives.

    As my friend democommie so well said, "A bigger part of the problem, of course, is fuckheads buying guns easily so they can kill people who piss them off."

  6. Anonymouse:

    Thank you for putting words in my comment that I didn't type.

    If the gutless piece of shit wasn't able to buy a gun he might have had to let her live rather than taking a chance of getting himself hurt.

  7. No mister gutless would probably strangled her or set her on fire or pushed her out a window...... all of those options would make her death more acceptable in you eyes....

  8. Please Anonymous, try to understand. Her death by another means would be equally as tragic to us. But the fact is, if guns aren't available, more of these people live. Guns are more lethal and efficient as killing tools. That's what they were designed for, right?

  9. Anonymous:

    Once again, you are pretending that I've said things that I have not said. Your stupidity or dishonesty is not my probem. Allowing idiots like you to own guns, secure in the incorrect knowledge that they SOLVE problems IS my problem.

  10. Guns sure solved this women's problems.....

    Law-abiding gun owner ventilates redistributionist asshole.....

    there are in excess of 100million firearms in the US...... get over your statist dreams of a gun free US..... never going to happen....

  11. democommie is becoming a quotable sage around here lately.

    "Allowing idiots like you to own guns, secure in the incorrect knowledge that they SOLVE problems IS my problem."

  12. "Allowing statist/socialist/comunist/marxist idiots like you to attempt to criminalize lawful gun owners/ownership, secure in the incorrect knowledge that you think that they you are solving problems is everyones problem."