Monday, March 11, 2013

More on the Minnesota Man, Nhan Lap Tran, Who Killed a 9-Year-old by Shooting at Cars

Local Fox News reports

Further to our story at the time of the incident.

A Minnesota man accused of killing a 9-year-old boy by standing in the street and firing indiscriminately at passing cars told investigators he did it because people had been waking him up by revving their engines in front of his home, according to a search warrant affidavit.

When police arrested 34-year-old Nhan Lap Tran after the February rampage, they found a note in his bedroom that read, "Random Kill, Fake Plates," the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

The date "12/12/12" was also scrawled all over the walls of the bedroom, according to the affidavit filed in Washington County District Court.

Tran is charged with six felonies, including second-degree intentional murder and second-degree murder during an assault. He had previously admitted to the shootings but hadn't given a motive, prosecutors said.
Because gun-rights folks want the least possible restrictions and qualifications on their rights, we have to consider that any one of them might be a walking time bomb. The fewer restrictions there are, the more unfit people will have guns. It's simple.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. 1. You have yet to explain how a Department of Pre-crimes is justified under our system of law.

    2. You have yet to describe a filter that would remove this man while allowing millions of qualified people to continue owning firearms.

    You just refuse to get that a right cannot be taken away in a free society without due process on the basis of clear evidence.

  2. Well, Mike, Everyone has access to gasoline, matches, and various other combinations that can be used for mass murder, so I guess we have to treat EVERYONE as a potential walking time bomb unless we control EVERYTHING that could be used for mass murder.

    Wonderful society, that.

    And you say we're the paranoid ones.