News Ohio gun shop owner refused to sell firearm to sketchy customer

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  1. YodaQuiversStern

    YodaQuiversStern Turn and face the strange

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    This occurred after this person (James Howard) assaulted an Ohio University hockey coach.

    "I believe he did prevent a mass shooting that was probably going to occur at Ohio University in Athens," said Sheriff Lanny North.

    John Downs, who has owned Downs Bait and Guns for 28 years, said he was working in the store Monday afternoon when a man came in wanting to buy a long gun. Downs said 25-year-old James Howard passed a background check. But he'd asked some questions and made some statements that Downs found suspicious and indicated he may want to harm himself and others.

    "There was red flag for me, I am like , I won't allow that I don't want that to be on me," Downs said. So he refused to sell him the gun or any gear.

    Downs said Howard was angry when he left the store and made some threats, but that he told Howard he had a right not to sell him a firearm. "He started cussing me and this and that, before he left he said you don't know who I am. I just said, you know what bud, I have a really bad feeling about this, I just can't sell you the gun."

    More here:
    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/gun-store-owner-credited-thwarting-mass-shooting-ohio-university

    The whole story is interesting to read. Applause for the gun store owner and his gut feeling. :yay:
     
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    the NRA's probably going to sue him for violating that 'tard's 2nd amendment rights instead of hailing him a hero.
     
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    Yay go Buckeyes!
     
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    Sweet Dee is so hot. :wub:
     
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    Ohio U is Bobcats.
     
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    but located in the BUCKEYE STATE! :secret:
     
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    Guy had to be a retard to threaten a gun store owner they are predictably well armed.
     
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    You looking at me or the clock over there, son?!?
     
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    Good stuff.
     
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    Oh yeah... He doesn't seem strange at all, lol
     
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    No, the NRA is going to rightfully say that gun control laws work and this is an example. Good job by the gun shop owner.
     
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    How did gun laws work in this situation?
     
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    FFL's can do a background check on any potential gun buyer. But if they do not feel comfortable selling a gun to the buyer-for any reason- they may refuse. Its as simple as that.
     
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    wrong.
     
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    I have a friend with an FFL. Another of my friends was buying a gun from him. His back ground check came back undetermined. His wife said she would just buy the gun in her name. Right there my FFL friend stopped the sale. It would be a straw purchase. People with a fire arms license want to keep it.
    The reason it didn't go though was because my friends drivers license was about to expire. He renewed it and got his gun.
     
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    Great.

    They still sell instruments of death for a living. God will reconcile with them for that later. :smile: