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US man with 47 guns arrested

2012-12-16 22:19

Cedar Lake - Authorities say an Indiana man who had 47 guns and ammunition in his home has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill people at an elementary school near his home.

Cedar Lake police were called to the home of 60-year-old Von I Meyer early on Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire. A police statement says Meyer also said he would enter Jane Ball Elementary School and "kill as many people as he could".

Authorities found 47 guns and ammunition worth over $100 000.

Prosecutors filed felony intimidation charges against Meyer on Saturday, one day after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. He is being held without bond.

Cedar Lake is about 72km southeast of Chicago.

Comments
  • refiloe.shikwambana - 2012-12-16 23:08

    wow 47

  • marco.engelbrecht - 2012-12-16 23:50

    Looks like the caught Agent 47!

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-17 05:44

    Take all his guns away from him and lock him in a mental institution?

  • greggail.garnie - 2012-12-17 08:44

    Ban guns from civilian ownership .... "the right to bear arms" should be interpreted to mean the defence forces only and perhaps bona fide gun/hunting clubs whose members are not on an FBI/CIA most wanted list or have any prior criminal or civil actions against them and must undertake a 4 yearly psycometric evaluation at their own expense. Owning a gun must come with MAJOR screening procedures.

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