When I first heard about this one, I thought it was a little odd. One person shot… in the ankle? I figured some wanna-be thug was showing off his pistol and had an ND. Seemed reasonable, as one shot was initially reported, with the shooter immediately in custody.
1 student injured in Florida high school shooting; suspect in custody, officials say
[Chumbucket] faces eight charges, including terrorism, aggravated assault with a firearm, culpable negligence, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm on school property, possession of short-barreled shotgun, interference in a school function and armed trespassing on school property.
Good thing all those gun control laws stopped…
On the bright side, since this wasn’t Coward County, the school resource officer actually… acted, reportedly getting the suspect in custody within three minutes of the shooting.
But I wonder about this guy’s motive.
[Bucket O’Chum] claimed he bought his shotgun a week after the school shooting in Parkland, before the legal limit was changed to 21, in a private sale without any background check, from someone he met online.
“Do you feel sorry? Do you feel remorseful?” WESH 2 News asked Bouche.
“Yeah. That’s why I put down the gun. I could’ve kept going,” he said.
He makes a point of hitting every high point the anti-rights crowd harps on?
Under 21? Check.
Online sale? Check.
No background check? Umm… check.
And he claims he wasn’t trying to shoot anyone.
When one reporter asked if Bouche was “trying to shoot someone,” he shook his head.
“I shot through the door,” he said. “I didn’t see anyone.”
[Chum], who said he “could’ve kept going,” threw down the gun and surrendered to a teacher.
And he picked the day of the planned anti-gun walkout, the anniversary of a notorious school shooting. He fired what he expected to be harmless shots, then put the gun down, and surrendered.
Sounds to me like a left-wing, anti-gun loonie who wanted to make an anti-gun point, to further the victim disarmament cause.
And I want to be sure this point is out there:
“I got a sawed off shotgun…”
Not “I got a shotgun and sawed it off.” He obtained a sawn down firearm. That makes the unregistered transfer of an NFA firearm illegal from the start. SO of course he didn’t go through a background check. How many criminals do?
Ah, and here’s something I wondered about.
He dreamed of joining the U.S. Marine Corps to get away from the chaos around him, [the bastard] said, but that hope was dashed after, at age 14, he was evaluated for mental health issues under the Baker Act. He said he is not mentally ill.
A prohibited person.
So lessee… A person prohibited from possessing a firearm under current law, illegally purchased a sawed-off shotgun in violation of existing law, unlawfully concealed (current law) it, and took it to a school already “gun-free” under current law, and shot someone (also already illegal).
Just wanted to be clear on that.