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Gun used to shoot officer was purchased in parking lot, complaint says
JS Online ^ | Apr. 19, 2009 | John Diedrich of the Journal Sentinel

Posted on 04/20/2009 9:27:54 AM PDT by RicocheT

"The handgun used to shoot a Milwaukee police officer was purchased in a gas station parking lot by the suspect's live-in girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint." [snip] "Crespo-Marchena is the girlfriend of Louis M. Domenech, 45, a nine-time felon on federal probation. He is charged with trying to kill Officer Vidal Colón in a close-range shootout April 11.

Crespo-Marchena told detectives she bought the Hi-Point 9mm handgun out of a man's trunk a month ago and she let Domenech take it, even though she knew he is a felon, according to the complaint."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gunban; guncontrol; guns; handguns
Bad people do not follow laws. The shooter was a felon in possession of a fire arm who decided to shoot at the police officer who was chasing him. The officer was wounded, but managed to wound and stop the felon. This felon had a prior involving shooting at police, but was on the street due to lax sentencing.
1 posted on 04/20/2009 9:27:54 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT

More gun control will fix that....


2 posted on 04/20/2009 9:30:04 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: RicocheT

Well, then, we obviously need to outlaw parking lots.


3 posted on 04/20/2009 9:31:01 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: RicocheT

If only they had a law against shooting people with a gun purchased in a parking lot this wouldn’t have happened.


4 posted on 04/20/2009 9:32:07 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Do I really have to put the / sarc for you to know?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
More gun control will fix that....

Thinking strategically, removing parking lots from society and making all of society a "parking lot free zone" would prevent such situations.

5 posted on 04/20/2009 9:32:20 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

I am rarely out-sarc’ed....

;-)


6 posted on 04/20/2009 9:34:17 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: EGPWS

Yes, no parking lots within 300 yards of a school.

It’s all about the children...


7 posted on 04/20/2009 9:34:46 AM PDT by Made In The USA (BO stinks.)
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To: RicocheT

Ah, the ole parking lot loophole strikes again.


8 posted on 04/20/2009 9:34:58 AM PDT by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: RicocheT
...Louis M. Domenech, 45, a nine-time felon on federal probation.

W.T.F.??

9 posted on 04/20/2009 9:35:26 AM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: RicocheT

If there were no guns, would he still have a gun?


10 posted on 04/20/2009 9:36:12 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Eaker; Squantos; humblegunner

“If your girlfriend is buying a hi-point out of a car trunk.... you might be a felon.” < /Jeff Foxworthy>


11 posted on 04/20/2009 9:37:21 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RicocheT

Isn’t it amazing how the law works (or doesn’t)? The guy had used a gun against a police officer before. That would be attempted murder. He should have been put away for a long time on that count.

It’s almost as if the law only counts when you achieve your goal, for instance hitting the officer and killing him. Oh, you only shot at him, well no harm no foul.

Gun laws do not a safe place make. Gun ownership does.

I will state that our biggest problem is not gun control, but rather control of our education system. Our children are being taught that there is no right or wrong. They are being taught that there is no God, and that nature is the supreme being.

As long as this continues, people will see no problem with doing anything they like. Shoot at a cop, it’s only reasonable because I say so... and nobody ever told me I could be wrong, ever.


12 posted on 04/20/2009 9:38:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: Made In The USA
Yes, no parking lots within 300 yards of a school.

How about "personal relocation unit rest zones"?

I just know SOMEONE would find a way around the restrictions. ; )

13 posted on 04/20/2009 9:39:20 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: RicocheT
The girlfriend needs to be prosecuted as an accessory to the assault on the police officer. She made a straw purchase (with or without filling out a form 4473) and conveyed to firearm to a convicted felon. We don't know if the firearm seller was the legal owner or was fencing stolen property on the street.
14 posted on 04/20/2009 9:39:37 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!


15 posted on 04/20/2009 9:40:57 AM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I am rarely out-sarc’ed....

Every once in a while I screw up and do something right. LOL!

16 posted on 04/20/2009 9:41:03 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Glenn

If there were no live felons, would he still be a (9X!) repeat felon?


17 posted on 04/20/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: DoughtyOne
Our children are being taught that there is no right or wrong.

Instead, they teach them Left or wrong.

18 posted on 04/20/2009 9:43:35 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: Myrddin

Stupidity: Believing that a person who disobeys laws against murder, rape, and robbery will obey a law about gun control.


19 posted on 04/20/2009 9:44:54 AM PDT by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: Myrddin

He should be charged like the BATF going after an FFL license holder.


20 posted on 04/20/2009 9:45:03 AM PDT by healy61
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To: RicocheT

According to the fundraising letter I got from Jim and Sarah Brady, criminals, terrorists, and insane people buy their guns from gunshows, usually from gun-nuts who love to flood the criminal market with fully automatic machine guns with not questions asked.


21 posted on 04/20/2009 9:49:14 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

LOL


22 posted on 04/20/2009 9:50:43 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: Made In The USA
Yes, no parking lots within 300 yards of a school.

That'd do some good for the blubbery little darlings.

23 posted on 04/20/2009 9:51:58 AM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: Myrddin

Profile of straw buyers is mostly women with drug abuse problems, but have not been arrested for it (thus no criminal record yet). Felony finds out she has no criminal record, becomes her boy friend, gives her drugs, then uses the relationship and drug angle to convince her to buy a gun for him in return for relationship, money and/or drugs. The Columbine teens got a gun thru a girl who needed money for drugs and still had a clean reocrd. She got off lightly because she convinced the anti gunners she would become a spokeperson against guns.


24 posted on 04/20/2009 9:58:27 AM PDT by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: RicocheT
...a nine-time felon on federal probation.

It is sad to think that, were it not for you 2nd Amendment gun nuts, this guy wouldn't have shot this police officer...

25 posted on 04/20/2009 10:09:30 AM PDT by TankerKC (Revenge and Envy--the new Principles of Freerepublic?)
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To: RicocheT

This just goes to show how badly we need to close the “gun-show loophole”! Oh, wait...


26 posted on 04/20/2009 10:14:01 AM PDT by Gritty (Supporters of antigun laws don’t want to stop criminals; they want to invent new ones-Jim Zumbo)
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To: Myrddin
conveyed to firearm to a convicted felon

That's an automatic felony in itself in my state, even if it was your own gun you gave to a felon family member.

27 posted on 04/20/2009 10:14:01 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: healy61
He should be charged like the BATF going after an FFL license holder.

Sorry, the Constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment.

28 posted on 04/20/2009 10:15:01 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Tijeras_Slim
“If your girlfriend is buying a hi-point out of a car trunk..

Heck, the way things are trending I'd probably tell her "good job!".

Then we'd have a talk about quality firearms.

29 posted on 04/20/2009 10:19:59 AM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: RicocheT
The poor guy was caught in the "cycle of violence". You know, the cycle where he commits a voilent felony, goes to prison for a short time, gets out and commits another felony, goes to prison for a short time, gets out... ad naseum.

The court system can't possibly be the problem - it's the gun.

30 posted on 04/20/2009 10:20:29 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: RicocheT; newgeezer

What if the gun was homemade in a basement machine shop?


31 posted on 04/20/2009 10:24:13 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (I can reach across the aisle without even using my sights.)
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To: RicocheT

Boyfriend was a nine-time loser out on pro and now she’s a felon too. No cure for stupid. Looks like we can’t even lock it up.


32 posted on 04/20/2009 10:29:06 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: DungeonMaster
What if the gun was homemade in a basement machine shop?

President Obama needs to ban those, too. /s

33 posted on 04/20/2009 10:38:48 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DungeonMaster
What if the gun was homemade in a basement machine shop?

The article stated it was a 9mm Hi-Point. Regardless of the origin or manufacturer, it is a felony to convey a firearm to a convicted felon. That's one of the hazards of making a private sale of a firearm to an unknown buyer. You run the risk of becoming a felon by virtue of selling to a felon. Ignorance is no excuse.

34 posted on 04/20/2009 10:39:27 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: newgeezer
What if the gun was homemade in a basement machine shop?

President Obama needs to ban those, too. /s

Pay attention. We should ban basements and machine shops.

35 posted on 04/20/2009 10:49:35 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: Myrddin
Regardless of the origin or manufacturer, it is a felony to convey a firearm to a convicted felon.

This particular infringement is just fine and dandy, until the almighty government decides it is a felony to disagree with the Party. (But, everyone knows that could never happen here.)

36 posted on 04/20/2009 12:48:30 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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