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At gun shop, no hint of what ‘polite’ customer would do weeks later at Columbia mall
Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2014 | Paul Duggan, Peter Hermann and Matt Zapotosky

Posted on 01/27/2014 7:39:25 PM PST by Second Amendment First

Darion Aguilar, neatly clad in jeans and a dress shirt, strolled into a Rockville gun store Dec. 10 with a wad of cash and lots of questions. He wanted a weapon for home defense, he told the owners, who remember him as upbeat and courteous. He didn’t know much about firearms and asked for their help in picking one out.

“His whole demeanor was, he smiled, he was polite, he wasn’t aggressive,” said Cory Brown, a proprietor of United Gun Shop. Aguilar, then 18, told Brown and co-owner Dan Millen that he had been researching Mossberg shotguns. Could they show him a Mossberg?

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So they got out a basic 500 model — “an entry-level” gun, Brown said — a pump-action 12-gauge that is easy for a novice to fire accurately in close quarters.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; buyashotgun
Later, after authorities identified Aguilar as the shooter, police seized the journal. In addition to the references to suicide, it contains notes expressing hatred of certain groups, according to the officials, who did not elaborate in detail.
1 posted on 01/27/2014 7:39:25 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

a 12 gage shot gun? Damn you, Joe Biden.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 7:46:51 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Second Amendment First
it contains notes expressing hatred of certain groups, according to the officials, who did not elaborate in detail.

What do we know about the victims.

3 posted on 01/27/2014 7:46:58 PM PST by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“notes expressing hatred of certain groups,”

I’m guessing he hated blacks and Latinos/sarcasm


4 posted on 01/27/2014 7:47:13 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: griswold3
Yup!...”Shotgun” Joe Biden might as well have pulled the trigger!!

Want to save people??...OUTLAW JOE!!

5 posted on 01/27/2014 7:53:24 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Frank_2001

Looks like he may be a member of one of those groups himself.


6 posted on 01/27/2014 7:55:40 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Stentor

As noted by a commenter to the article:

In a story on the gunshop that sold the shotgun, they quote the gunshop owner saying:
“ he didn’t ask about [assault] rifles; he didn’t ask about handguns. He said he had a limited budget and didn’t need any of that tactical stuff.” — Rockville Gunshop Owner

Notice the modifying term “assault” was added by the Post even though the gun shop owner said only “rifles.”


7 posted on 01/27/2014 7:57:16 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Frank_2001

Note the insertion of the word “assault” by the authors...

“His whole context was home defense,” Brown said. “He was new to this. He wanted something not too crazy — he didn’t ask about [assault] rifles


8 posted on 01/27/2014 8:02:47 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Second Amendment First

I’ve sold a lot of guns over the years. I see no way they should have knows or could have knows that this kid was a nut case. On the other side of the coin his mother did know and apparently did nothing. Way to go Mom.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 8:07:09 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ping!


10 posted on 01/27/2014 8:31:47 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Second Amendment First; NFHale

What happened to Martin O Malley’s mandated gun safety course ?

And that mandated gun lock?


11 posted on 01/27/2014 8:38:26 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

Gun lock? I’m pretty sure most new firearms come with an included lock either in the box or, on some pistols, as part of the pistol. Training is mostly confined to CCW applicants in some states, not long gun sales.


12 posted on 01/27/2014 8:56:56 PM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: Second Amendment First
Was it an AR-15 shotgun, like CNN said the guy at the Washington Naval Yard used?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

13 posted on 01/27/2014 9:27:13 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Second Amendment First
“His whole demeanor was, he smiled, he was polite, he wasn’t aggressive,”

Like most psychos trying to manipulate people, in my unfortunately vast experience with them. The "charm offensive."

14 posted on 01/27/2014 9:37:03 PM PST by KJC1
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To: M-cubed

Get a shotgun!

15 posted on 01/27/2014 10:04:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Second Amendment First

As Howard County police continue to investigate the shootings, they said the reason for the attack remains a mystery. They said they have found no connection between Aguilar and his victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, who worked in Zumiez, a store for skateboarders, snowboarders and surfers on the Maryland mall’s second level.

Two law enforcement officials, speaking on the condition of ­anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said “...Aguilar kept a journal in which he described suicidal thoughts. When the young man’s mother reported him missing Saturday, they said, a police detective was sent to the home. He began reading the journal, but Aguilar’s mother demanded he stop.

Later, after authorities identified Aguilar as the shooter, police seized the journal. In addition to the references to suicide, it contains notes expressing hatred of certain groups, according to the officials, who did not elaborate in detail....”

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So, “Howard County police...said the reason for the attack remains a mystery.”

And “...Aguilar kept a journal...in which...contains notes expressing hatred of certain groups, according to the officials, who did not elaborate in detail....”

Since Howard County Maryland is supremely “politically correct” and its police force follows that PC bent, it may be a long time OR NEVER before officials CONNECT THOSE DOTS. And they may never release the contents of that journal since it could well paint a picture they do not wish to have seen.

My opinion is that there is a strong possibility that this may well be another instance of the next step up from the “knock out game”.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 10:49:08 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

We can be sure he wasn’t a conservative-Republican-rightwing-TEA Party type or every page of that journal would be up on the Howard County PD’s Facebook page and ABCCBSMSNBCCNN would be talking about it all day every day for a week.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 10:56:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Frank_2001

The media censors again!

Let’s see if the dude is HispBlack and he “hates certain groups.” It’s probably Whites.

But the media will never say “expressing hatred of Whites.”

NEVER!

Our media propagandists are truly pathetic.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 11:17:09 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Second Amendment First

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGBw8jS3sMw


19 posted on 01/27/2014 11:17:14 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

Yeah - he is Hispanic and definitely black. The girl and her boyfriend were white and that’s why there is no mention of them or pictures.

The girl was stupid to go out with him and then when she left his crazy ass behind that was too much for him. When a white girl goes out with a non white guy the chances something bad and violent happen to her or her close friends and family go up dramatically I hate to say.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 12:09:34 AM PST by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: RicocheT
I’m pretty sure most new firearms come with an included lock either in the box or, on some pistols, as part of the pistol.

Maryland requires a special gun lock with each new firearm, and at least for pistols the locks included by manufacturers don't qualify. It's just an extra tax on firearms, and I'd guess less than 5% of those locks are actually used. The purpose of a self/home-defense firearm is not to store it in a manner than prevents its use.

21 posted on 01/28/2014 2:32:38 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“Hi, my name is Darion. My friend Joe Biden advised me to get a shotgun for home protection. Do you have something I could afford that I can blast into the air to scare people away?”


22 posted on 01/28/2014 4:57:47 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Our media propagandists are truly pathetic.

Indeed. I use the term "presstitutes" whenever I refer to them.

23 posted on 01/28/2014 5:14:35 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Second Amendment First; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

He seemed like such a nice person . . .

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


24 posted on 01/28/2014 6:50:44 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If Obama had a son he would look just like this psycho.


25 posted on 01/28/2014 6:52:59 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to citizenship for illegals isa special path')
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To: Sheapdog

“Yeah - he is Hispanic and definitely black. The girl and her boyfriend were white and that’s why there is no mention of them or pictures.

The girl was stupid to go out with him and then when she left his crazy ass behind that was too much for him. When a white girl goes out with a non white guy the chances something bad and violent happen to her or her close friends and family go up dramatically I hate to say.”
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There has been NO report or indication that the dead girl went out with the killer or even knew him. These may well be a black on “stranger” whites killings. The only key may be the killer’s diary. Remember, the killer’s mother stopped the police from reading that diary.

Subsequently, the police returned and “seized” it under court order but have not released details on its contents. They may never release those details (no doubt claiming the killer’s privacy rights) if they want to “keep it under wraps” because it contains racist hatred and intent.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 7:10:59 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Second Amendment First

I am shocked there is a gun shop in Montgomery Co., much less Randolph Rd in Rockville specifically!


27 posted on 01/28/2014 7:11:22 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: RicocheT

We had to take a course when we bought our pistols years ago, no application for CCW. We bought them in a rush before some other dumb MD law came into being. I think it was the ammo fingerprinting. But we had to take the basic course.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 7:16:57 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Well, it’s not hatred for blacks, because they never fail to put that out in public.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 7:21:36 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

From what little I heard of the mom, this dude may be half white. Just like Uhbama.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 7:27:00 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Pollster1
Maryland requires a special gun lock with each new firearm, and at least for pistols the locks included by manufacturers don't qualify. It's just an extra tax on firearms, and I'd guess less than 5% of those locks are actually used. The purpose of a self/home-defense firearm is not to store it in a manner than prevents its use.

Does the state decree where the shop has to buy it's stock locks for sale? Could they purchase them from owners who choose not to use them?

31 posted on 01/28/2014 8:16:55 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Oh no, not another of The Won’s kids. That guy should stop having kids, they’re all just a bunch of trouble.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 8:17:53 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: wku man

No, but one story mentioned that one bystander was shot in the foot with a bullet.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 8:55:43 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Still Thinking
Still Thinking said: "Could they purchase them from owners who choose not to use them? "

Not here in the Peoples' Republik of Kalifornia.

I found a large plastic bag full of gun locks on a lake shore right near one of those all-too-common boating accidents.

A guy I know took one of the locks to the dealer when he picked up his firearm. He was informed that the state required that he purchase a new lock. Virtually all new firearms sold in the state have a lock included by the manufacturer. Just one more infringement which raises the cost of owning a firearm.

34 posted on 01/28/2014 10:29:44 AM PST by William Tell
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To: William Tell

But that’s a manufacturer problem. I’m not saying the PURCHASER could buy his lock somewhere else, I’m saying the FFL could purchase them from gun owners and then sell them as legally required the next time someone bought a gun (though this would require the mfgrs to stop including them, but that’s just an issue between the manufacturers and their FFL customers).


35 posted on 01/28/2014 10:43:23 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
Does the state decree where the shop has to buy it's stock locks for sale? Could they purchase them from owners who choose not to use them?

They could, but I don't know anyone who does. Other than slow learners, anyone with more than one handgun will bring the approved lock when picking up their next one. Also, no one sensible wants to antagonize the thugs who enforce our gun laws. I keep a state approved lock handy (close to where I keep my personal defense weapon, but out of the way) in case something goes wrong and I need to prove that it could have been stored using the silly lock they demand that people own.

36 posted on 01/28/2014 11:38:03 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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What’s up with the shop owner telling him to practice with one round loaded because a recoil could cause a second to be fired.On a pump action?


37 posted on 01/28/2014 12:11:22 PM PST by zsu2357 (semi-colons)
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To: Pollster1

Yup right next to the pump action shotgun that can somehow fire accidentally because of recoil. Still trying to figure that one.HMMM.


38 posted on 01/28/2014 12:11:22 PM PST by zsu2357 (semi-colons)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Atlantic Guns has been in Rockville a since 1950.


39 posted on 01/28/2014 12:15:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

2? That is grandfathered in, I guess. United younger?


40 posted on 01/28/2014 12:42:02 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

There’s been a number of them that I recall. Not familiar with United, or course I haven’t live there in over 20 years.


41 posted on 01/28/2014 12:57:32 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Still Thinking
Still Thinking said: "I’m saying the FFL could purchase them from gun owners and then sell them as legally required the next time someone bought a gun ..."

I understood you.

The dealer is not permitted to release a handgun unless he is also including a newly manufactured lock. He is not permitted to purchase a "used" lock from a gun owner and satisfy the requirement with such lock.

This is why many gun owners in Kalifornia also own a bag of worthless locks.

Long guns do not have to include a lock if the purchaser signs an affidavit which attests to ownership of a Kalifornia approved gun safe. I don't believe that the affidavit is effective for hangun sales.

42 posted on 01/28/2014 1:28:25 PM PST by William Tell
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To: Sheapdog

The girl was stupid to go out with him....

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Where did you see that the girl had gone out with him?


43 posted on 01/28/2014 2:21:32 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

I read an article in Guardian I think that told a narrative that now seems to be false and was just an initial story European papers went with. The angle was a love tryst. It seems the two white people - girl and guy did not associate outside of work and the guy had a girlfriend. Obviously the key to the story lies in the shooters diary or journal which will probably never see the light of day as it will surely not fit the agenda of today’s commie propaganda.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 3:12:09 PM PST by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: William Tell

Ah. The tyrants must have foreseen that particular workaround and made sure they got there first.


45 posted on 01/29/2014 2:22:52 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: William Tell

Ah. The tyrants must have foreseen that particular workaround and made sure they got there first.


46 posted on 01/29/2014 2:24:22 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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