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Rick Warren Says Late Son Got Illegal Gun on Internet
ABC News ^ | April 12, 2013 | Arlette Saenz

Posted on 04/12/2013 5:00:21 PM PDT by yongin

Pastor Rick Warren said Thursday that his son, Matthew, purchased an unregistered gun over the Internet. It was that weapon that he used to take his own life last week after years of battling mental illness. "Someone on the internet sold Matthew an unregistered gun. I pray he seeks God's forgiveness. I forgive him. #MATTHEW 6:15," Warren tweeted Thursday. The Orange County Sheriff's Department told the Associated Press it is trying to identify the seller, but the gun's serial number was unreadable, making it difficult to trace the firearm.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; rickwarren; rickwarrenagenda; rickwarrenguns; rickwarrenlost; rickwarrenplatform; rickwarrensonsuicide; secondamendment; wastenotime
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1 posted on 04/12/2013 5:00:21 PM PDT by yongin
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To: yongin

Uhm, BS.


2 posted on 04/12/2013 5:01:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Disgusting that media is using the tragedy of Rick Warren’s son for the anti-2nd Amendement agenda.


3 posted on 04/12/2013 5:01:43 PM PDT by yongin (SoCons will not be kicked to the curb under the guise of the Truce.)
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To: yongin
As usual Rick Warren's point has no point.
4 posted on 04/12/2013 5:02:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: yongin

Baloney.....


5 posted on 04/12/2013 5:04:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: yongin

Hey Rick - you can disregard anything I said about you. The left was right - you are a putz.


6 posted on 04/12/2013 5:04:21 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Vendome

Only way that happened is if was using the underground through a service such as TOR. Even then, it would demonstrate he was able to do some very complex things and acquire an arm that is completely untraceable.

He would also need quite a bit of money.


7 posted on 04/12/2013 5:05:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Rick Warren has been friendly with Obama in the past. I hope Obama doesn’t decide to invite Rick Warren to Congress to testify on how the Toomey/Manchin bill would have “saved” his son’s life.


8 posted on 04/12/2013 5:05:06 PM PDT by yongin (SoCons will not be kicked to the curb under the guise of the Truce.)
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To: yongin

What in God’s name is an “unregistered gun”? And is an “unregistered gun” the same as an “illegal gun”?

By the way, isn’t it nice of Rick Warren to “forgive” the poor guy who simply sold a gun to somebody who probably could have walked into Dick’s or LL Bean’s or any number of other places and bought a shotgun over the counter anytime he wanted to?


9 posted on 04/12/2013 5:05:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Vendome
Uhm, BS.

Are you saying Rick is lying?

10 posted on 04/12/2013 5:05:39 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: Vendome

Does anyone know what “unregistered” means? I’ve heard it for years (back when I had a TV.) When were we required to register guns? Perhaps he meant it didn’t get the form required by the FFL? How on Earth did he get a gun on the internet without having it sent to an FFL?

Having said that, I’ve bought guns off other attendees at gun shows. (Annoys the dealers no end.) No paperwork, just cash. Picked up a cop’s long barrel 38 in practically unfired condition for $400.


11 posted on 04/12/2013 5:05:44 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: yongin

BTW doesn’t California have a lot of tough anti-gun laws? Which leaves the question, why was the “hot” attorney general, according to Obama, enforcing those laws?


12 posted on 04/12/2013 5:07:25 PM PDT by yongin (SoCons will not be kicked to the curb under the guise of the Truce.)
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From the LA Times:

It will be “nearly impossible” to trace where pastor Rick Warren’s son bought the shotgun he used to take his own life last week, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department official said.

The gun that 27-year-old Matthew Warren used to shoot himself in his Mission Viejo home on April 5 was unregistered, had its serial numbers scratched off and was purchased online, said department spokesman Jim Amormino. A source close to the investigation confirmed it was a shotgun.

13 posted on 04/12/2013 5:07:43 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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[“At one point in time, it may have been [registered], but it’s going to be impossible to find out.”]

The FBI lab can usually raise these numbers if they are stamped on.


14 posted on 04/12/2013 5:07:46 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: yongin

He may be referring to an online forum. Unless the seller used a disposable phone and forum ID to arrange the transaction, he will probably be found. However the gun was sold, though, it’s not as if he pointed the gun at Warren’s son’s head.


15 posted on 04/12/2013 5:08:32 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

The story is BS.


16 posted on 04/12/2013 5:08:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Gen.Blather
Does anyone know what “unregistered” means?

I believe California requires registration.

17 posted on 04/12/2013 5:08:59 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: yongin

That story just doesn’t sound right.

There is undoubtedly more to the story and the way it is being described as if all guns are supposed to be registered.


18 posted on 04/12/2013 5:09:24 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Vendome

In what way?

“BS” to me means “untrue”. Do you mean something else?


19 posted on 04/12/2013 5:09:40 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

If he bought in online there must be some record of it in his email or on a credit card. It can’t be that difficult to find out.


20 posted on 04/12/2013 5:10:20 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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