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Augusta man charged with murder in Charlotte shooting

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An Augusta man was charged in the killing a 25-year-old man in Charlotte, N.C., early Thursday morning.

Connell Montigo Muskelly, of Augusta, was charged with murder in a Thursday shooting in Charlotte.
Connell Montigo Muskelly, of Augusta, was charged with murder in a Thursday shooting in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Observer reports Connell Montigo Muskelly, 26, was arrested about 10:30 a.m. about two miles from where Johnny Peay was fatally shot about 4:15 a.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they believe the two knew each other. Muskelly was charged with murder.

Muskelly was arrested Aug. 27 and charged in Augusta with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction-gun, according to the newspaper. He has been charged several other times in recent years, The Observer reports.

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CobaltGeorge 09/27/12 - 08:27 pm

would like to know what is classified as a "mass destruction-gun?."

mc 09/27/12 - 09:20 pm
I guess charges don't mean

I guess charges don't mean anything. Seems he has a lot of them.

Ruckus 09/28/12 - 07:10 am
This guy was just arrested in

This guy was just arrested in to have faith in in our justice system. "lock up all the nonviolent or misdermeanors and release the violent/ murderers" . I hope who ever wins as sheriff will take notice to this.

CobaltGeorge 09/28/12 - 07:49 am
I Found Out The Difinition Of

weapon of mass destruction-gun!

I guess I am outdated when it comes to Guns.

Latest Democrat Extremism: Guns Are Weapons of Mass Destruction
Wes Vernon,

Defenders of the Second Amendment are on the lookout for a new Democrat campaign, already attempted in one state, to brand handguns as “weapons of mass destruction.”
Washington Gov. Gary Locke, picked by the Democrats to give their response President Bush’s State of the Union address just a couple of months ago, urged his state's Legislature to create six terror-related crimes that would bring guns under the legal definition of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Though the legislation offered by the governor and Attorney General Christine Gregoire did not mention specific weapons, Join Together Online, an anti-gun group, reported the legislation defined a weapon of mass destruction as a “device, object, or substance that a person intends to use to cause multiple human deaths.”

Here is how the Seattle Times on March 15 led its story on how the Legislature dealt with the issue: “An anti-terrorism bill has spurred a debate among lawmakers: Is a gun a weapon of mass destruction?”

In response to the governor, several Democrat lawmakers crafted House Bill 1210 to include firearms as weapons of mass destruction.

The state legislators cited last October’s sniper attacks in the District of Columbia area as their foot in the door to try to deprive law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights. The snipers had ties to the Seattle area.

'I Tried to Push the Envelope'

“I tried to push the envelope on this bill to see if it would cover those guys if they had chosen to take out the rest of their aggression in Washington,” said Democrat state Rep. Jeannie Darneille. “And the answer, quite frankly, was no.”

Gun rights groups and Connecticut gun maker Colt Manufacturing said that defining firearms as weapons of mass destruction “is an attempt to regulate gun control” and would permit any gun to be considered a weapon of mass destruction.

To those who disingenuously argued that guns were not so defined in the legislation, Joe Waldron, a lobbyist for Gun Owner’s Action League and other gun rights groups, said it met “everybody else’s definition other than those in Olympia.”

According to an AP dispatch March 19, the Washington House of Representatives passed the anti-terrorism bill, but only after the section listing firearms as weapons of mass destruction was dropped. That change resulted from the insistence of more conservative lawmakers. Though it was a close call, some semblance of rationality ultimately prevailed.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the federal government asked each state to enact some kind of anti-terrorism legislation. Of course, defining handguns as weapons of mass destruction was not something the Bush administration had in mind.

The recent events in the Evergreen State demonstrate the necessity of vigilance to make certain that thinly disguised gun control (by whatever name) does not spread to other state Capitols or to the U.S. Congress.

CobaltGeorge 09/28/12 - 07:51 am
All Along

I thought they had found him with Atomic Head Bullets....

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