Gunman who killed Davis Officer Natalie Corona was ordered to surrender AR-15 rifle

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      The gunman who shot and killed Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona Thursday night has been identified as Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, a 48-year-old man who was ordered last fall to surrender a semiautomatic rifle after he was convicted in a battery case.

      Yolo County Superior Court records show Limbaugh was charged in September with battery with serious bodily injury, a incident that a source said stemmed from him punching a co-worker at Cache Creek Casino in the face after a dispute.

      The case was resolved as a misdemeanor conviction, and California Department of Justice records show he agreed to surrender a black .223-caliber Bushmaster AR-15 rifle in November.

      Court records suggested Limbaugh did not possess any other weapons, and authorities have yet to determine where he obtained the two semiautomatic handguns he may have used in a Thursday night rampage that killed the 22-year-old officer and shot up a surrounding downtown neighborhood.

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      retired liberal
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      We need common sense gun laws with teeth. Harm a person with anything that propels a projectile and lose the right to possess any weapons.

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      i’m not sure assault convictions should be enough to confiscate someone’s weapons

    • #12227
      David the Gnome
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      If you possess fire arms, a greater level of responsible behavior should rightly be expected of you.  Assuming an assault conviction, I see no reason to object to guns being seized.  A gun owner should be the sort of person who’s level of responsibility and caution is an example to society.

      Will that ever happen?  Probably not.  No one is going to give that 22 year old cop her life back, either.  Nor is the man who shot her going to be around to be punished.  If, in physical altercations such as occurred here… if we ordered a full psych eval and treatment for any determined to require it…

      I don’t know.  Maybe I’m grasping at straws.  There are too many guns, too many people with no access to treatment, too much anger and suffering.  One shot, one moment of stupidity is all it takes.

      We need stricter requirements for those who wish to own guns.  A full psych eval, safety class with a qualified expert, as well as a background check.  If said owner is found to be involved in a violent altercation, there should be a National database on which this can be determined (by sellers, with strong confidentiality laws included).

      Just thoughts.  Not sure anything we do will end the gun madness in this Country.


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