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Man Arrested With 47 Guns After Threatening Elementary School In Indiana

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A man in Indiana has been arrested with 47 guns in Indiana after he allegedly made a threat to a local elementary school.

According to News 9, Cedar Lake Police arrested 60-year-old Von I. Meyer early on Friday morning after he threatened to light his wife on fire. Police said that Meyer was also threatening to shoot up Jane Ball Elementary School.

Meyer allegedly said that he wanted to “kill as many people as he could.”

Wish TV reports that police arrested Meyer with 47 guns and ammunition at his home. Police estimated that the total price of his arsenal was over $100,000.

Meyer was charged with “felony intimidation” on Sunday.

It’s unclear how police found out about Meyer’s alleged plan to shoot up Jane Ball Elementary School but it’s easy to see why the world is being extra cautious about school shootings. A few days ago, a 20-year-old man shot and killed 26 people at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The majority of the victims during that incident were under the age of 7-years-old.

CBS News reports that officials are worried that the man in Indiana isn’t the only one who may try to imitate the school shooting in Connecticut. Officials are worried about the Werther Effect, a “copy-cat mechanism and they say their studies show it’s particularly powerful on adolescents.”

Meyer didn’t get the chance to follow through on his threat but there have been other deadly shootings this week in addition to the Newtown, Conn. school shooting. There have also been shootings at malls in Oregon and California.

[Note: The image above does not depict that 47 guns in Meyer’s arsenal.]

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13 Responses to “Man Arrested With 47 Guns After Threatening Elementary School In Indiana”

  1. Aaron French

    Good to see they gathered the most evil part of his collection to exploit for the media… two common handguns, a 22 and yes the infamouse ar-15…. his other guns are pobably antiques and wouldn't contibute to the media agenda to demonize guns for this grand plan!
    I congradulate the government on this "covert" operation….you couldn't have staged a better scene to pass your agenda… use a school in the safest place in America, use Bob Costa on Monday night football, time it during chistmas, have the Media demonize and exploit this story with a plethera of misinformation, and have Diane Feinstein already to go with a gun control ban bill ready to go!

  2. Russell Clark

    Btw I was convicted of a felony in 1992. In 1998 I received the privelege to own and possess rifles and shotguns for Hunting via a court order. Adam Lanza and scum like this Meyer want a name for themselves because they can't find a decent or positive way to impact the world. People compare them to bin Laden. Bin Laden believed in a cause even if it was warped. These assholes want tp promote chaos and anarchy.

  3. Rob McGoldrick

    $100,000 in 47 guns? Yeah right. Based on the ones in the photo he has a fairly low end collection, that Hi-Point is a $125 postol, the Gen 2 Glock is about $400 (true value), the 10-22 is under $300. He must have some Barrett's or something to make up for the $99,000 in the rest of the collection.

  4. Donald W. Grab

    the 4th amendment doesn't address how many guns you can own. notice since the early sixities how many wives and mothers have been beaten or killed by husbands or man friends? because they have left the home and found jobs that where always available to men who had to support a family.