Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Man with AR-15 assault rifle threatens group with children over road rage incident

A man in Ledyard, Connecticut, was pulling out of his driveway when another man in a white Cadillac nearly hit him.  The man came back later and pointed his AR-15 assault rifle out of the window at the group, which included a number of children.  The police were called and the man was arrested, his assault rifle at his side.

From an article:
Kevin Kovalik said Monday he was among the group that Richmond threatened around 5:20 p.m. Sunday. Kovalik said he was pulling out of his mother's driveway and was almost sideswiped by Richmond's white Cadillac at the intersection of Shewville Road and Whitford Road after Richmond drove through a stop sign. An argument ensued, Kovalik said, before Richmond drove away. Kovalik said at the time, a large group, including his three children, were in the front yard of his mother's house, next to the intersection.
Kovalik said he called police because of Richmond's erratic driving.
According to a prosecutor's report, Richmond returned to the scene a short time later and pointed the gun out the window as he drove by the house.
"Several children were present and saw the barrel of the rifle pointed at them," Officer Rick McSwain wrote in his report.
After a second 911 call came in about Richmond, McSwain located Richmond's vehicle and followed it into the parking lot of the Pumpkin Hill Market. He ordered Richmond to stay in the car, but, the report said, Richmond exited the vehicle and walked toward the store.
"I drew my weapon and ordered the operator to stop and get on the ground to which he complied," McSwain wrote.
After Richmond was apprehended, police found a Stag Arms AR-15 223 caliber rifle in plain view on the backseat of the car. The weapon was unloaded, police said, but a single 223-caliber round was on the floor of the car and a magazine inserted in the weapon. In a statement, Richmond told police the gun was his but denied pointing it out the window.

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