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post #1 of 25
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Online mob seeking VT Killer got the wrong guy

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"I was five for five," Chiang said, referring to the descriptions of the killer being reported in the hours immediately following the killings. "I'm Asian. I went to [Virginia] Tech. I used to live in the dorm [where the first shootings occurred]. There's the infamous pictures of me with my guns." Chiang also had written on his LiveJournal blog last week that he had broken up with his girlfriend.
Well, it's lucky he got great sense of humor, I can't imagine being in his place with the threats, wrong accusation and etc.
post #2 of 25
I would have been scared S***LESS! Especially with that picture on his MySpace page!
post #3 of 25
that is a lot of semi-automatics to own. even without the vt shooting i would be very nervous to live or work around this guy.
post #4 of 25
I believe on his blog he mentioned he recieved his Curio and Relic FFL.
so, he's a licensed dealer.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
that is a lot of semi-automatics to own. even without the vt shooting i would be very nervous to live or work around this guy.
Ironically, the pic you posted is of a bundle of Mosin Nagant M44 bolt actions.

As for the number of semi-autos he owns, well, he's got the start of a decent collection.

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I believe on his blog he mentioned he recieved his Curio and Relic FFL. so, he's a licensed dealer.
Crufflers are collectors. Primarily, people obtain it so that guns on the C&R list can be shipped directly to them without going through a FFL-01. A C&R FFL is not a license to deal in firearms, and doing so is hazardous for your legal health.
post #6 of 25
Fitz collects AKGs, Wayne collects semi-automatic rifles.

I'm sure he uses all of them and only keeps one or two on his desk.
post #7 of 25
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Ironically, the pic you posted is of a bundle of Mosin Nagant M44 bolt actions.

As for the number of semi-autos he owns, well, he's got the start of a decent collection.



Crufflers are collectors. Primarily, people obtain it so that guns on the C&R list can be shipped directly to them without going through a FFL-01. A C&R FFL is not a license to deal in firearms, and doing so is hazardous for your legal health.
you've got a whole new definition of what is considered "normal", don't you marvin?
post #8 of 25
He did take it very well, although I don't think "online mob" is the correct term, unless people were planning to lynch him or something (which wouldn't be possible anyway since he would be in jail).
post #9 of 25
On a serious note, this is why I caution about jumping to conclusions so soon after a tragedy has occurred. Emotions are high and people are too quick to decide that some characteristics were "clear," "apparent" or "obvious," and therefore we can use these traits to find other potential killers. There is no "we should have seen this coming" because obviously we didn't. Hindsight is 20/20.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
you've got a whole new definition of what is considered "normal", don't you marvin?
You're telling me this on a headphone forum?

The guy's a collector. Some people collect stamps. Chiang apparently collects Mosin Nagants, with a side interest in expensive and evil looking pistol caliber carbines. It's really no different than buying a nice car, except that guns don't depreciate nearly as much. That and nice guns really don't improve your social standing like nice cars.

As for normal, well, who knows. I put something like 20,000 rounds (not counting .22) down range in the last year and not a single one harmed anyone. I guess that disqualifies me as a judge of "normal" when it comes to guns.
post #11 of 25
As an ex-Navy Gunners Mate, the people I know who collect guns and the people I know who collect stamps have very little in common. The stamp collectors scare me in an entirely different way.
post #12 of 25
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that is a lot of semi-automatics to own. even without the vt shooting i would be very nervous to live or work around this guy.
hey, everyone needs a hobby.
post #13 of 25
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that is a lot of semi-automatics to own. even without the vt shooting i would be very nervous to live or work around this guy.
Why?
post #14 of 25
Too many people have an unfortunate misunderstanding of guns. They see a large amount of guns and immediately think "danger". Guns are well crafted tools (generally) that have their own are about them. Collecting guns is just the same as collecting anything else, except you can actually take them out to the range and shoot with them. On top of this, the historical value on certain guns is much more profound than we can ever find on our precious headphones.
post #15 of 25
Headphones don't kill people, overly compressed music kills people.


Doesn't really have the same ring, does it?
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