ONLY ON 3: Mom of 2004 murder victim wants assault weapon ban


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Submitted: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 10:19pm
Updated: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:43pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As students in Newtown, CT, other than those at Sandy Hook Elementary, the site of last week’s mass shooting, returned to class today, the White House said President Obama supports Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s plan to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons.

One Wilmington mother says that in her mind that isn’t even a question.

In June 2004 Holly Naujoks’s life changed forever when her daughter Christen, a UNCW student, was gunned down by her crazed ex-boyfriend.

“Christen was full of life,” Holly said. “She was eager to learn, and she had a personality that you were just drawn to she was bubbly.”

In 2004 Christen Naujoks’s ex-boyfriend John Peck began stalking her and going to extremes such as dressing as a woman to disguise his identity. His behavior led the Naujokses to take out a restraining order.

“That made him angry,” Holly said. “He didn’t like that. When he got angry, he wanted revenge, and that’s when he went out and that day that we got the protection order and bought a SKS Chinese assault rifle to kill her.”

In June 2004 Peck shot Christen at least 12 times at close range with military-grade 7.62 mm bullets; leaving her body so badly mutilated that she would have to be cremated.

“He fired so many shots into her that he blew her knee cap off. He blew the insides of her uterus, her spleen and all of her female organs and used the bullets that do the most tissue damage, and they all came out of her,” Holly said.

Holly Naujoks believes tragedies such as her daughter’s killing and massacres such as Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary could have been avoided with a ban on all assault rifles.

“How many more people do you want to lose? Those were just young children, and those women that gave their lives to protect them. It’s got to stop,” Holly said. “There are too many of us parents who have lost their children or grandparents or sisters and brothers that have to live with this horror day in and day out, and it never leaves you. It never leaves you. It becomes who you are.”

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26 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Mom of 2004 murder victim wants assault weapon ban"


Guest CommonTater
2015 years 8 months ago

to rethink and re-write the 2nd amendment to match your views? **chuckle** uhhh NO! You are clearly in the wrong country comrade. No law will fix what’s wrong with the current mental state of some folks.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA’s executive vice president.

True whether you like it or not!

**Cap locks are annoying or is that your mo?**

Guest211
2015 years 8 months ago

I DON’T THINK THE LADY IS AN IDIOT AT ALL. FIRST OF ALL, IT WASN’T YOUR DAUGHTER KILLED, NO MATTER WHAT THE REASON OR THE WEAPON. WHAT?— DOES ANYONE NEED AN ASSULT RIFLE OR RAPID FIRE AND MULTIPLE CLIPS FOR? I AGREE THAT THEY SHOULD BE BANNED. GUN SALES SHOULD BE CLOSELY MONITORED. GRANTED, PEOPLE FIRE THE GUN, BUT IF THEY WEREN’T SO READILY AVAILABLE, PEOPLE WOULDN’T HAVE THEM TO SHOOT OTHERS WITH. AS FAR AS THE 2ND AMENDMENT GOES, HOW MANY YEARS AGO WAS IT MADE? MAYBE IT NEEDS TO BE REWRITTEN. IT WAS BEFORE WE HAD LAWS, AND MOST PEOPLE HAD TO HUNT GAME FOR A LIVING, AND PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES FROM RAIDERS AND INDIANS. WE DON;T HAVE THAT ANY MORE.

Proof? Rightttt...
2015 years 8 months ago

And all of these were committed with guns? where’s it say that? that’s what i thought…

Guesttr
2015 years 8 months ago

Sorry for your lose, but you are an idiot for wanting to ban all assault weapons. Any weapon could have killed her. He just chose that gun. He could have used a knife, car, choked her to death, or posioned her. He just happened to have chosen a sks. Will will you people understand that these are just tools. People do the killing not the tools alone.

RTK
2015 years 8 months ago

You are very rude to call a victims mother an idiot. SHE COULD NOT RECONIZE her daughter because of the weapon he chose. She should not have had to gone through that. He picked the most destructive weapon possible. Maybe if the laws required all weapon sellers to do a background check he would not have been approved and maybe then used a knife and maybe she would have survived, who knows. But calling her an idiot when all she wants is change and for peoples children not to die. You are very rude!!