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Man wounded in fatal shooting arrested on firearm charge

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By F.T. Norton
Fran.Norton@StarNewsOnline.com

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) -- The man who survived a shooting in which a 17-year-old was killed early Thursday in Wilmington, was arrested on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Darryl Dawud Terry, 29, of Wilmington was booked into the New Hanover County jail at 4:11 p.m. Thursday and released on $15,000 bond at 7:52 p.m.

According to Wilmington Police Department Lt. Tom Witkowski, Terry was booked after receiving treatment for a gunshot to the leg and being questioned in the 1:30 a.m. shooting near the 1200 block of South Sixth Street in which Jeffrey Henry, 17, of Wilmington was killed.

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Gun control is not going

Gun control is not going stop people from having guns. The guns aren't the problem the people who have them are. Guns don't kill people, PEOPLE kill people. For instance in this case the gun didn't kill my ex boyfriend the person behind it did.

Another Example

A "frequent flyer" of the criminal justice system and another example of why I would prefer my (tax) money be diverted to the building and staffing of more prisons instead of providing others housing, medical care, education, transportation, job training, daycare, cellphones, etc, etc.

Wilmington Observer

Just another day on the

Just another day on the block. Same old, same old, for this thug.

Gun Control

OK, all you anti-second amendment people. Now is your chance. Make an example of this shooter. He is a convicted felon who possessed and used a firearm to kill another person. The court should make a statement to any other person who illegally possesses a firearm.
None of the proposed politically correct BS legislation would have prevented him from obtaining a gun. He did not go to a licensed firearms dealer to buy the gun, the current law and background check system would have blocked the sale. If the gun was not stolen, try to find who sold the gun to him and let them share a cell for a long, long, long time.
Vigorous enforcement of current laws with stiff penalties would make more headway in slowing "gun violence" than the feel good PC garbage we are getting from our legislators.

tke1

All for vigorous law enforcement and mandatory, tough sentencing.
The cost, however, will drive every small government, cut spending person into apoplectic fits.
If we were to do this both law enforcement and DOC would become very big costs for local and state government.

Vog

You libcrats need to chime

You libcrats need to chime in here and explain why this guy was violating a common sense gun law.

Wow!...

$15,000 bond and back on the streets!

I find it amazing all of the talk about gun control...which is the Feds trying to take the guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. I don't hear them talking about taking the guns out of the hands of criminals like this POS.

Taxpayer

"which is the Feds trying to take the guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens."
No such laws are being passed or proposed

"I don't hear them talking about taking the guns out of the hands of criminals like this POS."
Read the charges carefully.
He was charged with possession by a felon
The new laws seem to apply to felons who commit crimes using a gun (habitual violent felonies using firearms).
The CURRENT laws don't seem to include mandatory penalties regarding felons who are charged with owning a firearm. This leads to very inconsistent penalties being assessed......
They should make an example of this guy.
They should find out how he got the gun and put the seller of that gun in jail with this guy.
BOTH should lose their ability to own.
In the future any felon who has possession of a FIREARM (not just a hand gun) should be mandatorially sentenced to 10 years and our prisons should be harder then they are (labor - hard labor) whether they committed a crime with the gun or not.
Just remember, crimes like this would require investigation by a LOT more police than we currently have, and the number of prisons would easily have to double requiring that many more DOC officers.
I am willing to pay that price, but believe I am in the minority.

Vog

Project exile

We need our own project exile in NC. It worked well in Richmond.

Of course, another fine

Of course, another fine citizen out on bond so he can do more crimes, the revolving door courts are to blame.

Will the Gun Control people

Will the Gun Control people complain about this gun crime ? No. There will not be a peep from them. This criminal will get a 'slap on the wrist'. And will not do any time.

Dangerous, violent, felons, like this, will always have guns. This guy is the biggest reason, that all law-abiding citizens, should have guns.

P A

Just what is the punishment?
http://ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_14/G...

§ 14‑415.1. Possession of firearms, etc., by felon prohibited.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a felony to purchase, own, possess, or have in his custody, care, or control any firearm or any weapon of mass death and destruction as defined in G.S. 14‑288.8(c). For the purposes of this section, a firearm is (i) any weapon, including a starter gun, which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, or its frame or receiver, or (ii) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer. This section does not apply to an antique firearm, as defined in G.S. 14‑409.11.
Every person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished as a Class G felon.
(b) Prior convictions which cause disentitlement under this section shall only include:
(1) Felony convictions in North Carolina that occur before, on, or after December 1, 1995; and
(2) Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 487, s. 3, effective December 1, 1995.
(3) Violations of criminal laws of other states or of the United States that occur before, on, or after December 1, 1995, and that are substantially similar to the crimes covered in subdivision (1) which are punishable where committed by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
When a person is charged under this section, records of prior convictions of any offense, whether in the courts of this State, or in the courts of any other state or of the United States, shall be admissible in evidence for the purpose of proving a violation of this section. The term "conviction" is defined as a final judgment in any case in which felony punishment, or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, as the case may be, is authorized, without regard to the plea entered or to the sentence imposed. A judgment of a conviction of the defendant or a plea of guilty by the defendant to such an offense certified to a superior court of this State from the custodian of records of any state or federal court shall be prima facie evidence of the facts so certified.
(c) The indictment charging the defendant under the terms of this section shall be separate from any indictment charging him with other offenses related to or giving rise to a charge under this section. An indictment which charges the person with violation of this section must set forth the date that the prior offense was committed, the type of offense and the penalty therefor, and the date that the defendant was convicted or plead guilty to such offense, the identity of the court in which the conviction or plea of guilty took place and the verdict and judgment rendered therein.
(d) This section does not apply to a person who, pursuant to the law of the jurisdiction in which the conviction occurred, has been pardoned or has had his or her firearms rights restored if such restoration of rights could also be granted under North Carolina law.
(e) This section does not apply and there is no disentitlement under this section if the felony conviction is a violation under the laws of North Carolina, another state, or the United States that pertains to antitrust violations, unfair trade practices, or restraints of trade. (1971, c. 954, s. 1; 1973, c. 1196; 1975, c. 870, ss. 1, 2; 1977, c. 1105, ss. 1, 2; 1979, c. 760, s. 5; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1316, s. 47; 1981, c. 63, s. 1; c. 179, s. 14; 1989, c. 770, s. 3; 1993, c. 539, s. 1245; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 1995, c. 487, s. 3; c. 507, s. 19.5(k); 2004‑186, s. 14.1; 2006‑259, s. 7(b); 2010‑108, s. 3; 2011‑2, s. 1; 2011‑268, s. 13.)
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There doesn't seem to be any mention of punishment for violation of this law or did I overlook something?
(I did not include the new law)

Vog

Punishment doesn't apply to

Punishment doesn't apply to thugs, like this. Only to law abiding citizens.

Let's rush right out

and get those gun control laws passed. We know the convicted felons will be the first to turn in their firearms.