Federal Prosecutors: Dayton Shooter’s Friend Bought Body Armor, Magazine Round | MSNBC


Federal prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old Ohio man, Ethan Kollie, with lying on the federal ATF form when he bought a handgun in May. He's charged with falsely denying that he used illegal drugs. NBC News’ Pete Williams reports on the charge as well as other information from court documents.
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Federal Prosecutors: Dayton Shooter’s Friend Bought Body Armor, Magazine Round | MSNBC

50 Comments on "Federal Prosecutors: Dayton Shooter’s Friend Bought Body Armor, Magazine Round | MSNBC"

  1. Q: “Are you a drug user?”
    Wow, these gun laws are strict.

  2. Valerie Shutiva | August 12, 2019 at 4:37 PM | Reply

    They heckled the krim reaper out of 2 eateries in 2 days.
    #machine gun Mitch
    #moscowmitch the #moscowwitch
    Easier to buy a politician than a gun. Kudos to whom ever wrote last line. Thnx

  3. Andreas Venizelou | August 12, 2019 at 4:38 PM | Reply

    Some of the USA lawas are bizarre. As if a drug user is ato admit that when asked, when buying a gun

    • Jane Nonymous | August 12, 2019 at 6:55 PM | Reply

      Just the US system of trap laws. They make sure you are always violating something somewhere so if they want to punish you, there’s always an excuse. If it were another country, we could call it a police state, but here it’s just freedumb

  4. blackman shooting up whiteSS and watch how fast they change the laws.

    • What you think that never happened you’ve been sniffing too much camel dung

    • You bigoted racist.

    • Mrs. Vixen Sanders | August 12, 2019 at 6:46 PM | Reply

      @snoop alert
      It’s not that it’s never happened…I remember a Black male sniper shooting off a freeway… The point is that IF this happened on the same scale as these Mass shootings done by white males, laws would change quickly. There’s no problem when blacks shoot each other hence no coverage of Chicago’s issues.

    • @Mrs. Vixen Sanders 13% = 50%

  5. So now friends are buying guns and armor for their friend without asking why and just doing them “favors”. Right. Even if they implement background checks, it won’t solve the problem since people who’ve cleared the background checks will buy guns for others. Then there are those on the complete other side of the fence who think we should all have the right to carry concealed handguns to “protect” ourselves.

    • Purple Flame Tarot | August 12, 2019 at 4:58 PM | Reply

      Yeah. There’s no way they were that close and got that high, they didn’t discuss it. He knew. Maybe not when or where right away, but he knew. He bought that gun and armor for him, he’s an accessory.

    • Everything should be registered when bought.

  6. According to reports, Betts had mental-health issues for *the past decade* …which makes the GOTPers *continuous fund-cutting* for mental-health care *these past ten years* to be most likely responsible for Bett’s downward mental spiral. 🤔
    His girlfriend said as much in her interview with reporters.
    And GOTPers are *deliberately* ‘misinterpreting’ what the shooters meant by ‘socialism’…but it’s *not* new.⏳
    “Tell the truth and shame the Devil(s)…” 🤨

    • Jane Nonymous | August 12, 2019 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      Don’t forget the “war on drugs.” All psychiatric drugs have some potential to accidentally make people feel good who don’t deserve it (aka “potential for abuse”) so they are scheduled and doctors have to keep quotas down and it’s not like you say no to rich, bored white housewives, so mentally ill people are the first to suffer. Because pigs and coats are too dumb to differentiate between dangerous opioids and everything else, just that they are good soldiers in the dumb little war

  7. Sure he didn’t.

  8. Rhema Williams | August 12, 2019 at 4:58 PM | Reply

    He goes to prison for lying to the feds and Jared Kushner lies on his forms gets 100+ do overs and a top security clearance and can see the nation’s deepest intelligence secrets even though he also lied to the feds!
    This guy should have reported this matter to the police no doubt, but it’s as if they are going to punish him for the acts of the shooter. This country is just corrupt. If lying to the feds is a big crime they would have arrested straw buyers of guns who am sure lie on their applications all the time. Jared Kushner should be in jail as well. This guy is being scape-goated to make it look like they are really doing something about these psychos and or racists with these weapons of war on our streets. Anyway, pardon my naivete for thinking that this justice system is JUST, lady justice is BLIND and that in America we ALL are created equal! Silly me!

  9. BabyKorey Kopasetik | August 12, 2019 at 5:09 PM | Reply

    why do you need a 100 bullet clip? Sometimes you cant help your friend and should reported him to the police

    • Jane Nonymous | August 12, 2019 at 7:01 PM | Reply

      If you could actually expect the police to help. Some people reported and got charged with being an accessory and got years in federal prison. And some didn’t report and got the same. You never want to assume they are the good guys. Just bureaucrats farming convictions looking for their next victim.

    • CentaurusRelax314 | August 12, 2019 at 9:16 PM | Reply

      @Wolf Tears Slick Rock is a troll, bro. No profile. No activity other than trolling.

    • @Slick Rock *IS A SAD RUSSIAN TROLL*

  10. Taylor Murphy | August 12, 2019 at 5:41 PM | Reply

    “He’s charged with falsely denying that he used illegal drugs. ”

    That is such a bogus charge

  11. They smoked together/ Pop pills… 🤔h yeah he knew 🔥☠🤫

  12. They had a sale on body armor and explosive tipped bullets at Walmart, buy two and get a hicap magazine free.

    • george washington | August 12, 2019 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      i have stopped going to walmart all together.
      it is hazardous to one’s health to be in one.

    • @george washington – My husband made me stay home this past shopping trip…he took the grocery list and went alone. Said *everyone* was giving everyone else ‘the hairy eyeball’ – nobody smiling or making small talk. 😓

  13. BS that kid knew what was going to go down

  14. Great. Now lawmakers trying to dodge doing useful work will blame marijuana and LSD for mass shootings. Lovely.

  15. Sibusiso Mngadi | August 12, 2019 at 6:53 PM | Reply

    So, the rest of us can be convicted for “knowledge, or failing to inform on your suspicions”,
    but a “SUPPLIER of 100 rounds of AMMUNITION USED” gets away with a drug abuse charge?

    • Since Connor was scared of his parents and his mother pthis guy might have bought everything for 2000 or less and sold it to Connor for 4000

  16. So he bought weapons and armor for a terrorist… And you get him for smoking weed???

  17. george washington | August 12, 2019 at 7:54 PM | Reply

    i have never heard a good gun story.

  18. Brian Richner | August 12, 2019 at 8:50 PM | Reply

    Keep lining up to surrender your rights. Just like they want.

  19. Alcohol is a very dangerous & harmful drug yet gets a pass.
    Weed is far safer than alcohol or most any other drug.

    I smoke weed – I chill in the garden, or on the couch & eat pizza.

    I drink alcohol – I’m omniscient, omnipotent and keen to assert those delusions beyond any doubt.

  20. Drew’s Gaming Adventures | August 13, 2019 at 2:12 AM | Reply

    Buying your friend armor, a weapon, and magazine or drum are all legal actions if he didn’t know.Then what are they going to charge him with ???? Besides the pistol purchase thing

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