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Original post made by Michael, Val Vista, on Oct 24, 2009

Does anyone know what happened on Robin Court in the Val Vista area of Pleasanton this afternoon ? The rumor is that it was a suicide by gunshot with unregistered (illegal) hand gun.

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Posted by Emily West
Pleasanton Weekly staff reporter
on Oct 26, 2009 at 4:28 pm

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Police said there was a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that there was no threat to the public.

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Posted by Val
a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm

"No threat to the public", but were the guns registered ? Rumor and hear-say is that the guns were unregistered and illegal and this comes from neighbors on Robin Ct.

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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 27, 2009 at 7:38 am

Posted by Val, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood

"No threat to the public", but were the guns registered ? Rumor and hear-say is that the guns were unregistered and illegal and this comes from neighbors on Robin Ct.

Self-inflicted gunshot wounds, especially ones that result in immediate death, ARE NO THREAT to the public. Thus the statement.

As for the guns being registered -- your point is what exactly? Do you know every car on your street is legally registered? Automobiles kill far more innocent bystanders then firearms.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Trust that the police KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING and they don't need you hanging out and butting in! get it? now, get lost...

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 28, 2009 at 9:14 am

Why don't you get lost Cholo. Maybe the police don't know the whole story. People should not have guns in the home where a suicidal person can get to them. This is a tragic situation but could have been avoided. Guns in the wrong hands are always a threat to the public. My sympathy to the family.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 29, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I know that some people don't trust that the PPD can do their jobs but they know what they are doing.

Inicdentally, when do you plan to market your crystal ball? I wan't aware that you're so in on the know! Since you seem to know that something "could have been avoided", please esplain how that might have happened? What could have been avoided and by whom?

as for yulia, git...

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Posted by Oliver Heaviside
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 23, 2009 at 8:18 am

Oliver Heaviside is a registered user.

All gun sales have been registered, since the late 1960s. Details vary according to whether it is a pistol, rifle, or shotgun, but for all types, registration is required at the time of sale. The only difference is, unlike cars, you don't re-register every year. You just register once.

Of course it is possible that the gun was stolen. It is also possible that the gun was very old. If the owner had purchased it before 1968, it may never have been registered. But in general tersm, all firearms are registered, in accordance with both California and Federal laws.

Hope this clarifies things a bit.

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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

Oliver -- I hate to disagree with you, but the only gun sales that have been registered since the late 1960's are those bought from gun shops. Sales between private parties are a completely different animal, as are guns purchased from out of state. Why do you think the Reno Gun Shows have been so popular with California residents for so long?

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 24, 2009 at 1:42 am

There is no requirement to "register" firearms in California(except fully automatic firearms and certain firearms that have been classified as assualt weapons)...

Since the late 60s there has been a requirement that all transfer of firearms ownership(can't recall the legal term)must be through an authorized FFL holder. This holds true whether the transfer is between a firearms dealer and customer, or, a tranfer between private parties(I believe there is an exception when the firearm is handed down from one family member to another family member as a gift, as in father to son). If the FFL transfer requirement is not met, it is not a legal transfer. This applies to all states...

If a California resident purchases a firearm at, say the Reno Gun Show, the Nevada dealer must ship the firearm to an authorized FFL holder in California where the transfer of ownership is completed...

One other requirement worth mentioning - If someone moves into California from another state and bringing in a handgun, they must submit a declaration of handgun ownership with the state within a certain period of time...

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Posted by cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

I apologize for my nasty comments.
Although I have often claimed to support free speech, I am guilty of consistently insulting posters who post thoughts contrary to my own.
In the future, I will try to limit my posts to my own opinions without attacking others for their opinions.
I realize such attacks are extremely immature and anything thought provoking I do say is discounted because of the nasty tone of my posts.
Cholo is the name I've chosen to use to post on the PW, but I am not hispanic as some of you might think. But I know that my chosen name alone makes people hesitant to respond to my posts for fear of being accused as being racist - one of my favorite tactics.
Please don't hesitate to give me a slap upside the head when I behave rudely.
If you will let me know when I am being offensive, that will help me become a better person.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:51 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

cholo: Who are you and what have you done with Cholo?
(note the capital "C")

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