Cops Bust Indiana Guy With 47 Guns After School Threat
He also had $100K in ammunition at his house
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 16, 2012 12:56 PM CST
An Indiana man was arrested yesterday after he made threats to a nearby school on Friday. Police found 47 guns and $100,000 in ammunition.   (AP Photo/State Attorney's Office, File)

(Newser) – A northern Indiana man who allegedly threatened to "kill as many people as he could" at an elementary school near his home was arrested by officers who later found 47 guns and $100,000 in ammunition hidden throughout his home. Von I. Meyer, 60, of Cedar Lake, was arrested yesterday after prosecutors filed formal charges of felony intimidation, domestic battery, and resisting law enforcement against him. He was being held today without bond at the Lake County Jail, pending an initial hearing, police said in a statement.

Cedar Lake Police officers were called to Meyer's home early Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire once she fell asleep. Meyer also threatened to enter nearby Jane Ball Elementary School "and kill as many people as he could before police could stop him," the statement said. Meyer's home is less than 1,000 feet from the school; police said in the statement that they boosted security at all area schools Friday. Yesterday, officers served warrants at Meyer's home and arrested him. The statement said police had learned that Meyer kept many weapons in his home and "is a known member of the Invaders Motorcycle Gang." Many of the weapons were collector's guns.

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Observer
Dec 17, 2012 10:07 AM CST
My kind of neighbor. No one needs an arsenal in their homes. One well aimed SWAT team sniper's bullet will stop this goon if he went berserko. Please kill him before he attacks the school though.
bubbahotep
Dec 16, 2012 11:49 PM CST
47 guns? Surely one of them will fit into his mouth.
Libris_Fidelis
Dec 16, 2012 11:15 PM CST
I was asked to post here what I said on Facebook about gun control and the Newtown shooting, so here it is for the last time: Hey wait a minute... what about violent video game legislation which is even more important? The influence toward guns and violence is much more critical! Guns provide the inhumane ego of power. Parents need to teach their children to be human and humane. The REAL message should be: IF VIOLENT VIDEOS AND VIDEO "GAMES" DID NOT PROLIFERATE INTERNET STORES AND VIDEO STORES AND IN THE MOVIES AND ON TELEVISION AND IN BUS TERMINALS.... the INFLUENCE and "FUN" and "ENTERTAINMENT" and INSTRUCTIONAL DEPICTIONS would not be there to ENCOURAGE such totally demented deviant evil behavior in the FIRST place! The PRODUCERS AND PURVEYERS of such violently inhuman PORTRAYALS of violent murderous mayhem will always ridicule and attack anyone who says this is their responsibility when IT IS THIER RESPONSIBILITY AND AN INDICTMENT OF THEIR COMMERCIAL PREJUDICES AND MISDEMEANOR !!!!!!!! What I learned while driving semis was that the cell-phone draws the mind into the cell phone due to non-interruptive interaction, which is why I refused cell phone calls from my employer when I was driving city streets, and I would only talk when I was parked at a loading dock or until I was driving on the freeway where I would not be distracted. The two-way radio, on the other hand, requires each talker to wait until the other(s) are finished talking, and this keeps a driver's mind divorced from the communication medium. The same principle applies with the difference between violent video games and reading a violent story in a book. The reader of a violent book may become excited but not involved... the mere viewing of a violent video not to mention the viewer is participating in a violent video "game" the realities are entirely different! With the violent video game there is an aggrivated enhancement of fantasy becoming actual perception, and that in itself is a reality because it draws the viewer or participant into INVOLVEMENT! The pseudo-claim about violent video games not inspiring violent outbursts is totally a false comparisan, because an angry outburst is not the same thing as behavior corruption! Behavior corruptioj results when a choice becomes exciting and intriguing as a duplication of what a person has learned by PARTICPATING ... i.e. TRAINING... in behavior-corrupt responses that then become learned-behavior modes, such as in dressing in the "costume" of a military commando or SWAT team member and then going out and murdering someone or some people just to see the duplicatig result! That truly is an insanity, but it is a LEARNED insanity never-the-less, and the gratifiation of "winning" violent video "games" only incites and excites the deviant person into wanting to DUPLICATE the encouraged violence of the video game. That ALMOST ALL OF THE MURDERS ARE COMMITTED BY MILITARY OR SWAT TEAM DRESSED MALES I think is a realistic indicator that violent video games are the main cause and provocateur! I am in shock over what happened in Newtown Connecticut! I am a former Army recon scout and my guts are just wrenched over this! And those poor parents right before the holidays! Those poor people! I'm just in shock.