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There are 93 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Illegal Firearms Removed From Bethesda Home - News Story - WRC .... In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

Detectives removed firearms possessed illegally and chemicals commonly used to manufacture explosives from a Bethesda home Tuesday afternoon, according to the Montgomery County Police Department .

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Washington DC

Hyattsville, MD

#1 Jul 29, 2008
Wow!
Recent Grad of SJC

Lansing, MI

#2 Jul 29, 2008
I knew the kid and believe me... its not what this story makes it out to be... nothing more than a dangerous hobby. Highly intelligent and highly ranked in the JROTC program. This kid loves this country and idolized the military. The only person's wellbeing I'd be concerned with is his own.
TODDRICO

Manassas, VA

#3 Jul 30, 2008
NBC has been known to spin stories sometimes. You may not remember it but they ran a story once about a DC Resident that had 12 Hunting Rifles, 3 Scopes, a rifle sling and 200 rounds of ammo in his home. They did the story in a way that would make the normal Northern Virginia or DC Yuppie very nervous, but in truth the typical dedicated hunter usually has a lot more than that. They also over emphasized the accessories to make the guy look like a guy on a mission to kill everyone in a 200 mile radius.
things to make you go hmm

Damascus, MD

#4 Jul 30, 2008
What a prince he must be! Five assault rifles, a handgun, and ammunition..........yeah, right up there with stamp collecting. Puhleeeze.
EJo

Columbia, MD

#5 Jul 30, 2008
Holy crap I know this guy, he seemed pretty quiet so I was always really friendly to him.
Sometimes he'd say a weird thing or two (about some random bombing) but it didnt seem too out of wack.
This is insane though!
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#6 Jul 30, 2008
things to make you go hmm wrote:
What a prince he must be! Five assault rifles, a handgun, and ammunition..........yeah, right up there with stamp collecting. Puhleeeze.
I'm not against a teen owning a hunting rifle or a gun for target practice, but bomb-making chemicals and assault rifles? OK, I'm waiting to hear exactly what Juniors' reason for having all of this stuff could possibly be!
Ethan

Washington, DC

#7 Jul 30, 2008
I think it's completely typical of a normal young boy, unfortunately today's society wants to chop off all their balls. Only a bunch of hysterical nannies or their emasculated male counterparts would make a fuss over this kid.

Guess what folks, there are plenty of people out here that are into firearms and explosives, and "F" you if you don't like that.
Ethan

Washington, DC

#8 Jul 30, 2008
Pachacutec wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not against a teen owning a hunting rifle or a gun for target practice, but bomb-making chemicals and assault rifles? OK, I'm waiting to hear exactly what Juniors' reason for having all of this stuff could possibly be!
what is your definition of an assault rifle??

I'm dying to hear what you've been brainwashed to think.
oddball

Petersburg, WV

#9 Jul 30, 2008
What were the parents doing??? Pretending of not knowing of what's going on with their son??! Please!! If this kid is so gungho of the military,send his ass to Iraq!!
BlameTheParents

San Jose, CA

#10 Jul 30, 2008
A lot of information seems to be missing from this story. How was he "in posession" of these items if he was with them at the time of the seizure? Who else lives in that home (no 18-year old can afford to live alone in Bethesda)? If he lives with his parents, how the Heck could they not know that he was collecting weapons? The guns don't bother me as much as the "explosive materials." I assume we're not talking about a gas can. I look forward to the follow-up story to explain this situation.
Recent Grad of SJC _JT

Rosedale, MD

#11 Jul 30, 2008
i agree with the other recent grad that Colin just has a dangerous hobby because i knew him too. He was in fact a friend of mine and he was a nice guy. i dont think he would have hurt anyone with those guns. He talked about guns and seemed very interested but again it was just a dangerous hobby. The guy loves his country and like the other recent grad, i agree that the only persons safety and wellbeing we should be concerned with is Colin's. He is not a bad guy and i hope he is found so that this might be sorted out.

Since: Apr 08

Frederick, MD

#12 Jul 30, 2008
Wow if this kid was from SE the house would be surrounded with police in riot gear and the parents would at the station cuffed to a chair.
Ethan

Washington, DC

#13 Jul 30, 2008
You hysterical people need to realize that just because someone has a collection of firearms and some explosives doesn't mean they are a threat to society. It's called a hobby for some, whether your little brainwashed minds can understand that or not. I guess raiding some of these flop houses to round up the freshly imported illegals is out of the question in Mont. Co?? No threat to safety there huh?? These communist bastards have their priorities completely screwed.
TODDRICO

Manassas, VA

#14 Jul 30, 2008
5 firearms does not constitute a stockpile let alone a large stockpile. If it does then I guess I'm a threat to National Security as I'm a hunter with well over 20 firearms. I reload my own ammo as well so I guess I also have a stockpile of ammo and gunpowder...
Ethan

Washington, DC

#15 Jul 30, 2008
I will say that any homemade explosives, depending on what they are and in what form, should be removed from a residential dwelling.

there are literally thousands of "potentially explosive" materials in every day household items. I'm curious to know what they were in this case. The kid sure fits the description of someone who is a threat to society, what a joke. AGAIN, MONTGOMERY CO. COMMUNIST AT THEIR FINEST.
G L Rockwell

Cockeysville, MD

#16 Jul 30, 2008
Maybe the kid is guilty of thought crimes or spooking yuppies. One knows how yups are. They see a mouse and run screaming for the nearest tree or chair and they tend to wet their pants often. If they see what the media has made into the ultimate threat, the dreaded semiauto rifle that suddenly becomes an "assualt rifle," then the yup may go into convulsions simular to electric cattle prod induced convulsions of torture victims.
The lad will have to have his testicles cut off and be given a more female outlook on life by forcing him to read romance novels and the poetry of Walt Whitman or somebody. He could also be forced to play with dolls until he overcomes his masculine crisis and obsession with macho toys like guns and stuff.
As for the so called bomb making stuff, what exactly does this bomb making stuff consist of? Are we talking match heads and firecracker scrappings or what? Perhaps a can of was or soap shavings designed to be mixed...? Well I am not going to point out how to make such things to gullible teens or the mentally deranged. Nevertheless, bomb making materials could cover a lot of stuff. Give the kid a break. One would think some of these yup media types and brainwashed homeland security types were never eighteen year old. Now the kid is being made to sound like the fugitive. Yeah that is it. A bushy haired intruder planted the stuff. Some people will believe anything and the bigger the mole hill becomes the more active the yup mind becomes. A grasshopper sighting becomes an invasion of locusts and beliefs that mass destruction of farmlands are under way and the starvation of the human race is not far off. A boy with a few shooting irons and a can of baking powder becomes a terrorist threat. As FDR said,"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." How true. The billions and billions wasted on homeland security proves it.
Ethan

Washington, DC

#17 Jul 30, 2008
G L Rockwell wrote:
Maybe the kid is guilty of thought crimes or spooking yuppies. One knows how yups are. They see a mouse and run screaming for the nearest tree or chair and they tend to wet their pants often. If they see what the media has made into the ultimate threat, the dreaded semiauto rifle that suddenly becomes an "assualt rifle," then the yup may go into convulsions simular to electric cattle prod induced convulsions of torture victims.
The lad will have to have his testicles cut off and be given a more female outlook on life by forcing him to read romance novels and the poetry of Walt Whitman or somebody. He could also be forced to play with dolls until he overcomes his masculine crisis and obsession with macho toys like guns and stuff.
As for the so called bomb making stuff, what exactly does this bomb making stuff consist of? Are we talking match heads and firecracker scrappings or what? Perhaps a can of was or soap shavings designed to be mixed...? Well I am not going to point out how to make such things to gullible teens or the mentally deranged. Nevertheless, bomb making materials could cover a lot of stuff. Give the kid a break. One would think some of these yup media types and brainwashed homeland security types were never eighteen year old. Now the kid is being made to sound like the fugitive. Yeah that is it. A bushy haired intruder planted the stuff. Some people will believe anything and the bigger the mole hill becomes the more active the yup mind becomes. A grasshopper sighting becomes an invasion of locusts and beliefs that mass destruction of farmlands are under way and the starvation of the human race is not far off. A boy with a few shooting irons and a can of baking powder becomes a terrorist threat. As FDR said,"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." How true. The billions and billions wasted on homeland security proves it.
thanks GL, you summed it up quite well.
Man

Columbia, MD

#18 Jul 30, 2008
As someone who knows him personally, let me tell you that he is NOT out to kill anyone.

He just really likes guns thats all. He's in RoTC,and they teach them there how to handle guns and all that kind of thing.

His parents are probably really big on guns too, nothing too crazy about that.

Not so sure about the explosives part though, never heard him talk about any of that.
Cousin

Baltimore, MD

#19 Jul 30, 2008
Our family definitely appreciates positive comments and all of the support that his friends are showing. People coming to his defense is a great example of what kind of person he is. At this time, we are looking for him to return home safely. Thank you to everyone responding in defense of Colin.
Polecat

Washington, DC

#20 Jul 30, 2008
TO ALL OF HIS FRIENDS... wake up and smell the coffee. you hear this all the time. Friends dont know everything about their 'friends'. Neighbors NEVER EVER suspect anything, just like friends. We just had some kid kill his entire family a couple of months ago, he was a saint too.

Making explosives IS NOT A HOBBY BTW.

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