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According to the news report cited in the Facebook post:
On July 24, 2010, Mutrie committed the crime of simple assault by grabbing his then-girlfriend by her hair and right arm. The victim obtained an emergency restraining order and as a condition of the order, Mutrie was ordered to surrender all firearms, according to court records.
A report by Officer Wayne Young quoted the victim as saying Mutrie had “a few” guns in his bedroom, one in his vehicle, one in his living room and that he usually carried another one on his person. So local police went to Mutrie's home on July 24, 2010 to collect them.
Mutrie hired Portsmouth attorney Stephen Jeffco and pleaded not guilty to the domestic-assault charge, but Judge Sawako Gardner found him guilty.
Mutrie, who was 6-foot three-inches tall and weighed 275 pounds, was arrested for nine steroid-related felonies on Jan. 19, 2011
On Feb. 24, 2011, a judge found probable cause for six of the nine charges alleging Mutrie was in possession of illegal steroids. He was indicted in Rockingham County Superior Court and the cases were pending at the time of Mutrie's death Friday morning.
Being convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault puts you on the prohibited person list. So, no, he wasn't a legal gun purchaser.
According to 18 USC § 922 a person who is convicted of domestic violence is a prohibited person, therefore, sometime in 2010 he became a prohibited person who was no longer allowed to receive or be in possession of a firearm or ammunition.
Being under indictment, in February 2011 for 6 drug charges, he was prohibited from receiving a firearm or ammunition, any firearm that he already possessed, he could keep, but since he was an already prohibited person, he should not have had any firearms.
Once again, gun control fail.What would have prevented Mutrie from possessing a firearm, being locked up in jail.
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