The ubiquitous AR-15 - - implicated in the Newtown school slaughter, the Aurora movie theater massacre, the DC snipers' terrorism, the 2007 Colorado New Life Church spree killings, the fatal Portland mall holiday outrage and the upstate New York first-responder ambush - - has been ID'ed among two guns an Albuquerque teen is alleged to have used to gun down five members of his family:
Court documents claim 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego confessed to taking a .22 caliber rifle from his parents’ closet and shooting his mother, Sara, whom he was upset with.
He then shot his three siblings to death: 9-year-old Zephania, 5-year-old Jael and 2-year-old Angelina...
Griego told investigators he then waited five hours and ambushed his father, Greg, with an AR15 rifle.Guns in the home are far more likely to be used against family members or in suicides than against intruders, data show.
A gun in the home -- thus available for self-defense -- is 22 times more likely to be used in an assault or homicide, an accidental shooting or a suicide or attempted suicide.Researchers reached this conclusion by studying hospital admissions, emergency medical technician reports, police and medical examiner files in 626 shootings in or around a residence in three cities: Galveston, Texas; Seattle, Wash.; and Memphis, Tenn., for between 12 and 18 months.The study was published in The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care, in August 1998, by Dr. Arthur Kellerman of Emory University in Atlanta and four other authors. Their study was supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.