Is said to own five guns, the AP is reporting.
One of which Jimmy Lee Dykes allegedly used to murder a school bus driver before stealing a child and holding him in a home-made underground bunker.
Perhaps the same gun authorities said he had used to threaten, even shoot at his neighbors:
Dykes was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who neighbors said once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a firearm....Note also that he did not commit these crimes with a hammer, car, swimming pool or bow-and-arrow.
Authorities said Dykes boarded a stopped school bus filled with children on Tuesday afternoon and demanded two boys between 6 and 8 years old. When the driver tried to block his way, the gunman shot him several times and took the 5-year-old boy....
Dykes had been scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to answer charges he shot at his neighbors in a dispute last month over a speed bump. Neighbor Claudia Davis said he yelled and fired shots at her and her family over damage Dykes claimed their pickup truck did to a makeshift speed bump in the dirt road. No one was hurt.