Phoenix Man Voluntarily Turns Over Guns to Police in Wake of Shooting

Jonathan Pring, originally from England, turns over his guns to police in the wake of Sunday’s deadly attack in Las Vegas. (Photo: AZCentral)

A Phoenix man has voluntarily turned over his guns to police in the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas.

Jonathan Pring, who is originally from England but moved to Phoenix 10 years ago, believes it’s time that we take a hard look at gun culture in America.

“Americans more than other nationalities really love their guns,” Pring told AZCentral. “I think we just need to change the dynamic a little bit because the facts are the facts. More people die from gun-related injuries in the U.S. than any other country.”

Pring got into guns not long after coming to the states. When a friend came to visit him from across the pond, Pring showed off his new-found freedom.

“What do you do when your buddy from England is in town and you’re in Phoenix, Arizona? Yee-haw, we went to the gun show,” Pring exclaimed.

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The Brit said that he and his buddy were “like kids in a candy store.”

“We did some poses, we went to the gun range, we went out in the desert and we blew some stuff up,” Pring added. “It was a novelty.”

Now, though, Pring thinks the best thing to do in response to Sunday’s tragic attack is to give up his guns, both his long gun and his pistol. While he could have cashed them in at a pawn shop and made some money, Pring feels that handing them over to authorities sends a stronger message.

Instead of putting them up for sale on GunsAmerica or turning them into a local pawn shop, Pring gave them to police because he believes it makes a more powerful statement. (Photo: AZCentral)

He hopes that this will make the country safer for his son when he is old enough to visit Las Vegas. “That way when he’s in Vegas when he’s 21, he doesn’t have to worry about getting shot at a music festival,” Pring said.

When it comes to defending himself and his family, Pring’s not worried. He said he’s found a more traditional means of self-defense.

“I’m not a scared man and I don’t feel like I need a gun to protect myself,” Pring explained. “I just bought a baseball bat. If a burglar wants to come into my house, I’ll take care of him the old-fashioned way.”

Phoenix police Sgt. Jonathan Howard said others are welcome to turn over their firearms.

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“Phoenix police will accept guns that people no longer want,” Howard said. “The guns will be tested and entered into NIBIN, which will allow us to compare them with known crime guns. In accordance with state law, the guns are then sold.”

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It’s a free country.  If Pring wants to give up his guns, that’s his prerogative.  For anyone thinking of following his lead, I’d just recommend that instead of turning them over to police, who may possibly destroy them depending on state law, you list them for sale on GunsAmerica.  Sell your guns to a law-abiding individual. Not only will you make money but you’ll be arming a good guy who may one day need that firearm to defend himself, his family or his neighborhood. Don’t lose sight of the fact that more good guys use guns in self-defense each year than bad guys use guns in the commission of crimes.

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  • jack October 18, 2017, 6:54 am

    He might as well put up a flashing light bill-board sign over his house that says ” All criminals I’m defenseless and STUPID, come in and rob and kill me, I’m too stupid to be alive”

  • Russell October 17, 2017, 3:03 pm

    Is Jonathan Pring a witting or unwitting shill for the oligarchy? Not unlike Ann Pearston.
    All the Way Down the Slippery Slope: Gun Prohibition in England and Some Lessons for Civil Liberties in America
    Professor Joseph E. Olson and Professor David B. Kopel
    http://www.libertarian.co.uk/lapubs/histn/histn043.htm

  • Max Hoyle October 16, 2017, 1:22 pm

    Well Mr. Prick, go home! There you can learn to use cricket bats to kill people!

    • BluNos October 16, 2017, 2:23 pm

      My thoughts after reading this tripe.

  • Harold Littell October 16, 2017, 10:06 am

    “Those who beat their swords into plowshears….Shall plow for those of us who didn’t”. And to think, I my have to protect this “sheep” someday!

  • Joseph Kiesznoski October 15, 2017, 9:49 pm

    I ‘m sorry, I can not condone that action , as it is against everything I stand for, I have A vivid memory of AUSCHWITZ and My W and the horror they faced because they gave up their right to own FIREARMS , leaving them no way to defend family And Now the liberal ,Nazi, facishus, dumbocrats want us to do the same, To become SUBJECTS, Not FREE CITIZENS, Eith LIBERITY FOR all.

  • T October 15, 2017, 4:24 pm

    So, a bit confused. By giving up HIS guns, he wants to cut down crime and gun violence. Was he contemplating committing either? If not, then how is giving up his guns, going to do either? Another feel-good gesture to reinforce ‘feel-good legislation that does nothing to solve a perceived problem – bad guys don’t care about your ‘high-road’. Sounds like someone with his umbilical cord still tied to his motherland trying to pass his ‘morals’ onto others again. All I can say is good-luck protecting yourself and family; bringing a bat to a gunfight, you lose!

    • Pat G. October 16, 2017, 9:03 am

      BOOM!!! nuff said. baaahad sheep…go home

  • Bunker October 15, 2017, 11:03 am

    L-O-S-E-R. By telling other Americans to also turn in their guns shows that he deserves not to be here in the first place and has no concept of our Constitutional freedoms. Turn in your passport, take your bat and go back to England. But you may not be able to get it through customs. So can you still throw a rock in England at a bad guy or is that banned there too ? B-Y-E B-Y-E. We are better off without you. BTW Ping. You do know the Phoenix police by their own law will be selling your guns to the public when they are done with them. Double L-O-S-E-R.

  • Phillip Delaplata Sr. October 15, 2017, 10:40 am

    Well he just told the world that he only has a bat. Seems kinda dumb to me. Maybe he saved his ammo so he can throw the bullets.😎

  • Sal Ruiz October 15, 2017, 3:11 am

    Hey stupid, you have voluntarily turned over your weapon PUBLICLY!!!! You have also voluntarily toldever badass out ther that you are UNARMED!! Sleep tight stupid or develop insomnia!!!!

  • elgavilansegoviano October 14, 2017, 8:12 pm

    ……The Brit thinks that by giving up his personal defense weapons, somehow he is going to change Evil and Human Nature, and from all the available ” BLUE” states and cities with strict gun laws, he had to choose Arizona!!,…..I think he better pack his rags and move back to LaLa Land beyond the sea, he doesn’t cut it as a western Cowboy!!,….hehehehe!!,….

  • Dan October 14, 2017, 5:32 pm

    Let’s just hope Trump doesn’t jump on this bandwagon and start issuing executive orders against firearms!

  • Dan October 14, 2017, 5:30 pm

    Dumb ass looking for attention! Gee, I think I’ll make a strong statement against drunk driving by giving my car to the police.

    • BluNos October 16, 2017, 2:31 pm

      Dan, your analogy is spot on. I also almost spewed a mouthful of beer on my monitor.

  • George Henry Mayerhofer October 14, 2017, 3:51 pm

    Marshal law is not possible in America as long as the people recognize the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights an inalienable rights given to all Americans by God. This man probably does not have a close relationship with Jesus Christ. This man is first generation American and probably has a green card.

  • Batman October 14, 2017, 3:45 pm

    What a deluded Fucktard! Yeah giving up your right to defend yourself and your family will make the country a safer place. Another candidate for the Darwin award “!

  • Jeff October 14, 2017, 8:18 am

    Well, He’s from ENGLAND which says it all. We kick there butts in the Revolutionary war and then
    saved them from Nazi Germany in WWII , They obviously don;t know how to use weapons anyway so he should have turned them over.

    • Dan October 14, 2017, 5:22 pm

      Amen!

  • DOMINIC October 14, 2017, 6:32 am

    YOUR A COMPLETE BRAIN DEAD IDIOT!!!!!
    ALL CRIMINALS THIS GUY IS DEFENSELESS AND AN IDIOT.

  • Bob Jerky October 14, 2017, 5:03 am

    Well to each his or her own..This is America..everyone is still entitled to his or her own opinion..I was born here and I feel quite comfortable keeping mine..I feel safer protecting myself and my family..I just hope that he never has to call the and his life hangs in the balance due to their response time..Good Luck..

  • Fred October 14, 2017, 12:48 am

    I think it’s time for you to go back to England! Have you actually looked at the data to see gun deaths from rifles? It’s in the low 300’s as of 2014-15. Yes; the mass shooting was a tragedy; but taking away guns would only cause more harm than good. If you were really worried about saving lives look into abortion deaths yearly rates. Automobiles kill more than guns. Should we get rid of those as well!

    • Dan October 14, 2017, 6:13 pm

      Each mass shooting moves more and more uninformed people toward supporting gun control rather than looking into the antidepressants, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic drugs most of the shooters had been prescribed, while accidents involving drunk drivers seem to focus attention on the person rather that the vehicle. We should all be doing our own homework when it comes to the issues politicians like to see us fighting about while they represent corporate interests behind closed doors. Studies looking at the decrease in crime rates since the 1980’s found that increased gun ownership did not increase crime, and that stiffer sentencing and increased policing had only a minimal affect. The thing that had the greatest effect on the large decrease in crime since the 1980’s was the legalization of abortion. The theory is that unwanted children are more likely to become criminals. The drive to criminalize abortions originated in the 1870’s when abortions were common among white upper class women, and at the time, it had nothing to do with religion, it was motivated by the fear that blacks and immigrants would overpopulate, and the white protestants would lose their majority in this country. So, unless you want even more inner city crowding, you may want to rethink your position on abortion, and consider supporting women’s rights!

      • BluNos October 16, 2017, 2:45 pm

        Here are my thoughts on abortion: Every woman is allowed one and only one. Upon receiving that abortion she has a tubal ligation, preventing the further murder of innocents.

  • Paul Mueller October 14, 2017, 12:38 am

    My family’s descendants came here three-hundred-and-seven years ago; they fought in two wars against you twinks; they bled and died for this country. Take your effing faggot ass and go back to effing England, and take your pussy-ass ideology with you. Go worship your monarchy.
    Don’t ask me how I feel about the liberal immigration policies we have adopted in this country; the results are clear.

  • Bo Kral October 14, 2017, 12:36 am

    I’ll bet that there is another plane leaving for England soon. Have a nice flight!!!

  • will carey October 13, 2017, 11:54 pm

    Article says… he sent a strong message…agreed! …a strong message that he’s a dumb ass. cops r like “people r welcome to turn in their guns too”
    Thinks he’s some hero but just a fool. His old lady probably made him do it.

  • Stephan October 13, 2017, 11:31 pm

    As a firearms instructor at public gun ranges, I encounter foreigners who never could touch a firearm unless it was a fixture in a museum. His reaction is typical and his information about guns comes right out of the PBS network fake news.
    The Brit said that he and his buddy were “like kids in a candy store.” To us armed citizens, a gun venue is not a candy store.
    “We did some poses, we went to the gun range, we went out in the desert and we blew some stuff up,” Pring added. “It was a novelty.” The thought of gun safety or marksmanship never came to mind, but posing with gun pictures to send back home as a funny facebook entry seems like the right British thing to do. I guess if England needs protection, they can call us like they did two times last century.

  • Rick Gorman October 13, 2017, 10:59 pm

    Maybe it’s time for him to head home. I’m sure Piers Morgan would be glad to welcome him home! No loss for America.

    • Stan October 15, 2017, 2:49 pm

      Truth Bomb…

  • Larry Campbell October 13, 2017, 8:46 pm

    Quote: “Pring gave them to police because he believes it makes a more powerful statement.”
    It would be impossible for me to care less about his “statement.” I am glad that he turned them in, anyone that stupid probably should not have a gun. If he disapproves of our freedoms, then he is welcome to go back to the UK.

  • Don October 13, 2017, 8:25 pm

    “Subject mentality” – that is a key phrase. This man is coming from a totally different culture where you are a subject of the king or queen. I guess he has dismissed the possibility of ever having to overthrow a tyrant again. On the outside chance that the “unthinkable” rears it’s ugly head I wish him much luck handling that eventuality with his baseball bat. Likewise, his chances of a successful outcome when bringing a baseball bat to any gunfight. He has voluntarily disarmed himself now and is sure to be a sad disappointment to his wife and family against an armed intruder. Methinks the concept of personal responsibility as understood by some Brits is different from that of the Americans I know. Owning firearms to this man is merely a passing fancy. He may not realize it yet but he has joined the swelling ranks of all those covered under the heading of… prey.

  • rory keogh gibbons October 13, 2017, 8:10 pm

    I gave up being British to become an American because here in the land of the free ( so far ) I can own guns, so I suggest if this fellow Limey cant support the American Constitution and Bill of Rights go home to England

    • ExGob October 14, 2017, 2:43 am

      We have no quarrel with Britains but, with this guy’s thinking, maybe he never should have come to the USA in the first place. Surely he’s not dumb enough to think a baseball bat is all he needs to mount a defense against an aggressor with a gun. I hope he never has to try to prove it.

  • Lars October 13, 2017, 8:03 pm

    I wonder if this dumbass realizes he’s just made himself known as an easy target for thugs looking for defenseless victims. I hope he didn’t go Full Brit and turn in his knives, forks, and other sharp objects as well…

  • Steven Kaspar October 13, 2017, 7:59 pm

    Go back to England!

  • Byron Winchell October 13, 2017, 7:56 pm

    Sniveling little lickspittle has returned to “his roots”. Time for a little burglary at the Pring residence now that there’s nothing to fear.

  • V October 13, 2017, 7:28 pm

    Joke is on him, the state has a law that says they can’t destroy them, they have to be auctioned or sold through an FFL.
    All he did is give his guns to someone else on the cheap….

  • Lewis Newland October 13, 2017, 7:16 pm

    And now you just give the criminals a reason to break in your house.

  • Merlin October 13, 2017, 7:03 pm

    Screw you, you pathetic turd. You’re no American.

  • Arthur R Tenny October 13, 2017, 6:25 pm

    Just want to add, 380 years ago, my ancestors left Mr. Prings native shores along with 19 other families that ito the ncluded the Pastor of their church. They left England because of Religious Persecution. He would be wise to consider the intent of the Founding Fathers, who endured themselves or studied persecution in many different form, when they crafted and added the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. His upbringing in England has not prepared him to fully understand why we have the firearms rights we cherish here.

    • Nobody October 13, 2017, 10:02 pm

      Thank you, sir. This is very well said.

  • oldfuzz695 October 13, 2017, 5:58 pm

    Guns turn up missing from Police property rooms more than you think. Who takes them and destroys records? The brass. I am not a police hater, having given 27 years of service. I am stating the facts. I won’t condemn all but I know this goes on and anyone who challenges these badge crooks gets threatened. Been there. Seen that!

  • DDayDog October 13, 2017, 5:42 pm

    Big F’n deal. He gave up a dressed up Ruger 10/22 and what looks like a P22 .22 cal. pocket pistol. $600 (roughly) is cheap advertising for a business (rolling my eyes). I’d like to know what stuff he was “blowing up” with a .22. Go back to Britain and help them with their problems dumbass.

    • Roger F. Garner October 13, 2017, 6:51 pm

      Well said, Bravo for saying it. Dumb Brits have lost their country, this asshat is trying to start some shit here, go back to GB.

    • Brad October 13, 2017, 8:00 pm

      Better yet, just go back to England and stay there!

  • BUSHMASTER October 13, 2017, 5:36 pm

    Hey Brit, go back to England. Don’t come to America and give our God given 2nd Amendment rights away. If you were not born here, you shouldn’t even be allowed to attack our 2nd Amendment. THINK BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND ACT STUPIDLY, TURNING IN SOME GUN!

  • Sepp W October 13, 2017, 5:03 pm

    BFD. Not news worthy. “I’m not a scared man and I don’t feel like I need a gun to protect myself,” Pring explained. “I just bought a baseball bat. If a burglar wants to come into my house, I’ll take care of him the old-fashioned way.”
    The “old-fahsioned” way is shoot the intruder/s. Home invasions are becoming more violent, criminals are getting bolder. A baseball bat face-off with an armed intruder is analogous to bringing a knife to gunfight. National average for police response is around 10 minutes or so. A lot can happen in 10 minutes.

  • Bob October 13, 2017, 4:35 pm

    Nice job giving away your means of protecting yourself or any others who may be in your home when a felon with a weapon breaks in. Just dial 911 and wait 4-6 minutes for the police to show up so they in turn can contact the coroner to haul your dead body away. Then others can say “He really made a statement by giving up his firearms to the police.” Go back to England where there are no problems with guns!!!

  • mauser6863 October 13, 2017, 4:25 pm

    Headline – “Man gives valuable guns to police, to be cataloged by them and sold for a profit”. Of course he did get his “15 minutes of fame”.

    State Laws prohibits the destruction of firearms and any guns “turned in” will simply be sold to an FFL dealer at auction and resold to another consumer. The City of Phoenix will reap a small financial reward. Yawn.

    Phoenix and its police chief and mayor, want to be just like Los Angeles, liberal to the core. The rest of us who live and work in the state simply preempt their twisted ambitions through state law. Tucson is liberal too.

    Mr. Brit should get his butt back to his mother country, as he obviously doesn’t embrace American values. He can buy a sun lamp and pretend to be free over there. Oh, sorry, you can’t take the baseball bat though, as you intend that as an offensive weapon and it is therefore banned in the UK. You see, self defense is illegal in the little island with the clouds.

    If he says, he can take solace that the rest of us are armed and prepared to defend ourselves. He will benefit despite the fact that he has chosen to be a victim.

    “Pacifism is an immoral philosophy that can only exist behind the shield of a Warrior” – Mauser6863

  • Charles Kimberl October 13, 2017, 4:05 pm

    Go back to England where supposedly there is no gun ownership. He\’s not American. His actions are bullshit. Reminds me of the line where the guy has his testicles removed because his neighbor has too many kids.

  • Derk October 13, 2017, 3:57 pm

    Never mind the Limey…but could you imagine being that Police Officer, forcing a smile as he shook hands?! He should be awarded an Oscar.

    • Jon October 14, 2017, 5:47 pm

      Doesn’t look like a forced smile to me!

  • Gopher Baroque October 13, 2017, 3:29 pm

    I admire Johnathan’s effort to implement Kant’s categorical imperative, despite flak.

  • Boz October 13, 2017, 3:28 pm

    Cuckboy, Jonathan Prig, originally from England, turns over his guns to police in the wake of Sunday’s deadly attack in Las Vegas.

  • Darryl October 13, 2017, 3:19 pm

    idiot, the cops will just sell them to someone else and this guy has just set himself up for a home invasion because the crooks know he has no gun to protect himself. baseball bat this guy is bat but being from the UK says enough.

    • thomas October 13, 2017, 5:34 pm

      There’s an old saying, never bring a knife to a gunfight, and this guy now has announced that all he has to defend himself with a baseball bat. I’m sure that when three or four thugs come to his home with high points they’ll really appreciative of that.

  • Russ H. October 13, 2017, 2:42 pm

    He has since hired ARMED GUARDS to protect his home and business. So I guess he does see the value of firearms. Stupidly, some idiot gun owners made calls and posted death threats against Mr Pring – we certainly have some really dumb people in the gun community – all they did was reinforce what the anti\’s think about gun owners and fed their propaganda machine. BTW, Phoenix auctions off such firearms so they\’ll be back in circulation soon. I think Mr Pring was simply seeking some publicity for his local business. Regardless, his misguided attempt was quite useless.

    • Charles Kimberl October 13, 2017, 4:06 pm

      Could be fake news. Just the kind of crap the left likes to make up.

    • Doc Loch October 13, 2017, 4:06 pm

      I would be interested in the links for the information on those who gave death threats. Where did you get this info. I am doing follow-up on alleged threats by conservatives/right person to verify sources. Thanks for your help.

  • SiddarthaTferryman October 13, 2017, 2:28 pm

    I’m never giving up my guns but the tone of these responses annoy me.

    America was founded and protected by the brave to foster TOLERANCE to different opinions.

    • hawkeye October 13, 2017, 3:26 pm

      absolutely!, sometimes we are our own worst enemy

    • DaveW October 13, 2017, 4:36 pm

      Agreed, however, the opposition does NOT foster tolerance.

      This former gun owner is quite mistaken regarding which country has the worst firearm death rate. On a per capita basis we own the most, but we are way down the line. Only if you add in suicides do we look really bad, and someone bent on suicide will use any means possible. You can ban guns and they will still find ways to kill themselves.

      Handguns are prolific in England. This guys own countrymen, as well as a number of European nations populations are demanding the right to self defense. They have had it.

      A report in a prestigious Law Review in the USA, has an article which says that a study of 9 EU nations reveals that more guns in the hands of the people equals less gun violence. The exact same common sense result law abiding gun owners have reached.

      NOTE: I just read the legal article online yesterday while researching for a response to Sen Feinstein, and I have forgotten the actual title of the journal. I apologize for not being able to properly cite the article.

      • SiddarthaTferryman October 14, 2017, 12:47 pm

        I agree with everything you say. Even the intolerance statement.

        I would say though that just because one side doesn’t foster tolerance then should we reciprocate or try to change minds by embracing dialogue and respecting the stances of those we do not agree with?

        • Pat G. October 16, 2017, 9:52 am

          It is almost impossible to change the mind of a left wing liberal. I myself have had many chances to do so, calmly I might add, and the conversation always ends the same way…me walking away just scratching my bald ass head. They are sooo out of touch with the real world there’s just no bringing them back. Despite all the facts, all the data, all the statistics, and all the analogies, they just won’t let go of their liberal idiot-ology. Kinda like ISIS.

  • Grant Stevens October 13, 2017, 2:18 pm

    Pring should return to England if he wants to be a subject instead of an American citizen. From a nation that never embraced the Spirit of 1776, he is used to a ruling elite telling him what to think and do. Being a free man is anathema to him. In England, he can bow and scrape before his betters, living on his knees instead of standing like a man. Hopefully, he will return before he poisons the gene pool with his spineless behavior. But there is a dark element within our government that will use any means to disarm the American people (including the massacre in Las Vegas). After all, government cannot impose its total control over an armed citizenry. I only have two words for these tyrannical gun grabbers, “Molon labe!”

  • John S Miller Jr October 13, 2017, 2:09 pm

    That was your choice Mr. but it sure won’t be mine. Sir, you just have not lived here long enough to understand how ridiculous it was to turn them over. Seems as if what you wanted was a photo op. Must have plenty of coin to have given them away. Mr. England transfer, how the heck are you going to defend yourself now? Rocks and maybe a karate kick that stops bullets flying your way. However, it was your choice albeit a senseless one. This man thinks perhaps a wife had something to do with this. Did you get kicked out of bed until you surrendered the firearms?

  • Alan October 13, 2017, 2:02 pm

    Hmm, what “powerful statement”???
    I googled it, the event was only carried by the Wash Times outside of Phoenix itself.
    Hardly a “powerful” statement, more like a drop in a bucket.
    Total fail.

  • fritz bousigschouer October 13, 2017, 1:55 pm

    and the darwin award of the pinnacle of stupidity goes to….
    how did he get the us immigration visa? what does his fellow brits think of such? did he get payd from left to do that nonsense action? its maybe better if such award winners do not have real guns and it sure is best if he go back to uk since he did not lern enough what us freedom really is all about. what a miserable fail!

  • Patrick Covich October 13, 2017, 1:48 pm

    Not brainwashed just a follower of Prime Minister Chamberlin, who thought that signing an agreement with Hitler in 1938 (Munich Agreement) would stop Hitler’s aggression and prevent a major war; well we all know how that agreement turned out. He should have taken after Prime Minister Churchill or Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, both know and understood all about self-defense.

  • bjg October 13, 2017, 1:42 pm

    Go back to England!

  • Larry B. October 13, 2017, 1:30 pm

    While he’s at it why doesn’t he cut off his c_ _k to alleviate over population and improve the gene pool?

  • AK October 13, 2017, 12:51 pm

    When I saw this in my email, I half-laughed to myself \”this guy must be a Limey man-gina…\” Then I read the article….

  • tiny October 13, 2017, 12:47 pm

    Idiot…..

  • Rouge1 October 13, 2017, 12:27 pm

    We can buy them at auction now. The more communist city of Tucson would of destroyed them, but that practice has been found unlawful. What a stooge but considering his country of origin…

  • Jim Chandler October 13, 2017, 12:26 pm

    Liberalism should be listed as a mental illness.

    • Axel Sasso October 13, 2017, 2:35 pm

      Some would consider me a Liberal. However, all liberals consider me an NRA man. Go figure. I think we might want to consider – by looking at the current developments – to teach persons like this British guy, to literally research how many people die in this country / year, due to: 1. Car accidents. 2. Big Pharma ‘legal’ drug interactions 3. Smoking 4. Texting. 5. Opioids, and on and on. Just these I mentioned, make about 200K deaths a year. Where is the outrage then? I bit of hipocresy? I bet that was a $100 useless shotgun

    • Pat G. October 16, 2017, 10:45 am

      I totally agree with you Jim. It should be. But, even if it was it wouldn’t matter because then it would fall under the absurd HIPAA law. And we all know that HIPAA is immune from a NICS check. THIS IS THE PROBLEM IN A NUTSHELL!!! Yet no one is talking about this! On any network. God forbid the public knows about the last time some crazy asshole went to see a shrink! Or even got a tetanus shot for that matter. That’s none of our business, right? WRONG. This information would be extremely helpful in preventing another tragedy. Let’s face it, the liberal left glorifies “crazy” because it fits their narrative. We need to start talking about banning liberalism not guns.

  • TJ Reeder October 13, 2017, 12:24 pm

    And now every thug for miles around know his name and where he lives and that his home is defenseless. What an idiot.

  • Jim Chandler October 13, 2017, 12:22 pm

    The moron is from England, he has been brain washed from birth. He propbably went out and bought it so he could turn it in and get his 15 min. of fame.

  • David German October 13, 2017, 12:22 pm

    This guy returned his guns because he probably didn’t get gun training, so he didn’t feel confortable having one.
    Maybe it was better he did, having someone with a gun and not knowing how to shoot or act in an emergency is something bad for everybody!

  • JOHN T. FOX October 13, 2017, 12:17 pm

    I WOULD GLADLY HAVE RECEIVED THEM FROM THE LIMEY AND I WOULD NOT WASTE THEM! PEOPLE LIKE HIM HAVE NO BUSINESS WITH A GUN TO START WITH! YOU RESPECT GUNS, NOT FEAR THEM!

  • bob h October 13, 2017, 12:14 pm

    It’s a free country so if he wants to give his property away he can. I do have to wonder about a few of his statements though.
    How does giving his two guns to police make America safer? Was he planning to use them to harm someone?
    He said he’s “not a scared man”. The implication is that firearms owners are “scared”. Does wearing a seat belt in a car mean one is “scared” or is it simply a safety precaution and, to borrow the language of the antis, common sense? He also hasn’t given up on arming himself. He’s simply chosen a less efficient means of self defense and bought a baseball bat. BTW, I hope he never has to use that baseball bat to defend himself against an attacker. If he does he might learn two things the hard way. First, a club isn’t the best defense against a knife, a gun, or multiple assailants. Second, even if he successfully defends himself his statement, “I just bought a baseball bat. If a burglar wants to come into my house, I’ll take care of him the old-fashioned way.”, may come back to bite him in a civil court.

    • Pat G. October 16, 2017, 10:48 am

      THE ONLY person who’s qualified enough to fend off bad guys with a bat is…..? Harley Quinn. I’m just sayin.

      And she looks great doing it too.

  • Martial October 13, 2017, 12:10 pm

    So, he turned in his Ruger 10/22? I am personally relieved as I know he is now incapable of firing from the 30th floor of a hotel at me…
    Honestly, this guy looked at those two cheap Rugers and thought…” You know, I am going to sacrifice my guns, but I’ll make five times their value when asked to appear on TV”. Watch him… It’ll happen.
    He’s dippy and I don’ like his motives, but don’t call him stupid…

  • Joe Driskill October 13, 2017, 12:09 pm

    I was shocked to read that at first being an Arizonan, but then laughed at the idiot!
    I wonder what anti-gun media published this story as this is not the typical Arizona citizen.

  • Bob October 13, 2017, 12:06 pm

    His country has never fought for freedom. We have and I don’t really care what he or anybody else thinks about our guns.

  • Todd October 13, 2017, 12:05 pm

    What a tool.
    First off; Guns?
    A what, PK.380 and a video-game 10/22?

    Secondly, thanks for turning them in rather than selling them in order to “make a more powerful statement” so that the PPD can sell them at the next auction.

    What a tool!

  • Dick Hertz October 13, 2017, 12:04 pm

    I guarantee you that his wife made him get rid of those guns. He should’ve given the rifle to one of his mates & at least kept the pistol. Theyre are easy to hide & at least he wouldn’t be a sitting duck when the neighbor robs him now that they know the idiot is unarmed.

  • Vic the Brick October 13, 2017, 11:55 am

    This is an complete idiot, gun control plant or troll… Either way stop paying attention to this stupid story. I’m glad the squirrels will be save from this pathetic “Assault 10/22 rifle”…

  • walt graham October 13, 2017, 11:52 am

    why? why does someone surrender a right of any kind? Whats in it for him? what is his message? does he actually believe other people will follow his example?

    Is this person really that stupid? Yes, he is that stupid and yes, he is probably more inclined to shoot someone than other normal people and he probably recognizes that fact. That can be the only sane reason for surrendering his firearms. No doubt he has a wife with two black eyes.

  • Randy October 13, 2017, 11:49 am

    I would have gladly taken the guns from this Dumb a*ss.

  • Julio October 13, 2017, 11:42 am

    He should have given them to me

  • Godfrey Daniel October 13, 2017, 11:40 am

    Good for you, snowflake.

  • Tony Martinez October 13, 2017, 11:39 am

    What is the idiot going to do when the bad guy brings a gun? throw it at him, bats don’t stop bullets!

    • Bill Fold October 13, 2017, 11:59 am

      Unless your name is Negan!

  • Bob B October 13, 2017, 11:37 am

    Don’t forget to put a big sign on your front door announcing a gun free zone, since it’s worked out so well for schools and theaters. What a wanker, go back to Jolly Olde England, you clearly don’t belong here.

  • William Sherwood October 13, 2017, 11:34 am

    My last name is SHERWOOD, I’m English decent, but I’m glad none of this Englishmans stupidity has rubbed off on me. What a moron, does he really think turning in his guns is going to stop the shootings in America, it’s the judicial system that would stop it and our “GREAT” political leaders. Make the it law, if your found guilty of murder, by any means, it means execution, no appeal, no living another 20 or so years while your victims family morn their loved on. But no the scumbag has rights, what rights did the victim have??? Semper Fi/ Can Do Bill Sherwood

    • BR549 October 13, 2017, 12:00 pm

      What perpetuates the need for a gun culture is the undercurrent of distrust that the elitist parasites have have so rightly earned for themselves. The rest just trickles on down and one would have to be a blithering IDIOT not to see WHY we have our 2nd Amendment.

      With thinking like his, it’s no wonder they lost the freakin’ war.

    • JOHN T. FOX October 13, 2017, 12:19 pm

      $1,000 BOUNTY’S FOR THE SCALPS OF “PERCEIVED” TERRORISTS, ILLEGALS AND GAN MEMBERS WOULD DO IT MUCH FASTER AND CHEAPLY!

  • Matrix October 13, 2017, 11:23 am

    He could send a stronger message by having a huge V for Victim on his forehead.
    He exhibits faulty logic & fuzzy thinking at it’s finest.

  • Roman October 13, 2017, 11:22 am

    GO BACK TO ENGLAND! We won our freedom from you and your tyrants in 1776!

  • Michael Keim October 13, 2017, 11:21 am

    2 things. Unless Jonathan was planning to do a mass shooting how does his turning in 2 guns to.the police make LV or anywhere else safer for his children or anyone else. The second point is that Jonathan should move back to England where he’ll feel safer. Oh wait, they have terrorist attacks there too.

  • Common Sense October 13, 2017, 11:15 am

    Maybe he should also put a sign in his yard that says, “Gun Free House” to let everyone in the neighborhood know how safety conscious and socially progressive he is..

  • MagnumOpUS October 13, 2017, 11:07 am

    So this is what happens when a cuck cuts off his own prick; he becomes a Pring!
    His house has become a rape zone since he’s forfeited his ability to defend his wife and children, who must be so proud of him.

    However, is this guy for real, or some twit who agreed to be part of a staged volunteered gun-surrender photo-op?
    Doesn’t help the credibility that he’s from England, which has become a muslim settlement. Meanwhile, Americans can take comfort in knowing that no-one from Texas to Tampa would ever voluntarily turn in their guns!

    • BR549 October 13, 2017, 11:54 am

      What a moron. Instead of assuming that the rest of us should take a good hard look the gun culture in the US, perhaps this pussified fruitcake should educate himself as to WHY we have a gun culture in the first place. I seriously doubt that the elitist parasites that we had to protect ourself from 240 years ago have managed to turn over a new leaf since the American Revolution. It’s STILL the same genre of swamp-dwelling, Kissingeresque misanthropes that are perpetuating the succession of wealth generating wars to steal the wealth from everyone else.

      This “Pring” idiot needs an industrial size jar of Vaseline; he’s going to need it to ease the pain of his ignorance when he finally figures out why he’s so dutifully bending over for the globalist oligarchs.

  • Norm Fishler October 13, 2017, 11:03 am

    What an idiot.

  • JoshO October 13, 2017, 11:01 am

    He didn’t want to sell them so he turned them over to the police…who are going to sell them. Nice job, genius.

    Well, good thing that 10/22 is off the street!

  • Joe O. October 13, 2017, 10:53 am

    You can take the “Brit” out of Britain but not the mentality that an unarmed citizen is a good citizen.
    Remember this: Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone
    Castle Rock v. Gonzales, No. 04-278

    • JOHN T. FOX October 13, 2017, 12:22 pm

      OR THEIR PROPERTY. I LEARNED THAT DURING THE SIUE RIOT IN 1991 ACADEMIC YEAR! SGT WILLIAMS OF THE ILLINOIS STATE TROOPERS TOLD ME THAT. THEY MADE 0 ARRESTS AND OVER 10,000 BLACKS RIOTED FOR ABOUT 10 HOURS.

  • G.Giant October 13, 2017, 10:52 am

    Just like Democrats. Mentally defective. Not going to be able to change that.
    Maybe we can send him back as NOT NEEDED OR WANTED in a free America.

  • Mark S October 13, 2017, 10:48 am

    Another problem with this story being true, I do in home service for 37 years and I have never ever been in a house where they had two different colored hard wood Flores in their home. Look at the two pics Flores are not same color. Nice try leftnuts you may be dumb but I’m not stupid !

    • Douglas Orr October 13, 2017, 11:31 am

      Actually, I do have two different colors of hardwood floor in my home. One light and one dark, abutting each other. I think it looks great. Other than that, I hope he didn’t just advertise for a break-in. News flash, a lot of burglars ARE armed, and a bat won’t do much against a gun.

    • SiddarthaTferryman October 13, 2017, 2:23 pm

      I’d bet this leftnut knows how to spell floors… It is really hard to be a successful troll when you come off as stupid. #fail

  • John October 13, 2017, 10:41 am

    If he kills a burglar with a bat is he less dead?

    • John Ceglarski October 13, 2017, 10:54 am

      ROFL

    • Bayou. Ogre October 13, 2017, 11:38 am

      What if there is more than one burglar? What if the burglar is armed with a gun? What if the burglar if high on PPC? What if the burglar takes the bat away and shoves it where the sun don’t shine? Just wondering.

  • Mort Leith October 13, 2017, 10:40 am

    Typical dipwad liberal slave from England….
    He’s used to being a government slave……..
    Figures

  • JZ October 13, 2017, 10:34 am

    Lol. Ok. 2 things… bad guys now know which house to come to…, but if he is mental then I’m glad he handed them over. 😉

  • Maha October 13, 2017, 10:33 am

    A stronger message? Pring’s message is, “Hey thugs, I have no weapons, come back up the truck to my house..”

  • mike pope October 13, 2017, 10:33 am

    Am i the only one offended by the yee haw comment while he and his limey friend were playing cowboys? that kinda hurts my redneck feelings.

    • Jason brown October 13, 2017, 11:43 am

      No you’re not. I get sick of the redneck, white trash, hillbilly, inbred insults thrown around at southern people. The thing about this shit is that it can come from anyone, including the 2A conservative people we thought were in the same fight with us. Trashing southerners is universally accepted

      • Mike H. October 13, 2017, 9:39 pm

        I’m from Tennessee,and feel the same way! Northerners are moving in around me like flies. They say they love these mountains. I’ve had more than one tell me that I talk funny! I told one,couple of days ago,that I talked normal and he is the one that talks Funny! Y’all know what I mean? As far as the ignorant Brit,bring Your baseball bat up here and we’ll have a gunfight! Oh yeah,bring Your knife too!

    • Mike H. October 13, 2017, 11:44 pm

      Kinda ruffled my feathers too! I’m a Rebel and proud of it! Y’all know what I mean?

  • Jeff October 13, 2017, 10:30 am

    This is a dangerous “Sheep”. That want a false sense of security.

  • skipNclair October 13, 2017, 10:27 am

    I smell a rat here, a photo opt and phoney story from at least two in the photo. First any cop that would agree with this, is not holding up the oath they take to uphold the connstitution, let alone allow a real man his free will, and all rights by God almighty, gives him. Now this guy is not a man, for a real man would never allow himself, but espically his family to be in harms way, and he will always not only provide, but protect, This bozo (photo opt ) has all but left himself and family defensless to those that will never give up their evil ways. And when you have a govt. that cannot and should not be trusted any longer it is not the time to give up your weapons, nor your right to defend yourselves and family, but to buy more.

  • tom October 13, 2017, 10:21 am

    That mentality explains why the Brits lost their empire. It also explains that when they fought against the USA, they lost and why we had to save their bacon in WWI and WWII. Now I know why they say, “God save the Queen!” because they sure can’t on their own.

  • mick claman October 13, 2017, 10:19 am

    Another reason we need immigration reform……………..

  • Allen Lawson October 13, 2017, 10:17 am

    I believe this story about as much as I believe in the tooth fairy. Of course his weapons were black had high capacity mags & clips and of course a bump device. Somebody should also tell this dud that people who defend themselves in a gun fight with a bat usually lose. Volumes could be written about this article and the dipstick from overseas but what is the point . He is probably on the Brady bunch payroll. Shoot safe shoot often stay legal

  • mick claman October 13, 2017, 10:16 am

    Stupid is as Stupid does……. The Forest Gump from England

  • watchman48 October 13, 2017, 10:14 am

    You think maybe he voted for Pres. Obama and Hillary?

  • Todd Reeves October 13, 2017, 10:13 am

    Another bonehead Brit so when some maniac breaks into his home with a stolen or illegal gun let’s see how well his baseball bat fairs

  • Robert D Floyd October 13, 2017, 10:10 am

    Typical Limey. Thanks for the second Amendment, Now go home.

  • A.Gun.Owner October 13, 2017, 10:07 am

    Most likely, those guns he turned in will soon be sold at auction by the police department for revenue. His turning them in didn’t solve anything, the guns will be owned by someone else soon. That English guy should realize the right to own a gun is a freedom all of us have, and we should be responsible. There was a reason why the 2nd amendment came after the first. The first amendment gives Americans freedom of speech, and the 2nd amendment guarantees nobody will take it away from us. We damn sure didn’t win our freedom from Great Britain with torches and pitchforks.

    • Ray October 13, 2017, 2:26 pm

      or baseball bats!

  • Flip October 13, 2017, 10:01 am

    What a dork! Yes the world is a whole lot safer because some idiot gave away his 10/22 and his Walther P22 LOL
    I like the comment about is he going to cut off his wang in response to the high number of rapes in this country?? LOL
    Oh wait he’s English nevermind his Wang was gone long ago…. think about it he comes from a stupid country where you can get 4 years in prison just for carrying a pocket knife…. of course he’s going to think guns are the bad guy and the big bad Boogeyman rolled into one

  • Bill in Lexington, NC October 13, 2017, 10:01 am

    ““I’m not a scared man and I don’t feel like I need a gun to protect myself,” Pring explained. “I just bought a baseball bat. If a burglar wants to come into my house, I’ll take care of him the old-fashioned way.””

    It’s a good thing you never leave home, or your wife would be left defenseless when two blokes come there looking for a bit of fun.

  • T.K. Anderson October 13, 2017, 9:58 am

    In the U.S., he has an option through the power of “freedom” to do as he wishes. No such power belongs to any citizen of Great Britain nor those countries that want our government to ban guns and confiscate them from the U.S. Citizens. We need to look at the USPCA apparently the only “people’s” Org. that has plans to do away with the tyrannical abuse of the Constitution. Wish I knew how to join but have been watching them closely all the way down to their last page print. The have still yet to publish their complete site.

    • Bill Fold October 13, 2017, 11:58 am

      Their website gives you the ability to join… just sent off my application.

  • Brett Randall October 13, 2017, 9:58 am

    He is an idiot, the Arizona police department will sell the gun at a show and take the money, he should have sold it himself.

  • Mark Oberlin October 13, 2017, 9:56 am

    That’s OK if the burglar attacks him with a baseball and not a gun, but to each their own that is why I will keep my guns

  • ranchdude October 13, 2017, 9:56 am

    He should really move back to England as well and turn in his VISA not to mention his man card…

  • Bryan October 13, 2017, 9:55 am

    That’s the last fucking time you will ever delete one of my damn posts that I took the time to come here and do.
    Make sure not to put this one up as well fuckhead…yeas you FUCKHEAD CENSORING ASSHOLE.
    GunsAmerica can suck my ass, your goddamn emails I get every fucking day are now in spam.
    By the way, FUCK YOU AGAIN!

    • Dick Hertz October 13, 2017, 12:34 pm

      Easy, there Bryan. Don’t let everyone see how fucked up & angry you are… mentally ill people like yourself face getting their guns taken away. Then what’ll you do when it’s time to shoot up your workplace because someone pissed in your Cheerios??

  • Mike V October 13, 2017, 9:52 am

    The disturbing part of this is that the police went along with this, guy wasn’t turning in his guns because he knew he was a threat to others. He’s making a statement against the second amendment and the authorities facilitated it. One of the reasons for a second amendment is to protect against those authorities.
    When people exclaim about not needing “weapons of war” and other nonsense, it would be good to recall the smiling cop helping the guy surrender his constitutional rights.

  • Smitty wasserman October 13, 2017, 9:51 am

    What a fucking fool. Yet so typically English. The next time the Germans come for them, they can have ’em!

    • John Ceglarski October 15, 2017, 12:22 am

      I second the motion.

  • John October 13, 2017, 9:50 am

    He’s not a man, he’s a eunuch

  • rex October 13, 2017, 9:49 am

    Pring the pretentious prat. This moronic stunt is about getting attention.

  • Bryan October 13, 2017, 9:47 am

    There’s his 2 seconds of fame…
    He believes this will keep his son from being shot while in Vegas, was he intending to shoot the kid or what?
    See the cop smiling…those guns are probably going home with him tonight…dumbass…

  • James Blosser October 13, 2017, 9:43 am

    Hummm, WHAT IS WITH THE ENGLISH! Have they never learned that disarming civilians doesn’t work? It didn’t work here before or during the War of Independence, didn’t work in their country so why does he think it will work here again know. Just because some whacko goes nuts isn’t a true profile of the average gun owner. I’m 69, almost 70 years old and I haven’t shot anyone yet and I’ve owned guns all my life from 14 up. I’m sure there are a lot of others out there too. Stripping the population of guns only allows criminals to have a free hand. Look at the numbers, gun ownership up and crime is down. What is he going to defend himself and his family with, God forbid, should they be attacked by an armed wacked out intruder? Sorry, everyone has their right to their own opinion, but I just can’t understand it and I won’t follow suit.

  • pete October 13, 2017, 9:42 am

    Yep, a person with a problem is usually the last person to be able to see their problem. It’s time to make changes. It’s no longer cool to worship at the massive fire power alter. It’s time to grow up. We’ll be fine with bolt and lever guns, revolver and shotguns and other hand guns of limited capacity. And the crazies will still be able to slaughter innocents, just not so many and not so quickly. A compromise for the sake of humanity.

  • Peter October 13, 2017, 9:34 am

    So I have to ask the obvious, is he going to cut his wang off in response to the # of rapes that are committed by men each day in this country? After all, if he can’t trust himself with one gun, should he really trust himself with the other ‘gun’?

    • David October 13, 2017, 10:25 am

      Great point.

  • Scott in Atlanta October 13, 2017, 9:33 am

    Untold end of story – brainwashed English twit runs to mailbox every day to see if checks from Bloomberg, DNC and Soros have arrived yet.

  • marshall johnston October 13, 2017, 9:28 am

    What he did is like pissing your pants in a Dark Blue Suit you get this warm fuzzy feeling and no one notices.

  • Kris Colt October 13, 2017, 9:27 am

    Burglar with gun versus a fool with a baseball bat.

    • Bill in Lexington, NC October 13, 2017, 10:04 am

      Or just two burglars looking to play ball.

      This guy is a foolish young man looking for a moment of fame. I’m a 65 year old man looking to sleep through the night.

    • Virus October 13, 2017, 10:13 am

      i know let’s see that in one of those simulations and see who wins???

  • Art October 13, 2017, 9:23 am

    If he really feels that way, why doesn’t he go back to England where they have taken the guns from the citizens? Maybe he would feel safer there. This guy has shown his ignorance.

    • Virus October 13, 2017, 10:14 am

      I don’t know why English idiots don’t stick to there F*** business and leave the US alone. we don’t need them here.

  • Capt Colin October 13, 2017, 9:21 am

    Yes good for him but that leaves us with having to do the same we all love shooting and so what does he want us to do give up our guns
    Well that is good same as England now we have nothing to protect ourselves from the criminal will have guns as they can get them anytime they want
    Also if all guns are banned then people will go to any Supermarket and buy items to make Bombs and then we have to take away Knives then comes the grinders to make a blade and the cut all trees down so we cant have a bow and arrow then put everyone in jail then we know they cant harm anyone else in other words get rid of the human race then the problem is solved
    In other words I WILLLLLLLLLLLLLLL KEEEEEEEEEEP MY GUNS HIDDEN or other wise
    The onlt recommendation is that everyone should have them on a Police certificate and make everyone see videos of damage guns do and go through Gun courses when they buy a new gun also make people at least every 3 months go to a range and fire at least 20 bullets down each gun that way it helps the gun industry

  • joefoam October 13, 2017, 9:16 am

    Citizens of Phoenix be aware that a petition has been filed with the city council to ban “bump fire” type modifications for firearms. Call, write or visit your city councilperson and let them know your opinion of this ban. I have no need for such items, but I don’t need the government telling me what I can or cannot own. Give them an inch and they will take a mile.

  • Tim H. In PDX October 13, 2017, 9:12 am

    “I just bought a baseball bat. If a burglar wants to come into my house, I’ll take care of him the old-fashioned way.”
    What if the burglar is armed with a gun? Is he going to deflect bullets with his new baseball bat Matrix style?

  • nuthinmuffin October 13, 2017, 9:01 am

    “The guns will be tested and entered into NIBIN, which will allow us to compare them with known crime guns. In accordance with state law, the guns are then sold.”
    so the guns are resold…in what way is this more than an sjw symbolic media attention grab?

    • Bill in Lexington, NC October 13, 2017, 10:16 am

      He’s a man of modest mental capacity completely lacking foresight for the day when he must face one or more ARMED opponents or the day he is no longer able to beat down 5-6 men or the day he’s just not home but his family is.

      Criminals don’t pick fights they aren’t likely to win, so they won’t come into his house while he’s rested and alert. and, with this heads up, they won’t come at him singly.

      However, now that he’s given them the heads up, he can expect to receive a visit sometime soon.

      Even if I gave up my firearms in a moment of insanity, I doubt if I would be dumb enough to announce it to the world. I can’t get that drunk without passing out.

  • Chris October 13, 2017, 8:55 am

    This is a good idea for someone not responsible enough to own a gun. But getting his guns off the street. If I read this correctly. The guns turned in and are entered in a national data base to see if they have been used in a crime. If they are cleared, they will be sold back to the public!? What has this accomplished other than get your face in the paper.

  • Mike The Knife October 13, 2017, 8:54 am

    WELL MR. PING DID MAKE A STATEMENT AND THAT STATEMENT TOLD ALL OF THE CRIMINALS THAT HE NO LONGER CAN DEFEND HIMSELF OR HIS FAMILY. HE BROADCASTED TO THE ENTIRE WORLD HOW STUPID HE AND HIS LIBERAL COUNTERPARTS REALLY ARE. HE MIGHT FEEL GOOD WITH ALL OF THE FUZZY WUZZY FEELINGS OF BEING FREE FROM HIS BURDEN OF OWNING FIREARMS. HE CLEARLY DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND ALL THAT IT STANDS FOR AS A FREE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IT’S SAD AND PATHETIC. I HOPE HE NEVER COMES TO THE POINT IN HIS LIFE THAT HE HAS MADE A GRAVE MISTAKE WHEN THE SAVAGE CRIMINAL COMES TO TAKE ALL THAT HE CONSIDERS DEAR.

  • Jeffrey L. Frischkorn October 13, 2017, 8:44 am

    “… In accordance with state law, the guns are then sold.” ” Sooo, the guy turns in the two firearms, believing that it’s better than taking them to a pawn shop where they will be sold and then fall into the hands of someone else but gives them to the police which will.. sell them according to state law so they’ll go into the hands of someone else.. “Irony” is often a well over-used word but in this case it certainly applies… At least Mr. Pring got his 15 minutes of fame…

  • Jackie Robinson October 13, 2017, 8:41 am

    WHERE were Brits like this prior to 1776? OH…..that’s right, using force to keep the USA from being independent!

    • Virus October 13, 2017, 10:19 am

      good point.

  • michael fransene October 13, 2017, 8:41 am

    goverment propaganda?????

  • Felix A Nunez October 13, 2017, 8:34 am

    I strongly agree with this man, if you are not man enough to know how to handle your guns, then perhaps you should turn them over to the police. If you need a 15 minutes of fame, by all means turn your guns over to the police, but don’t believe for one minute that I will turn mine in, just because some kid from a decaying country is willing to give up the rights this great country affords him. I’m sure the Jews in Auschwitz would love to chat with this young man about giving up their guns. I wish him well in his future, but I’ll take my chances with my on my hip.

  • WVinMN October 13, 2017, 8:32 am

    Get your limey a__back to Londonistan! They surrender like the spineless cowards that they are. Your type of folk.

    • skhan October 13, 2017, 9:23 am

      Hiltler had no need to bomb the Brits all he had to do was march in to London and the Brits would have surrendered. Oh Oh here is my gun please please take it.

  • Jack Hinson October 13, 2017, 8:29 am

    what a cuckold

    • Andrew October 13, 2017, 9:34 am

      Lol. Seriously. His wife prob makes him watch while she screws the real men in the neighborhood!

  • Matt Anderson October 13, 2017, 8:29 am

    “Take a hard look at gun culture in America”!? Let’s start with that comment. How’s England doing right now with the police not carrying firearms? They are talking about carrying because of the amount of violence that has come from all the ‘refugees’.
    It’s not our gun culture that needs a look. Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country and is also the highest crime rate. Let’s invoke harsher punishments for criminals. Let’s use the death penalty. Let’s stop giving criminals a cushy life behind bars with 3 square meals a day, cable TV, workout facilities and free time. That sounds more like a resort than a prison. Let’s keep them locked in their cells, pushing trays of stale food so it’s not a fun place to be.

  • KBrown October 13, 2017, 8:22 am

    Please turn in your passport at the nearest NSA office. You aren’t an American.

  • JoeThePimpernel October 13, 2017, 8:21 am

    Sounds like he is admitting that he is unstable and a threat to society and therefore cannot trust himself with guns.
    He should be immediately incarcerated indefinitely to protect both himself and society.

    • John October 13, 2017, 8:55 am

      Agree. The police should have detained him for a thorough psychiatric evaluation, launched an investigation questioning family and friends and put him on a watch list.

  • Cam October 13, 2017, 8:17 am

    The world is now safe with 1 less walther and 1 less rices out ruger 10/22 in the hands of an obvious attention seeking surrender monkey.
    To quote Bugs Bummy “What a maroon, what an ignoranimus.”

    • nuthinmuffin October 13, 2017, 9:03 am

      “The guns will be tested and entered into NIBIN, which will allow us to compare them with known crime guns. In accordance with state law, the guns are then sold.”

      no net gain…somone else will just have them in their gun safe

  • DAN STOCKS JR October 13, 2017, 8:15 am

    In the state of Las Vegas everyone carries but no one’s allowed to carry in the city if that were allowed and half of those people were armed and returned fire to that balcony I don’t believe that shooter would have either lived long enough to hurt more than 10 people before he either had to retreat or was killed but because of another stupid law no one was armed and they becomes fish in a barrel we all need to be protected at all times just not in our homes mass shootings don’t happen in the home I still believe that without the Second Amendment this country would be much worse off than it is now. As far as you immigrants go you came here to enjoy our freedoms and our rights and then you want to infringe upon them and try to either change them or make a statement well my suggestion is to you turn around and go back where you came from!

    • Dennis Kindig October 13, 2017, 10:00 am

      Unless half those people were carrying a rifle, they couldn’t have returned fire on that balcony anyway. Let’s assume that a building story is 9 feet, you’re already looking at a 290 foot distance straight up. Now if you extend horizontally out far enough to see into the room further than the ceiling you’re looking at a 300-400 yard range to the shooter. It’s going to take a pretty good shot to lob rounds in on the shooter that are effective. I understand your sentiment, but the numbers don’t support your theory.

    • Matrix October 13, 2017, 11:41 am

      Hey Vanna! Can we buy this guy a clue?
      A 400 yard pistol shot? Really??? Have you considered other people in the hotel? Of course not.
      BTW, LV is a CITY, not a State.

  • KIM BOST October 13, 2017, 8:03 am

    PEOPLE LIKE HIM NEED TO GO BACK TO WHERE HE CAME FROM

  • Steve Burleson October 13, 2017, 8:01 am

    Sounds as though the gentleman from across the ponds needs to return to his original home.

  • Roger H. October 13, 2017, 7:50 am

    Maybe he should learn some history of his own country and ours….disarming the people nnnnevvverr works out real well for the citizens!…… he is to stupid to know what (guns for Britain) was! Thank you ill keep my guns!

  • Steven Geyer October 13, 2017, 7:48 am

    Idiot why dont you just publish your bank act info , post a few bikini picts of the wife or GF & tell all the crooks you address as well MORON Surrender nothing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with out 2nd amendment we have no other rights IDIOT!!!!!!!!!

  • Charles Floyd October 13, 2017, 7:47 am

    Are people that stupid that they think if the honest people give up their guns that the cops and criminals will give up theirs,

  • Michael October 13, 2017, 7:38 am

    I took a look at the gun culture in these United States and decided to take action. I acquired more! I was falling behind! As for Mr. Pring … he should be buying a ticket back to England or Australia as being a Subject is far preferable to him than being a Citizen.

  • George H. Cox October 13, 2017, 7:36 am

    Given this mindset, is it any wonder America won the war for independence? Enjoy your 15-minutes of idiotic fame……

  • BigC October 13, 2017, 7:31 am

    Unless this damn fool was going to use these guns to murder people, I fail to see how this is going to lower the crime rate. Idiots like this clown are just what the left-wing gun-grabbers are looking for. Go back to England you POS, where they have already removed your right to protect yourself and maybe some muslim a-hole will decapitate you in the street!!!

  • Gregory Vatistas October 13, 2017, 7:15 am

    Baseball bat! how does a baseball bat stop a 45 acp looking at you. England doesn’t know why we have guns, I guess, if I remember right, England was a huge reason why we need to protect ourselves against a government. As long as their is a government, we need weapons. I personally have at least 100+ and over 30,000 rds of ammo and plan on ordering another one today. You keep your bat or maybe go back to a country that sucks to their citizens.

    • Garth October 13, 2017, 10:27 am

      You don’t need a .45 for this. One gy that knows how to fight or has a buddy with him will own this mangina….

  • Jay October 13, 2017, 7:13 am

    Firearm deaths by country is wrong. “More people die from gun-related injuries in the U.S. than any other country.” The USA per ca-pita of guns verses population that owns guns put us a .00009 percentage of deaths related to guns. Many countries far ahead of us on gun deaths per ownership!! He can give up his guns all he wants to guess who will be scooped up in the government camps when it hits!

  • Randall hall October 13, 2017, 7:10 am

    Unfortunately he says he’ll take care of a burglar the old fashion way, let me tell you the old fashioned ways not going to work when the burglar has gun sticking in your face.

  • scott October 13, 2017, 6:53 am

    Its why england is now run by foreign nationals running people over and blowing things up on a regular basis. They gave away their country, why not their guns too

  • Joe October 13, 2017, 6:50 am

    Limeys and liberals both begin with “L”” and both end with “STUPID”

  • Chuck M October 13, 2017, 6:42 am

    What an idiot.

  • Bnola October 13, 2017, 6:41 am

    His yard will be overrun by prairie dogs now that he sold his .22

    Since criminals tend to operate the “old fashioned way” this makes perfect sense

    Does he have some type of mental illness which would cause him to spray a crowd with those banana clips ? I’m not seeing how him turning in his weapons will help anything unless he keeps them on the porch out back for anyone to steal

  • Wayne R Cook October 13, 2017, 6:36 am

    Pring doesn’t want his firearms. He got rid of them. Freedom of choice. His rationale is pointless. He’s already set himself up for a anti hero which all us gun owners know is ridiculous. Anti heroes accomplish one thing…to show the world just how inept they are.

    I did that once many years ago. I sold my weapons to a neighbor so I could buy my kids a Casio keyboard for Christmas. Ok, I had monetary need. We ended up getting rid of the keyboard years later…and three years ago, I bought even more firearms after a guy tried to break into my home. Why did I wait? I don’t know. My kids and I are all trained and licensed now. And I have collected a few weapons I really enjoyed seeing as a kid. I really don’t care what Pring feels. This country affords me with certain inalienable rights and I CHOOSE to arm my family, enjoy shooting, and teach my kids to care for our guns, practice firing, and be prepared for the next possible assault.

  • Mark Sweeney October 13, 2017, 6:18 am

    Ummmm, he is from England, only been here 10 years. Do you have to say anymore?

    • FAL Phil October 13, 2017, 6:59 am

      Yes, I must say more:

      He must go back.

  • TONY October 13, 2017, 6:13 am

    He doesnt realize the guns will be sold at the police auction. Dont tell him. Maybe another Brit will turn in some REAL guns that we could buy instead of the crap in the picture.

  • RetNavet October 13, 2017, 6:03 am

    God save the “Queen” is right, and I’m not talking about Elizabeth II

    • Chuck M October 13, 2017, 6:43 am

      Thats funny.

  • Gary October 13, 2017, 5:58 am

    What? Is this supposed to sway others in the same direction? It makes me laugh how this guy thinks giving his guns up will make his son safe in the future to visit Las Vegas (?). Okaaaaaay…..it’s just a strange thing to say and do. Does he have some kind of impulses he isn’t sharing with us or is he not storing his weapons in a safe and is afraid others will steal them? It’s just a bizarre series of events. Id be more surprised that a gun owner had converted to a snowflake if I hadn’t have known he was from the U.K.

    • Rick October 13, 2017, 8:06 am

      Gary, I usually say if you want to make a statement, get a T shirt or a bumper sticker.

  • Bill October 13, 2017, 5:56 am

    What a bloody wanker who is so short sighted about the vast number of guns the criminals ready own, not even counting legal AMERCANS. I agree he should go back to Englnd where that baseball bat is really going to help him during a multi person attack on him or his son, or by a crazed Muslim or acid attack. Maybe that’s why he only mentioned his son, any woman worth her salt here in the states took him for the pussy he really is.

    • Garth October 13, 2017, 10:29 am

      Switching rides and a massive divorce settlement in 3…2…1

  • Bayou Boys October 13, 2017, 5:48 am

    You got your 1 second of fame , Now I fell so safe I bet all the criminals are lined up ready to hand over their illegal weapons .Wait I heard the UK calling you back home .

  • Eric Equis October 13, 2017, 5:40 am

    Now that he is totally helpless and reliant on a 13min ave police response, someone please rob this ignorant f#cker so he can be an example for others!

    • Cam October 13, 2017, 8:24 am

      13? Man you live in a nice place. In Dallas it’s over 30 so in Texas you better be packing or you will be raped dead and buried before the police think of driving your way!

  • Ronaldo Crespin October 13, 2017, 5:36 am

    We don’t get to hear the “whole story”! This is probably some kind of socialist propaganda pr stunt. This guy may be getting paid to do what he has done, but the regular people will never know unless someone close to him tells the story. I don’t buy it. There is always more to the story.

  • Edgar October 13, 2017, 5:26 am

    1st He is from England. He probably shouldn\’t own guns here in the USA. 2nd, He is from England…He doesn\’t understand our FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT…….YES our Constitutional RIGHT; to buy, possess and use fire arms. He cannot possibly understand because he was never raised in our environment. In Great Britain owning a fire arm is an enormous Privilege…(not a right) that only the VERY FEW WEALTHY will ever have. It is not a \”gun culture\” . It is an American Tradition….it is our Heritage and it is precisely why we are an independent nation……not part of Great Britain. He is a shinning example of an ignorant Brit….and that is why we kicked their asses out of our country 241 years ago. His own words\”like a kid in a candy store\” He is an idiot and if he is unhappy with our constitutional RIGHTS…he should return to his native England…where mere possession of a lock blade knife gets you a MANDATORY jail sentence. British are simply NOT responsible enough to possess knives…..never mind guns. Imbeciles !

    • GRAHAM BUNTON October 13, 2017, 6:15 am

      Like Mr Pring I am from England.
      Back in the 80’s I got into target shooting and consequently bought 4 pistols and shot them indoors at an official gun club.
      Then came Dunblane. In 1996 a deranged man shot and killed 16 children and a school teacher.
      Following petitions to the government the firearms act was changed and all handguns were confiscated by the police.
      So all legally held handguns had to be surrendered but any in the hands of criminals were not.
      One week after the confiscation of my weapons I was offered a 9mm plus 20 rounds of ammunition for £200, by a stranger, I declined.
      Handguns have always been brought back from service overseas, as souvenirs, by soldiers and the trade in this market only expanded after the law was changed. Also large quantities of pistols were seen as a valuable commodity to smuggle into the UK.
      So 20 years on, is England a safer place to live?
      Criminals find no difficulty in buying any gun they want, including full automatic machine guns, and terrorists simply find a different means to terrorize the public – home-made bombs or even a rental van aimed at pedestrians.
      Control of guns should be restricted to :-
      A medical check including mental health of the prospective gun owner.
      A criminal record check
      An inspection of storage cabinet
      Membership of a gun club [to provide training in shooting and gun safety]
      I urge the NRA to accept some sensible rules on gun ownership or the USA could go the way of Britain where only criminals have handguns.

      • Le Hunt October 13, 2017, 9:28 am

        Graham, as usual with the British these days, you are way off base. Your draconian conditions to gun control bespeak an unnecessary intrusion into the privacy of gun owners. For a nation that once conquered the world, you Brits really have become pathetic.

        • GRAHAM BUNTON October 13, 2017, 9:56 am

          I am sorry to say it but you are absolutely correct.
          Britain used to have the word Great in front of it but as it doesn’t deserve it nobody uses it anymore.

      • Scott McDaniel October 13, 2017, 9:31 am

        Go home, limey. Leave the freedom to us. You big-government loving socialists have no clue, having been attached to the government teat since you were born. Shut up, give up your guns – hell, give up all your freedoms since you don’t understand them and are willing to give them up piecemeal anyway – and let the freedom-loving patriots of this country handle things when the going gets rough. Which it most certainly will soon.

  • nfafan October 13, 2017, 5:14 am

    His husband is gonna be pissed when he learns that they don’t have these to make money off of down the road…

  • Mark A Russman October 13, 2017, 4:52 am

    Where do these knuckle heads come from ?? oh England too ,looks like he has about $ 400.00 worth of hi point junk

    • Redbelly52 October 13, 2017, 9:06 am

      Your knowledge of guns makes you appear to be a knucklehead like Pring. Further, unlike Mr. Pring HiPoints are USA made. Do you have a problem with the USA?

      • Virus October 13, 2017, 10:35 am

        agreed. Hi point maybe cheap but, not junk by any means. For what you pay for a Hi point you get a lot.

    • Matrix October 13, 2017, 11:47 am

      My, my. You’re quite generous.

  • John michael -- loudon NH --USA October 13, 2017, 4:48 am

    What a frigging idiot. Go back to england . What a pussy. These people make me buy more guns.this idiot makes me sick. I can’t even think right now . BOY THIS GUY IS SO STUPID.

  • Hawkeye October 13, 2017, 4:44 am

    Some people should not own firearms. If he feels he should not own any firearms. He did what he needed to do.

  • Damon N October 13, 2017, 4:26 am

    Wow, what a tool. Send those guns to me. Not a very good article, Stating that the US has the highest deaths due to guns is ridiculous; ever been to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, pretty much any North African Country…….
    The Number is , 8124 deaths due to guns according to the FBI for 2014. Let me put that in prospective, that same year 56,000 people died from Influenza, according to the CDC. 171,500 people died of accidental injuries, according to the CDC. 35,092 people died from car accidents, according the Insurance Institute of the Highways. About the same number of people died Jaywalking. Looking at the numbers, the liberals might want to focus on banning the flu and cars, rather than wasting time on guns, which only accounts for 0.3 % of the total 2,237,800 deaths for 2014. (CDC.gov National Vital Statistics report)

    • Dan October 13, 2017, 3:28 pm

      2/3 were suicides of the 33,000 deaths involving firearms, Nearly 500 gun deaths in Chicago alone. Take out the deaths involving black people shooting each other in some democratic controlled large cities like Shitgago along with justified police and cc shootings and the number of deaths is miniscule compared to the babies killed via abortion.

  • Jon October 13, 2017, 4:17 am

    He has a built-in excuse, because he is a Brit sheep who surrendered his soul to the government long ago. That Brit brainwashing never goes away.

    The other school of thought is this Brit realizes he is mentally and emotionally unstable and really see his life down the road where he will probably go and become a complete Brit idiot and try to hurt others (that’s the toll that being truly unsophisticated, the wannabee sophisticates crack under the huge pretense pressure, so bully for him).

  • Thunder Lightning October 13, 2017, 4:07 am

    I was at NYC/9-11 search rescue k9- volunteer . Admittedly took it hook like sinker ..bunked with Engineers other vol.And woke up . Sandy Hook – ..research ..B.S. Orlando , friend is Medic , NEVER called him ..Have Army buddy “On The Job” , Vegas 10 1 17 . What he didn’t say . Check lists Vegas / positive -neg.colums .10-0 , now this article Foreign National Turns in Gun to P.D. ..Statement to ALL 2A .. ” I am a PAID PROSTITUTE ” .. sub statement , ” Please be a target too …subject yourself to slavery under NWO “

  • Area 52 October 13, 2017, 3:36 am

    An effeminate publicity stunt.

  • Brian Radford October 13, 2017, 3:23 am

    Finally, someone who reconizes that they can not be trusted with fire arms turns them in. Another tragedy averted.

  • Russ October 9, 2017, 4:16 pm

    What a frigging sheep. You should go back to England if you are so scared of the guns you own. I have many guns and they have never hurt anyone. Oh wait there you get blown up by Muslims, run over by Muslims, stabbed by Muslims, have acid thrown in your face by Muslims. How will you defend yourself, run and hide. Sheep like you are perfect examples of what Americans should not be. Pathetic.

  • Will Drider October 9, 2017, 12:12 pm

    I THINK THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! AZ Law states LE disposal of firearms must be SOLD! This was recently upheld by the AZ Supreme Court. The grand gesture of that turn in, is being touted as a fine example by the gun grabbers is laughable as those guns will ultimately be sold and in use by civilians again!

    Aside from the inaccuracies of the article such as calling one firearm a machine gun. The Brit who likes posing with his firearm in fron of a mirror to imitate Rambo, take picture of that and post them on social media lacks maturity. He also does not trust himself to control and secure the firearms, so l agree with his decision.

  • Bill October 8, 2017, 8:38 pm

    Those English muffins sure love the government! We have come to a point where we need to take a stand against ‘subjects’ who will do anything to sacrifice everyone else’s hard earned rights.

  • bobs yer uncle October 8, 2017, 3:15 pm

    is there some reason my comments are deleted?

  • Bobs yer uncle October 8, 2017, 2:46 pm

    Dealing with a burgler or home invader with a baseball bat is great until they are armed with a gun or knife, at which point you would be wishing that bat fired 44 mag.

    • Rattlerjake October 13, 2017, 9:13 am

      I can already see the look on his face when an armed intruder breaks into his home and he is standing there with a BB bat. Same look that all of the butthurt libturds had when Trump won!

  • Dilligaf October 8, 2017, 11:54 am

    Sooooooo he spends all this money on firearm just to give it away. I need money, please give it to me as you have with your firearms.Have fun being a victim when a criminal comes knocking and you have nothing to defend yourself with!! This guys elevator doesn’t go to the top does it??

    • GRAHAM BUNTON October 13, 2017, 6:18 am

      Now that this guy has disarmed himself, where do you think the burglars will be calling next week?

  • Andrew Campagnuolo October 7, 2017, 7:56 am

    No true Arizonan would pull such a fool stunt. He should go back to the UK.

    • Blue Dog October 8, 2017, 7:15 pm

      Yes, but would any true Scotsman?

      • Thunder Lightning October 13, 2017, 4:13 am

        William Wallace Scotsman says ,,” Wishing” I had a wee Glock right about now !

  • Mark October 6, 2017, 11:50 pm

    I’m originally from England and I think this guy is a disgrace. He should move back or relocate to CA or NYC. American’s don’t know how lucky they are to have the 2A. No compromise!

  • Dr Jim L Davis October 6, 2017, 5:14 pm

    What do you expect? He’s from England. Wonder what the police are going to do with them?

    • Chuck Smith October 8, 2017, 10:40 pm

      Arizona has a law where law enforcement are not allowed to destroy confiscated firearms. They are auctioned off or sold to FFL dealers. The city of Tucson just recently got into trouble for not following this law.

      • Flip October 13, 2017, 10:10 am

        That’s not true at all! You need to do your homework and get your facts straight before you say stupid things like this! There is no law against destroying firearms! The City of Tucson did not get in trouble lol! For not following an existing law?? Where the hell did you get that from do you care to elaborate or maybe give us the ARS code??? the board of directors for the City of Tucson changed their decision on how confiscated Firearms would be handled. They did a vote and decided they would sell the Firearms instead of destroying.

        Their exact words were why are we throwing away money? It doesn’t make sense that we throw away something that can generate revenue for the city.

        You sound like just another know-it-all that talks out of his behind without having his facts in order

  • Rick Goodman October 6, 2017, 3:00 pm

    Bet he shook that officers hand with all the fervor of a soy fed mangina…

  • Rick Goodman October 6, 2017, 2:59 pm

    From the Vagination Files…..

    • DF3544 October 6, 2017, 7:57 pm

      STFU

      • Mike Hunt October 13, 2017, 6:33 am

        butthurt much?

    • Frank October 13, 2017, 1:00 pm

      My wife that has had her CCW for over a decade and does the responsible thing and carries daily, she has more balls then this brainwashed wimp has ever had.

      By the way as a side note: Las Vegas was a terrorist attack not carried out by a 65 year old drunk gambler money laundering patsy.. It was done with multiple shooters and real automatic weapons perched in multiple locations (NOT BUMP STOCKS) And just another real reason nowadays to stay very well armed.

  • ben reeve October 6, 2017, 1:14 pm

    Still has yet to shake his ‘subject’ mentality.

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