Obama BB Gun Suspect Arrested in Bloomfield, CT

    April 9, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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Pulling out a gun, even a fake one, within sight of the president of the United States is a sure-fire way to get arrested, and a probable way to ensure an even worse outcome. Luckily for one man who pulled out a BB gun near President Obama this week, the incident did not end with Secret Service agents gunning him down.

According to an Associated Press report, a man in Bloomfield, Connecticut pulled out a rifle-sized BB gun on Monday as the presidential motorcade passed by. President Obama had just given a speech about gun control at the University of Hartford, and was on the way back to Bradley International Airport to board Air Force One.

The man was reportedly pacing back and forth while acting suspicious. He was arrested by police as soon as he pulled out the gun. The man’s name has not been released, though he was scheduled for a court hearing in Hartford on Tuesday.

Hartford is less than 50 miles from the site of the Newtown mass shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December.

  • BarrySutoro

    As per a Catholic Bishop: “In his zealous support for same sex marriage and abortion, Baroc Bama (translated means Muslim’s Satan) has used his position not to help children in difficult circumstances, but instead has been an advocate for that which ‘is shameful and criminal’ in the eyes of Almighty God.”

    • Alex

      And as per hundreds of thousands of children worldwide: “The continued acceptance of the systemic sexual abuse of children is nothing less than a crime against humanity perpetrated by priests and bishops worldwide.”

    • Anna Davis

      As a Catholic Bishop, you should worry less about a decent human being and father like President Obama and worry about all of the pedophiles and child abusers among your peers. What a hypocrite you are!

      • http://Facebook Nor

        Well you can tell who voted for the wanna be Dictator,you won’t be happy till all your rights and every one elses are gone.Oh but then again maybe you are one of these welfare bums who doesn’t want to get off the free ride is that the case.

      • Jason Wickerd

        It’s funny that you say that because statisticaly the pedophiles and child abusers I heard about are in the Catholic priesthood and they get transfered after they commit Rape to children and choir boys. Besides that wasn’t the End Of The World Supposed To Be The Year 2000? And Jesus probably looking down and shaking his head as we speak saying I got stoned and crusifixed to death on the cross for this. I died for the peoples sins just so people can hide under a Holy Cross for personal agenda. And a Government that takes the rights of Citizens who are trying to live their lives. There are many who are corrupt who play the system and the ones in need get nothing. And don’t forget my personal favorite Scapegoating a movie or a video game or any other sort of media for a reason that a person will kill innocent children, adults, animals with guns, knives, or any sort of thing that “God” has created! We have made our own hell and now we have to live in it. Now democracy is dead, choices are gone, voting doesn’t make a difference because no matter who you put in office the damage is done.

    • john

      you are a dumbass

    • john

      let me clarify, barry suturo, you are the dumbass

  • Gendo Ikari

    Hmmn. Other articles are reporting that a homeless man was shooting at cans in the woods nearby, likely oblivious to the fact that the President was even around, and was never “within sight” of the motorcade at all. Other articles are making it sound like a deliberate protest or attempted attack against the President.

    I wonder which is closer to reality once stripped of political agenda, bias, and propaganda?

    You’d think that reporting the truth wouldn’t be hard for “journalists.” Facts are optional– Supreme Court said so when the Media won their right to lie.

  • http://yahoo Kenneth Duncan

    Makes one wonder where the CIA security was. FIRE EM ALL.

  • Johanna

    I don’t believe a word that comes out of the medias mouth their all in Obamas pocket. This is Just another ploy to ban guns.

  • kelly nicholson

    fuggen gun grabbing fruit loops

  • ian elliott

    Zombies Barack zombies.

  • Pablo

    Probably some guy who decided he was gonna take a black man down and “Barry” just happened to be close by! Heh heh heh heh! Is he a fuggin’ SKINHEAD? Huh? Skinheads with BB guns are NOT NICE!! Don’t make ’em mad! Big mistake! You’ll get a BB up your bughtt!! Heh heh heh!! Secret service are gonna throw him in a hole and he’ll NEVER get out!! NEVER!! Shades of John Hinkley!! Oh GAAD!! He’ll have to ask permission just to CROSS THE STREET!! Maybe they’ll throw him in a Nevada river like Wm McCune!! WHAT?? HUH?? Heh heh heh heh heh!!

    • Thomas

      i Know Joseph personally he is from east hartford conn an he had no idea the president was coming that day he was just at a friends house shoot his BB gun an a helicopter happen to pass over an spot him he just a unlucky guy

  • AR PRO

    What a total set-up, under any other circumstances the Secret Service would have shot this guy in a heartbeat, instead, an officer runs across the street and tackles him..and it just happens to be on the same day the president is pushing Marxism on the American people… Hmmm I smell a president trying to push his agenda… now he’s going to sensationalize this by saying the guy had a howitzer with high capacity magazines and thanks to the officer he missed.. Why would any well trained police officer or secret service agent risk the presidents life by running across the street to tackle the guy… WHAT A SCAM! Geeze, you would think with the money they have they could have hired a better actor!!

    • john

      and as for “ar pro”, you should see a doctor for that “little” problem you have. I hear there are pills to enlarge things these days. And oddly enough the doctor probably will want a little “background” on you to make sure you are ok to take the pill. Hmmm, background for a pill but not for a lethal weapon.

      • alex smith

        Or made up a better, more believable story, LOL!!!!

  • Irv

    This is why the Supreme Court in the Heller case in 2008 says that the right to bear arms is not unlimited to any weapon any where at anytime.This right comes with restrictions so idiots like this do not get real weapons near the President of the United States.He is a pea brain.

  • AZsnipe

    Here’s what REALLY happened,

    April 9, 2013 (BLOOMFIELD, Conn.) — Police in Connecticut say they arrested a homeless man who was shooting at cans with a pellet rifle not far from President Barack Obama’s motorcade route.

    Bloomfield police say Joseph Stravinskas was found in a wooded area on Monday, shooting at cans with a rifle. Police say he initially refused to drop his rifle, but he eventually did and was arrested.

    The arrest came after the president arrived at the University of Hartford to argue for new gun control legislation. Bloomfield police say the arrest is unrelated to Obama’s visit and occurred before the president’s motorcade left the university following his speech.

    The 27-year-old Stravinskas is charged with breach of peace, threatening and interfering with police. He was arraigned in Hartford on Tuesday and is in custody, unable to post $15,000 in bond.

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  • Dennis

    i think if you took odumbasses brain and the brains of his entire cabnet and the brains of all the idiot media and rolled them into a ball you could roll it down the edge of a razor blade it would look like a pea rolling down a six lane highway.

  • Tony

    Here’s what really happened.

    By Andrew Lu on April 9, 2013 11:59 AM
    A homeless man was arrested for having a BB gun near President Obama’s passing motorcade.

    The man, identified as 27-year-old Joseph Stravinskas, was apparently oblivious to to the fact that the President was passing by as he took BB gun practice in the nearby woods, reports the New York Post.

    When confronted by Connecticut cops, Stravinskas refused to drop the weapon, leading to his arrest.

    President Obama was scheduled to speak at the University of Hartford and state police protected the route from the university to the airport. Along this route, the authorities heard shot noises coming from the woods, writes the Post. There they found the homeless man armed with what looked like a rifle.

    The homeless man did not appear to be a threat as he had his back turned to the road and was aiming at cans he lined up in the woods. Because he did not immediately drop the weapon when ordered, Stravinskas was thrown to the ground and arrested.

    Ironically, President Obama was in Connecticut yesterday to give a speech about gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, reports the Post.

    The homeless man was charged with threatening, breach of peace, and interfering with police. Because he did not appear to harbor any intentions on harming the President (nor did he seem to be aware of the passing President), Stravinskas will avoid the much more serious charges of threatening the President.

    Federal laws make it a crime to threaten President Obama and Vice President Biden. Someone can generally be charged with the crime if he makes threatening statements, writes a threatening letter, or takes some action like carrying a gun in a menacing way towards the President or Vice President.

    Someone convicted of the crime could face up to five years imprisonment in a federal penitentiary.

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  • Doc

    Of course Obama’s almost complete governing of almost all media will print this up to look like it’s so much worse then it really was. I could believe a guy shooting at tim cans, although Obama has a tin brain.

  • WF DePriest

    You can bet it was a set-up or else they would have taken this guy out and then ask questions.