Thursday, November 17, 2005

54 guns, ammo seized from Ludwig home

I'm not posting this due to this guy Ludwig killing that girl's parents. He should fry for that.

I'm posting this because of the police/media reaction to finding and confiscating 54 (OH THE HORROR!!) guns from the father's home.

There's no way all these guns were the 18 year olds.

And there's no way the father will EVER see any of HIS guns again!

LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - David G. Ludwig obviously had access to guns.

Police have charged the 18-year-old with shooting and killing his girlfriend’s parents on Sunday.

But investigators didn’t know just how many guns the young man had available to him until they searched his family’s Warwick Township home.

More than 50 weapons — including three assault rifles, plus numerous shotguns, handguns, rifles, scopes and bullets — were confiscated from the Ludwig home on Sunday, according to court documents.

The weapons were confiscated along with the young man’s computer, when detectives searched the Ludwig home at Xxxxxxx.

Searching the suspect’s home was one of the first things police did after responding to the call to another Warwick Township residence on Sunday morning.

Inside that home, at 15 Royal Drive, Lititz, police found the bodies of Michael and Cathryn Borden, both 50. Both had been shot once in the head, police said.

But Ludwig and his girlfriend, the Borden’s 14-year-old daughter, Kara Beth, were nowhere to be found.

Police said the Bordens disapproved of their younger daughter dating Ludwig and had called him to their home around 7 a.m. Sunday to discuss the situation, after learning she had been out all night with him.

Neighbors said when Ludwig arrived, Michael Borden told him to leave a red duffel bag he was carrying outside.

The bag, neighbors said, contained several handguns and a knife.

Ludwig complied with the request, apparently, but allegedly had hidden another handgun inside his clothing.

At the end of the discussion, around 8 a.m., the Borden’s 15-year-old daughter, Katelyn, told police she saw Ludwig pull out a handgun and shoot her father.

Katelyn Borden ran for cover, police said, but heard a second shot followed by the sound of Ludwig calling for her sister.

By the time officers arrived, Katelyn Borden and her 11-year-old brother, David, had run to neighbors’ homes for help.

Police broadcast a national alert for Kara Beth Borden, Ludwig and the red Volkswagen he was driving.

On Monday afternoon, the car was stopped in Indiana. State troopers placed the young man under arrest and both he and Borden were flown back to Lancaster County on Tuesday.

Ludwig was placed in prison, she was turned over to family and friends.

Ludwig lived with his parents, who police said have been extremely cooperative with the investigation.

Police said nothing about the large cache of weapons, which numbered 54, that they confiscated from the Ludwig’s home.

Among the list of guns listed in the court document were three AR-15 rifles, commonly known as assault rifles, which are the civilian version of the U.S. military-issued weapons.

Several of the rifles and shotguns, some pump-action, had scope attachments and were in cases.

Police, who also confiscated numerous rounds of ammunition, did not say where in the home the guns were found.

Many of the weapons were handguns, according to the list, including several .22 caliber and .38 caliber Smith & Wesson handguns, several 9 mm Ruger pistols, a Taurus .357 caliber and a Glock .45 caliber handgun.