Where'd They Get Their Guns?
An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001
Date: June 18, 1990
Location: General Motors Acceptance Corporation Office, Jacksonville, Florida
Alleged Shooter: James Edward Pough
People Killed: 10 (shooter committed suicide)
People Injured: Four
Firearm(s): Universal .30 M1 rifle and a .38 revolver
Pough's 1988 Pontiac Grand Am was repossessed by the General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) in January 1990. This apparently led Pough to enter the GMAC office on June 18, armed with an M1 rifle and a handgun, and open fire, killing nine and wounding four before killing himself.
Pough's guns were acquired legally. In 1971 Pough pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in the death of David Lee Pender. Adjudication was withheld, so when Pough successfully completed his five years of probation, his record was cleared.
All contents � 2001 Violence Policy Center
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