J.T. Ready Gilbert Massacre: Six Grenades Were Found at the Scene

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Investigators checking out the Gilbert crime scene where five people were killed.
At the Gilbert home where five people died yesterday in an apparent murder/suicide -- allegedly perpetrated by neo-Nazi J.T. Ready -- there was a reason the bomb squad showed up: six grenades.

Gilbert police said this morning that "hazardous chemicals and military grade munitions" were found by investigators once a search warrant was obtained, and Nick Martin from Talking Points Memo found out those munitions were anti-tank grenades.

U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent Tom Mangan confirmed this to New Times, telling us that it's definitely illegal for regular citizens to have those devices, which are designed for use in military combat.

TPM says the grenades are typically fired from a launcher, which was not found at the home.

How exactly those grenades made it from the military to a house where Ready lived is unknown, Mangan says, but the ATF's trying to find out where they came from.

Mangan said the military "traditionally keeps a close eye on those kinds of things," but outlined a few methods investigators plan to use in their attempt to track down where the grenades came from, or find out how they were obtained.

Mangan told TPM it might be a little difficult to trace the origins of the grenades since they're at least 20 years old, and they may have changed hands a few times.

Ready, an ex-Marine, happened to be a big fan of military-type things, like his border patrol operations, where Ready and his buddies would gear up in camouflage, grab their rifles, and look for brown folks in the desert.

Another man found dead in the Gilbert home yesterday, 24-year-old Jim Hiott, was an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan.

On Hiott's Facebook page, there's a picture posted in September of him wearing camouflage, with shotgun shells strapped to his shoulder. In response to a friend's question of whether he was back in combat overseas, Hiott responded, "Naw just sum pics of me on da border."

Regardless, the ATF's looking into it.

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MustangMajor
MustangMajor

The Marines say there is no such thing as a ex-Marine, but they forget that when
one is courts martialed twice and kicked out, I guess they make an exception.
Those of us who actually have military service training with small arms weaponry
can easily see the holes left in this story by inept reporting concerning the type of
grenade. Questions about whether they were foreign or US manufacture, inert dummy
practice munitions or the real thing, and were they actually missiles, since that is what
is fired from launchers against tanks. Fortunately, the link to Nick Martins story gave
the additional data necessary to relieve the WTF? feeling this article produced.
Hendley grade: fail

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Pink Flamingos, I would hope. Now THAT was a movie.Or Flamingo, the Duke Ellington cut with the superb vocal by Herb Jeffries, who doubled as the "Bronze Buckaroo," the first black singing cowboy (choke on THAT, J.T. and Harry).

We are smarter,,better edumicated and quicker on the draw than the right wing turd bugs who,from time to time, infest this blog.

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Arpaio, Funding, and Weaponry?

Anything to kill Immigrants right Joe?

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Pink Grenades, with little filthy pink fingerprints on them?

Arpaio?

Rvhobo195
Rvhobo195

One can bet one thing a ton of evidence and information is now coming to the surface about not only JT Ready but all his sissy rambo-wanna be buddies who are now going to get some more federal scrutiny, how funny is that!:-) One can bet them sissy Neo-Nazi fellows have their pink panties in a wad!;-)

Rvhobo195
Rvhobo195

A underground network of Neo-Nazi's/Aryan Nations white supremacists exists in Mohave county, Arizona anyone but me remember the other child murderer Bush now on death row? The fake self professed Marine war hero who blew a 9 year old girls head off as she begged for her life, ran with a lesbian/prostitute minute man leader named Forde also on death row? One might wonder when the mother to the murdered child wounded him he fled like a yellow dog he was in terror, but where did he flee too? Meadview, Arizona Mohave county, the county where Timothy McVeigh had his bunker where he and his pal plotted and planned the infamous Oklahoma city bombing, he was long alleged to have accomplices, but took the truth to his grave, a group of white supremacists whom many say he was connected to were later caught trying to blow up a Texas Federal court building, one of these social misfits right to this day is doing right wing radio here in Arizona? The Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists have long infiltrated low level government positions it was quite common back in the 1960's, pretty much they went underground after then, but one has to wonder why all this blatant racism in Arizona?

Aaron Byron
Aaron Byron

"They hate what they fear."...........................Seneca

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Wasn't JT kicked out of the Marines for smuggling munitions to the Cartels and the Nazi / Patriot Movement in the US.  These "eggs" were probably just his little keepsake from the episode.  I'm guessing that the people he killed had discovered them and were threatening to expose the whole NRA / CARTEL / NAZI -Patriot Movement scheme to start a civil war so the military industrial complex could sell enough weapons to make up for the losses they will suffer because of the end of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Those CEOs at the weapons manufacturing and related companies have to keep justifying their paychecks by keeping the quarterly profits after all.  Who could blame them? ? ?  I say we'd be a WHOLE lot better off if we just put all these whack jobs down in the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farallon... and let them duke it out.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Them fuckin' ninjas again. It's the season. Every year, same fuckin' thing. And I'll bet they don't have visas...

flyinroom
flyinroom

As shocking as this event may be, it is only the tip of the iceberg. I couldn't help but notice a deafening silence on one issue..What type of relationship, if any, did this guy have with the good sheriff Arpaio....?

caaxaan-u-ma
caaxaan-u-ma

Now, there is a surprise...not!  Probably a few sitting in Russell Pearce's garage too.

Dead nazi is a good thing.

Coz
Coz

F the NAZI, may he burn in hell.
What a coward to take innocent people with him.

Reformed Hood
Reformed Hood

 hey you funny for a girl most girls are not very funny. your cool.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

"military grade munitions" frags, white phosphorus..? JT Ready was a coward...they were probably flares. peace

sven
sven

the greatest gift JT Ready has given to humanity was to kill himself!!!!........too bad he didn't go quietly.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Anyone know if this bigoted asshole will be buried in an LDS ceremony? Thanks to Russ Pearce, he was an Elder in the LDS church, after all.

I hope it's on Cinco de Mayo, and that his embalming fluid was made in Mexico.  That way he'll have Mexico and the Hispanic culture in his remains for all of eternity.

Seen in Da Bronx
Seen in Da Bronx

This fat nazi redneck bastard had constant curtain patrol. most of the time that is a bad meth tweekers  mental problem. better known as coming down blues or drug induced Paranoia or Suicide Mondays where they keep looking out the curtains for whoever or whatever Boogy man coming to get them which only exist in their own paranoid mind. more signs of mental illness this fat Nazi redneck twerp had.

Reformed Hood
Reformed Hood

 Maybe he was kinfolk to Tucson psycho killer Jared Laughner. sounds like they both came from the same cross eyed green and yellow rotten toothed big eared inbred hillbilly DNA gene pool. im starting to see a trend here.

azlefty
azlefty

Jared had actual mental problems, JT was just an ignorant fuck, and nothing  can  treat  that!

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

My deepest sympathies to those victims of JT Ready and his hate.

However, I have absolutely no sympathy for a disgraced, neo-Nazi like Ready. I hope he burns in hell, right alongside his fuhrer Adolf Hitler.  

Ed
Ed

Gee too bad AZ Legis is adjourning, they would have passed a law legalizing these weapons and passed a reolution condemming the ATF for finding them.

Bretton A Jones
Bretton A Jones

Pretty sure this is a fed/cartel cover up. JT had enemies both in government, Obama/Holder, and across the border. The fed currently launders roughly $500 billion annually from the cartels so you can imagine how JT was cutting into their margins.

Lanefox
Lanefox

Your right Brenton, the house i used to live in was hit by a para-military cartel agency working with the US government because a fat lazy fuck with no job was cutting into the cartels business. I knew him, he was a scumbag and only visited the border to "patrol" maybe a handful of times per month. I remember when i met JT.... Shirtless in his girlfriends house on facebook. Yea, true American hero. Fucking dumbass.

Rvhobo195
Rvhobo195

I bet you and your buddies in the Aryan Nations are a bit worried right now imagine all the email contacts, information on his computer hard drives, etc., phone records they are culling right now, and all them worried white supremacist sissies terrified right about now!

Slicksterzz
Slicksterzz

Ready was nothing to the drug cartels. He wasn't worth the effort of ordering the hit.

Native Guns
Native Guns

 If he had enemies in the federal government. He wouldn't be working and corporating with the U.S. Border Patrol, which is a "federal" agency, by the way.

J.T. had enemies because he wasn't well liked. He hated everyone left and right, black and white. White supremacism whether it's neo-Nazism or Nativism isn't as popular of an ideology as you would love to think.

Tooth ferry
Tooth ferry

Hey bretton
You must still believe in the Easter bunny and the tooth ferry, the cartels could care less about jt ready, I believe the police and not you

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

 You think monsters live under your bed, don't you?  And without a night light, you can't sleep, right?

david saint
david saint

lol yea, and theres fucking ninjas on the lawn too!! 

david saint
david saint

LOL uh has someone been experimenting with LSD again?? 

Rvhobo195
Rvhobo195

The fellow just let his cat out of his bag is all, one can bet the smart JT Ready buddies are being silent the dumb one are so funny!:-)

Reformed Hood
Reformed Hood

 I just stare into my 1978 Grateful Dead tye dye shirt to get a good psychedelic trip going. and its free. just add music.

Mesacalito
Mesacalito

 Its locally grown Arizona desert Peyote for me Brother. im old school el natural.

Native Guns
Native Guns

I smell an uber-McVeigh-esque in the planning,.....oops I meant in his now DOA future plans.Who knew what sinister and evil deeds neo-Nazi J.T. Ready had in mind, while in possession of WMDs(weapons of mass destruction). As they look into it further, it just gets more confusing and dark. This is the guy who was vying for the PCSO on a Democrat ticket, for pistol's sakes.

But behind the scenes, one can only assume how crazy that scumbucket really was. Despite his "fast-talking" intelligence in the public eye.

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