|11-07-2016, 10:06 AM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2016
Firearm expert or internet troll..?
The following should be self-explanatory..
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Perhaps the most infamous troll of the internet gun world, a true Ferrous Cranus, is being held in jail without bail and faces a complaint of possession of ammunition after a prior felony conviction. According to a federal detention order, John Melvin Davis, AKA Gunkid has past convictions on eight federal offenses and received five separate sentences totaling more than 20 years in prison. Gunkid is suspected of stashing stolen weapons and almost 11,000 bullets stolen from his estranged wife in a Norman, Oklahoma storage unit. He is now is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a federal complaint, officials said. Bob Troester, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Oklahoma City, said Davis is likely to face more than the ammunition complaint. He said his office will seek an indictment within 30 days. Gunkid's estranged wife informed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms that Davis had broken into her Colorado storage unit and stolen "several assault rifles, hand guns, some gold, silver and other ... items." She said Davis had at least eight aliases. Meanwhile, Davis was shacking up with a woman in Oklahoma. She informed officials that Davis made "numerous comments" about not going back to prison, claiming he would "disrupt the economy by poisoning the water supply and knocking out the communication system." The woman also said Davis, who has lived in Oklahoma for only a few months, had begun having packages shipped to her address, including a box of incomplete firearms frames that he planned to sell with directions on how to convert them into functioning weapons.
On June 19, agents raided Davis' mobile house in Oklahoma. Davis was detained after entering a van, and a .22 caliber pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from a canvas bag he'd been carrying. Agents later searched the Norman storage unit and seized a 9 millimeter pistol, a .22 caliber pistol, a .45 caliber pistol, a .223 caliber rifle, a Colt pistol, possible silencers, gun parts and more than 10,900 bullets of various calibers.
John Melvin Davis is well known among internet gunnies as Gunkid, Hardin, Andy, and a hundred other pseudonyms he would use to disrupt gun forums. Gunkid was the inventor of the assault wheelbarrow, the advocate of a "debarked" Chihuahua as an alarm system, and a .223 fired from a 10" barrel as the ultimate weapon, which he claimed was useful up to 300yds, but only when used with a suppressor because Gunkid had a severe flinch when shooting without one. He liked to allude to his magnificent IPSC shooting career. There are no records of his exploits. However, there are complete records of other competitors scores, shot in the time frame he claims to have been a competitor.
Almost every internet gunnie can remember when they first crossed paths with the irrational John Davis, no matter what the subject or where the forum was located. I certainly remember him totally destroying an otherwise great forum that I helped establish years ago. Moderators of well established forums invested much time in recognizing Gunkid when he resurfaced among their members with another name. Regardless of the name he chose, his posts were instantly recognizable for their irrational thought process, capitalization of words that made no sense, and extreme hostility towards any challenge to his delusional knowledge. These were unwavering themes in Gunkid's postings.
So how do we know that John Davis is Gunkid? Like the boogyman, Gunkid is almost a legend that makes one think he cannot die. Gunkid has been tracked across the internet for several years by cyberspace bounty hunters. For some, it was sport. For others, it was a mission. For a few, it is almost depressing that the chase has ended. One thing is certain, John Melvin Davis is Gunkid. There were people who knew exactly who he was, and tried to get him stopped long before he was apprehended by the feds.
Good bye Gunkid, you slimy piece of crap. Good riddance. I hope you get a real nice cellmate.
Labels: Dirtbags, Internet
posted by Xavier at 6:46 PM
Chris Byrne said...
I got him violated about 18 months ago for unlawful access; but they didn't keep him in.
I DID get his net access cancelled however; and he spent at least a night in jail because of the violation.
I'm jsut glad they finally busted this idot for something serious.
Must've been before my time on TFL and/or THR -- the name doesn't ring a bell.
think he'll get computer access in prison?
Paul Simer said...
When he popped into PracticalPreps.com, several of my faithful servants spotted him right away.
Davis was a tradgedy waiting to happen. I'm glad they got him off the streets.
(Xavier, a paragraph in your post looks an awful lot like a post I saw on another forum. Might want to cite a source if the words are not your own.)
Oh, now this is rich. thanks for the great news!
Is it really necessary to post the guy's SS card on the internet?
Gun board mods everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief.
I'm *almost* going to miss him. Almost. Just think of the net newbies who will never experience Gunkid first hand and who don't understand what the fuss was about. Gunkid bonded people across multiple boards who united against him.
Gunkid was the ultimate firearms forum pinata.
Even utter noobs could have fun verbally bitch-slapping him.
I bet if the feds asked, they'd get 100s of us who'd be willing to testify against him.
He was a piece of work. Bad, defective, out of tolerance work.
I'll second a previous motion; I hope he gets the cellmate from hell.
Sloop New Dawn
I remember the first time I ran into the infamous gunkid on the Nation of Riflemen fourms. I think the scarist thing is that there are manny other gunkids out there. While they may have better typing skills, their ideas are just as crazy and just as stupid.
Jay G said...
Okay. This is just plain weird. I've been on gun forums for nearly a decade, and I've never heard of GunKid.
Apparently I've either been very blessed, very lucky, or completely f**king oblivious.
I choose #3...
It seems to me that the guy is sick and needs help. I hope he gets some. While I'm glad he's no longer able to pester us, I feel kind of badly for him.
There's a few crazy-uncle attic-cases like that on a dirtbike forum I've read for a decade. They love to talk smack and stir up feelings, and unite people against them, they enjoy being a catalyst and have a tweaked sense of humor, whether its destructive it doesn't matter to them.
Well, in some ways Angry Andy will be missed. There's no one around who is as good (bad?) at fouling up forum threads and getting their head handed to them.
There's been a few really good lists of Gunkid's theories, or should I say "facts" of combat and survival that can be found.
A couple of my favorites: A map and compass forces you to travel in a straight line. If you have a rifle chambered for 7.62 you have to stand out in the open to use it. And lastly, all random events are 50-50
Don't forget to dodge and weave folks - makes you un-touchable in a firefight.
Howdy, I just wanted to let the followers of gun kid know that the chase and headache may not be over for long. Gunkid will soon be released. A buddy posted this up on PAFOA. Be on the lookout ladies and gentlemen; I have a feeling he will resort to his old ways soon, with who knows what kind of new learned tricks, lol.
He's back, just banned him from HandgunForum.net, he was using the screen name buckler.
1st IP address came from OKC, OK. Follow up IP addresses all came from mycingular.net
Rejoined after being banned and admitted to being gunkid under the screen name pugilist, ip address 220.127.116.11
Out and about - Lovely.
wanted to let you guys know that he is a part of a small forum called shtfforum. he is going under the name swtti and is posting most of his greatest hits, sadly not the debarked chihuahua. if you have nothing better to do, please feel free to pop in and destroy him!
We just removed him from our site. Same MO of rambling, incoherent and hostile posts on many of his favorite topics.
He used the screen name Wish, firstname.lastname@example.org for an email, and 18.104.22.168 was the IP.
Just a heads up.
he joined www.doomsdayprepperforums.com as HOCKIE
he joined www.doomsdayprepperforums.com as Hockie
|11-07-2016, 11:11 AM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2004
From: Canadian Badlands
I posted this about 9-10 years ago, little has changed;
The first time I met Gun kid, was on the now defunct “Bug Out Board”. This was his own site prior to going to jail the last time back around ’97-’98 or so. At that time it was his fantasy that if the balloon ever went up he was going to jump on his life raft and float down the Mississippi. Being that he would be in the middle of the river, he was immune from bullets fired at him. His re-supply plan was to shoot innocent people in the back and steal anything they had in supplies so he could survive. The trip was to be from Illinois to Louisiana where he was going to sell his services as a hired killer to any local warlord! He was living in the back of his van at that time and during the winter depended on his Mylar blankets for warmth. Mind you he did ask for suggestions to stay warm. While he was sleeping in his van, someone snuck in and stole the battery while he slept;
-He has seduced his best friend’s wife leaving her pregnant and then abandoning his daughter and if the balloon ever goes up, he has already stated his wife is on her own
- He allegedly had a 2 year IPSC career 30 years ago, still thinks he’s a top hand yet the few competitors who remember him indicates that he chokes under pressure. He boasts, of his prowess, but can't provide any facts;
-He likes to allude to a magnificent IPSC shooting career. There are no records of his exploits. However, there are complete records of other competitor’s scores, shot in the time frame he claims to have been a competitor.
-He claims to have shot in the IPSC World Match in 1977, yet can’t tell anyone who won the match or the handgun used;
-He does believe that IPSC shooting is reality and that’s how life will be if the balloon ever goes up;
-He claimed to have shot with the South West Pistol League in the middle 1970's, yet John doesn't even remember Peter-the-Power-Meter. Ask Hard Ball, he remembers Ol' Peter. Gun Kid knows none, of the old line, 1970's era, SWPL shooters;
-Well, we do know that Gun kid managed to shoot two people. Of course, they were both him. He shot himself in the foot with a .22 then poured scalding water over his foot as he couldn’t afford to go to a doctor. They second time he allegedly shot himself in the belt buckle with a .45. He has admitted to at least a ½ dozen accidental discharges on various boards;
-Gun kid joined/was drafted into the Army in 1971 where he became a Military Policeman. He was shipped to Korea where he admitted that he slept on guard duty and beat the police dog that he was responsible for, went AWOL and admitted theft of government property. He received an early discharge from the Army after 1 year 7 months. He has not divulged the reason why. One can only speculate;
-Gunkid became a world class gunsmith while he vacationed at Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix, they had a machine shop!
-He has been arrested on numerous occasions, once by a meter maid, once his Community Programs Manager phoned him and he turned himself in. He has been a drug dealer and made cheap ineffective silencers. The 13 plus years he spent in jail indicates he isn’t the most successful of the criminal breed. He suggests that the way to be a successful drug dealer is to have kids sell your drugs as they can’t be arrested, same with selling silencers. Another arrest he received for Falsifying a Firearms Statement and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. This lead to the great escape.
-The Great Escape; 14-25 Feb 1990 an escape adventure happened, in which Gunkid received 33 additional consecutive months to his original sentence. The most important question we have to ask is how stupid would a felon have to be to buy a firearm on a yellow sheet. Like a good little convict when released from prison he did a Furlough Transfer to a half way house. He was then involved with a theft and again found to be in possession of narcotics and fled by city bus to a friend’s house to live on a Tang/Peanut Butter diet until he could turn himself into police. He does this surrender thing very well. Allegedly the judge who ordered him into being a “Study case” stated John’s “Flights of Fantasy” necessitated the ruling.
-Gun kid has 3-4 bulging discs as a result of hurting himself while he had a porta potty job hauling and cleaning job. He doesn’t believe in hiking just in case he hurts his knees and ankle;
-He currently collects $800.00 SSI from the US government and allows a woman to support him, yet he complains of others “sucking off the government”;
-Gun kid claims to be the biggest baddest survival guru on the planet, yet:
Gun kid has admitted the following;
1) Can't completely clean an AR which he touts as the “ultimate survival rifle”
2) Can't use a map or compass, therefore they are useless;
3) Can’t understand why people buy quality gear because he looses his during his ½ day field exercises;
4) Doesn't own a watch cause he doesn't know how to use one in a survival situation,
5) Tech knowledge on suppressors is 40 years old, but without a suppressor you will
flinch and miss;
6) Backpacking knowledge is based on fantasy, and has only minimal knowledge of what equipment is required to survive successfully in the bush over an extended;
7) Believes that a good sleeping bag is a waste and Mylar can cover all your outdoor sleeping needs;
8) Tactical knowledge is non existent "The Army didn't teach me nothin"!, and simply declares that everyone that uses a .308 will be standing around in the open all the time;
9) Scared to shoot at something over 100 yds, because after that distance all hits are based on luck and nobody can hit a moving target;
10) Your SHTF kit should only weigh 25-30 pounds, including 4 pounds of body armour and all your firearms and ammunition, the difference in the 4 seasons is irrelevant;
11) the debarked Chihuahua is the best survival alarm you can have;
12) a .223 fired from a 10" barrel is the ultimate weapon and is useful up to 300yds, but only when used with a suppressor because he has a severe flinch when shooting without one. As he has this problem he projects it on everyone else;
13) the assault wheelbarrow is the only item you require to transport your kit if the balloon ever goes up! Things like Trucks, 4x4’s, quads, horses, pack mules, dog sleds, etc are stupid;
14) Planning ahead is a waste of time because if the balloon ever goes up he will survive by cannibalism;
15) Bolt actions are worthless and cannot be used to kill anyone;
16) The short 10” or 11.5" AR is the ultimate weapon;
17) .308's are useless; the rounds bounce off of things;
18) "Practicing with a pistol past ten yards is useless." "All gun fights with a pistol will happen in ten feet or less." "Shooting at anyone with a rifle at over 100 yards without a "can" or muff's will result in misses every time” all pistol calibers required for SHTF should be in wildcat calibres, re-supply is not important as you are too stupid to live past shooting 50 rds;
19) He kills dogs all the time for no apparent reason and they run away when shot;
20) He can prove anything to be true by simply declaring it so;
21) According to him, you are all “stupes” and liars, you've never caught me lying, even when you have, I simply declare that you haven’t;
22) He will bet you 5k on some asinine bet that involves one of us dying to settle, so you won't take me up on it. And if you did take me up on it I will ignore you and pretend you ran from my bet.
Claims he's going to get a website that's going to make him $300,000, $50,000, $45,000, $30,000 a year depending on which lie he's typing at the moment -- for over a year. When he finally gets it up, all it is, is his regurgitated posts, written under a false name since he can't use his own, he's sullied it so bad, and has to have a "guest writer" post articles that are word-for-word the same as the ones he posted under his pseudonym.
1.) he assumes he's going to ambush people and they won't be able to figure out where he is, and kill him
2.) He assumes people can't shoot any weapon except a .22 well, because HE can't.
3.) He assumes he'll be dodging and weaving and rushing from cover to cover 24/7
4.) he assumes he'll always be able to pick the fight.
5.) he assumes he can't be forced out of his cover.
6.) he assumes no one has suppressors for their .30 cals
7.) he assumes his suppressor will work (PVC pipe with faucet screen?)
8.) he assumes if he has a suppressed weapon, that the report of his "enemy's" weapons won't effect him.
9.) he assumes he'll have a suppressed weapon (which he doesn't have now, despite his braying and eDrooling, he IS afraid of his PO)
10.) he assumes he'll have any weapon (which he doesn't have now, despite his braying and eDrooling, he IS afraid of his PO)
11.) he assumes he has survival skills (between "the Army never taught me nuffin'" and his 1/2 ftxs, it's doubtful)
12.) he assumes a Mylar blanket is all the protection he needs from the cold, when he lives in COLORADO (although he thinks he's in the Sierras)
13.) he assumes he can move quietly through heavy cover at night
1) he cannot accept that there are people who know more about all these things than he does;
2) he has almost zero social skills and threatens and attacks any who disagree with him;
3) he will challenge everyone, but will fail to accept his own challenges;
he refuses an all-expense paid trip to watch someone prove themselves
because he’s, well, scared!
4) he believes that a major achievement in his life is how many posts he can
make on a board, topic relevance is not a requirement;
Andy's rules of combat
1) all opponents mill around in the open in daylight
2) all opponents cannot hit without a suppressor
3) opponents are only allowed to use iron sights
4) opponents can only use ball ammo
5) no one is allowed to carry much ammo
6) everyone must be alone because nobody showed up
7) everyone that is not alone will be unable to cooperate
8) attackers will use the shimmy shimmy koko pop (dodge and weave) and you cannot shoot them
9) all random events are 50-50 (ignore 1 in 3, 1 in 10, etc)
10) a hit from a .22 at any range is instantly fatal, even if you take 3 days to die.
11) Maps cannot provide any clues as to where food, water, cities, enemies might be located
12) compass forces you to travel in straight line.
13) in order to use a scope with a mil-dot, you must stand in the open
14) darkness makes you invisible
15) suppressor makes you invulnerable.
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|11-07-2016, 12:56 PM||#4|
Joined: Jul 2004
The only flaw in that revealing JMD history is that there is no record of an escape from Federal custody. An escape is a crime, and as such has to be adjudicated to add time to a sentence, No escapes in JMD's central file.
|11-07-2016, 12:58 PM||#5|
Joined: Jul 2004
|11-07-2016, 01:07 PM||#6|
Joined: Jun 2016
all anyone has to do is look at the posts here to know damned well that I know more about the reality of guns, shooting and shtf than any other poster on the net. they dont even know that it's best to not be out in daylight, to have rapidfire, use the GI rds and have a silencer, luminous sights and .22lr capability. So how can you give them any creditability at all?
|11-07-2016, 01:12 PM||#7|
Joined: Jul 2004
|11-11-2016, 10:52 AM||#8|
Joined: Feb 2002
From: Mineola, NY
|11-11-2016, 11:36 AM||#10|
Joined: May 2004
From: Central Arkansas
So tell us where we can get some of this awesome-sounding "level III", "soft, concealable" armor. (And no, you can't claim it was a typo - you talked about it repeatedly, multiple times in multiple threads.)
Tell us how revolvers can simultaneously be "a joke" and "plenty of firepower for civilian defence".
Just those two things first, to keep things simple. We can deal with the other bajillion lies and errors afterward.
(That was sarcasm, by the way.)
And another "fwiw"... You constantly preach on how it's so important to have "the GI round", but you also have many times preached a person doesn't need much ammo. You've even said that three magazines (84 rounds) is all anyone could live to need thru all of shtf. If that 84-round sermonette is true (meaning that less than five 20-rd boxes of ammo is a lifetime-shtf supply), why does having a government-issued caliber matter?
Surely, that's not too hard a question for someone who knows "more about the reality of guns, shooting and shtf than any other poster on the net", is it?
I have no doubt that you daydream, fixate, and fantasize about "guns, shooting and shtf" a whole lot more than most people, but that's not actual knowledge or experience. It's obsession and fixation. If obsession and fixation was the same as actual knowledge and experience, every 14-year-old boy would be Hugh Hefner.
|11-11-2016, 11:37 AM||#11|
Joined: May 2004
From: Central Arkansas