A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Goodbye Gunkid

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.

LawDog's Thoughts

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Blogger AnarchAngel 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.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Alpineman, RN said...

Must've been before my time on TFL and/or THR -- the name doesn't ring a bell.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think he'll get computer access in prison?

10:26 PM  
Blogger Paul 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.)

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, now this is rich. thanks for the great news!

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it really necessary to post the guy's SS card on the internet?

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gunkid was the ultimate firearms forum pinata.

Even utter noobs could have fun verbally bitch-slapping him.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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
Galveston, TX

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous 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...

10:43 PM  
Blogger Voolfie said...

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.

9:51 AM  
Blogger NotClauswitz said...

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.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.


3:08 PM  
Anonymous Tomcat088 said...

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.


1:56 PM  
Blogger JD said...

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


9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out and about - Lovely.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

5:42 PM  
Anonymous AlwaysPrepared.Info said...

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, doddidad12@yahoo.com for an email, and was the IP.

Just a heads up.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he joined www.doomsdayprepperforums.com as HOCKIE

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he joined www.doomsdayprepperforums.com as Hockie

8:30 AM  

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