How is a guy with this record allowed to have firearms?
From the article:
In 2001, Bush had a protective order taken out against him by a woman named Sheryl Bush, who is now his ex-wife.
Two years later, Gregory Bush pleaded guilty to menacing in a case where he followed a 15-year-old girl into the bathroom at a movie theater and put his hands around her waist and told her "that he thought they were family," according to a court document.
In 2009, Bush was charged with assault in the third degree and other charges during an altercation with his ex-wife in Jefferson Family Court. Police reports note that he screamed profanities at his ex-wife and caused "undue fear and apprehension" and resisted arrest, striking a deputy who was trying to handcuff him. One document noted that Bush may be a suicide risk, but there was no reason. given for why that was noted. The third-degree assault charge was amended down
In a 2009 domestic violence case involving his father, Bush was ordered by a judge to surrender his guns and undergo mental health treatment.
Bush's father sought emergency protection from the courts after he said Bush lifted his mother off the ground by her neck and hit him in the jaw. He had been threatening to shoot his parents, with whom he lived, in the days leading up to the January 2009 assault.
"He carries a gun everywhere he goes," his father, William Bush, wrote in his petition to the court. "He is dangerous. He is paranoid. I want him to stay away."
"No guns!" wrote the judge in his 2009 order of protection.
That order expired in 2011.