Police have seized a “large amount” of weapons from Travis Corcoran, who runs the online comic book business HeavyInk.com and made headlines when he wrote a gleeful blog post after U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in Tucson, AZ.
Police Captain Robert Bongiorno said Monday that police suspended Corcoran’s firearms license on the grounds of “suitability” pending the results of an investigation into whether a comment Corcoran allegedly made online was intended as a threat in reference to the Jan. 8 shooting in Arizona that left six people dead and 13 wounded.
Bongiorno said police found the comment reposted on ComicsAlliance.com in a story that said Corcoran first made the comment in a blog. Bongiorno said Corcoran has since redacted the comments, but police consider the threat to be credible until they can prove otherwise. Police have also contacted federal law enforcement agencies about the comment.