Get Maximum Penalty for man in drive-by-shooting of horses

  • By: SUE LEE
  • Target: Judicial System in Cedar Rapids and Johnson County, Iowa

Please sign and share this petition worldwide to encourage the strictest punishment for a man who thought it fun to drive in his truck and just shoot at horses in his area. First he pleas not guilty; really?? And then he could give no reason for his actions!!

Mr. Ryan Grafft, 32 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa decided to shoot at three horses in rural Swisher and Johnson County in Iowa. Originally the guy was charged with shooting off a rifle and second-degree criminal mischief. However, they offered him a plea deal, basically giving him a slap on the wrist for the random use of a firearm and shooting innocent animals for fun!!

This man just sat on the side of the road in his pickup truck and shot his .22 caliber rifle at three horses near 1709 Falcon Avenue. One of the animals died while the others are still recovering from their injuries. A witness reported this guy’s license plate number to authorities which led to his arrest.

Mr. Grafft reports that he was just driving around in his vehicle, shooting at various targets. He saw the three horses and decided to shoot at them with no particular reason to do so. He now claims it was a stupid thing to do but the damage is done and an animal died as a result. Because of this, there is no way he should receive a lesser sentence. He used a firearm illegally, shot three animals, killed one and injured two. That is beyond a felony. Please sign and share this petition worldwide to encourage the strictest punishment for a man who thought it fun to drive in his truck and just shoot at horses in his area just for fun and target practice!!

 

Judicial System in Johnson County, Iowa – Please reconsider the penalties for this man who not only shot off a firearm illegally but shot at horses, killing one of them. Two are still suffering from their wounds. How can you let such a beast off with just a slap on the wrist; this is clearly not just punishment for use of a firearm but animal abuse and cruelty!! If he does this to animals for fun, imagine what and who he will shoot at another time if not properly punished for his actions and choices. Punish him with maximum penalties allowed by law!!!


 

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