Two Shot Dead By Gun Rights Advocates

UPDATE 08/09/2020: Randi Barnhart and Terri Storer have been charged with murder and were arrested.

Every now and then a headline pops on my Facebook account that makes me deep dive into the story, and today this one is it. It also is back “home” in Greenbrier County, West Virginia which gives me even more angst reading this because having been brought up around guns, and respecting that they are deadly weapons – this one annoys me — especially since the alleged shooters are guns rights advocates. So what happened here? From what I have gathered so far this was a fight over a hunting spot.

From the headlines:

According to West Virginia State Police, on Friday, November 29, 2019, at around 4:30pm, a shooting incident took place on Coleman Road in Williamsburg, WV, near the Greenbrier/Nicholas County line.

The investigation found that Jeremiah Thomas, 33 and Jennifer Thomas, 34, had allegedly gotten into an argument over a hunting lease with Randy Barnhart and Terri Storer, 45.  During the argument, Jeremiah Thomas and Jennifer Thomas were fatally wounded.

Based on the information provided to Greenbrier County Prosecutor, Pat Via, no arrest have been made at this time.

This case is being further investigated by the West Virginia State Police Rainelle Detachment and charges are expected in the near future.

UPDATE: Two people were killed following an alleged fight over a hunting lease.

Gepostet von WVNS 59News am Samstag, 30. November 2019

What is interesting is the comment that discusses (contemptuously IMO) about having to have permission to get close to someone’s creekbed which was posted on a group photo of Terri Storer and others on ATVs from a weekend excursion. Were there past problems with these people trespassing on land to hunt? From some of the Facebook posts I’ve read there were a few posts about perhaps some potential past issues with hunting spots. Terry Storer’s obvious rants regarding red flag gun laws are interesting…considering she and her friend are implicated in the deaths of two individuals by gun violence.

Randy Barnhart is also a member of the West Virginia Civil Defense League. From their website:

What is the West Virginia Citizens Defense League?

The West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL), West Virginia’s largest pro-gun lobbying group, is a non-partisan, non-profit, all-volunteer, grassroots organization of concerned West Virginians who support our individual right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, as guaranteed by Article III, §22 of the WestVirginia Constitution and the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

WVCDL was created to fill a void left by the lack of a state-level organization in West Virginia lobbying the Legislature on behalf of our interests as law-abiding gun owners and exists to protect and restore the right to keep and bear arms in West Virginia through legislative action.

WVCDL is seeking to enact several critical, long-overdue bills for West Virginia gun owners, including:

  • Restoring the right to keep and bear arms by removing the requirement to be subjected to registration, taxation, and licensure just to conceal a firearm.
  • Restoring the right to possess firearms on public property.
  • Protection of CHL holders’ personal information, which is currently available as a public record to anyone from an anti-gun newspaper seeking to intimidate CHL holders to nosy neighbors to an abusive ex-spouse who wants to know where you currently live.
  • Concealed handgun license reciprocity reform to enable West Virginia’s CHL holders to lawfully carry in other right-to-carry states that have adopted reciprocity legislation.
  • Reducing the excessive fees currently charged for CHLs in West Virginia. Compared to our neighboring right-to-carry states, West Virginia charges fees of between 167% and 360% of what Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania CHL holders are charged by their states.
  • Allowing members of the military and honorably discharged veterans to submit their proof of military service as an acceptable form of proof of training to obtain a CHL.
  • Requiring Chief Law Enforcement Officer sign-off for items subject to the National Firearms Act.

Click here to see what WVCDL has already done for you!

The WVCDL has turned off comments on the post they made about this “incident”.

18 comments

  • Adam Thomas

    Terri Storer is now Terri Lynn on FB. She wiped it though.

  • Alex

    I will go look. Randy blocked me. LOL

  • Denise L Harper

    Can you please tell me if Terri Storer or Randy were ever charged for killing those people??

  • Alex

    I am trying to find information about it and will post an update as soon as I find out.

  • LDS

    Looks like Randy was just arrested.

    https://arre.st/WV-1005331087

  • Alex

    This is GREAT news!! Thank you for letting me know.

  • Sarah Smith

    You really shouldn’t make assumptions and judgements about things you know very little about. You know what the news reported…that’s it. You don’t know what the circumstances were that led to 2 people being fatally wounded. You read “dispute over hunting ground”, that’s all you know. So please, keep your judgements to yourself until you know the whole story.

  • Alex

    If you’re so knowledgeable, then please share with us what we don’t know. Maybe you could ask Randy and he can relay his version. What we know: two gun dipshits were out hunting and MURDERED two people. Apparently the State of WV knows more than you do as they had enough to charge them with a crime, “Sarah”.

  • Sarah Smith

    This is an ongoing investigation “Alex”, so no I cannot comment or share with you what really happened. Since you seem so knowledgeable of how the legal system works, you should know that. And 2 dipshits out hunting is not what was reported so again, you are assuming what went down when in reality you have absolutely no idea. People like you are why people are assumed guilty until proven innocent instead of the other way around. You need to speak and judge on things you are knowledgeable about….and this is not one of those things.

  • Alex

    It’s not up to me to prove guilt or innocence. A jury of their peers will do that. I called them dipshits. Their social media explained quite well the type of people these two are, but you know that don’t you, Heidi?

  • Sarah Smith

    No it’s not up to you. People like you will assume guilt or innocence without knowing the facts in any situation. I honestly don’t know why I’m wasting my time on this, Kori. Make sure you keep up on this story because you are going to look like the complete idiot that you are.

  • Alex

    I’m not the court. I’m going by what the police reported and obviously what a WV Grand Jury found to be probable cause to file murder charges against them. They got into an argument and killed two people and left a baby without parents. They obviously didn’t need to have guns since they apparently have zero self control which got them into this predicament to begin with. Is your mobile home worth enough to put up for their bond?

  • Heidi Schmoyer

    I think you have me mixed up with someone else. I don’t own a mobile home. I just wonder, hmmmm, if the 2 people that were shot also had guns? Just a thought. I don’t know and since I don’t know I won’t comment on that.

  • Richard

    A grand jury indictment is just the beginning of a long legal process, it is far from a conviction. Unless you were a witness you do not have enough facts to make judgements in a case like this. With the vitiolic comments coming from the local area I would imagine the attorneys will be looking for a change of venue for this case. Many people are indicted by grand juries and many indictees are exonerated in the actual trial. Making statements not based on evidence in the case is irresponsible. Let the justice system work without interference from social media and we will have better outcomes. Two people are dead and two people are being held responsible that I am sure did not set out with the intent to shoot anyone. Many lives are destroyed even if found innocent.

  • Alex

    This case isn’t high profile enough for a change of venue. Also, you are a filthy human being. Why are all of you who are taking up for the alleged murderers such racist, bigoted POS?

    Richard Bushong

    and this one? YOU ARE DISGUSTING, Richard Bushong. Also does your wife know you are on porn sites? Found those, too pervert.

  • Alex

    From local news

    GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A Greenbrier County grand jury has indicted two people in connection with the murder of two people that were killed in argument over a hunting lease.

    Terri Storer, 46, was indicted last week for two counts of murder. Randy Barnhart, 50, was indicted on two counts of accessory after the fact to murder.
    https://wchstv.com/news/local/two-indicted-in-connection-with-2019-murder-of-two-people-over-hunting-lease

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