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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

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    Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody


    A gunman who was reportedly firing shots with an automatic weapon near the campus of Texas A&M University has been taken in by police.

    The Houston Chronicle is reporting two police officers were injured during the incident.

    The Eagle, a newspaper in College Station, also reported hearing on the police scanner that two officers were wounded.

    Reuters' Matthew Keys is tweeting that six people were shot, two of whom were police officers.



    Read more: Shooter Near Texas A&M University Has Been Taken In By Police - Business Insider
    Nice the way you cherry picked out the automatic weapon allegation, no doubt on purpose. What kind of "automatic" weapon, did the police confirm it?
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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Nice the way you cherry picked out the automatic weapon allegation, no doubt on purpose. What kind of "automatic" weapon, did the police confirm it?
    the only application of the term "AUTOMATIC" that fits these slayings is that the Leftwing with AUTOMATICALLY fixated on the firearm

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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Nice the way you cherry picked out the automatic weapon allegation, no doubt on purpose. What kind of "automatic" weapon, did the police confirm it?
    One of the ear witnesses on last nights news said he counted about 30 shots, all from a semi-automatic.
    He said it was pop..pop..pop, no burst.
    3 killed, 2 injured in shooting near Texas A&M campus | News - Home
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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

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    Yeah, it is never a 'national' tragedy until it happens to you or yours.
    Wow, try being more emotional...that'll help. Maybe cry a little bit and scream something about the children.

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    We had a cop shot dead by a meth cooker on an isolated rural road very early one morning. One cop, one meth cooker, no big deal right? Happens all the time, right?
    Cops and drug dealers shooting each other? Yeah that does happen all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Except that after this NATIONAL tragedy widespread new laws were passed restricting the sale of some allergy/cold medications.
    So? After 9/11 (which was actually a NATIONAL tragedy given scale) we got all sorts of **** that aren't good, from the Patriot Act to the TSA. Is there a point? Government likes to grow and will use any excuse for it, particularly if we freak out and get all emotional.

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Never be to quick to dismiss the death of one who risks his life daily for us, the same us who doesn't put too much stock in the sacrifice- until it feeds a debate you support.
    I didn't dismiss the death, senior emotional plea. I merely said it's not a national tragedy, it's a local tragedy.

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    Interesting that when white boys go nuts it is justa shrug and 'lets all move on'... Loughner, Holmes, Page and now Caffall... a shrug and a 'what can you do? it's a Constitutional right.'

    Imagine if any of those shooters had been an angry Mooslim or an angry 'inner city' n'er do well?

    Bet THAT would have been seen as a national tragedy and the demands to 'do something' would come from the righteous right as well as the 'usual suspects'....
    It wouldn't be a national tragedy either. Seriously, calm down and try to be rational. This rant you pulled off here is incoherent, emotional babble.
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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

    TD- I'd say the 'gun nuts' are just as good at ignoring what is uncomfortable to address as well...

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    IF you did a little research before knee jerking you know the Nikki Greene shooting was one dead cop, not a shoot-out.

    I've stepped over a few still twitching bodies in my day, crying isn't something I am prone to.

    Was noting how quick a few are to dismiss a cop killing as not a 'national' tragedy when others were just that.

    (you either are not as smart as you constantly claim or being purposely blind to the thread)

    Either way the right wing is very good at selective outrage when it comes to violence. Like I said, if a cop had been shot by an 'urban' malcontent or a Mooslim I can see the selfrighteous outrage from those who are shrugging this one off....

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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    IF you did a little research before knee jerking you know the Nikki Greene shooting was one dead cop, not a shoot-out.
    One dead cop is certain a tragedy, but not a national one.

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    I've stepped over a few still twitching bodies in my day, crying isn't something I am prone to.
    Funny....seemed pretty capable in your last post

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Was noting how quick a few are to dismiss a cop killing as not a 'national' tragedy when others were just that.
    I would dismiss anything this small of scale as not "national" tragedy. Not that it means I'm happy with it or apathetic about it. Loss of human life is always tragic and we should work in ways to avoid it. But this isn't a national tragedy, sorry.


    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    (you either are not as smart as you constantly claim or being purposely blind to the thread)
    Not only am I at least as smart as I claim, but I am not blinded by anything. It's just rational assessment of a system, nothing more.

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Either way the right wing is very good at selective outrage when it comes to violence. Like I said, if a cop had been shot by an 'urban' malcontent or a Mooslim I can see the selfrighteous outrage from those who are shrugging this one off....
    It really depends on the exact circumstances, but I think this statement is based more on your preconceived notions and biases of others than it is in reality.
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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    TD- I'd say the 'gun nuts' are just as good at ignoring what is uncomfortable to address as well...

    Ikra-
    IF you did a little research before knee jerking you know the Nikki Greene shooting was one dead cop, not a shoot-out.

    I've stepped over a few still twitching bodies in my day, crying isn't something I am prone to.

    Was noting how quick a few are to dismiss a cop killing as not a 'national' tragedy when others were just that.

    (you either are not as smart as you constantly claim or being purposely blind to the thread)

    Either way the right wing is very good at selective outrage when it comes to violence. Like I said, if a cop had been shot by an 'urban' malcontent or a Mooslim I can see the selfrighteous outrage from those who are shrugging this one off....
    what exactly would that be-

    the facts are ALL on the pro gun side

    the anti gunners have a tough position because the ONLY argument they have is to claim that their schemes increase public safety

    EVEN IF THAT WERE TRUE we still have valid arguments that are not overcome by increased public safety

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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

    TD-
    looking at a lot more than this latest shooting. Pro-guns overlook what they don't want to address as much as anyone else.

    Ikria-
    The point I was making before you went over board with a strawman children example and a very idiotic 'crying' reference was simple.

    One cop is shot dead by one meth cooker, happens all too often. Rather than be so dismissive, mostly because the pro-guns worry this maybe one more straw on the camel's back, and the straws have been flying of late, the proguns should remember the case of Trooper Nikki Greene and how his death, his single death in a backwater part of a backwater state by a two bit meth cooker has caused a heaping helping of new drug laws to be passed by states all across the Union. They restrict quite a few over the counter allergy/cold medications and some companies have stopped making the restricted formulations.

    It just might be a bit foolish to airy wave away the death of an Officer sworn to go daily into harm's way, especially when done by folks who never have. No slight, no dig, just a flat out statement.

    Now a moment on what the proguns ignore- had this been a New Black Panther shooting a cop, or a Mooslim, maybe one of those white pride folks the Gubmint suggested might cause domestic terrorism, oh wait the right wing railed against the very hint of that! But depending on who does the shooting the Proguns can rant for 'something to be done' or 'it is someone in gubmints fault'...

    The issue is citizens who spiral into mental illness continue to own weapons even as the very slow, uneven and haphazard wheels of civilian review of an individual's right to their weapons attempt to 'do something'. Fact is our current process allows people in position to act with the legal ability to look the other way. There is no urgency, and no liability. Seems these days we have gone from, 'he was a quiet neighbor' to 'had a long struggle with mental illness'.

    I do apologize for the delay in my response, I was travelling.

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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

    Another shooting today. Two Police officers killed and two injured......

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    Re: Report: Six People Shot Near Texas A&M University, Shooter Is In Custody

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Just FYI, Charles Whitman had a brain tumor, and today's shooter also had mental issues.
    And when someone with mental issues sees a flurry of publicity over someone else with mental issues who took a gun and started shooting people, person with mental issues #1 tends to want the same attention given to person with mental issues #2.
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