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    US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    BBC News - US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    US security staff shot a knife-wielding man three times at New Orleans international airport after he tried to storm a checkpoint, officials say.
    They say the man, named as Richard White, 62, attacked an airport security worker with wasp spray before striking another on the arm with a large knife.
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    Authorities say New Orleans airport attacker was armed with Molotov cocktails, smoke bombs - The Washington Post

    Authorities say New Orleans airport attacker was armed with Molotov cocktails, smoke bombs .
    Another terror attack against the US.. by an American.
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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    Mandatory background checks for knife purchases, its the only answer to stop these madmen

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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Mandatory background checks for knife purchases, its the only answer to stop these madmen
    My aren't you clever.

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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    My aren't you clever.
    What legitimate reason does this guy need with a machete? people just shouldn't be allowed to own these types of weapons

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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    How a person armed (equipped?) with wasp spray and a large knife was not stopped by the TSA nannies before getting inside of an airport makes me wonder why we even still have them. It appears that a local police officer was the one that decided to shoot that maniac - she deserves our praise.
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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    How a person armed (equipped?) with wasp spray and a large knife was not stopped by the TSA nannies before getting inside of an airport makes me wonder why we even still have them. It appears that a local police officer was the one that decided to shoot that maniac - she deserves our praise.
    There was another attack using pepper spray on a border agent on the Canadan border:

    Border patrol: Agent kills man after alleged attack - CNN.com

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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    What legitimate reason does this guy need with a machete? people just shouldn't be allowed to own these types of weapons
    A veiled attempt at sarcasm vs. assualt rifles?

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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    If this was a "terror attack", then he didn't understand the idea behind terrorism very well. Hard to strike fear in people when a lone attacker is taken down with absolutely no possibility of more attacks by him or his "group".
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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    Yes. It is fortunate he wasn't a muslim, otherwise we would not be allowed to call it terrorism.

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    Re: US police shoot attacker at New Orleans airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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