People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
From what my sister tells me, he went and shot a couple of rounds off with a Assault rifle and they thought their were more than one shooter because it was over such a wide spread area he was in I'm just thankful we didn't have another clock tower incident. He was hoping he'd be getting a suicide by cop thing ans he wouldn't have to kill himself. i get my information from my sister friend who was in the basement until 2:00 in the afternoon thankfully no one was hurt other than the shooter.
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The 2nd Amendment - When those guys wrote those documents, people raised their children on farms, not the state raising them in hell-hole projects. Kids had a sense of responsibility at a very early age and did chores. They weren't raised by the reality TV and Oprah... Go read through the hall of fame and then tell me about "Shall issue". There are dumbasses walking the planet today in heretofore unknown numbers. There are a lot of people that should have to get a permit in order to have babies, much less own a weapon.
Yes, this was upsetting; stirs up terrible memories for the local old folks who were around for the first UT shooting: the tower sniper Charles Whitman.
It's sad that this boy is dead; initial reports of today's events were confusing and conflicting, but according to the latest reports I've read, he wasn't trying very hard to kill anyone else.
He was firing at the ground, in the air, off to the sides of crowds.
One student peeked out from around a building and says the sniper actually met his eyes and waved; the student said he could see the gunman smile behind his ski mask.
The gunman- Colton Tooley, age 19- was obviously very disturbed.
He may have brought the gun to campus with the intention of committing a mass murder.
But once he got there, something stayed his hand.
In the end, he injured no one and only killed himself.
I believe there's a thread someone posted today, entitled "Is there ever a good reason to commit suicide?"
My answer is "yes".
If you find yourself on a college campus with a loaded assault rifle and a burning desire to decimate your classmates, that's a very good reason to commit suicide.
Colton Tooley did a brave thing today. I hope he's found peace, and I'm sure that every parent with a child attending the University of Texas is thanking him in their prayers tonight.