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(MSNBC) NewsFlash Shootings reported at Fort Hood Texas, multiple deaths reported. If only there were qualified people with guns nearby who could defend themselves   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 2739
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2009-11-05 04:27:21 PM
ravenlore, thanks for the link. I'm particularly interested in how smaller PDs handle active shooter situations, even when they aren't directly involved.

Sounds like Killeen is calling in additional patrol officers and double manning their units.
 
2009-11-05 04:27:23 PM
m1ke: This happened because there was too much gun control.
This happened because there was too little gun control.
This happened because of violent video games.
This happened because of violent TV shows.
This happened because of the liberals.
This happened because of the conservatives.
This happened because of illegal immigration.


Burma Shave.
 
2009-11-05 04:27:23 PM
bighairyguy: Live from the scene:

Hahaha...damn, now that is funny.
 
2009-11-05 04:27:26 PM
nekom: Jamespoon: I bet it's just pissed off white guys, just like in Oklahoma City, just like in Columbine, just like in Atlanta.

That's still my speculation, although why 2 gunmen?



Going apeshiat nuts by yourself is lonely business?
 
2009-11-05 04:27:27 PM
CNN has bumped the death toll up to 9.
 
2009-11-05 04:27:29 PM
Up to 9 people dead, up to 30 wounded :(
 
2009-11-05 04:27:37 PM
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I was wondering when you were going to come.

/Yeah dirty sounds don't care.

FAP?

Who's fapping?

APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/yjaeesu
(copy and paste)


Oh, I love you gorgor. Let me bear your love child.
 
2009-11-05 04:27:38 PM
Speedbts alt: Why the hell is Joe Wilson [you lie!] being interviewed on Fox?

Because he's an attention whore?
 
2009-11-05 04:27:38 PM
Just curious, but why doesn't "the right to bear arms" apply to swords and such?
 
2009-11-05 04:27:39 PM
It's getting on the base that's the easy part. Getting off an Army base is a whole other kettle of fish.
 
2009-11-05 04:27:41 PM
PD feed just said Transporting 1 male to the jail from WalMart.

I'm assuming not necessarily related
 
2009-11-05 04:27:49 PM
Pffft, if the guy was wearing oak leaves then it he can't actually be military. A real Major would have told some dumb fark to do the shooting and the walked around with a mug full of coffee, feeling self-important.
 
2009-11-05 04:27:49 PM
damageddude: That would be Hot Lips

Sally Kellerman has a nude scene in the movie.

not an erotic one, but still
 
2009-11-05 04:27:55 PM
Well this is just humming right along. Hopefully we get some better information soon.
 
2009-11-05 04:27:56 PM
smooshie: Up to 9 people dead, up to 30 wounded :(

Expect it to grow....
 
2009-11-05 04:28:02 PM
MorrisBird: Thank you for the well wishes. I'm weeping for the mothers whose kids didn't call.

According to the police scanner, the circuits are overloaded, so hopefully no one overreacts to not getting a call.
 
2009-11-05 04:28:10 PM
Now reporting shots fired at a soldier's residence.
 
2009-11-05 04:28:27 PM
Tom_Slick: Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated Marine and his rifle can do!

I hate to say it but...nice.
 
2009-11-05 04:28:27 PM
Oh crap, shots fired at a soldier's residence now!
 
2009-11-05 04:28:27 PM
Jamespoon: I don't know more than the next guy right now, but I'm ready to laugh at everyone who is jumping on the "jihadist" bandwagon BS. What is this, 2002?

I bet it's just pissed off white guys, just like in Oklahoma City, just like in Columbine, just like in Atlanta.


And just like it always is every other time some right wing nutcase decides to act out, and everyone races to blame the Muzzies.

Sean Hannity just reported that the FBI says terrorism is not suspected... and naturally went on to imply that he doesn't believe them.
 
2009-11-05 04:28:33 PM
tgregory: zootsuit: buh buh but don't guns prevent gun violence? I'm confused.


yeah, because no one dies in wars that have guns, either. dumbass.

you don't think a police officer in a police station could take down a few cops before being taken out by other cops?

if all of the people on base were disarmed the killers would've probably killed plenty more. i'm sure you would've enjoyed that.


Now this is fark!

/left satisfied.
 
2009-11-05 04:28:35 PM
Speedbts alt: Why the hell is Joe Wilson [you lie!] being interviewed on Fox?

Are you serious?
LOL Wow....just. Wow.
 
2009-11-05 04:28:37 PM
CitizenTed:

Go live in the UK, watch the BBC news on TV, then come back home and watch CNN or Fox. It's like day and night. It's not even a contest. American broadcast news is pathetic.


Like I said, Americans are easily impressed by a British accent.
 
2009-11-05 04:28:39 PM
what_now: Somerville

...is a hole.
 
2009-11-05 04:28:46 PM
Blues_X: Now reporting shots fired at a soldier's residence.

WTF. So there's more than 2 shooters now?
 
2009-11-05 04:28:48 PM
Hang On Voltaire: punchaprep: I hate to say this but Hopefully this will do something for the Soldiers and Veterans who are battling with PTSD.

How do you know it was a soldier much less a soldier suffering from PTSD?


Because if you were a soldier you would have seen this shiat coming from a mile away. But if it turns out to be a Jihad or just crazy civilians then I'm wrong but I wouldn't be surprised to see more incidents like this to come from Soldiers

/Iraq war vet
//Been trying for 3 years to get my ptsd benefits
///Even I've thought about going John Q
 
2009-11-05 04:28:54 PM
bighairyguy: Live from the scene:

awesome. i love our media.
 
2009-11-05 04:29:23 PM
Send in the SWAT KIDS.

i243.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-05 04:29:32 PM
ghare: russsssman: ghare: These little incidents are a small price to pay for our right to bear arms.

These little incidents are WHY we should bear arms.

Yeah, too bad all those Texas Liberals and Soldiers took all everyone's guns away. Otherwise there wouldn't have been a shooting.


Yeah.. Surprised it didn't get all swordy and knifey like all the other countries and cities that don't have guns..
 
2009-11-05 04:29:33 PM
bugdog: Sounds like Killeen is calling in additional patrol officers and double manning their units.

For once I'm glad that tool of an ex in-law down there has a state issued weapon. Although it amuses me to picture him if he'd been on bike duty today.

Yes, my cousin's ex husband is a bike cop. A 300 lb bike cop. In Killeen, Texas.
 
2009-11-05 04:29:42 PM
jpbreon: demonfaerie: AirForceVet: OK, let's round up the usual suspects for this tragedy. Votes anyone?

(A) Disgruntled Army soldiers;
(B) Domestic terrorists;
(C) Foreign terrorists; or
(D) Military dependents?

I am going to go with A. There has been a lot of media about how the military isn't taking care soldiers with ptsd or watching out for signs it or just finding excuses to kick them out. Think I saw it on Dateline or 20/20.

Agreed. If this is a PTSD event, there will be questions. PTSD is the under reported injury of this war.


The very definition of PTSD is that it's under-reported. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:03 PM
Observatory: Just curious, but why doesn't "the right to bear arms" apply to swords and such?

Because nobody like LARP geeks.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:06 PM
Shots fired at a soldier's residence?

Methinks someone just killed themselves.

/just a guess, but that just seems to be how these pieces of sh*t work in the 21st centuryq
 
2009-11-05 04:30:13 PM
MorrisBird: Thank you for the well wishes. I'm weeping for the mothers whose kids didn't call.

My best wishes to you too. And all the other parents who have kids out there.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:17 PM
There was an instance at Ft Bragg (NC) maybe 10 -12 years ago, some pissed off soldier started shooting at airborne troops doing PT. Some of the squads (unarmed) advanced on the shooter's position and overpowered him.

Moral is, don't shoot at soldiers doing PT, they're already in a bad mood.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:18 PM
bighairyguy: Oh crap, shots fired at a soldier's residence now!

Source on that?
 
2009-11-05 04:30:27 PM
shroom: But I thought shootings never happened amongst a well-armed population?

Military bases operate under the "federal facilities" rules where guns are not allowed except to on-duty LEOs or to soldiers on the range. So yes, this was in a relatively unarmed location. The percentage of people carrying guns in Waco is far higher than on Fort Hood.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:37 PM
Fox News is reporting that last night was Meatloaf and Salisbury Steak night on base.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:41 PM
If you think this is anybody other than soldiers who were stationed on base legitimately, then you're retarded.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:46 PM
Tom_Slick: Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated Marine and his rifle can do!

No need to take a sweater with you to eternity.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:54 PM
zootsuit 2009-11-05 03:47:45 PM
buh buh but don't guns prevent gun violence? I'm confused.



Came expecting farkos morons like this.

Expectations met.

AGAIN.

/could have stopped with subtard but NO, I just had to see more.
//like a car wreck you people are
 
2009-11-05 04:30:59 PM
CitizenTed: Go live in the UK, watch the BBC news on TV, then come back home and watch CNN or Fox. It's like day and night. It's not even a contest. American broadcast news is pathetic.

Hell, stay home in the US and listen to the BBC World Service on the radio, you'll notice the same thing. Their normal interviewers aren't afraid to ask uncomfortable questions either, which is a large part of the charm.

demonfaerie: I can see that and at least they give out cards to help, but do they go further to say it is not a weakness to get help?

Dunno about the military itself, but even living in a non-military town our public bus system has ads inside showing a soldier in front of a flag with a big message about how it's actually the STRONG thing to do to reach out for help, if you or a relative who served is having problems adjusting please call this number, etc etc.
 
2009-11-05 04:31:16 PM
JohnCarter: There was an instance at Ft Bragg (NC) maybe 10 -12 years ago, some pissed off soldier started shooting at airborne troops doing PT. Some of the squads (unarmed) advanced on the shooter's position and overpowered him.

Moral is, don't shoot at soldiers doing PT, they're already in a bad mood.


I lol'ed
 
2009-11-05 04:31:20 PM
Update: Shots fired at soldiers home.
 
2009-11-05 04:31:26 PM
i bet the shooters last words were "i told you i was hardcore"
 
2009-11-05 04:31:28 PM
Ecliptic: what_now: Somerville

...is a hole.


You know how I know you've never been to the All America City?
 
2009-11-05 04:31:32 PM
From AP via the WSJ site (emphasis mine):

Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Seven people were killed and 20 wounded in a pair of shootings Thursday at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, the Army said.

An army spokesman in Washington said the base has been locked down following the shootings. Another official told the Associated Press that at least one shooter had been caught.

The FBI is sending agents to the scene.

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Nathan Banks said the first shooting began at about 1:30 p.m. at a personnel and medical-processing office. The facility, called a Soldier Rating and Processing center, handles administrative details for soldiers.
Col. Banks said two shooters were apparently involved. There was no immediate word on who they were, nor on identities of the dead.

Col. Banks said the second incident took place at a theater on the sprawling base.
Another Army official identified that site as the Howze Theater.

That official, who requested anonymity to discuss an evolving incident, said a graduation had been scheduled for 2 p.m. at the theater.
 
2009-11-05 04:31:39 PM
Hang On Voltaire: CitizenTed:

Go live in the UK, watch the BBC news on TV, then come back home and watch CNN or Fox. It's like day and night. It's not even a contest. American broadcast news is pathetic.

Like I said, Americans are easily impressed by a British accent.


I rarely agree with anything you say, but you're absolutely right in this case.
 
2009-11-05 04:31:42 PM
i243.photobucket.com

Flush 'em out...
 
2009-11-05 04:31:50 PM
ravenlore: bighairyguy: Oh crap, shots fired at a soldier's residence now!

Source on that?


What's the source?!?!?
 
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