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(Austin Statesman)   Houston McCoy, the Austin police officer who stopped University of Texas Tower sniper Charles Whitman more than 46 years ago, died early Thursday afternoon. He was 72   (statesman.com) divider line 25
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2012-12-27 11:39:47 PM  
7 votes:
Do you think when he was called to the scene the dispatcher said "Houston, we have a problem"?
2012-12-28 02:42:01 AM  
6 votes:
46 years ago? Impossible. There where no video games at the time.
2012-12-28 03:30:52 AM  
3 votes:

ladyfortuna: Wayne 985: This always reminds me of The X-Files. They had some odd episode where a guy was under mind control, climbed a clock tower at a university, and began sniping people. Mulder, of course, found a way to save the day. I saw that as a kid and it wasn't until much later that I realized it took a lot of inspiration from a real event.

... Yeah, I have nothing of substance to contribute here.

I recently finished a marathon of the 'Files, and that episode instantly came to mind upon reading the headline.

... no substance here either...


I once thought Planet of the Apes was real when the news said that guerrillas attacked a school in Rhodesia.
2012-12-28 03:25:01 AM  
3 votes:
Here in Texas, officer McCoy is also known as "the guy who interfered with that Real American's 2nd Amendment Rights."
2012-12-28 12:30:42 AM  
3 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: poonesfarm: Do you think when he was called to the scene the dispatcher said "Houston, we have a problem"?

The shooting happened in Austin, not Houston, numbnuts


*facepalm*
2012-12-28 12:21:23 AM  
3 votes:
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RIP McCoy
2012-12-28 03:18:47 AM  
2 votes:

The Real Weedlord Bonerhitler: 46 years ago? Impossible. There where no video games at the time.


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2012-12-28 02:54:31 AM  
2 votes:

dethmagnetic: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a tactical nuclear device gun.

//Acceptable collateral damage.
2012-12-28 02:48:27 AM  
2 votes:
Martinez also grabbed McCoy's shotgun and shot Whitman one more time as he lay on the ground.


Yeah, that'll learn him.
2012-12-28 01:52:39 AM  
2 votes:

dethmagnetic: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.


Although a booby-trapped exploding receiver on Whitman's rifle would have been a hilarious alternative option...
2012-12-28 07:40:47 AM  
1 votes:

TommyDeuce: Rhino_man: dethmagnetic: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

False. The only thing that stopped that bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Jared Lee Loughner was stopped by an unarmed member of the public when he stopped firing to reload.

The Columbine and Newtown shooters were stopped by bad guys with guns . . .


Did I say No bad guy with a gun is ever stopped by a good guy with a gun? No.

I said that *A* bad guy with a gun was stopped by a good guy without a gun. I proved an exception to this rule that's been thrown about like candy recently, thereby disproving the rule.

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" is a false statement. Period.

Tumunga:
So, since there wasn't anymore bullets in his pistol, he actually didn't have a gun anymore. I guess you're wrong, sir.

Are you high?
2012-12-28 06:57:59 AM  
1 votes:

Rhino_man: dethmagnetic: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

False. The only thing that stopped that bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Jared Lee Loughner was stopped by an unarmed member of the public when he stopped firing to reload.


The Columbine and Newtown shooters were stopped by bad guys with guns . . .
2012-12-28 05:10:08 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-12-28 03:57:50 AM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: The Real Weedlord Bonerhitler: 46 years ago? Impossible. There where no video games at the time.

Also, released the same year of the shooting:

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One of my old Fark 'Shops:

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2012-12-28 03:46:26 AM  
1 votes:

dethmagnetic: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy  ...a highly-trained law enforcement professional with a gun and lots of back-up, better regulations to keep the "bad guy" from getting the gun in the first place, and better mental healthcare to treat spree killers who are usually crazy people, which means more evil Socialism booga booga booga!

2012-12-28 03:23:50 AM  
1 votes:

The Southern Dandy: Houston McCoy was a good guy with a gun.

RIP Mr MCoy


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RIP Kilroy
2012-12-28 03:19:19 AM  
1 votes:
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RIP Slim
2012-12-28 03:18:48 AM  
1 votes:
HARTMAN: Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was? None of you dumbasses knows? Private Cowboy?
COWBOY: Sir, he was that guy who shot all those people from that tower in Austin, Texas, sir!

HARTMAN: That's affirmative. Charles Whitman killed twelve people from a twenty-eight-storey observation tower at the University of Texas from distances up to four hundred yards. Anybody know who Lee Harvey Oswald was? Private Snowball?

SNOWBALL: Sir, he shot Kennedy, sir!

HARTMAN: That's right, and do you know how far away he was?

SNOWBALL: Sir, it was pretty far! From that book suppository building, sir!

HARTMAN: All right, knock it off! Two hundred and fifty feet! He was two hundred and fifty feet away and shooting at a moving target. Oswald got off three rounds with an old Italian bolt action rifle in only six seconds and scored two hits, including a head shot! Do any of you people know where these individuals learned to shoot? Private Joker?

JOKER: Sir, in the Marines, sir!

HARTMAN: In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated marine and his rifle can do! And before you ladies leave my island, you will be able to do the same thing!

[Full Metal Jacket]
2012-12-28 03:14:12 AM  
1 votes:

Wayne 985: This always reminds me of The X-Files. They had some odd episode where a guy was under mind control, climbed a clock tower at a university, and began sniping people. Mulder, of course, found a way to save the day. I saw that as a kid and it wasn't until much later that I realized it took a lot of inspiration from a real event.

... Yeah, I have nothing of substance to contribute here.


I recently finished a marathon of the 'Files, and that episode instantly came to mind upon reading the headline.

... no substance here either...
2012-12-28 03:02:13 AM  
1 votes:

leadmetal: Apparently this tower shooter thing was back before cops formed a secure perimeter and waited for the shooting to stop.

James F. Campbell: dethmagnetic: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Yeah, but wouldn't it be better to prevent the bad guy from getting a gun to begin with? Or do bad guys have rights, too?

How do you stop bad guys from having guns without guns?


With even other guns, Are you stupid?
2012-12-28 02:47:57 AM  
1 votes:
Since we're doing song lyrics...

That's why I say Hey man, nice shot.
Good shot man.
That's why I say hey man, nice shot.
good shot man.

/I wish I would've met you.
//Now it's a little late.
2012-12-28 02:37:18 AM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: poonesfarm: Do you think when he was called to the scene the dispatcher said "Houston, we have a problem"?

The shooting happened in Austin, not Houston, numbnuts


*SWOOSH*
2012-12-28 12:46:51 AM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: poonesfarm: Do you think when he was called to the scene the dispatcher said "Houston, we have a problem"?

The shooting happened in Austin, not Houston, numbnuts


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2012-12-28 12:45:09 AM  
1 votes:
Whitman.

Foreshadow.
2012-12-28 12:02:46 AM  
1 votes:

poonesfarm: Do you think when he was called to the scene the dispatcher said "Houston, we have a problem"?


The shooting happened in Austin, not Houston, numbnuts
 
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