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(MIT) NewsFlash MIT advising people to "shelter in place" after reports of a person with a long rifle and body armor on campus (UPDATE: report "unfounded")   (emergency.mit.net) divider line 291
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2013-02-23 10:26:44 AM  
good job. now more reasons to take away long guns. GD it.

i'm a pretty super libby lib (by the standards in place these days)... but own some pretty crazy guns. "assault" guns even.

yet i support gun control.

i just know a thing like this can't be good...
 
2013-02-23 10:26:47 AM  

CygnusDarius: lilplatinum: If only nerds carried guns like responsible adults this wouldn't be an issue.

Body armor.


BOOM!  HEADSHOT!
 
2013-02-23 10:26:57 AM  
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Hi, guys. I'm late for practise. Where's the arena?
 
2013-02-23 10:27:15 AM  

WhippingBoy: nekom: Here's hoping it's just a dude with an umbrella or something similarly lame.

MIT is in the United States. Those buffoons don't carry umbrellas. They just shoot the raindrops out of the sky.

Yee-Haw!


I read that in MC Hawking's 'voice'...
 
2013-02-23 10:27:50 AM  
nerds have too much power. we need to cull them

POWAR TO TEH JOCKS!!!
 
2013-02-23 10:27:52 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: BlippityBleep: everybody pointing at guns while ignoring the previous two issues?  check.  lulz.

What do you mean "everybody?"

NYS just put in place a gun law that strengthens mental health reporting.

lulz indeed. I love my state.


HAHAHAHA i'm sure it does wonders to help those with mental issues.  it doesn't have more to do with disarming the populace at all.  LULZ.
 
2013-02-23 10:28:44 AM  
According to police: Scene is clear. Call unfounded. No threat to public safety
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 10:28:50 AM  
swamp_of_dumb

CP won't let you carry around campus, but they're OK with shooting sports. If I recall correctly pistol was an option for the physical education requirement.
 
2013-02-23 10:28:56 AM  
i623.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-23 10:29:16 AM  

CreampuffCasperMilktoast: Even though police haven't found anything, a lone cameraman may have caught something in his lense....

[z.about.com image 400x573]

/is that an "Assault Rifle" strapped to his back?


Wookies don't carry assault rifles, they carry bandoliers.
 
2013-02-23 10:29:23 AM  

e4rlgrey: According to police: Scene is clear. Call unfounded. No threat to public safety


Someone asked to fetch another shovel?
 
2013-02-23 10:30:12 AM  
Supposedly Lanza wore a fishing vest........sideshow bob wore a dirt bike chest protector type thing....


I'm guessing North Pole ski jacket thing time around...
 
2013-02-23 10:30:14 AM  

Nogale: Come on, are there no Farkers on the MIT campus?


They're to busy keeping the Man at bay.
 
2013-02-23 10:30:24 AM  

potterydove: You know what defeats standard body armor?

[www.aimsurplus.com image 480x312]


Define "standard". Most soft vests can be defeated by any rifle. Most plates can stop those. There's only a tiny steel tip.
 
GBB
2013-02-23 10:30:26 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: BlippityBleep: everybody pointing at guns while ignoring the previous two issues?  check.  lulz.

What do you mean "everybody?"

NYS just put in place a gun law that strengthens mental health reporting.

lulz indeed. I love my state.


Meaning what?  Do they check on you everyday after you purchase a gun to make sure you haven't gone full derp?  Cause that's what's happening.  People buy when they can pass these checks, then wait until the voices become over powering.   Not the other way round.
 
2013-02-23 10:31:14 AM  

e4rlgrey: According to police: Scene is clear. Call unfounded. No threat to public safety


MWAG: it's the new bomb threat.
 
2013-02-23 10:31:43 AM  

WorkingInParadise: CreampuffCasperMilktoast: Even though police haven't found anything, a lone cameraman may have caught something in his lense....

[z.about.com image 400x573]

/is that an "Assault Rifle" strapped to his back?

Wookies don't carry assault rifles, they carry bandoliers.


Fail. Turn in your nerd badge, tourist.

Hint: The word you're looking for is "Bowcaster".
 
2013-02-23 10:31:48 AM  

Vodka Zombie: lenfromak: At MIT, the kid likely built all of it himself.

I don't know.  Those kids seem more likely to build dirty bombs or thermonuclear devices when they snap.  They seem a little too smart to be part of the point and shoot bullets crowd.



It's a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.
 
2013-02-23 10:32:03 AM  

potterydove: You know what defeats standard body armor?

[www.aimsurplus.com image 480x312]


And this is precisely why the argument that more guns equals less gun violence breaks down. If everyone is armed, mass shooters will start wearing body armor (oh, wait, that has already started happening...), so everyone will want to carry armor piercing rounds, which will lead to more adaptation and escalation of armor and weapons, until we're all running around with rocket launchers mounted on our armor plated personnel carriers.
 
2013-02-23 10:32:18 AM  
We need to ban telephones.  Clearly, some phone-nut went crazy and called in a threat when none existed.  Phones now-a-days are powerful.  They're fully autodial, with the ability to conference call by voice command.  That's too much phone.

/Seriously though, handguns do all the killing in the U.S.S.A.  Why all the talk about rifles?
 
2013-02-23 10:32:38 AM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: "A gun-free zone?"

How's that workin' for ya, MIT?


Law only defines an undesireable act, it doesn't prevent it.  I bet you think a bed alarm actually prevents a patient from getting out of bed too.
 
2013-02-23 10:32:48 AM  
What do you expect at a trade school?
 
2013-02-23 10:33:01 AM  

e4rlgrey: According to police: Scene is clear. Call unfounded. No threat to public safety


MORE LEGISLATION ANYWAY!

WorkingInParadise: Wookies don't carry assault rifles, they carry bandoliers.


Bowcasters too.
 
2013-02-23 10:33:13 AM  
Campus police gave the all clear, according to CNN.
 
2013-02-23 10:33:25 AM  

e4rlgrey: According to police: Scene is clear. Call unfounded. No threat to public safety


Now they'll want to pass laws against invisibility cloaks.
 
2013-02-23 10:33:58 AM  
God. Guns. Guts.

Murica yeah!
 
2013-02-23 10:34:01 AM  
So.... some LARPer is wandering around MIT?
 
2013-02-23 10:34:04 AM  
12 seconds!

/shakes tiny fist
 
2013-02-23 10:35:06 AM  

misanthropologist: oh, wait, that has already started happening...)


Ant police reports as a citation or only media sensationalism?
 
2013-02-23 10:35:39 AM  

Glancing Blow: What do you expect at a trade school?


A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 
2013-02-23 10:36:25 AM  

misanthropologist: potterydove: You know what defeats standard body armor?

[www.aimsurplus.com image 480x312]

And this is precisely why the argument that more guns equals less gun violence breaks down. If everyone is armed, mass shooters will start wearing body armor (oh, wait, that has already started happening...), so everyone will want to carry armor piercing rounds, which will lead to more adaptation and escalation of armor and weapons, until we're all running around with rocket launchers mounted on our armor plated personnel carriers.


And this is why the argument for more gun control breaks down. Gun ownership has been steadily rising, and crime overall (including gun deaths) has bee steadily decreasing.
 
2013-02-23 10:36:46 AM  

Godscrack: God. Guns. Guts.

Murica yeah!


No mention of god, the gun claim is so far unfounded, guts?  Fo-ruh-ners...  Wahoo!
 
2013-02-23 10:37:10 AM  
 
2013-02-23 10:37:39 AM  

potterydove: You know what defeats standard body armor?

[www.aimsurplus.com image 480x312]



That is anywhere from a 2 to 4 MOA round. What you want is more like this:
www.snipercentral.com
 
2013-02-23 10:38:16 AM  
This is going to turn out to be an asian woman with a field hockey stick.
 
2013-02-23 10:38:47 AM  

GBB: People buy when they can pass these checks, then wait until the voices become over powering. Not the other way round.


You are clearly an authority on mental illness.
 
2013-02-23 10:38:58 AM  
who the hell is awake on a college campus at 10 in the morning on a saturday anyways?
 
2013-02-23 10:39:37 AM  

lilplatinum: If only nerds carried guns like responsible adults this wouldn't be an issue.


You'd be shocked at the convergence of nerdity and gun ownership.
 
2013-02-23 10:39:47 AM  
Keep windows and window blinds shut. If advised, also cover and duct tape air vents, and turn off all the air handling equipment (heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning) that you can control.

Ahahaha. FEAR CITIZEN
 
2013-02-23 10:40:17 AM  

nekom: Here's hoping it's just a dude with an umbrella or something similarly lame.


Like the kid with the tactical shovel from a fark thread the other day.
 
2013-02-23 10:41:05 AM  

tgambitg: misanthropologist: potterydove: You know what defeats standard body armor?

[www.aimsurplus.com image 480x312]

And this is precisely why the argument that more guns equals less gun violence breaks down. If everyone is armed, mass shooters will start wearing body armor (oh, wait, that has already started happening...), so everyone will want to carry armor piercing rounds, which will lead to more adaptation and escalation of armor and weapons, until we're all running around with rocket launchers mounted on our armor plated personnel carriers.

And this is why the argument for more gun control breaks down. Gun ownership has been steadily rising, and crime overall (including gun deaths) has bee steadily decreasing.


I should also clarify, it's not SOLELY the guns providing the reduction in crime, I think society is shifting into having less crime... BUT, the guns are not causing more crime like some people who call for gun control would have you believe.
 
2013-02-23 10:41:23 AM  
nekom: Here's hoping it's just a dude with an umbrella or something similarly lame.


www.whoateallthepies.tv

Nappy.
 
2013-02-23 10:41:51 AM  
I CAN'T WAIT TO BLOW UP THE WRONG KID'S FACEBOOK!
 
2013-02-23 10:42:18 AM  
2189 gun deaths in United States alone since Sandy Hook and counting
 
2013-02-23 10:42:18 AM  

syrynxx: GBB: People buy when they can pass these checks, then wait until the voices become over powering. Not the other way round.

You are clearly an authority on mental illness.


He's just passing on what the voices told him.
 
2013-02-23 10:43:23 AM  
wait wait wait....

MIT?

Weapons and Body armor?

Guys, it's just Gordon Freeman visiting his Ala Mater! Nothing to worry about =)
 
2013-02-23 10:43:25 AM  
MIT? Well at least we know no Americans will be harmed.
 
2013-02-23 10:43:32 AM  
I'm getting tired of all these mass hammerings.
 
2013-02-23 10:43:53 AM  

TigersorHawksorBoth: [i623.photobucket.com image 400x738]


Just so your trolltastic ass is aware, I auto (or is that semi-auto) ignore any effwit that posts that journalist thing.

Gun nut on sight, get out of mine.
 
2013-02-23 10:44:09 AM  
It was probably a woman and the caller was confused when he saw breasts and a purse.
 
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