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(KCTV5) NewsFlash May be up to 4 dead in shooting at food plant in Kansas City. Gunman not using a pea shooter   ( divider line
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2004-07-02 09:23:48 PM  
tragedy is when I stub my toe.

comedy is when you fall down a manhole and die.
2004-07-02 09:26:31 PM  
...and still not as much body mass as Marlon Brando.
2004-07-02 09:39:50 PM  
I saw a link on a science site today that said we may be getting less violent as less lead goes into the environment.

The sales of lead based gasoline peaked in the 70s and the people who did the study say we are on the way to (somewhat) cleaner air.

Dandy, I worked a gas station for some years, perhaps that's why I like guns.

Or maybe it's the rest of you who are crazy, yeah, that's it.
2004-07-02 09:42:01 PM  
Just kidding, I find it hilarious!

Good for you.
Stop trolling.
2004-07-02 09:44:56 PM  
A posted sign on the property indicated that no guns were allowed at the plant.

What, the sign didn't work? Where's a small dog when you need one...

Well, maybe the sign will stop the company from getting sued. Not likely, but you never know.
2004-07-02 10:00:38 PM  
5 confirmed dead including the shooter. 3 in the hospital, one critical. this has been a bad week in KCK.
2004-07-02 10:02:28 PM  
A posted sign on the property indicated that no guns were allowed at the plant.

Gee, the sign didn't deter him? I am shocked.

Maybe we need BIGGER signs, ones that say "DON'T bring guns in here, we really mean it" and "You BETTER not kill anybody here!"

That should do the trick.
2004-07-02 10:21:07 PM  
Man, I wonder what his beef was...

2004-07-02 10:26:25 PM  
Maybe if there was more gun control until recently normal people who snap at the drop of a hat would NOT be able to return to their legally acquired arsenal and use it to kill coworkers. Maybe?

I think getting a gun should at least be as hard as having a fishing license. Maybe harder.
2004-07-02 10:28:50 PM  

US cities like NYC are actually some of the safest in the world. Very low on the list violent crimes worldwide.
2004-07-02 10:33:24 PM  
I drove by the building on my way home from work, while this was going on. So I guess that's a feather in my cap.

/There's something wrong with anyone who doesn't think his hometown is the best
2004-07-02 10:41:07 PM  
If that guy knew that 3 or 4 of the folks sitting in that cafeteria were packing, he might have thought twice about going in guns ablazing, or at least not have gotten so many shots off. When's the last time someone shot up a police station?

/A well-armed society is a polite society.
2004-07-02 10:50:45 PM  
mrwizarrd - 9/11?
2004-07-02 10:50:50 PM  
A posted sign on the property indicated that no guns were allowed at the plant.

What, the sign didn't work? Where's a small dog when you need one...

Well, maybe the sign will stop the company from getting sued. Not likely, but you never know.

They shoud have had a sign which said: "No Murdering Fellow Employees"
2004-07-02 10:52:30 PM  
Lucky me...that shooting is only about 5 miles from my house. I swear, shootings and murders are the only thing on the news in this damn town.
2004-07-02 10:52:34 PM  

So if the person that had done this had chosen to go to a theatre, showing a movie I am assuming you do not approve of, and murdered a half dozen people there it would be allright? Karma is going to strike you down hard.

/ not amused
//not amusing
///you are a major asshat
2004-07-02 11:03:45 PM  
Soylent green is not only people, IT KILLS PEOPLE TOO!!!!
At least that's my guess as to why he started executing the people there.


All joking aside, my Dad works in a pretty big ceramics plant and the last time I visited it, there wasn't any metal detectors out. Just a security guard in a room with TV monitors. You could probably get by easily with a small pistol. You'd think that plant that employees many factory workers would have some beefed up security.
2004-07-02 11:08:30 PM  

2004-07-02 10:28:50 PM mrwizarrd


US cities like NYC are actually some of the safest in the world. Very low on the list violent crimes worldwide.

Yeah, next to Uganda and Iraq. Whoohoo. Go NYC.
2004-07-02 11:21:48 PM  
All night on TV "BREAK NEWS"...

It has been a violent week in KC.. We had a shooting today at Bannister Mall also.. safe mall, use to work there as a kid... got good at dodging bullets! :)
2004-07-02 11:22:30 PM  
The Kansas City facility is a refrigerated meat plant. Workers there process and slice meat for deli and sandwich products, McKeon said.

might want to stay away from Subway for a couple a weeks.....
2004-07-02 11:34:09 PM  
The guy was really upset Crunch 'n' Munch was pulled from Yankee Stadium?

His wife ran out of ReddiWip, but he hadn't been home lately?

His Slim Jim hadn't been out of its wrapper in way too long?

He was ready to move on to Act II?

(one last one)

He heard voices... "Butter" "Parkay!"

/another find ConAgraFoods product

But really... it's sad. People no longer know how to deal with interpersonal conflict or the reality of the inconstancy of life.
2004-07-02 11:49:50 PM  

PC Load Letter? WTF does that mean?!@?!
2004-07-03 01:02:45 AM  
Wow, I didn't know there were so many of us from KC who are Farkers. Maybe we should have a Fark party in KC!!! No guns allowed though. :-)
2004-07-03 01:07:31 AM  
Well, that's probably the least funny headline ever. Not even distasteful, just lacking "the funny"
2004-07-03 01:08:50 AM  
1. I suspect we will hear that management was tormenting him in some fashion. Just a hunch.

2. Too bad that the victims were unarmed. If everyone was packing there might have been only one death (the bad guy).

You'd really think that people would wise up and realize

3. An armed society is a polite society.

I live in the People's Republic of Kalifornia, and was shocked when visiting states (Utah, Nevada, Arizona) that issue concealed weapons permits to real citizens (Kalifornia only gives them out easily to liberal politicians and celebrities) I have found that the people drive in a less agressive fashion, are more friendly, and much more mellow.

When people realize that everyone can defend themselves, they behave as politely as they do when standing in front of the police station.
2004-07-03 01:52:08 AM  
I live a few blocks from State Line and about 20 miles from downtown KC. I heard this on the news, and thought about the guy who weighed about 500 pounds who blew up his house after firing automatic weapons at paramedics.

I think God I live on this side of state line.
2004-07-03 02:56:41 AM  
Well, it goes without saying that he's not using a Peashooter.

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C'mon, an airworthy P-26 these days is worth a king's ransome, number one, and number two, It's kind of hard to maenuver one of these bad boys around a factory.

/aviation geek
2004-07-03 03:41:31 AM  

That guy who blew up those houses over by 435 was on the Misery side if I recall.

I'm feeling ok over here in Overland Park.
2004-07-03 03:42:00 AM  
This was all over the news here (Kans-ass Citizen). The word 'disgruntled' saw heavy use..

You should have seen the first press conference given by the police chief. "Okay, the investigation just started. We don't know a lot of details, but we'll give you another briefing at 8:30 so you'll have something for your nine o'clock news..."

2004-07-03 09:20:31 AM  
Porter said he stepped over the body and into the hall, where he heard 10 to 12 shots fired rapidly in the nearby cafeteria. Porter ran to the women's locker room and told everybody to stay there, then alerted other workers wandering around to get out of the building.

Dude's been waiting for just such an opportunity to run into the women's locker room.
2004-07-03 11:52:51 AM  
I can't wait until the lawsuits against ConAgra start.

/guns don't kill people, it's pretty much just the bullets...
2004-07-03 12:44:15 PM  
If shooting each other keeps them from barbecuing kittens, I say carry on.
2004-07-03 12:57:53 PM  
A posted sign on the property indicates no guns are allowed at the plant. ConAgra spokeswoman Julie DeYoung said there are security measures in place at the facility, but declined to discuss them.

/Makes one think that the sign was the ONLY security measure that the plant had.

/should have had a dumbass tag
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