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Potential "glory shooter" ends rampage with 1 fatality

JermanatorJermanator Senior MemberPosts: 16,131 Senior Member
...Himself. As things should be. He had bombs make up, a pistol, and some sort of rifle. I guess his plan was to set off the fire alarm and start picking people off. It didn't seem to work out. What the hell kind of rifle is an "American-Tech"? Did this guy plan on going on a murderous rampage with a tactical looking 10/22?

Link to article...
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57574979/police-fla-college-drop-out-found-dead-had-planned-campus-attack/
Is this the rifle from American Gun Tech?
http://m249.us/photos.php
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,452 Senior Member
    No idea about the rifle. But I heard an officer say it was a .22 Magnum rifle. So I have no idea what kind of rifle they are talking about.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,085 Senior Member
    Would they all chose that way out before they act out their plans....
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,296 Senior Member
    I'm guessing the "American-Tech" is reporter speak for a 10/22 in an ATI stock.

    Good deal that the shooter just offed himself and no one else was hurt.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    What a maroon. He's supposed to off himself after everyone else...
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    I like his method better.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    It is better for the rest of us.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    The .45 was a High Point.................makes you wonder if he intended to kill himself or if it just went off by itself.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,955 Senior Member
    So my question is...where the heck did he find .22lr ammo!
    Maybe that's why he offed himself (and saved the taxpayers millions) - he couldn't FIND any .22LR ammo...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,296 Senior Member
    Just heard an unconfirmed report that it was an "American Tactical" MP-5 copy:

    http://www.americantactical.us/1480/detail.html
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,452 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Just heard an unconfirmed report that it was an "American Tactical" MP-5 copy:

    http://www.americantactical.us/1480/detail.html

    O.K. That makes more sense. It's a GSG rifle made in Germany and imported and sold by several distributors.
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,521 Senior Member
    Wow. I can't believe UCF's ban on firearms in school housing didn't prevent this...
    Overkill is underrated.
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,089 Senior Member
    I listened to the story on TV. Something was said by a member of the school faculty about the guns and ammo in the room being against policy. Well, seeing how he had a massacre planned, I doubt the school policy violation was of much importance to him. :nono:
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,296 Senior Member
    Wow. I can't believe UCF's ban on firearms in school housing didn't prevent this...

    Pretty sure it's against the law and policy to build improvised explosives on campus as well.

    The magic unicorns that run the no-gun, no explosives, no massacre forcefield must have run out of rainbows and sunshine to feed on.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,390 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Pretty sure it's against the law and policy to build improvised explosives on campus as well.

    The magic unicorns that run the no-gun, no explosives, no massacre forcefield must have run out of rainbows and sunshine to feed on.
    Apparently :roll:
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  • RimfireRimfire Senior Member Posts: 812 Senior Member
    I am relieved that there was only 1 fatality.

    However, that isn't an Assault Rifle by any stretch of the imagination. I mean where's the bayonet? The telescoping stock? The flash suppressor?

    Just proves that you can't legislate away stupid nor undesired behaviors. Criminals are going to do what they do no matter how many words written on a piece of paper.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,955 Senior Member
    Rimfire wrote: »
    Just proves that you can't legislate away stupid nor undesired behaviors. Criminals are going to do what they do no matter how many words written on a piece of paper.
    You said it!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    He could had used a piece of rope and saved himself a lot of trouble.

    I wonder how many in the media looked up the rifle HOPING it was a black evil assault rifle.

    Wait, what I am saying?

    They don't do fact checking!
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    It was "tactical", so according to the media, it was an evil "black rifle".
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Pretty sure it's against the law and policy to build improvised explosives on campus as well.

    The magic unicorns that run the no-gun, no explosives, no massacre forcefield must have run out of rainbows and sunshine to feed on.

    :rotflmao:

    Would be more funny if it were not such a true statement
    "The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
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