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ken55ken55 Senior MemberPosts: 782 Senior Member
Lone shooter at a Planned Parenthood clinic. Ten wounded, three dead, including one police officer. Shooter surrendered and in custody.

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    They released his name, but little else.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,068 Senior Member
    What an ass hole. Three dead, a number of wounded and for what? Robert Lewis Dear...an unknown who stayed below the radar.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    I am hoping that this troubled fool has not handed the Obama crew an opportunity to create the perfect narrative for another big gun control push. With the ATF heading up the investigation, and the delay in releasing information, it is worrisome. At the very least, it will give him the opportunity to change the subject from Islamic terrorism to domestic terrorism, which fits their favored political narrative.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Love how the news is saying, no motive or information on his "ideology" has been made public. Pray tell, what's the "ideology" behind terror? They aren't interested in that.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Now they are saying he lived in CO, but has some SC connection. Still wonder what made him do his dastardly deeds yesterday.

    My :angel2::angel2: go out to the victims and their families.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,365 Senior Member
    The shootings last month were about a mile south of my house. This one, about a mile and a half northwest. I shop at that King Soopers regularly. You'd not be able to tell that this is one of the nicer parts of town.

    Prayers out for the victims.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Colorado seems to have a lot of mass shootins for some reason. Why? Anyone care to speculate?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Just another senseless killing by a twisted nut-case. But you can bet, it's the gun's fault. I expect all the leftist loons in congress will be on this like stink on a monkey. No info about the shooter's skin color yet, precious little information from LE.
    I wonder what's up with that?
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,365 Senior Member
    Unlike James Holmes, barring a change of venue, this dude will be tried for capital murder in Colorado Springs. I doubt he'll receive the same mercy Holmes got.

    As to the lack of "official" information, I noticed that too during last months incident. CSPD seems to be very tight-lipped about pretty much everything.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    CSPD seems to be very tight-lipped about pretty much everything.

    If his name, political affiliation, and race aren't being shouted from the rooftops by all the mainstream news talking heads, it probably means "He ain't white!"
    Jerry
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Well the supposed booking photo of Dear is out. If anyone looking like him walked in a Planned Parenthood Clinic I'd be nervous. He is 57 and white ...

    Jug Ears is saying it is confirmed a military style rifle was used and "enough is enough". Get ready for another run on the attempt to ban/limit/register/etc "assault weapons".
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 782 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    If his name, political affiliation, and race aren't being shouted from the rooftops by all the mainstream news talking heads, it probably means "He ain't white!"
    Jerry

    He's 59 years old and white. Photo on the morning news. No other details yet. Other than "long rifle" no info about weapons on the local news that I've heard.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • calebibcalebib Senior Member Posts: 1,701 Senior Member
    ken55 wrote: »
    He's 59 years old and white. Photo on the morning news. No other details yet. Other than "long rifle" no info about weapons on the local news that I've heard.
    One of the local guys said something about an AK then went on to pontificate about how dangerous automatic weapons are.

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Is he a bad shot or not trying to kill some of his victims? I mean as tragic as it is, it could have been a lot worse. He being able to keep from being shot dead or captured earlier in the ongoing ordeal by police brings up a lot of questions to me. He seemed to have the ability to avoid being shot, move around and take cover of some kind.....................

    He finally surrendered. Hope CO gives him the death penalty. I guess they will try and put together his sick motives for carrying out his rampage.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Has it been confirmed he was using an "AK-47" semi-auto clone/7.62X39 of some kind?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    The guy appears to be another mentally ill nut, and Obama wasted no time blaming the firearm. It's gonna be a long 13 months until he's gone.
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,525 Senior Member
    yet a whole lot more wacko lefties in the Green movement that are forgotten as fast as possible.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Somebody on Fox News said the murder clinic had a "safe room" and bulletproof vests. I wonder why they didn't have an "arms room" and people qualified to use them?
    Jerry
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    A safe room?
    My God, this world has gone completely insane.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Somebody on Fox News said the murder clinic had a "safe room" and bulletproof vests. I wonder why they didn't have an "arms room" and people qualified to use them?
    Jerry

    Hope they bought level III vest 7.62 NATO/.308..................which would stop a 7.62X39 Russian/.223 Rem..............how many I dunno.

    https://www.officerstore.com/images/nijspec2.htm
    http://www.bulletsafe.com/bulletproof-vest-testing.html

    Level IV is heavy, I wore it with ceramic inserts in Iraq a few times. About 35 pounds. Still not 100% after the first hit, if the bullet hits the plates. Rated to stop a 30-06 AP.

    Better served to have some weaponry in their safe rooms and train some employees to use it. And not to turn this into an abortion discussion, but even though a lot of medical folks work in PP and other admin types, if they have no qualms about the services they provide, then it shouldn't bother them to shoot an attacker.

    Maybe I just look at things differently. :conehead: :conehead:

    I am not an anti-abortion zealot and will leave it there.

    BTW: we don't know what his motivations were and even if Planned Parenthood was his primary target because of what it does or just happened to be open yesterday. Maybe somebody who worked there????

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3337420/Pictured-trench-coat-gunman-59-killed-three-including-hero-cop-injured-nine-opening-fire-Planned-Parenthood-clinic.html
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,365 Senior Member
    Time will tell, but I'm thinking shotgun.

    A local report I read quoted someone as saying that the first victim that managed to escape to the King Soopers lifted up his shirt and revealed "several" holes in his chest.

    I'm not thinking "high powered" rifle here.

    But, it's still early yet, and as previously mentioned, CSPD doesn't provide much detail.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    They are saying on the news CO has a death penalty, but it has been used (carried out) only once recently and that was back 1997.

    Couldn't say that is any consideration for the why a lot of things like this happen in Colorado.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,365 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »

    Couldn't say that is any consideration for the why a lot of things like this happen in Colorado.

    Beats me. After the Columbine shootings, the "in" wear at the public schools here was long black trench-coats. Never have figured that one out.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Wild TurkeyWild Turkey Member Posts: 78 Member
    bisley wrote: »
    I am hoping that this troubled fool has not handed the Obama crew an opportunity to create the perfect narrative for another big gun control push.

    Sorry, but Obama didn't let the bodies get cold before he made his statement.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    Do you guys completely forget the late 90's? There has always been a wacko fringe of the "pro-life" movement who have actively sought to murder anyone who provides or assists those who provide abortion services. This is absolutely nothing new. There are websites dedicated to providing information about where doctors live and attempting to intimate them and encourage people like this to do things like this.

    It does potentially bring up an interesting Christian parallel with the oft-stated request for Islam to reign in its nuttier elements. Probably futile in both camps.

    Which ultimately leads back to the age old pro gun argument that it in anything passing for a free society, it is VERY hard to prevent kooks - you can only try to be ready for them.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    They are reporting he said something like "No more baby parts.................." so it looks likes he may have targeted PP, I dunno.

    Still waiting to see a pic of the "Rifle" he used.............again they are saying an AK????? But everything is an AK/Assault Rifle to the news media.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    A salt rifle, a pepper rifle, a sugar rifle, :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah:
    I am so very tired of media BS
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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