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#1 Glock23

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:36 AM

Creating this topic here in the "public" view for the inevitable political spin and gun control conversations that are sure to arise in the coming days. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk

 

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

Interesting that this would happen so close to the SHARE Act vote.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:42 AM

Have they identified the gunman yet? 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:42 AM

The mainstream media will be looking for soundbites, and trolls in social media will be looking for soundbytes.

 

Specifically, many will be looking for interviews and statements from Bubba, to help reinforce a leftist, restrictive, or confiscatory viewpoint.

 

Please, don't be Bubba.   Let's consider what we say carefully.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

Have they identified the gunman yet? 

Stephen Paddock, 64 year old local white guy.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

Have they identified the gunman yet?

Stephen Paddock, 64 year old local white guy.

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So is it racially motivated, or is his race irrelevant?

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:16 AM

Have they identified the gunman yet?Stephen Paddock, 64 year old local white guy.Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using TapatalkSo is it racially motivated, or is his race irrelevant?


I’d guess there’d be more white people than any other at a Jason Aldean concert.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

Have they identified the gunman yet?Stephen Paddock, 64 year old local white guy.Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using TapatalkSo is it racially motivated, or is his race irrelevant?

I'd say irrelevant... just included it as that's something people generally want to know.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:23 AM

Already tying this to "silencers" and the NRA

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The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.

Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.

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Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.

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...Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut demanded that Congress "get off its a** and do something."

"This must stop," Murphy said. "It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy responses to this epidemic."...

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

Hopefully no one here was affected, and my thoughts go out to all those suffering through this horrible event.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:51 AM

Already tieing this to "silencers" and the NRA

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The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.

Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.
 

 

"It sounded like fireworks going off" said EVERY person EVER interviewed post shooting.

 

So why don't we see mass people flee at the at the sound of fireworks?

 

Because the crowd fled at the sight of falling bodies...   not gunshots.

 

Stupid Hillary!


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:11 AM

Here is the leftist extremism mindless ignorance that we are up against, folks...

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:13 AM

My thoughts, condolences and prayers for all effected by this heinously evil act; pure evil.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

Has his "ties" to ANTIFA been confirmed?


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:12 PM

My boss was in a hotel down the strip, attending a conference.  Thankfully he is OK. 

 

As long as the liberal democrats are OK with armed violence by antifa and other terrorist groups they support, their words are just dramatization of an event to further an agenda, not any genuine care about the people of our country.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:46 PM

A far lefty shooting at what he believes to be a huge crowd of Trump supporters? Just made me think of the baseball field shooter who asked which team were the republicans before opening fire.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:47 PM

They are now of course comparing it to Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower song/story. 


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

Wow, just look at the absolute media hysteria:

 

http://thegunfeed.com/


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:59 PM

And horror of all horrors, they are reporting he bought some of the weapons he used in California.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

Wow, just look at the absolute media hysteria:
 
http://thegunfeed.com/


The hysteria aside, thanks for the link. Cant believe I had not run across that before.
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

 

Wow, just look at the absolute media hysteria:
 
http://thegunfeed.com/


The hysteria aside, thanks for the link. Cant believe I had not run across that before.

 

Yeah, it's a good one!


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:26 PM

Too early to know for sure what rifles he had in that hotel room. It sure sounded like full auto fire to me from what I saw on Fox this morning.

So, did he have a pre-1986 tax stamp for an automatic rifle? Or did he illegally convert an AR-15?

Time will tell.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 05:29 PM

Just saw on news that Miles West H.S. was on a lockdown from a gun scare today. Also, someone was protesting Dicks in Northbrook today, I suspect it's Lee Goodman.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 05:29 PM

Niles, stupid speelchick.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 05:36 PM

Senator Ben CardinVerified account @SenatorCardin 7h7 hours ago

 
 

We must act. Automatic weapons aren't needed to hunt deer or ducks; they're meant to kill people – and they do far too often in this country



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

 

Senator Ben CardinVerified account @SenatorCardin 7h7 hours ago

 
 

We must act. Automatic weapons aren't needed to hunt deer or ducks; they're meant to kill people – and they do far too often in this country

 

Giant News Flash, Buzzard.  Automatic weapons have been illegal in this country since 1986, and for all practical purposes, basically since 1935. 


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:01 PM

 

 

Senator Ben CardinVerified account @SenatorCardin 7h7 hours ago

 
 

We must act. Automatic weapons aren't needed to hunt deer or ducks; they're meant to kill people – and they do far too often in this country

 

Giant News Flash, Buzzard.  Automatic weapons have been illegal in this country since 1986, and for all practical purposes, basically since 1935. 

 

 

That was a QUOTE, sir.  Please forward your news flash to the good senator.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:08 PM

OK. His “profile” seems to be pretty normal at this point, he didn’t stand out as a nutball, creep or any sort of crazy offensive person. He seems to know guns well enough. I’ve only shot full auto once and that old Tommy Gun had a much faster rate of fire than what I’ve heard on the cell phone videos. I’m thinking he used one of those bump fire thingies.

He didn’t trigger “alarms” at recent visits to gun shops. He has more guns than I do... But not that many more. He seems like a fairly normal older-ish gun owner. Not unlike me. Or some of you. Except for this horrible incident.

We all have demons and beefs to some extent. I wonder if we will ever know what his were. Was his life about to collapse in some way, health crisis, loss of affections, hated country music fans?

What the heck happened to this guy?

 


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:13 PM

First, let me say I offer my condolences to the victims of Las Vegas.    This guy was a coward and just evil.   

 

 

 

And now, for the vultures coming out.

 

Brady Bunch wants $$$MORE MONEY FOR CRONIES$$$

https://www.weaselzi...vegas-shooting/

 

Shrillary opens her big mouth.

http://gunfreezone.n...tures-come-out/

 

CBS legal exec has no sympathy for country music fans because they are republicans.

http://dailycaller.c...are-republican/

(and yes, she was fired)

 

Bloodthirsty leftists celebrate.  Absolutely disgusting.

http://www.shtfplan....ssacre_10022017


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

sounded like a Colt in full mental, that was no m4 cracky crack. another nutjob making exercising our rights more difficult.

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