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Old 04-16-2007, 04:19 PM   #21
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I heard Radford even went into lockdown....
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That's about the same size campus I work at. Honestly this incident is one of the things that worries me a little, especially since my wife works in the same building I do.

This time of year people are wound REALLY tight, and with ~30K people in such close proximity to each other, you never know what will happen.

Having said that, in my 10 years working here, we've had one incident that was diffused before any violence could take place. Haven't been any bomb threats that I'm aware of, but I work in a building that has very little teaching space.

******* people, how do you wake up one day and decide to go on a killing spree?
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:36 PM   #23
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He killed himself too, I mean ****...If you want to kill yourself, then do it, don't kill innocent people first.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:40 PM   #24
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Have you seen the cell phone video captured by that Jamal Abhourghti (sp)?

Total speculation, but what it sounds like to me is the shooter has 2 different weapons and is walking from room to room, shooting whoever is in front of him.

Which suggest that the shooter had knowledge of the building's lay out, and also that the incident was planned.
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it was planned...but still crazy, probably lost at Mega Man or something and life was just too hard after that.


ben he had two 9mm hand guns that had extra clip capacity and fast reload
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My guess is that there is a woman at the root of this (in the shooters mind). And probably the first person he killed.
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Up to 31 confirmed dead now. Very sad.

FWIW, I have a GA concealed carry permit. Even with the permit, I'm not allowed to carry a weapon into public venues or anywhere alcohol is sold. So I am allowed to carry, but not into places like a mall or school. Don't know how those laws differ state to state.
I just took the Arizona CCW class last weekend. In AZ, you are not allowed to carry a gun into a place that sells alcohol nor a school. Which makes schools the PERFECT place for an idiot with a gun. :(
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:38 PM   #28
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Another argument for concealed carry. He could have been stopped much earlier had someone been armed legally in one of those locations.
wouldn't be allowed on campus. was a bill to allow such but got shot down
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:13 PM   #29
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This is such a tragedy. I couldn't imagine getting a call hearing one of your friends/children had just died.
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wouldn't be allowed on campus. was a bill to allow such but got shot down
well, that's ironic. now, if only the bill had a concealed weapon.......

In all seriousness, that is absolutely crazy. 31 people. jeezus. Totally senseless act.
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Instead of allow for concealment, stop making guns you crazy queers.

Poor families
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Weird thing is, guns are paying for me to go to college.
Hope this doesn't put more stress then there already is on NCAA rifle teams.
Like you said, poor families.
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i've been on there before. There is a metro (subway/rail) stop there where I usually try to catch the tube down to DC when I visit family in VA. i will be praying for their souls and thier familes as well
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Instead of allow for concealment, stop making guns you crazy queers.

Poor families
Yep! that'll make violent crime all go away, just like it did in the UK, not
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Yep! that'll make violent crime all go away, just like it did in the UK, not
Don't forget Australia.

BTW, Arizona's STATE Constitution specifically states that citizens are allowed to possess firearms as INDIVIDUALS to protect themselves and their families as well as to come to the aid of the government. Arizona is also a "stand your ground" State. This means that you do NOT have to retreat in the face of danger before you use deadly force.
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Right but they still have smaller crime rates then the U.S.
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Right but they still have smaller crime rates then the U.S.
Are you sure about that?
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Right but they still have smaller crime rates then the U.S.
Yeah, except not.

Since the gun ban crime has INCREASED
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robberies would be nil if a gun was required in every household.
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Well we have the lowest buglary rate of any country. Homicide rate were still last of industrialized countries and actually in the mist of drug/crime run countries
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