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Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:33 AM

 

The young Brit that tried to kill Trump the other day

I can't help but wonder if he thought he was stopping another Hitler. That led me to think about how easy it is to make momentous theoretical decisions based on hindsight and how difficult it is to make actual decisions in real time.

Authorities: UK man arrested at rally planned to kill Trump

A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer's gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities.

U.S. Secret Service agents said Michael Steven Sandford approached a Las Vegas police officer at the campaign stop to say he wanted Trump's autograph, but that he then tried to take the weapon.

A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Sandford, 20, with an act of violence on restricted grounds. He was denied bail during a court appearance later in the day. His court-appointed attorney said he was living out of his car and in the country illegally after overstaying a visa.

Sanford has not entered a plea.

The arrest happened relatively quietly at a campaign stop seen as peaceful compared to the mayhem at the presumptive Republican nominee's recent events in San Jose, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Reply The young Brit that tried to kill Trump the other day (Original post)
cali Jun 2016 OP
fasttense Jun 2016 #1
cali Jun 2016 #2
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #5
Vinca Jun 2016 #3
Dorian Gray Jun 2016 #4
Delphinus Jun 2016 #6
Vinca Jun 2016 #10
Odin2005 Jun 2016 #7
pampango Jun 2016 #8
Angel Martin Jun 2016 #9

Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:39 AM

1. He planned for a year and the best he could come up with

 

Was to attempt to grab a gun from the police?

Here in the US where guns are everywhere, his plan was to grab a gun off a cop?

I don't believe this guy was serious. He may have wanted Trump dead but he really had no plan to kill him.

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Response to fasttense (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:41 AM

2. that makes sense. Who knows?

 

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Response to fasttense (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:58 AM

5. As an illegal immigrant (he'd overstayed his visa), buying a gun might not have been easy

Steal a gun somewhere else and you might get caught then. You might get searched on the way in to the event.

I suppose it depends on what you mean by 'serious'. Some would say that wanting to kill someone is the 'serious' thing, not his chances of success.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:44 AM

3. I'm still wondering why they don't allow guns in Trump rallies.

If you worship the gun you should feel comfortable standing in front of thousands of armed "supporters."

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:50 AM

4. Trumps habit

of talking out of one side of his mouth while saying something completely different is always in effect.

I was wondering if the idea of being assassinated would be something that might make him quit.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 08:01 AM

6. I have often

wondered that - especially since they are not allowed at the Repub's convention.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 10:37 AM

10. Or in the Capitol buildings frequented by Reps. and Sens.

Protection for them, nothing for us.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 08:31 AM

7. "Overstaying his visa" you mean he's an illegal immigrant?

Oh wait, I forgot, that term is only for brown people...

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 09:09 AM

8. Damn! A WHITE 'illegal immigrant'? Do they get a yuuuuuge wall, too?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 09:30 AM

9. the Trump=Hitler rhetoric

inflames marginal wackos to think they can be an assassin/hero who will save the earth from another WW2, Holocaust etc.

The other question is: who knows what the consequences of assassination are ?

If an ultra-nationalist Germany ends up with a dictator like Reinhard Heydrich instead of Hitler, would the world be safer or even more perilous ?

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