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Sun Apr 22, 2018, 08:10 AM

3 killed at Waffle House in Tennessee

Source: CNN

(CNN)Three people were killed and four were wounded in a shooting Sunday at a Waffle House in the Nashville area, Metro Nashville Police tweeted.

Police say the gunman, who was nude, opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. (4:25 a.m. ET).

CNN affiliate WSMV reported that the gunman was naked except for a green jacket when he entered the restaurant in the town of Antioch.
A customer wrestled away the rifle, police said.

UPDATE EDIT: Hat tip to edbermac for advising me to update my post. There are now 4 confirmed deaths from this incident.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/22/us/tennessee-waffle-house-shooting/index.html



One of the nicest things about living in Canada is not having to worry about nonsense like this. I just said that yesterday as I was chatting with the driver of the bus I was taking home. Sad days in America when Sunday becomes Gunday.

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Reply 3 killed at Waffle House in Tennessee (Original post)
Jedi Guy Apr 2018 OP
edbermac Apr 2018 #1
Jedi Guy Apr 2018 #2
Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #3
mucifer Apr 2018 #6
AllyCat Apr 2018 #13
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #27
AllyCat Apr 2018 #36
Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #39
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2018 #4
Turbineguy Apr 2018 #16
jmowreader Apr 2018 #33
Tanuki Apr 2018 #20
AllyCat Apr 2018 #22
Historic NY Apr 2018 #25
AllyCat Apr 2018 #35
Ohiogal Apr 2018 #5
crim son Apr 2018 #19
Tanuki Apr 2018 #24
LeftInTX Apr 2018 #7
Plucketeer Apr 2018 #28
Bengus81 Apr 2018 #8
TNLib Apr 2018 #9
Jedi Guy Apr 2018 #10
The Mouth Apr 2018 #26
Kotya Apr 2018 #12
dawn frenzy adams Apr 2018 #11
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #14
sarge43 Apr 2018 #15
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2018 #17
Jedi Guy Apr 2018 #37
DemoTex Apr 2018 #18
Plucketeer Apr 2018 #29
DesertRat Apr 2018 #21
AllyCat Apr 2018 #23
Lint Head Apr 2018 #30
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #32
workinclasszero Apr 2018 #31
cannabis_flower Apr 2018 #34
Judi Lynn Apr 2018 #38
tclambert Apr 2018 #40


Response to edbermac (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 08:15 AM

2. Sigh.

Thanks for the update, edbermac. I'll update my post. Unfortunately it wasn't good news.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 08:22 AM

3. Nude?

So...evildoers are focused on guns, violence, and their privates? As in....look at me, I'm "all male"? Just wondering.

I was flashed once by a guy walking around nude in a parking garage. What IS it about their privates that some men get obsessed over? At least the one in the parking garage wasn't toting a gun.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 08:48 AM

6. This doesn't happen in most killings. I think the shooter isn't well in his brain.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:13 AM

13. And despite brain unwellness, was able to get a gun

If we cannot regulate our militia, we have no business possessing second amendments.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 11:50 AM

27. This is the fault of the restaurant


They should have had one of these on the outside of the building






Cuz,you know, more guns is the answer

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #27)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 03:51 PM

36. Yeah, thatll be the next second amendment

Commemorate item.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 07:44 PM

39. Having been harassed twice by men exposing themselves...

I can tell you that I don't think that such a thing means they are unwell mentally.

You know...the proverbial open-the-raincoat dirty old man who exposes himself. Happens a lot.


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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 08:24 AM

4. "The shooting is believed to be random, police said."

http://abc7chicago.com/illinois-man-wanted-in-deadly-waffle-house-shooting-in-tennessee;-3-dead/3377973/

Or, in a sense, terrorism. If he didn't know his victims, and escaped, he could do this again. People would be right to be afraid.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:19 AM

16. Random.

There may come a point where random people stay home instead of venturing out.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 02:10 PM

33. You may be on to something

Letís say you were running a modern-day Anti-Saloon League and you wanted to shut down the bars. The government wonít help you this time, but shooting people on Saturday night until they decided as a group that staying home and going to church on Sunday instead very well might.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:40 AM

20. But he was known to have "previous interactions" with Fed and local law enforcement

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/04/22/antioch-tn-waffle-house-shooting-naked-suspect/540033002/

.."Federal and local law enforcement were already aware of Reinking "due to previous interactions,"†police spokesman Don Aaron said. FBI investigators were on the scene Sunday morning."

....

"Sunday's violence took place less than two miles the mass shooting at an Antioch church in September, where one person died and nine were injured after Emanuel Samson opened fire during Sunday morning services.".....

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 11:05 AM

22. Pelted the restaurant with bullets?

That is how this paper describes this terroristís actions? He wasnít trying to murder people in cold blood. He was pelting the building with second amendment paraphernalia.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 11:32 AM

25. Yeah from the inside, when it had customers.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 03:48 PM

35. SHOT PEOPLE WITH A GUN.

How about that? THAT is what happened. Hail pelts buildings. A crazy man with a gun shoots innocent people. He didnít ďpelt a building with bulletsĒ.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 08:35 AM

5. If only everyone in the Waffle House had been armed .....

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:39 AM

19. I'm betting somebody was

but they were pissing in their pants instead of wielding their weapon.

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Response to crim son (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 11:17 AM

24. The man who disarmed the shooter and threw the gun behind the counter

was unarmed.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 09:24 AM

7. Remembering the good old days when nude people weren't armed.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 12:34 PM

28. You're speaking

 

of Venus, right?

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 09:33 AM

8. If there was a gun under each pancake this would never happen

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 09:37 AM

9. I live in TN and the gun nutter culture Is out of control

I personally know families with a history of severe mental illness that own several AR style guns. These people have kids with severe ADD and their homes look like something from the show hoarders. Itís an epedimic here in the South and a public safety issue no one is talking about.

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Response to TNLib (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 09:48 AM

10. I grew up in the Deep South, so I know what you mean.

I moved to Ocean Springs, MS when I was six. In my teen years, I babysat for a couple who lived down the street. They had probably 100 guns between them. Babysitting for them always made me super nervous, though as far as I could tell they kept the guns away from their son. Note the key phrase "as far as I could tell." I was hardly there all the time.

I knew several families like that. My best friend's family had a boatload of guns, and his father was an unstable, violent alcoholic. Needless to say, I kept my time in their house to a minimum. Most of the time he came over to my house to hang out.

It really is an epidemic in the South, you're absolutely right. I can wrap my head around having a gun or two for home protection. I can understand having a rifle or shotgun for hunting, even though I was never interested in hunting, personally. I can't grasp why some folks feel the need to have a home arsenal, and to go literally everywhere carrying a concealed weapon. I guess it's just a completely different frame of mind.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 11:36 AM

26. Thank you

A sane and accurate and well written representation of several cases I know.

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Response to TNLib (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:07 AM

12. The person of interest being sought is from Illinois.

 

Gun culture is thriving there as well.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 09:58 AM

11. Now you see why Pooty supports the NRA

Not only could he use the NRA to influence the American Government. But supporting an organization that is responsible for killing thousands of Americans each year-- is just dandy with him.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:14 AM

14. NRA: Insane people still have 2nd amendment rights

 

We just need good insane people with guns, more guns is the answer always...MORE GUNS PLEASE!!!!

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:15 AM

15. Just another day in Trump's America.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:37 AM

17. Words "I" never heard 30 years ago.....

Man, I'm glad I don't live in the US.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 05:12 PM

37. Sad commentary, ain't it?

How far we as a nation have fallen.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:37 AM

18. I am sitting in a Waffle House as I read this ..

In Brevard, NC.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 12:39 PM

29. I ate at Waffle House restaurants a lot years ago

 

I always ordered a pecan waffle - so very, very good. And the waitresses never forgot to ask: Would you like a warmed Kevlar vest with that?

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 10:54 AM

21. 4 people gunned down in cold blood with at a Waffle House



The gunman committed a mass shooting at a Waffle House using an AR-15. It is perfectly legal to open carry semiautomatic rifles in public in Tennessee - no permitting, no training, and thanks to the private sale loophole, no background check required.


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Response to DesertRat (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 11:06 AM

23. Terrible

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #30)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 01:25 PM

32. Yep

 

Every mass killers weapon of choice!

The AR-15!!!

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 01:24 PM

31. How did i know this? The killers weapon of choice was....wait for it....

 

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 03:24 PM

34. Nothing can stop a bad guy with a gun except a good guy with a gun..

or a good guy without a gun who tackles the gunman when he wasn't paying attention.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 06:12 PM

38. Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'


Sheila Burke, Associated Press
Updated 4:48 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018




NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ó The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me."

Police are calling James Shaw Jr. a hero for saving lives in the busy restaurant, but the 29-year-old Nashville resident said he only made a split-second decision to challenge the shooter and save himself from being killed.

Shaw said at a news conference Sunday he had spent an evening out at a nightclub and entered the restaurant minutes ahead of the gunman. He said he and another friend were seated at a counter when he heard gunshots, thinking at first that a stack of freshly washed plates had crashed down.

Then, he said, restaurant workers scattered and he turned and saw a body near the front door as the gunman burst in. It was then he realized he had heard gunshots.

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Man-fought-gunman-He-was-going-to-have-to-work-12855353.php

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 10:40 AM

40. The 2nd Amendment says, "Bare men have the right to firearms, without any fringes."

You can look it up, but hardly anybody ever does.

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