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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:27 PM
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multiple shooting of the day: 3 Va. men hurt in shooting at Hampton University
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gBHdDlCKjJdw2PKMLxL2_5-u481gD97QDHR00

3 Va. men hurt in shooting at Hampton University

By STEVE SZKOTAK 28 minutes ago

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) A former Hampton University student armed with three guns followed a pizza delivery man into the student's former dorm early Sunday, shot the delivery man and a dorm monitor, then turned the gun on himself, university officials said. All three survived.

No current students were injured and both victims and the alleged shooter were expected to recover. Officials could offer no motive for the shooting.

Hampton President William R. Harvey, who said he arrived within 15 minutes of the shooting, told a news conference the campus shooting could have been much worse.

"I think we are very, very fortunate. This could have been another you fill in the blank," Harvey said.

The 18-year-old former student, who is from New York City, apparently parked his car off campus to avoid a vehicle checkpoint at Hampton's main gate, then followed the pizza delivery man on foot and inside a freshman dormitory, Harkness Hall. Once inside, he shot the pizza man and entered the monitor's office and fired three shots at him, then shot himself, Hampton University Police Chief Leroy Crosby said.
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:29 PM
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1. Ahh, Another "gun free zone" failed
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bushmeister0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:32 PM
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2. Yes, if only those Fla sheriff deputies shot today had been armed!
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:33 PM by bushmeister0
Oh, wait.
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:34 PM
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4. Atleast they had a chance...
Very difference when you are forced, to be defenseless.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:34 PM
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5. What a bizarre and disturbed post...
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:40 PM by depakid
Gives me the creeps just knowing folks who think like that are out there at all.
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adiabatic Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:36 PM
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8. What gives me the creeps are that there are people who think self-defense is some kind of
perverse idea. -They- are the sickos.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:41 PM
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11. Oh joy, another irrational and loudmouthed gun proliferation advocate
and likely mentally disturbed as well.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:42 PM
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:46 PM
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16. Doesn't take an MD to recognise disturbed behavior...
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:52 PM
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20. Hmm, why do you keep doing the same things over and over??
Just like practically ALL, Gun Control advocats

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Albert Einstein
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:00 PM
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:37 PM
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9. Heres your sign...
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bushmeister0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:45 PM
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14. Dose? Where can I get this dose? I hear there's an epidemic out there!
An epidemic of gun violence.

I'm assuming all those anti-gun nuts are busily arming criminals with hand guns, so I propose buying an RPG to counter that threat. Now, if the criminals get RPGs, then I could work my way up to an M1 Abrams tank, but then if they get an M1 . . .
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 PM
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18. Every mass shooting riles them up- possibly because deep down inside they realize
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:51 PM by depakid
that their dysfunctional attitudes and beliefs- and the policies that they support play a major role in the epidemic (which other nations have managed to avoid).

Maybe there's a bit of guilt born of self-reflection, underneath the gun obessions.



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bushmeister0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:17 PM
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27. To steal a quote from another post, who lifted it from a post in the WaPo
written by a vet.

"They need their guns to protect them from life and their god to protect them from death."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x5536478
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:45 PM
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15. It's less the cowardice and shallow bravado that's creepy- it's utterly sick and twisted logic
Virginia's whack gun laws that enourage proliferation are a primary factor in these repeated mass shootings- a very basic fact that for whatever reason, people seem adament to deny.

Now, if it were only Virginia that was affected by their irresponsible laws, that would be one thing- but that's proven not to be the case. States like Virgina are an impediment to rational public safety solutions that are attemtped elsewhere.
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:51 PM
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19. a local high school has a sign
"criminal activity prohibited"

seriously, these statist dipshits have their irony meter in storage.

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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:38 PM
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10. What gives me the creeps is knowing people want to disarm victims while allowing criminals to arm
themselves.

Self-defense is a personal problem because government is not obligated to protect an individual.
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:03 PM
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23. Now Now Jody,
Don't confuse them with facts....LOL
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adiabatic Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:35 PM
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6. When you're insulted by the usual suspects as being an NRA plant gun nut
ask them if they are willing to put a sign in front of their house that says "Gun free zone"

There will be much spinning, evading and dodging but no 'yes' answer.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:27 PM
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28. I pity people who live in fear.
It sucks to be you.
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:33 PM
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3. Thank goodness all three survived....
man, that happened about 30 minutes away from me.

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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:35 PM
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7. Another criminal broke the law! Sorry forgot, that is what criminals do.
Pro-RKBA supporters want to arm victims and disarm criminals but anti-RKBA supporters want to disarm victims and arm criminals.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:48 PM
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17. And who was the "law-abiding", "responsible" gun owner who so easily got his gun lost/stolen?
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:48 PM by brentspeak
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:55 PM
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21. National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske, former Seattle Police Chief. n/t
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:12 PM
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24. Orlando police Chief Val Deming nt
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:14 PM
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25. Police officers lose submachine gun and pistol
Dateline: WILSON, North Carolina Two police officers who came to town to teach a gun safety course lost a submachine gun and a handgun out of the back of their pickup truck. They couldn't find the weapons, but commuters did.

The officers came from Raleigh on Tuesday to teach a submachine-gun certification course sponsored by Wilson Technical Community College, authorities said.

After they arrived, they realized that two bags of gear were missing from the back of their pickup. The bags held one MP-5 submachine gun, one handgun, several spare magazines, notebooks and other supplies for the class.
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:41 PM
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12. Someone is mistaken
That's a gun free zone. NO GUNS ALLOWED
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virginia mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:14 AM
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31. That is a common mistake nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:16 PM
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26. I'm sure I saw another one on the news earlier
A University of Georgia marketing professor killed his wife and two other persons who were with her.
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adiabatic Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:35 PM
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29. The menage a trois incident?
...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:10 PM
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30. Don't know the details
Was that the reason for the shooting?

Just found this link and find this way too ironic:

The three victims were all involved with the Town & Gown Players Inc., a group that had planned an evening performance of "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" at the theater. The show was canceled after the shooting.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/25/george-zinkhan-univ-of-ge_n_191403.html

I suspect this was also Zinkhan's final adventure.

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