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Active shooter at Columbia, MD, mall

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That's the extent of the report right now.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Just someone exercising his Second Amendment rights.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    There's a running thread around here somewhere.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    One dead in a gun and ammunition store.

    Did someone use a gun store as a means of committing suicide?
  5. VJ

    VJ Member

    There is no gun store in that mall.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    But, I heard it on MSNBC!
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    This story does not specify type of store.

  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It might be time to have a serious national conversation about the coverage of these incidents. As in: Unless you are in the immediate area, give them almost no coverage. People are dying every week due to copycat bullshit.
  9. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    The Tree of Liberty must've just needed some watering.
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Of all the dumb cop phrases, "active shooter" is right up there. Not very many inactive shooters, to my knowledge.
  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I think it is meant to convey a situation in progress. We use the term here in emergency situations.

    I hadn't heard the term until the Washington Navy Yard incident. Agreed, it sounds like an oxymoron, but in the heat of a situation in progress, it conveys immediate danger and direction to those in the area to take action to shelter in place or run like hell.
  12. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    News reports indicate the shooter in this incident is inactive; permanently.
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