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Pittsburgh area fitness center massacre Part 2

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by outofplace, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member


    Today's Post-Gazette, with bios of the victims.

    The story deserves a thread. Apologies for my role in getting the other one locked.
  2. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Truly a very sad story.
    My thoughts are with the victims and their families.

    As for the spineless coward that did the shooting, may he rot in hell.
  3. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    Here are the stories about the three victims:



  4. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Online gun dealer from Green Bay, who was linked to the VT and NIU shootings, also linked to this one:


    "This tragedy underscores the need for people to protect themselves and not rely only on police."

    Yes, because I should always bring my glock with me to spin class.
  5. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    This passage stuck out to me:

    Thompson said the company sold Sodini a Glock Magloader and a Glock Factory Magazine for $46 in April 2008. WXPI, Channel 11, in Pittsburgh first reported that a receipt of the purchase also included a 9 mm Glock pistol. Thompson said the company did not sell Sodini a gun.

    And now I just realized that a Magloader is not necessarily a gun, so I guess Thompson wasn't lying about not selling him a gun.

    Also, would he take pride in having sold the shooter a weapon if one of the intended victims had cut him down with a weapon purchased from TGSCOM? "There are a lot of bad people out there, and we sold 'em their guns," he might have said, "so you need to buy one from us, too."

    I'll never understand the fascination with guns, notwithstanding the Second Amendment.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Biting humor (in a very good way).
  7. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    You play a role in getting a thread locked? I'm shocked, shocked I say....... ::)

    And it is too bad guns are legal because if they weren't this guy could have just used some sort of a pipe bomb made out of perfectly legal materials and killed a lot more people a helluva lot quicker....

    Can we ever just hold a person who is a whackjob responsible for these incidents and stop blaming an object that can't hurt a soul unless some looney tune picks it up and fires it?
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    No, we can't.

    And I don't quite have your talent for shitting all over threads, but I have my moments. :)
  9. gutenberg

    gutenberg Guest

    Just ban the guns, please.

    Just do it.
  10. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Just read Dan Savage's piece on the "Pick Up Artist" culture and this dude:


    Two passages that stood out to me:

  11. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    That is creepy.
  12. gutenberg

    gutenberg Guest

    So the wackjob has bitterness toward women in his life and kills a bunch of women he doesn't know and have nothing to do with his issues?

    Yeah, that really makes sense.

    I feel so much for the victims' families.

    Just ban the guns.

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