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Shooting at FRC

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spikechiquet, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Didn't see anything on this from yesterday:

    A guy walked into Family Research Council yesterday and ended up shooting a guard in the arm.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/15/us/dc-shooting/index.html
     
  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Before the hounds are released, I'll say this: I'm glad the LGBT center where the alleged shooter volunteered has condemned the attack, because anyone taking upon himself or herself to get a gun to go after people of opposing viewpoints (or, hell, after anyone) is wrong on multiple levels.
     
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    There was a thread. Now expunged.

    Violence never succeeds in advancing ideology.
     
  4. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Just glad the guy is apparently a bad shot and only winged the guard. I think this would be a differently played story in the mainstream media had it been a deadshot.
     
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    It's too early for the non-Fox media to be talking about gun control because of this shooting. Is it timely to talk about gun control in the wake of the January 8, 2011 Tuscon shooting?
     
  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    It has succeeded in stopping it though.
     
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Good thing everyone inside had a gun so they could shoot down the gunman. What, they didn't even use a gun to subdue him?
     
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Second Amendment remedies, anyone?
     
  9. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Random question for the media people here. If same exact scenario occurred at an abortion clinic, guard shot and no one killed, would it have made bigger news?
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Probably, but that's a poor comparison.

    This happened at a thinktank. The parallel wouldn't be an abortion clinic, it would be the offices at NARAL or the equivalent.
     
  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure you know the answer to that. Also, the thread here would be on Page 26.
     
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    There's a joke in there about being limp-wristed and not being able to aim a gun.
     
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