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N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

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N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

A man with a shotgun wounded one person outside a Greenville, N.C., law firm on Friday before crossing a busy street and shooting three more people in a Walmart parking lot, police and witnesses said.

Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said officers shot and wounded the suspect just before noon at an entrance to the store. A witness told The Daily Reflector that the suspect, a white man in his 60s, was shot in the face.

All were expected to survive, Aden said at a 3 p.m. news briefing.


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So what do the gun hating and Walmart hating folks do with this story?
 

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good thing the police were on the scene.
 

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Yet again another shooter on a rampage in a pro-gun area, right outside of one of a place that sells guns and ammo and the police do their job and save the day and not the gun owners who claim their guns are for protection from violent criminals like this. yet another of many cases where gun ownership doesn't make anything safer because it is better to run away than to engage, unless you are the criminal shooter.
 

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Yet again another shooter on a rampage in a pro-gun area, right outside of one of a place that sells guns and ammo and the police do their job and save the day and not the gun owners who claim their guns are for protection from violent criminals like this. yet another of many cases where gun ownership doesn't make anything safer because it is better to run away than to engage, unless you are the criminal shooter.




Unsubstantiated hyperbole and assumptions. As usual.
 

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Yet again another shooter on a rampage in a pro-gun area, right outside of one of a place that sells guns and ammo and the police do their job and save the day and not the gun owners who claim their guns are for protection from violent criminals like this. yet another of many cases where gun ownership doesn't make anything safer because it is better to run away than to engage, unless you are the criminal shooter.
Opening fire in a public parking lot is a dangerous thing to do, if you took a moment to think about it.
But it shouldn't matter to the anti- gun crowd that perhaps those who were carring take the reckless endangerment of others seriously.
 

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Yet again another shooter on a rampage in a pro-gun area, right outside of one of a place that sells guns and ammo and the police do their job and save the day and not the gun owners who claim their guns are for protection from violent criminals like this. yet another of many cases where gun ownership doesn't make anything safer because it is better to run away than to engage, unless you are the criminal shooter.

Maybe it's just me but if I'm in the vicinity of someone shooting my first priority is going to be the safety of my family and myself which means that unless the guy is shooting at me or I have a clear shot AFTER everyone in my immediate area is safe then someone else is going to have to take him out.
 

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Unsubstantiated hyperbole and assumptions. As usual.

Kinda like how every shooting that isn't stopped has someone say "IF ONLY SOMEONE HAD A GUN"
 

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Kinda like how every shooting that isn't stopped has someone say "IF ONLY SOMEONE HAD A GUN"


There are reasonable assumptions, and unreasonable ones. It is reasonable to assume that if armed citizens had been present a crime might have been stopped. And then there's Tererun...
 

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I wonder if this time it would be possible to wait until we actually have, you know, information about the shooter himself to discover if he, too, has a history of mental illness and shouldn't be in possession of a gun in the first place, or if he just has an irrational hatred of Walmart shoppers?

Probably not. Carry on with regurgitating the same old, same old about "guns bad" poppycock that can be helpfully cut and pasted from hundreds of threads on this very forum as a handy time saver!
 

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Yet again another shooter on a rampage in a pro-gun area, right outside of one of a place that sells guns and ammo and the police do their job and save the day and not the gun owners who claim their guns are for protection from violent criminals like this. yet another of many cases where gun ownership doesn't make anything safer because it is better to run away than to engage, unless you are the criminal shooter.

Are the police not simply constantly armed persons?
 

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There are reasonable assumptions, and unreasonable ones. It is reasonable to assume that if armed citizens had been present a crime might have been stopped. And then there's Tererun...

Tererun didn't assume anything. An armed citizen did not stop this crime.
 

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Yet again another shooter on a rampage in a pro-gun area, right outside of one of a place that sells guns and ammo and the police do their job and save the day and not the gun owners who claim their guns are for protection from violent criminals like this. yet another of many cases where gun ownership doesn't make anything safer because it is better to run away than to engage, unless you are the criminal shooter.
Did you bother to find out if either location had gun-buster signs posted? Because gun-buster signs have force-of-law in NC. You can't fault gun ownership if the public was prevented from having a gun at those locations.
 
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Maybe it's just me but if I'm in the vicinity of someone shooting my first priority is going to be the safety of my family and myself which means that unless the guy is shooting at me or I have a clear shot AFTER everyone in my immediate area is safe then someone else is going to have to take him out.
I don't worry about myself....I engage the target. He can't shoot you if he's dead.
 

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The cop wasn't a US citizen?

Are you seriously not understanding what I meant or just pretending not to understand what I meant?
 

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N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

A man with a shotgun wounded one person outside a Greenville, N.C., law firm on Friday before crossing a busy street and shooting three more people in a Walmart parking lot, police and witnesses said.

Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said officers shot and wounded the suspect just before noon at an entrance to the store. A witness told The Daily Reflector that the suspect, a white man in his 60s, was shot in the face.

All were expected to survive, Aden said at a 3 p.m. news briefing.


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So what do the gun hating and Walmart hating folks do with this story?

Its a shame the shooter didn't perish.
 

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Yet again another shooter on a rampage in a pro-gun area, right outside of one of a place that sells guns and ammo and the police do their job and save the day and not the gun owners who claim their guns are for protection from violent criminals like this. yet another of many cases where gun ownership doesn't make anything safer because it is better to run away than to engage, unless you are the criminal shooter.

ONE time out of...how many??
 

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Yet again another shooter on a rampage in a pro-gun area, right outside of one of a place that sells guns and ammo and the police do their job and save the day and not the gun owners who claim their guns are for protection from violent criminals like this. yet another of many cases where gun ownership doesn't make anything safer because it is better to run away than to engage, unless you are the criminal shooter.

Perhaps if more people carried instead of cowering in fear waiting for the evil po po to stop harassing black people and eating doughnuts long enough to come help, then fewer people would have been shot, but what can you do--they are unionized <-------see how easy assumptions work
 

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Are you seriously not understanding what I meant or just pretending not to understand what I meant?
Are you not saying what you mean? If not, then you should start saying what you mean instead of something else and expecting everyone to just know what you mean. We don't know unless you say it. Here's what you said:
It is reasonable to assume that if armed citizens had been present a crime might have been stopped.
An armed citizen did not stop this crime.
What did you read that told you the cop was not a citizen? Is he a legal resident with a citizenship in another country?

Did you mean "civilian"? Cops are civilians too, because they are not military nor are they Enemy Combatants. So if you did not mean what you said, why did you say it and what do you actually mean?
 

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He's a citizen...he just wasn't armed. He used diplomacy and reason to stop the shooter.
Ahh, when the cop responded to the call he engaged in a national discussion and took polling data to find out why he (the cop) was at fault for this shooting and what he could do better in the future, and then went home.
 

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Cops are civilians. Always have been, always will be, no matter how much you mall-ninjas want it to be otherwise.

Cops are not civilians. Never have been, never will be, no matter how much you want it to be otherwise
 

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Cops are not civilians. Never have been, never will be, no matter how much you want it to be otherwise
I was unaware that that police are in the habit of waging wars and no the war on drugs doesn't count. Did your local precinct deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom? How about Iraq? How did your neighborhood cope without any police while the precinct was deployed? Police jargon has the term civilian to mean non-police. So, in that instance, even folks in the military can be civilians! Don't confuse jargon with legal meaning, the 4th Geneva Convention has already spoken. Cops are civilians.
 
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