Shooting on UT campus


texas bulldog
September 28, 2010, 10:17 AM
A shooting ( occurred on the University of Texas campus just this morning. Very little detail has been released thus far. One shooter took his own life but police think there may be a second. 8 to 10 shots allegedly fired.

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September 28, 2010, 10:59 AM
Seems like nation wide there has been a more than normal amount of fire arm related goings on these last couple of months.

Wish BGs would use baseball bats or something so the haters could go after baseball or something!

September 28, 2010, 11:00 AM

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September 28, 2010, 11:04 AM
You may want to change your title. I thought you were referring to a Utah school.

September 28, 2010, 11:23 AM
yeah I just heard about this - seems the only person hurt was the gunman - good to hear. Hopefully there isn't a second shooter running around that might change that.

Texas Gun Person
September 28, 2010, 12:00 PM
Hmm... I am currently sitting on UT Arlington's campus viewing this website.


And I like the baseball idea. ^^

Edit: and there is a possum wondering around about 5 feet from me in a flower bed... have to watch my back now.

September 28, 2010, 12:10 PM
Yep. Not sure whats going on but apparently no one hurt, campus locked down. Rather odd situation though.. but hey, just glad everyone's ok!

September 28, 2010, 12:56 PM
Local radio just had an interview with Professor John Lott. He's scheduled to give a talk at UT ( University of Texas Austin ) tonight. Subject is concealed carry on campus.

Wonder if it'll go on as scheduled?


September 28, 2010, 01:35 PM
Keeping it especially gun-related... what are the chances that the gun being reported as an AK-47 is actually an AK?

Or is it another example of the Journalist's Guide to Firearms Identification (

September 28, 2010, 01:37 PM
On a University campus? Slim to none. Wait, it IS Texas, their academia might have a clue.

September 28, 2010, 01:38 PM
quote from press conference broadcast on KXAN, "it appears to be a AK-47"
"7.62" has been mentioned several times in the last few minutes.
Likely it is a civilian version, but I don't suppose law-enforcement officials are trained to readily identify the difference between a full-auto and semi-auto AK-47 style rifle.

Initial report from a professor who was allegedly 'shot at' included a description of the firearm as an 'assault rifle'.

September 28, 2010, 01:41 PM
The campus has been declared closed for the rest of the day, it is expected to return to 'normal' tomorrow. There is allegedly a second suspect, not a second shooter.

September 28, 2010, 01:46 PM
Live from Austin, Tx (

No shots fired by law enforcement, shooter was allegedly chased into the library by LEOs.

Tenative information:
three shots fired outside
four shots fired inside
Shooter was a student
No second suspect involved, although it was otherwise stated in the press conference.

September 28, 2010, 01:59 PM
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September 28, 2010, 02:10 PM
Yup. Until and unless there arises a 2nd Amendment/RKBA issue from this, this incident will remain another regrettable tale of bad people doing bad things.

Just because they used a gun doesn't make it a story.

We're about responsible firearms ownership and gun rights. Attempted mass murder (or whatever this really was) doesn't fit into that scope.

If there are compelling 2nd A. questions which arise from this, PM a Mod and we'll consider opening the topic again.

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