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Shooting "rampage"??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RWMC, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. RWMC

    RWMC Well-Known Member

    The other day, a man here in Iowa walked into a bowling alley with a .44 Magnum rifle (don't know if it was a lever-action or a Ruger semi-auto). He then shot and killed a man who he accused of having an affair with his wife. He shot the rifle 4 times, hitting the victim each time. The shooter was subdued by others in the bowling alley. The paper called it a "shooting rampage!" Sounds pretty well premeditated to me; 4-shots, 4-hits, all shots received by the same victim. What do you think?
  2. AF_INT1N0

    AF_INT1N0 Well-Known Member

    That's not a Rampage. That's Murder 1.

    The word Rampage says to me multiple victims.

    BTW how many shots would he have got off in Arizona, Texas, or Vermont?
  3. RWMC

    RWMC Well-Known Member

    A native born Texican would have probably had "the drop" on the shooter just as he walked into the establishment. Probably he would have said something along the lines of, "Son, for your sake and mine, I'm hoping you've made a mistake on where the Gun Show is; for if you're not, your in a heap a trouble boy, for sure!", followed by the sound of,"ca-click!"
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Well, yeah, but "shooting rampage" sounds lots scarier than "murder." Good news doesn't sell papers, and lurid headlines help advance the cause of anti-Second Amendment bigotry.
  5. fistful

    fistful member

    Probably the same, unless at least one person in the establishment was armed, paying attention instead of watching a game, and not impaired by alcohol. Even if an armed person was sufficiently sober and alert, was the murderer concealing the weapon somehow, and did he look normal as he walked in? In that case, a good Samaritan would have to draw and fire one well-placed shot before the perpetrator, his rifle already leveled, could fire a mere four rounds, probably at close range (as he connected on every shot). Not being practiced in combat pistol-shooting, I wonder how many people are prepared to do that.
  6. Taurus 66

    Taurus 66 Well-Known Member

    RWMC, if could you find the news article online, please post it here? We would like to read it. Thanks.

    4 shots from a 44 magnum rifle?! MAN!!! Undoubtedly the man was already dead after the first shot.
  7. HighVelocity

    HighVelocity Well-Known Member

  8. fistful

    fistful member

    Good thing he didn't have an assault weapon; he would have just killed everybody with one long burst! Or bayoneted them all to death.
  9. Markheck1

    Markheck1 Well-Known Member

    How come it didn't blow his head "Clean Off"? :eek:
  10. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    At least one ... (add MT, WY, ID, etc to the above list)

    No one would have probably paid any attention until he started shooting, unless it was to think: "cool rifle" :p

    Anyway, sounds like a little disagreement among "friends" - I hope it didn't upset the bowlers too much for the rest of the evening. :D
  11. auschip

    auschip Well-Known Member

    That was a heck of a bowling pin match. :evil: Sorry, I know it was wrong, but I can't be the only person thinking it.
  12. DRZinn

    DRZinn Well-Known Member

    You're not.
  13. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Well-Known Member

    "Honest, I was shootin' at the pins and he jumped in the way! Wait, this isn't the bowling pin match? My bad..."
  14. Phantom Warrior

    Phantom Warrior Well-Known Member

    I'd call it a "hit." Except it's a personal hit, not a "Mob hit." Or maybe "Murder x1" for the mathematically inclined.
  15. fistful

    fistful member

    Was this lethal gun on Ted Kennedy's latest hit list, along with the thirty-thirties?
  16. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    What on Earth was his first clue?
    (I think I saw him on the TeeVee once a-talking 'bout one-a-them-there tornados.)

    She might have trouble finding a mixed team for the next league.

    Proof read?
  17. kikilee

    kikilee Well-Known Member

    Sounds like there was one gun too few in that bowling alley........
  18. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    Might be a good idea to put "messing around with another man's wife" on your list of "at risk behaviors" :p
  19. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    Had I been in that bowling alley and carrying my first objective when gunshots were fired was to find adequate cover and then asses the situation.

    By that time the shooter might have gotten all 4 shots off. Dont know how fast he got them shots off using a lever gun.

    Like I said before, the safety of myself and my loved ones comes first.

    See a gun or hear shots, find cover and then assess the situation. Take appropriate action as needed.
  20. sturmruger

    sturmruger Well-Known Member

    I wonder if he survived?? It sounds like a really bad situation to be in. Definetly not a "Rampage".

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