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  1. rabid wombat liked Slamfire's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    I remember that, it was big news. A big shock to the Nation, mass murders by a sniper on a school campus, just beyond the pale. Now,...

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  2. rabid wombat liked AlexanderA's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    Small world! In the fall of 1969 (after finishing law school), I took a graduate seminar in early American history from Prof. Lathrop....

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:54 PM
  3. rabid wombat liked Armybrat's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    That movie, filmed on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge because Texas wouldn’t allow it at the real site, was panned quite a bit by...

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:53 PM
  4. rabid wombat liked Armybrat's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    The “civilian”, a bookstore manager, Retrieved his handgun from his car and went up the Tower elevator where he met the two officers. He...

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:53 PM
  5. rabid wombat liked Armybrat's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    I was too - summer school taking Civil War history with Dr. Lathrop. My roomie & I were eating burgers at the Holiday House on the Drag....

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:53 PM
  6. rabid wombat liked D.B. Cooper's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    The Deadly Tower 1975 starring Kurt Russel as Whitman and ned Beatty as Crum. I have a copy on VHS somewhere. It's available on...

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:52 PM
  7. rabid wombat liked AlexanderA's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    The important thing, in retrospect, is that there was no hue and cry for gun control immediately after the shooting. We have come to...

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:52 PM
  8. rabid wombat liked Double Naught Spy's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

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    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:52 PM
  9. rabid wombat liked scaatylobo's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    I recall it well. Living in NYC,it was a shocker to me that so many had rifles in that city. They did keep him pinned down and that...

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:52 PM
  10. rabid wombat liked Insignificant bill's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    He had sought help from a psychiatrist. Autopsy showed he had a brain tumor.

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:51 PM
  11. rabid wombat liked Choctaw's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    There is a huge difference in sniping at the tower and actually going up to stop the threat. Many shots were fired. Yes, Crum held one...

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:51 PM
  12. rabid wombat liked Double Naught Spy's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    Allen Crum fired in advance of Whitman rounding a corner he never rounded. So "fired on" is not necessarily inaccurate. Lots of people...

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:51 PM
  13. rabid wombat liked Choctaw's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    Actually Officer Houston McCoy was with Officer Martinez that day and they both fired on Whitman.

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:51 PM
  14. rabid wombat liked AlexanderA's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    The take-away from the Texas Tower incident, at the time, was more pro-gun than antigun, because of the large number of citizens that...

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:51 PM
  15. rabid wombat liked Choctaw's post in the thread UT Tower shooting - 55 years ago.

    Amazon has the 1987 edition from $3.65 to $76.00. I have no idea where my copy went but I remember it was very good.

    Aug 3, 2021 at 11:50 PM
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