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Breaking News: Report of shots at Arkansas Dems headquarters

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by surfinguru, Aug 13, 2008.

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  1. surfinguru

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    Another gun toting loon, or false flag setup prior to the democratic convention to emphasis the need for "gun control?" I'm a conspiracy inclined person as see this as way too convenient.

     
  2. Drgong

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    apprently he also had a shoot out with police.

    Hope the guy who was shot recovers, and lets see how the media handles it.
     
  3. Pax Jordana

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    Not listening to people when they tell you not to do stuff! Who DOES that! It's positively.. criminal.


    My hopes for Mr. Gwatney's speedy recovery, and sincere prayers that his party won't roll him straight from PACU outside to a soap box.
     
  4. Soybomb

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    I think strapping on the tin foil only makes gun owners look worse for the incident.
     
  5. ilbob

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    maybe a jealous husband. it is arkansas afterall.
     
  6. Rachen

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    I smell something really, really fishy in this statement.
     
  7. FCFC

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    Wow.
     
  8. mljdeckard

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    Even if I have a tin-foil hat, I don't put it on without something more substantial than WISHING it was a conspiracy.
     
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    What is it with Arkansas and conspiracy theories? Can it until more details come out, please? This kind of talk seriously makes this community look bad.
     
  10. Rachen

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    There are many things out there that are conspiracies, made by the centralized corporate media to make the people work for them. Obviously, they are either blatant lies, or imagined evils inflated to an outrageous state just for the intention of striking fear.

    Things such as:

    "Guns kill more children than anything else"

    "Secret concentration camps in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea"

    "Assault rifles"

    "Machine guns"

    "The thing that goes up"

    Just to name a few.

    And in the meantime, if the Brady Campaign extorts a few million more dollars, that will obviously go unreported.
     
  11. jasonguerard

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    Funny, we had a different take in my office.
    "Guess gun control does work. Good thing there wasn't a CCW in that office or he'd have been DRT. Now we can spend thousands trying him and paying a psyco-logist to learn why he did it."
    Had that been Georgias Tim Bearden, the ending woulve been much different.
     
  12. FCFC

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    A strong leader is needed to unite a nation torn apart by materialism, worthless entertainment and leftist brainwashing.

    Like a man from only 22 centuries ago, a strong man like Qin Shi Huang...
    ;)
     
  13. SaMx

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    story was that the suspect was shot and killed by the police.

    now I'm hearing that he was shot but not killed, and is in custody now.
     
  14. ilbob

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    Just what do you think is fishy? It seems like your typical basic vague description of a suspect that just shot her boss to me.

    Maybe he was an Obama guy mad that the guy was a Hillary fan. I seem to recall reading somewhere he was a car dealer. Maybe he sold the guy a lemon. Who knows how these nuts think. I am still thinking a jealous husband though.

    http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08/13/arkansas-democratic-party-chairman-injured-in-shooting/

     
  15. Rachen

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    It is fishy when you think about what happened in terms of a leftist 'conspiracy'. Because that particular quote from the OP's article is the typical "redneck" stereotype employed by antigunners to portray gun owning Americans who live in rural areas. Just the color of the truck probably changes from story to story.
     
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    El Tejon? Where are you when we need you?

    I don't see how a white guy driving a pickup truck of whatever color is stereotyping anyone. Lots of us white guys like pickup trucks. We can't all afford Beamers.

    Proud former pickup truck owner :)
     
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    At least it wasn't a White guy in a Mazda.... ;)

    (FYI, I am a white guy that drives a mazda...)
     
  18. DrewH

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    That is quite a stretch. Maybe he is a white guy, surprising number out there, you know, driving a truck. Also quite common.

    As for the conspiracy theories, there are plenty of criminal/crazy people with lousy judgement running around who occaisionally shoot people for all the wrong reasons.
     
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    Re:ilbob. No, no, I am probably not being understood correctly. I always pay attention to gun related news stories, from NYS as well as other states, even if the story is about gunshots heard at some neighborhood. Most of the time, if the situation is not yet clear to investigators, they would still report on the "possible" identity of the offender, and most of these initial reports contain "redneck" type stereotyping, especially if it happens in a rural area.

    And when the shots happen in a very urban area, a initial report would usually make references to a "black male". Usually, the following reports that come after the situation is thoroughly investigated is quite different than initial reporting.
     
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    I wouldn't get too worked up about it. I doubt there is any attempt to pin the blame on us white guys. Journalism never was a high brow activity and it continues to sink. There is very little in the way of fact checking, and much emphasis on getting the stories out first. Its not just that way with gun and crime related stories. All news stories are infected with this problem.
     
  21. FCFC

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    Sure, but the latest (fabricated?) detail is that it was a ...Chevrolet truck!

    The suspect, driving a Chevrolet pickup truck, was chased south for about 25 miles by police officers and was shot after he was stopped...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/14/us/14arkansas.html?ref=us


    Seriously, I hope that Mr. Gwatney makes a full recovery and that the gunsel gets his due punishment. It's really a terrifying thing to face a man with a gun.
     
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    Everybody knows how incredibly rare, and only driven by rednecks, Chevrolet trucks are :). Sounds like it was an accurate description by the secretary. Good for her.

    Condolences to Gwatney.
     
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    Clinton
     
  25. txgho1911

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    So they didn't miss.

    Yep like the Clintons do not have a whole cometary in their wake.
     
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