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Gun dealer stops terrorist attack?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rule303, Jul 29, 2011.

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  1. rule303

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    Thats awesome...but you know the major medial outlets don't like to publish articles which go against their agenda.
     
  3. dogtown tom

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    Really??????????

    It's been covered by every network tv station, radio station and newspaper in Texas........and every radio station aired an interview with the gun shop owner.
     
  4. Dnaltrop

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    The guy arrived in a taxi, went in to buy multiple cans of smokeless powder... then asked how to use it.

    I'd certainly hope that any other gun store owner would consider that suspicious enough to make a call as well.

    Odd occurences probably make him as nervous as a 9 tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs after he sold the Five-seven to the fort hood shooter.

    Ya' done good Sir, keep it up.
     
  5. jak67429

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    Was on nbc Today show this morning.
     
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    On NPR this morning.

    Sounds like it's getting covered by the media.
     
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  7. Smokey in PHX

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    Every citizen needs to report suspicious activity. We do not want another Ft Hood tragedy.
     
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    I'm sitting in Colorado, but I always stream radio stations out of Alaska and Idaho. Even I heard about this through one of those radio streams.

    We should expect more attempts like this. It's only a matter of time I suppose.
     
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    I have to admit that I got a chuckle out of some of national news casts mentioning "smokeless gun powder" and linking this to a terrorist plot in itself. Ya know... who needs smokeless powder? These reporters had no idea that smokelss gun powder is normal. 6 cans is not that much, but the fact that the guy acted suspicious was his downfall. The gunshop did good.
     
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    The first radio report I heard on this story the reporter called it "smokeless black powder".....I wonder how he could have afforded that stuff it's invisible to x-rays and costs more than I make in a month.:rolleyes:
     
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    its only a matter of time now before some politicain gets the bright idea to try to ban smokeless powder because it is the choice of snipers and madmen because it produces no smoke so people cannot see where the shot came from.....
     
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    Yeah good luck in your Orwellian Utopia.
     
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    The gun shop needed some good publicity in the area. They had someone walk in 2 weeks ago with ammunition and ask to see a gun. Put a round in and shot himself in the head. Died about 4 days later. This guy was apparently a loose canon already.

    Also the same gun shop that Nadal bought his guns for the "Ft Hood Massacre". Glad they could get some good press, usually it is business as usually and no one notices them or negative press since that is what sells in the media.
     
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    Welcome to The High Road scgstuff!
     
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    Been here quite a while lurking, reading and learning. Just haven't posted any..... I guess I should post an intro thread....Thanks for the welcome, Hi, I'm Shawn, live in the Central Texas/Fort Hood Texas area.
     
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    first post is new enough Neighbor. Welcome to a home for intelligent discourse.:)
     
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    I applaud this gun shop owner for his due diligence. Way to go buddy !
     
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    OMG! Yes, we need to watch over our brothers ... Sieg Heil!
    Surely you don't mean this. You want us to spy on each other?
     
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    Reporting suspicious activity isn't spying on your neighbor.

    I suppose you think the gunshop should've sold the guy the powder?

    I encourage all persons to use their brains before they type.
     
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    He did sell him the powder, a magazine and some shotgun shells.....then he turned him in.
     
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    Guns Galore also sold the gun to Hasan. So they have had a good bit of bad press already.
     
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    It's ironic that the shop workers probably intuitively used profiling to prevent a horrible crime, and someone here has a problem with that.

    Profiling Stops crimes, it isn't a crime.
     
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    It was probably an ATF agent not a terrorist.
     
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    The guy who called it in gets an "Attaboy" from this corner. Whenever I was asked back in the day about when to call the cops I always simply said, trust your instincts.... If the guy or gal sets off your alarms call it in. Most calls turn out to be nothing and that's why many cops act casually most of the time. If there's nothing to worry about that will be the end of the matter. That one time when the guy is up to something bad you might just save a life or lives... Think of the horrible things in just recent memory that might never have happened if someone called it in and the guy was stopped before he could to the harm.

    I'll get down off of my soapbox now....
     
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    The shop used behavioral profiling to notice that something was suspicious about the customer. That doesn't make demographic profiling acceptable.
     
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