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Student threatened 'murderous rampage,' police say

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Matt King, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. Matt King

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    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/25/student.arrested.ap/index.html

     
  2. Phaetos

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    Really? Selling a military rifle online? :barf:
     
  3. budney

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    And that, boys and girls, is why you don't want a public defender. "I'm not expert or anything, but my client seems kinda mostly normal to me." Yeesh.

    --Len.
     
  4. igpoobah

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    Whatever.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  5. Andrewsky

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    Are you guys kidding?

    Forget the errors about firearms for a minute.

    It looks like a VA Tech style shooting has been prevented.
     
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    "and also had ordered a weapon similar to an Uzi submachine gun."

    I agree with the last poster's comment on this quote.... "Whatever" EXCEPT that it's a lot more seerious than something that only rates a "Whatever".

    The media is again doing their thing by spectacularizing something before they have all (or even most) of the facts.

    What the hell is "a weapon similar to an Uzi submachine gun."?!? Is it something that kinda-sorta looks like an Uzi? WHO said that it is "similar"? Does the newspaper reporter even know what an Uzi looks like?

    fish wrapping paper, that's all the newspapers are good for.
     
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    True enough; I gathered that as well, and it's a good thing.

    The raping of firearm terminology is pretty bad in this one.
     
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    If the report is accurate, it would seem so--they make Oduwole sound like a grade-A nutjob.

    All they mentioned was a "loaded gun in his car," however, so I would hesitate to start estimating body counts based on the news article. Having arrested the nutjob, it's in the best interests of those concerned to inflate the hypothetical body count--after all, it's much cooler to save several dozen lives than one or two. The report only suggests 5-16 rounds of ammunition total, depending on the "loaded gun" in question.

    --Len.
     
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    "and also had ordered a weapon similar to an Uzi submachine gun."

    I agree with igpoobah's comment on this quote.... "Whatever" EXCEPT that it's a lot more serious than something that only rates a "Whatever".

    The media is again doing their thing by spectacularizing something before they have all (or even most) of the facts.

    What the hell is "a weapon similar to an Uzi submachine gun."?!? Is it something that kinda-sorta looks like an Uzi? WHO said that it is "similar"? Does the newspaper reporter even know what an Uzi looks like?

    Fish wrapping paper, that's all the newspapers are good for.
     
  10. Andrewsky

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    The guy probably had a 16" semi-auto Uzi carbine. If I was explaining
    what that gun was to someone who doesn't know much about guns I might say it's "similar to an Uzi submachine gun." That would be totally reasonable.

    Get real. This guy sounds like a serious threat.
     
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    Typical CNN misinformation. I sent them negative feedback and asked them to retract and correct their errors. We'll see if they do it, but I doubt it, especially given their known rabid anti-gun stance.
     
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    *giggles*

    This guy can't even threaten properly. How is supposed to carry out his plan?

    Terrorist jokes are a felony, now?<-----I'm being serious.
     
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    Actually, yes it is. Pointing your finger at someone and saying BANG, is now the same thing as being a terrorist. It is a form of "psychological terrorism", I read/heard that somewhere. Anyway, it's much bad joojoo now to even kid around about stuff. I saw a news story where a 2nd grader got expelled for pointing his finger like a gun, he was "terrorizing the other children". :barf::barf:
     
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    Exactly what error do you want them to retract? Do you have evidence that he didn't scam a guy by "selling" a Colt M-16 online? That information is not from cnn.com, it's from the AP. If you look at some of the other articles about this, it says he posted an auction for a rifle he didn't have using pictures and information from a firearms site. People do actually sell Colt M-16 rifles online, just like they sell all kinds of other guns. If you're going to scam someone, you might as well bait the hook with something tempting.
     
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    Somehow, that doesn't sound like rap lyrics, no matter how you misconstrue it. I mean, sure, it doesn't exactly have to rhyme or follow iambic pentameter, but seriously........what a lame defense.

    Though, the "attempting to make a threat"=terrorism=scares the living daylights out of me. Attempting to threaten to do something=felony? Where's the civil rights in that one?
     
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    How I see it:

    He never actually issued the threat, and last I checked you could write anything you want, no matter how threatening, so long as it is not actually used in a threatening manner.

    Buying guns, even evil looking semiautomatic ones, is legal(in most states, and IL hasn't enacted an AWB yet).

    Having a loaded gun in your residence is legal. Though it being a dorm may make it illegal.

    I think the authorities may have jumped the gun on this one, they should probably have waited until he issued the threat, then moved. I see this guy getting off if he plays his cards right, not that I'm looking forward to it(I HATE SCAMMERS).
     
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    I am terrible afraid that this coming year there will be a slough of Cho/Ya. Tech copycats just like there were (and still are) Columbine copycats. This isn't the first and I doubt it will be the last. Everybody be safe.
     
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    Ok... dude was impatient to get in guns he had ordered. ATF was called, they checked him out, found a theoretical terrorist threat scrawled in one of his notebooks, and they're trumpeting "we've stopped a terrorist!!!!1one1"... that about the size of it?

    I've gotten impatient about receiving a firearm before. I possess subversive literature. And I might suggest shooting someone when they cross certain lines. Should i maybe watch out for ATF and Homeland Security now?
     
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    He just adapted the nigerian scam to current conditions. Deport him.

    TC
     
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