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Toronto: Hostage taker shot by police marksman

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dsb, Aug 25, 2004.

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  1. dsb

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    A gunman has been shot dead by a police sniper and his hostage freed after a rush-hour standoff outside of Union Station on Front St. this morning....

    This took place just outside the central subway/train station in Toronto this morning. Looks like the guy had a sawed-off shotgun or some type of jury-rigged gun - the pictures are too blurry for me to tell. Police sniper killed him with a single shot. Story and details - Toronto Star

    Now wait for calls for increased gun control :rolleyes:
     
  2. TallPine

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    Good shooting!

    I bet he (the BG) won't do that again :p
     
  3. WT

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    Good shooting. Canadian snipers have an excellent reputation.

    Amazing how people just hang around when a BG is waving a gun. Makes the job tougher for the LEO's trying to contain the situation.
     
  4. El Tejon

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    What's the line from "Way of the Gun"?--"there are guns here!":)
     
  5. Gump

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    Another person that couldn't handle the threat of a potential lockout in the NHL
     
  6. Pilgrim

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    From a witness -
    Isn't it interesting when reality strikes it is compared the witness' most vivid fantasy experiences?

    Pilgrim
     
  7. Andrew Rothman

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    How could this have happened?

    I thought that Canada's gun control regulations and registration program and its compassionate social programs made it a violence-free utopia!
     
  8. MAURICE

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    Ya know, after squinting real hard at the picture (yeah, real scientific, I know) it almost looks like a chopped up Marlin 60. I dunno..
     
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    That's the line I'm thinking too. A cut down .22 rifle.
     
  10. Fly320s

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    I was thinking it's a cut down 10/22. That little black blur looks like a bolt handle to me.

    BTW, Good job, Canada.
     
  11. Standing Wolf

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    Score a point for civilization.
     
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    Oh, that's horrible. "Why couldn't they have just shot him in the leg?"

    :D

    Just kidding. Good shot! It stopped that threat and all future threats presented by him.
     
  13. Stand_Watie

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    I couldn't make it out myself, but one one witness statement suggests a little to back up that theory

    "Nov, a former Israeli soldier, heard "two pops" and quickly hustled his family and employees into the walk-in freezer of his countertop eatery, Pumpernickel Catering"

    Granted we don't know where he heard the shots from, but "pops" sounds more like .22 than other rifle or shotgun to my ear.
     
  14. MAURICE

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    duh, Im stupid.
    If it is indeed a chopped .22, then it is not a Mod 60. Has to be box fed mag, not tubular. So yes, probably more like a 10/22 or Rem 597.
     
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    Exactly what I thought!
     
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