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  • Gunman attacks Congressmen and staffers at Baseball Practice

    A lone gunman with a semi-automatic rifle started firing at House Representitives and staffers at a Alexandria VA YMCA baseball field as they practiced for the upcoming Congressional Baseball game.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.04080b2b940d

    House Whip Steve Scalise was wounded in the hip and transported from the scene. Reports of others hit. Witnesses say around 50 shots were fired by the shooter.

    Gunman was firing behind the third base dugout. A Capital Police security team was at the practice and engaged the shooter. The shooter has been taken into custody.
    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”
    ― Lewis Carroll

  • #2
    Not a peep on who the shooter was / is. That usually bodes bad news in terms of who he is for the open borders, gun control crowd, etc.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
      Not a peep on who the shooter was / is. That usually bodes bad news in terms of who he is for the open borders, gun control crowd, etc.
      Police are not about to release the ID of a shooter in the first hours of an investigation.
      “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
      “To talk of many things:
      Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
      Of cabbages—and kings—
      And why the sea is boiling hot—
      And whether pigs have wings.”
      ― Lewis Carroll

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
        Police are not about to release the ID of a shooter in the first hours of an investigation.
        There were tons of witnesses, and with today's social media that usually will come out quickly regardless. But, news sources are saying nothing...

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        • #5
          rumor has it that a man asked if it were democrats or republicans on the field before the shooting started.
          45B10 1986-91

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          • #6
            Originally posted by popuptarget View Post
            rumor has it that a man asked if it were democrats or republicans on the field before the shooting started.
            Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About three minutes later, at around 7:15 a.m. the shooting began, DeSantis said. It reportedly last about 10 minutes
            http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ste...cid=spartanntp

            That looks to be the case.

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            • #7
              They were republicans, my representative Roger Williams was also shot.

              Correction, Williams was not shot, one of his staffers was!
              Last edited by Trung Si; 14 Jun 17, 10:05.

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              • #8
                One thing's pretty certain, there's about a 99% probability it was an act of terrorism.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                  Actually the Rep did NOT ID that man as the shooter. It was simply A man. Time will tell what kind of nutter it was.
                  “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                  “To talk of many things:
                  Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                  Of cabbages—and kings—
                  And why the sea is boiling hot—
                  And whether pigs have wings.”
                  ― Lewis Carroll

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                  • #10
                    That is a serious thing and lets hope that the Congressmen and any innocent bystanders are ok.
                    Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
                    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

                    George S Patton

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                    • #11
                      George Washington Hospital is reporting that they have two victims from the shooting, both in critical condition.

                      https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.5efbf29e13fc

                      GW Hospital has two individuals who were involved in the shooting, both in critical condition, says Karoline Hutson, manager of marketing and public relations.
                      “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                      “To talk of many things:
                      Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                      Of cabbages—and kings—
                      And why the sea is boiling hot—
                      And whether pigs have wings.”
                      ― Lewis Carroll

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                        Looks like extreme TDS.
                        "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                          Actually the Rep did NOT ID that man as the shooter. It was simply A man. Time will tell what kind of nutter it was.
                          Reportedly a white middle aged man a bit on the chubby side. Just as likely to be a domestic malcontent nutter as a terrorist nutter!
                          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                            ...there's about a 99% probability it was an act of terrorism...
                            Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                            ...likely to be a domestic malcontent nutter...
                            I agree. Nut case.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                              Reportedly a white middle aged man a bit on the chubby side. Just as likely to be a domestic malcontent nutter as a terrorist nutter!
                              I agree!

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