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Friday, December 21, 2012

While We Were Grousing About the NRA's Beyond-Inane Call for an Armed Policeman in Every School...

Posted by on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM

....a gunman went on a fatal rampage along a rural Pennsylvania road.

 

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keshmeshi 11
@5,

I thought one of the slain cops did manage to get a shot off before Clemmons killed him. Wasn't Clemmons suffering a gun shot wound the entire time he was on the run?

But still. Four cops vs. one gunman, and the gunman only got hit once.
Posted by keshmeshi on December 21, 2012 at 2:39 PM · Report this
blip 10
Irony sustained several life-threatening injuries in the shootout but is expected to make a full recovery.
Posted by blip on December 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 9
Oh troll, You're so cute when you recite cliches. Did your Granpaw teach you that one?
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on December 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM · Report this
COMTE 7
@1:

Apparently they DID on this particular stretch of road, at least three in fact, according to news reports.

And the status of those three armed officers?

One wounded by gunfire from the perp.

One wounded in a vehicular crash (whether with the perp is unclear)

One wounded by flying debris (presumably while shooting it out with the perp).

So, one armed perp versus three armed LOE's.

And the final tally:

Four dead (including the perp) and three wounded (all LOE's).

So much for the NRA's "If only we had armed cops everywhere" argument...
Posted by COMTE on December 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM · Report this
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@5 Now is not the time for questions, it is time for universal armament. Guns for you, and you, and them over there, guns for everyone!

Guntopia will be awesome, just so peaceful it will hurt.
Posted by deign_to_say on December 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM · Report this
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What about the armed policemen that were killed in Lakewood? Why did they not kill him?
Posted by erly on December 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM · Report this
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If every man, woman, and child had a loaded gun on them at all times, no one would ever be killed by a gun.
- NRA's next big announcement
Posted by deign_to_say on December 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
Backyard Bombardier 3
I believe the accepted usage is now "A well-regulated militia went on a fatal rampage..."
Posted by Backyard Bombardier on December 21, 2012 at 10:25 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 2
I think that's 4 amoklauf shootings since last thursday. It's a tough time of the year.

Clackamas
Newtown
Longmont, CO
Pennsylvania

Though the Clackamas Mall doesn't meet the 4 dead "mass shooting" threshold the FBI set, it sure meets my threshold for crazy fucks with high-powered weapons.
Posted by Max Solomon on December 21, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Report this
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Why don't we have armed policemen along every rural road in Pennsylvania?
Posted by jzimbert on December 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM · Report this

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