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Old 2017-11-08, 20:41   #375
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Gee, what a surprise! The Air Force's failure to report the Texas church shooter's domestic abuse conviction wasn't just an isolated incident: Pentagon has known of crime reporting lapses for 20 years

Even better, his conviction was a plea deal, that involved sweeping most of his crimes under the rug:

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Air Force records show Kelley initially faced charges of domestic violence for seven alleged incidents in 2011 and 2012. Five were withdrawn as part of a plea agreement, including two involving Kelley pointing a loaded gun at his wife. He pleaded guilty to striking, choking and kicking his wife and hitting his stepson "with a force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm."
Yeah, he fractured the kid's skull.
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Old 2017-11-15, 05:11   #376
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The article here about the Rancho Tehama shooting has a picture of Our Hero, who apparently was facing trial for his earlier Heroics in a long-running dispute with neighbors.
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Old 2017-11-15, 15:58   #377
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Trump Copies Sutherland Springs Tweet For Northern California Shooting The tweet, obviously in response to the Rancho Tehama shooting, was posted 14 November, 11:34 PM. Transcribing from the image,
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May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and law Enforcement has arrived.
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The post was deleted about ten hours after it went up β€” more than enough time for hundreds to call him out on it online.
Obviously, he just copy/pasted, and didn't bother changing the locale. It's sad that the President of the United States treats these outrages in such a superficial, shallow fashion. But perhaps the saddest aspect of this is, when the image of the erroneous tweet was captured, it had already garnered over 6000 Retweets and more than 34,000 Likes.
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Old 2017-11-17, 02:54   #378
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The article here about the Rancho Tehama shooting has a picture of Our Hero, who apparently was facing trial for his earlier Heroics in a long-running dispute with neighbors.
The Rancho Tehama shooting just gets better. Before Our Hero took his show on the road, he shot his wife to death and hid her body under the floorboards.

He was also under a court order to (among other things) surrender all firearms. Alas, the order was not enforced:

Despite court order to give up weapons, Tehama gunman fired guns with impunity, frightening neighbors

Apart from his tweet erroneously addressed to the people of Sutherland Springs, taken down ten hours after he posted it, Ill Duce has had no comments on the shooting AFAIK.
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Old 2017-11-18, 01:48   #379
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From the Washington Post: Man accidentally shoots himself and his wife at a church, shortly after a discussion on shootings.

TL;DR version: an 81-year old takes his gun out at church and unloads it to show how safe it is to carry all the time, reloads and re-chambers before holstering. When someone who missed the demonstration earlier asks to see the gun, he forgets that he reloaded it and manages to shoot himself in the hand and his wife, in a wheelchair next to him, in the abdomen. Due to confusion when other churchgoers call 911, two schools and a hospital nearby are put on lockdown because the police worry that there is an active shooter in the area.

45 minutes of hilarity ensue.
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Old 2017-11-18, 17:08   #380
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45 minutes of hilarity ensue.
Well done Sir!

I much admire a good black sense of humour.
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Old 2017-12-07, 20:31   #381
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This is one of the latest on a story that's been in the news for a couple of days now:

Colorado lawmaker out on bond after TSA finds loaded gun in bag at DIA
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Her lawyer told 9NEWS she just forgot the gun was in her bag.
If that doesn't fly, perhaps she can claim I Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded
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Old 2017-12-08, 00:43   #382
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Her lawyer told 9NEWS she just forgot the gun was in her bag.
And the pope's a Presbyterian.
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Old 2017-12-08, 01:59   #383
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Her lawyer told 9NEWS she just forgot the gun was in her bag.
And the ironic part is that everything would probably have been perfectly fine if they didn't find the gun. It is not as though the gun will suddenly climb out of the bag and start shooting holes in people. I believe that she did forget about the gun, because taking it knowingly would be more unbelievable IMO. When things become common place they are easy to forget. And there is the real WTF; guns becoming so common place that they feel "normal" and give people comfort.

Anyhow, we shouldn't be spending so many resources looking for weapons, we should be fixing society. In the land of the scared and the surveilled everyone "needs" a gun to "protect" themselves from what exactly?
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Old 2017-12-08, 07:27   #384
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In the land of the scared and the surveilled everyone "needs" a gun to "protect" themselves from what exactly?
And the lesson today is how to die
And then the bullhorn crackles and the captain tackles
With the problems and the hows and whys
And he can see no reasons

'Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to die, die, oh oh oh?
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Old 2017-12-08, 08:45   #385
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And the lesson today is how to die
But it's Friday!
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