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    Las Vegas Federal Courthouse Shooting

    Was quite the shootout.

    The gunman apparently was in possession of a shotgun but it sounded to me like the police (pistols) were lighting him up.

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    2 officers got shot.... Guard killed, marshal injured in Las Vegas courthouse shooting - CNN.com
    here's the article if anyone wants
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    I don't think this actually happened.

    Federal Courthouses are in a "Gun Free Zone"

    Therefore, it was impossible.



    Seriously, prayers go out to the officers and their families.
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    This is why I CC
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
    1. Never be unarmed.
    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    Crazy...I just saw this on the news, RIP to the guard that died
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    Shootings in this country are getting out of hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    Shootings in this country are getting out of hand.

    An Armed Society is a Polite Society...

    The so called gun-free zones only help the criminal element, they are not a deterrent to anyone wishing to cause harm.

    I am trying to keep my rant mode off.
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
    1. Never be unarmed.
    2. See Rule #1

    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    Shootings in this country are getting out of hand.
    People are getting out of hand. It isn't just this country, and it isn't limited to one action that sick people use.

    (Also staying off of rant mode)
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    I'm reading the book On Combat right now and there is a direct link that media violence (video games, tv, movies etc) is a huge contributor to the increase in violence that we are and will see in this country.

    I'm all for action movies and such but as the author noted in the book just as smoking causes cancer violent images in the media spurn violence.

    Before anybody says "Well I watched all kinds of violence on tv and played many violent video games and I'm ok. Thats an excuse"

    It's not and it is known in the media that this is in fact true. but just as the tobacco company's will claim smoking doesn't cause cancer the media will claim violence in the media doesn't spurn violence in society.

    Don't get me wrong I love violent movies and such and I will continue to watch them. I'm only saying that this is a reality that we should be aware of. So for those raising kids it's something to think about.

    A lot of research has went into the subject and the facts are out there.

    **edit: Here's a little blurp about the author. He's been there and is a seasoned warrior.**

    About the Author

    A former army Ranger, paratrooper, West Point Professor of Military Science and author of the classic book, ON KILLING, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is currently the Director of the Killology Research Group and one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the psychology of combat.
    Last edited by cereal killer; 01-04-2010 at 12:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    This is why I CC
    +1 to that. I carry everywhere, because stuff like this happens when and where you least expect it to.

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