Several reportedly shot near Ala.'s Auburn U.

Jun 10, 2012 Full story: The Kansas City Star 47

Several people were shot at an apartment complex near Auburn University in Alabama when a fight broke out during a pool party, authorities and a witness said.Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson told the Opelika-Auburn News that police were called Saturday night.

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“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

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#1 Jun 11, 2012
aha yes the great right for anyone to use their 2nd amendment.... good thing we won't let there be gun control
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Jun 11, 2012
tallyho wrote:
aha yes the great right for anyone to use their 2nd amendment.... good thing we won't let there be gun control
Agreed. If more people carried this could have been ended quickly with the police only needing to clean up when they finally got there.

“....VETS”

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#3 Jun 11, 2012
just saying wrote:
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Agreed. If more people carried this could have been ended quickly with the police only needing to clean up when they finally got there.
it is how many carry, but who carries , that is called gun control , isn't a ban but some semblance of order

“....VETS”

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#4 Jun 11, 2012
sorry meant isn't
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 Jun 11, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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it is how many carry, but who carries , that is called gun control , isn't a ban but some semblance of order
How many more laws are needed to get the criminal element to obey?
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Jun 11, 2012
Suspect sought in Auburn shooting that killed 3
Associated Press By BOB JOHNSON and JOHNNY CLARK | Associated Press 2 hrs 28 mins ago

AUBURN, Ala.(AP) The search continued Monday for a gunman suspected of killing three people and wounding three more in a shooting at a pool party near Auburn University. Two of the slain victims were former players for the school's powerhouse football program.

Authorities were searching for Desmonte Leonard, 22, of Montgomery, who is accused of opening fire Saturday night at an apartment complex after getting into a fight with some of the victims over a woman. He faces three counts of capital murder.

Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said Leonard fled the scene in a white Chevrolet that he abandoned on the way back to Montgomery, about 55 miles away. They believed he was in the Montgomery area.

Of the three wounded victims, John Robertson remained in critical condition after being shot in the head. Xavier Moss was released from the hospital. The third wounded victim was Eric Mack, a current football player who is expected to recover.

Slain were Edward Christian, who had to quit the team because of a lingering back injury, and Ladarious Phillips, who had previously quit playing football. The other person killed was 20-year-old Demario Pitts.

Police emphasized that the shootings didn't appear to have anything to do with some of the victims being former or current players on the football team, which won the national championship in 2010.

"The only connection that the Auburn football team has to this is they are victims of a brutal shooting. Sometimes the young men get a bad rap, I feel like, but they are the victims today," Dawson said.

Dawson said he did not know why the party was being held or what started the fight.

Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friend, Pitts. He said he and his friend were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.

Vines said he punched one of the men, while Pitts hit both of the men over the head with a bottle. Either one or both of the two men then started shooting, he said. He said Pitts was shot and killed, while two others also were hit by gunfire. Vines said he had never met the men he was arguing with.

"It's like I lost a lung," Vines said of losing his friend. "I don't know how I'm going to survive this."

Several emergency vehicles converged overnight around the University Heights apartment complex where many students live. The building was swathed in yellow police tape.

It appeared that the shooting happened in an archway near the apartment complex information center, near the edge of the parking lot.

Mack, the wounded player, is a junior offensive lineman from St. Matthews, S.C. He played in five games last season. Coach Gene Chizik said Mack was expected to recover.

Christian was an offensive lineman who left last season while dealing with a back injury. Phillips was a backup fullback. Chizik said in April that Phillips had decided to give up football.

A person who answered the phone at the home of Phillips' mother declined comment and said his family was too distraught to comment.

"Nobody should ever have to endure such unimaginable grief, and we will love and support the victims' families during this terribly difficult time," Chizik said. "We have a lot of people on our football team that are hurting right now and we're going to do everything we can to help them get through this."
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Associated Press writer John Zenor contributed to this report.

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It sounds like one of the victims brought a bottle to a gun fight.

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#7 Jun 11, 2012
Gump

Enterprise, AL

#8 Jun 11, 2012
tallyho wrote:
aha yes the great right for anyone to use their 2nd amendment.... good thing we won't let there be gun control
Gun control doesn't work.

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Since: Jun 12

Virginia Beach, VA

#9 Jun 11, 2012
just saying wrote:
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How many more laws are needed to get the criminal element to obey?
No amount of laws will ever get the criminal element to obey.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Jun 11, 2012
65007noogard wrote:
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No amount of laws will ever get the criminal element to obey.
I know but you can't explain that to tallyho. The shooter has a history of criminal gun use despite all the laws on the books.
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#11 Jun 11, 2012
Desmonte, Ladarious, Turquorius??? Where in the hell did these baby mommas come up with these ridiculous names? Don't they realize that names like these are a serious handicap in the real world?
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets

Souderton, PA

#12 Jun 11, 2012
just saying wrote:
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I know but you can't explain that to tallyho. The shooter has a history of criminal gun use despite all the laws on the books.
Loose gun control laws make it much easier than it would otherwise be for these individuals who will never abide by the law to obtain guns illegally.

And better gun control laws - limits on number of purchases to cut down on straw purchases, gun show controls - would not make it unduly hard for people who will adhere to the law to obtain guns.

That seems patently obvious.
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets

Souderton, PA

#13 Jun 11, 2012
just saying wrote:
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Agreed. If more people carried this could have been ended quickly with the police only needing to clean up when they finally got there.
If more people carried there would be four incidents like this in each town each weekend...no matter how quickly the incidents were ended by _other_ people carrying.

It's almost as though being opposed to uniform gun control laws means you can't conceive of people have rage issues....
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#14 Jun 11, 2012
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets wrote:
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If more people carried there would be four incidents like this in each town each weekend...no matter how quickly the incidents were ended by _other_ people carrying.
It's almost as though being opposed to uniform gun control laws means you can't conceive of people have rage issues....
Knowing everyone else is armed might make people rethink their "issues".

“....VETS”

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#15 Jun 11, 2012
just saying wrote:
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I know but you can't explain that to tallyho. The shooter has a history of criminal gun use despite all the laws on the books.
ever wonder why they are called criminals ??? duh
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets

Souderton, PA

#16 Jun 11, 2012
just saying wrote:
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Knowing everyone else is armed might make people rethink their "issues".
I don't think rageaholics function on the basis of "knowing," or of risk analysis. I think they function reactively.

Also, anyone - and I mean anyone - knows it's difficult even with a lot of training to grasp who would be shooting whom and for what reason in a given situation and then in turn be able to hit the correct target rather than some bystander. These are not trivial skills.

You're irrational.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#17 Jun 11, 2012
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets wrote:
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I don't think rageaholics function on the basis of "knowing," or of risk analysis. I think they function reactively.
Also, anyone - and I mean anyone - knows it's difficult even with a lot of training to grasp who would be shooting whom and for what reason in a given situation and then in turn be able to hit the correct target rather than some bystander. These are not trivial skills.
You're irrational.
Then putting 158 grains of hot lead in a rager's noggin is a good thing. Chlorine added to the gene pool. Same goes for anyone too stupid or slow to hit the floor when the bullets start flying. Darwin works in mysterious ways.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#18 Jun 11, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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ever wonder why they are called criminals ??? duh
No, I know why they are called criminals. What is your point?
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets

Souderton, PA

#19 Jun 11, 2012
just saying wrote:
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Then putting 158 grains of hot lead in a rager's noggin is a good thing. Chlorine added to the gene pool. Same goes for anyone too stupid or slow to hit the floor when the bullets start flying. Darwin works in mysterious ways.
Obviously you're an keyboard warrior who isn't making sense.

Your premise was that by having everyone armed any shooting incident will be brought to a quick close. By other shooters.

That contradicts your notion that people can hit the floor when firing starts...because you want them firing back at the shooter, not taking cover.

Anyone knows that even highly trained personnel can have trouble knowing whom to shoot and then hitting the target in a vague, fast moving situation like, oh, I don't know, someone pulling out a gun at a backyard bbq and starting to shoot people.

Also, more guns in people's hands mean more crazy people will have the guns to start such incidents in the first place, even if they were then taken down sooner.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#20 Jun 11, 2012
Mitts Gold Plated Tablets wrote:
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Obviously you're an keyboard warrior who isn't making sense.
Your premise was that by having everyone armed any shooting incident will be brought to a quick close. By other shooters.
That contradicts your notion that people can hit the floor when firing starts...because you want them firing back at the shooter, not taking cover.
Anyone knows that even highly trained personnel can have trouble knowing whom to shoot and then hitting the target in a vague, fast moving situation like, oh, I don't know, someone pulling out a gun at a backyard bbq and starting to shoot people.
Also, more guns in people's hands mean more crazy people will have the guns to start such incidents in the first place, even if they were then taken down sooner.
Is there a point you're trying to make in your post? With so many qualifiers, assumptions and what if's it is hard to separate a valid point from the shit and shinola.

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