Gay man gunned down

Gay man gunned down

There are 31 comments on the www.floridablade.com story from May 23, 2009, titled Gay man gunned down. In it, www.floridablade.com reports that:

DELRAY BEACH, FL - Delray Beach Police Officers are investigating the homicide of a 30-year-old gay man found dead in his driveway on May 11 around 8:30 p.m. Mark Scott Harriss died instantly from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted as he exited his gray Ford F150 truck at his house, 412 NE 7th Ave., Delray Beach, after eating dinner at the Taco Bell on Linton Boulevard, a six-minute drive from his residence, according to police reports. Delray Beach Police Detective Troy Baer said there are no suspects at this time and police have not narrowed down a motive for the crime, including if the victim was targeted base on his sexuality. “We don’t know if it’s a hate crime, it is possible,” Det. Baer said. “It could have been anything.” Det. Baer said that so far the evidence points to this crime being an isolated incident and there is no need for panic among the gay community. Police do not believe anything was stolen from Harriss’s car, nor are there any signs of a struggle or conflict. At the time of the incident, police spoke with five witnesses, who identified that a small white four-door vehicle had been present in the area before and after the shooting. Police have not found any direct witnesses to the crime. According to friends Harriss had moved to South Florida about two years ago. He worked as the manager of a Best Western Hotel in Boca Raton. He was engaged to marry his partner Ross Salvosa, a Canadian citizen, in Vancouver next year.

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Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#26 May 25, 2009
Beotch the XIII wrote:
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Does NY till allow this? Sales of assault rifles in CA is illegal because assault rifles are illegal in the state.
Just for arguments sake, if the government is the only ones that have assault rifles what would we use if they came for us in a massive seep to remove our weapons?
M-1 tanks obviously. Boy, are YOU dumb !

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#27 May 25, 2009
Gimme a Break wrote:
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More likely they'll take your sissy pistol away from you and stick it up your gsy arse! Then I bet that would "Make your day" huh?
Oh goodie, another little troll nick. Just what we have always wanted! I doubt anyone can take anything away from me. I am an experienced gun user. I go to the range at least 3 times a week. Before they even take one step forward, they will be shot in the head.
James

Shirley, NY

#28 May 25, 2009
Beotch the XIII wrote:
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Does NY till allow this? Sales of assault rifles in CA is illegal because assault rifles are illegal in the state.
Just for arguments sake, if the government is the only ones that have assault rifles what would we use if they came for us in a massive seep to remove our weapons?
Let's be realistic here. Currently Mexicans are buying assault rifles and murdering innocent people. In the future in the circumstance that they control all the automatic rifles will come through and remove all your automatic rifles...

For the time being I'll vote for automatics to be banned. There is no practical reason why civillians need to fire 800 rounds per minute at any target. Assault rifles need to be banned by the federal government.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#29 May 26, 2009
Yes, Be realistic! Mexican are not buying automatic rifles in the US. The are illegal here.(1934 Gun control act, Google) The automatic rifles are coming from places like Cuba, Panama, and Columbia. The Obama regime tried to push off that particular BS until some knowledgible people looked into the facts.
Regards, Terry
James wrote:
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Let's be realistic here. Currently Mexicans are buying assault rifles and murdering innocent people. In the future in the circumstance that they control all the automatic rifles will come through and remove all your automatic rifles...
For the time being I'll vote for automatics to be banned. There is no practical reason why civillians need to fire 800 rounds per minute at any target. Assault rifles need to be banned by the federal government.
James

Shirley, NY

#30 May 26, 2009
TerryE wrote:
Yes, Be realistic! Mexican are not buying automatic rifles in the US. The are illegal here.(1934 Gun control act, Google) The automatic rifles are coming from places like Cuba, Panama, and Columbia. The Obama regime tried to push off that particular BS until some knowledgible people looked into the facts.
Regards, Terry
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30389664/

That's an article about how Obama has failed to reinstate the ban within his first 100 days (and still has not today). I don't know what you're talking about, Lady.
You Are Stupid

Paris, France

#31 May 26, 2009
StevenFL wrote:
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Oh goodie, another little troll nick. Just what we have always wanted! I doubt anyone can take anything away from me. I am an experienced gun user. I go to the range at least 3 times a week. Before they even take one step forward, they will be shot in the head.
Dear Mr. Gay Callahan,

I don't care if you live at the range shooting paper targets. A real gun fight is a whole different world pal and drawing and firing at a human being in a life threatening situation can make the most "experienced gun user" freeze up or shake so bad they won't be able to shoot sh!t especially if your opponent is armed and shooting back at you. How much combat training have you had?

Have fun in your fantasy world and I hope you never have to use your pistol against anything other than paper targets in fear for the innocent bystanders whose lives you threaten.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#33 May 26, 2009
You are using propaganda to bolster lies. MSNBC? Really? Come on! I know, I know, They are fair and balanced! And to some poor souls they really are! About three months ago Hillary Clinton and some other Obama Minions we're "Retailing" that story all over the news. Until some folks started debunking it. The "Ban" is against "Lookalikes", Semi Auto versions of the big bad AK 47 and M15 versions of M16. The fact is that the drug dealers want the real thing. The Full auto versions from Cuba and groups like los sendero Luminoso in Colombia. Not the tame, neutered versions available in the US. About now, the average guy is calling you a jerk for not knowing that these guns come in two versions, but I understand not everyone knows about that. Full auto guns have been illegal in the US since 1934.
Semi-autos have always been legal to own. The semi-auto is a tame pussy cat next to it's full auto brother. Clinton was able to propagandise the "Assault weapons Ban" against guns that never were "assault weapons". This Mislead many people
to think he had "banned" something that was never legal.
Regards, Terry
James wrote:
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30389664/
That's an article about how Obama has failed to reinstate the ban within his first 100 days (and still has not today). I don't know what you're talking about, Lady.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#34 May 26, 2009
You Are Stupid wrote:
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Dear Mr. Gay Callahan,
I don't care if you live at the range shooting paper targets. A real gun fight is a whole different world pal and drawing and firing at a human being in a life threatening situation can make the most "experienced gun user" freeze up or shake so bad they won't be able to shoot sh!t especially if your opponent is armed and shooting back at you. How much combat training have you had?
Have fun in your fantasy world and I hope you never have to use your pistol against anything other than paper targets in fear for the innocent bystanders whose lives you threaten.
I can assure you, I do not freeze. I am 32 years old and I have been handling a hand gun since I was 10. That is 22 years experience with fire arms. If someone invades my home or tries to hurt me, while on the road, they will get shot and I will shoot with the intention of protecting myself.

It is either me or them. I am more important and so is my life and if you think, for a single second, that I would hesitate shooting a homophobe and protecting my own life, then you obviously do not know me.

It is as the old addage goes. I will shoot first and ask questions later. Do not like that, then too bad, I am entitled to my 2nd amendment rights and I will continue to show support for those rights and exercise them freely.

As for an armed assailant, I have been adequately trained to aim for the person's hand or arm that is holding the gun. After that, they are defenseless. At that time, I will make the determination whether my life is being threatened.

If it is, I will shoot to kill. If it is not, then I will be calling the police and reporting the incident.
K Glover

Dover, DE

#35 Dec 17, 2011
That's the problem with gays right there...it's called "Pink Pistols"? Jesus, give me a break. I'm as gay as they come, but does anyone else get tired of teddy bears dressed in leather, rainbows, and being lumped in with "transgenders"? I'm a fucking gay man, not a 12 year old girl. HUURRLLLLL>.......

-And before I catch any shit, I have absolutely ZERO against transgenders...it's just I hate that the PC Nazis have decided being gay and transgender is one and the same....it's not!!! I have no desire to be a woman or dress in woman's clothing...but somehow, all of a sudden, I'm part of an "LBGT" community? Give me a fuckin' break!
Walt

Dauphin, Canada

#36 Dec 19, 2011
Roisia wrote:
Dont jump to conclusions yet. They havnt found the guy who did it. So they dont know the reason. Just because on of us has been murdered doesnt mean we should automatically assume its because we are LGBT. The sad fact is their are to many reasons for killing someone out their. Lets let the cops do their jobs and hope the killer pays for his crime.
A remarkably intelligent statement. It is sad when anyone is killed and we have become a society that is awfully quick to conclude that people have been chosen as a victim for a specific reason. In this case it could have as easily been a crazy shooter, a mistaken identity, a drug debt settlement etc.
It kind of diminishes the importance of true hate crimes to latch onto a conclusion so quickly and when no one is even in custody.It is just one avenue to pursue.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#37 Dec 19, 2011
I think that the "They" in this case lumped us together because we're both sexual minorities. Also because in past years, those who were transgender had no where to go except Gay bars (Ever heard of a transgender bar?). You're correct, Gays have no interest
in changing their sex and TGs are turned off by Gay interests. And we're both turned off by insipid symbols. Most gays don't even wear leather.
regards. Terry
K Glover wrote:
That's the problem with gays right there...it's called "Pink Pistols"? Jesus, give me a break. I'm as gay as they come, but does anyone else get tired of teddy bears dressed in leather, rainbows, and being lumped in with "transgenders"? I'm a fucking gay man, not a 12 year old girl. HUURRLLLLL>.......
-And before I catch any shit, I have absolutely ZERO against transgenders...it's just I hate that the PC Nazis have decided being gay and transgender is one and the same....it's not!!! I have no desire to be a woman or dress in woman's clothing...but somehow, all of a sudden, I'm part of an "LBGT" community? Give me a fuckin' break!

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