Police Officer, 1 Other Killed in Shootings at Virginia Tech - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA New...

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A gunman walked into a parking lot and killed a Virginia Tech police officer who was conducting a traffic stop on campus Thursday, state police said.

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“Uzi Does It”

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Dec 9, 2011
 
Ron wrote:
<quoted text>I own guns
And what psychological testing did you successfully pass in order to exercise the privilege of gun ownership?

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Bonita wrote:
<quoted text> I think the officer photo folks are offended by is the one with the sheet on the ground, not his yearbook shot.
The thing is, this is Christmas and in spirit of Christmas gift giving and the praying by Christians to go to heaven on a weekly if not daily basis, shouldn't this image serve at this time of year to send the message that if you pray to go to heaven you might just have your prayer answered? Merry Christmas!:)

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Ahhh, the classic gun control argument, which, fortunately for us has never panned out. Every time a gun law is relaxed, every paranoid gun control freak, such as yourself, starts screaming that the streets will be running red with the blood of innocent children and pregnant women. That it will be the OK Corral all over again played out in every town, city, and corner of America. Yet this scenario never happens. Virginia changed carry law in bars? The horror!!! People will be shooting the bartender because of 1 error on the tab. Hasn't happened. One person had been charged, and he shot himself, in the foot. If you're so paranoid about guns, move somewhere that has stricken gun laws, Australia or England, but be careful, knife violence and gangland style beating rates there are sky high, and England has a tremendous amount of gun crime per capita, unthinkable for a country that has super restrictive guns laws isn't it? Maybe it's because criminals don't really care about the law, only law abiding citizens do. Gun free zones do nothing but disarm law abiding citizens and give criminals, who time and time again show no regard for the law (gasp!!), free grazing to do what they want without any fear of resistance. Take your paranoid gun control rhetoric and walk on.
Oh, and yes, the officer was armed, and trained, and, from the sounds of it ambushed. US soldiers, some of the best trained and well armed people in the world are ambushed in war and die, its the nature of an ambush. Hard to defend against, but I guarantee you that every police officer in the US who is on a traffic stop is checking all of their mirrors every few seconds now when they are writing that ticket, something they probably never thought they had to do. This officer lost his life, sad, but hopefully he has helped save the life of another officer the next time that someone tries this stunt.
Brilliant post, thank you for your insight! Unfortunatly, it will on deaf ears, as usual.
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Dec 9, 2011
 
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>And what psychological testing did you successfully pass in order to exercise the privilege of gun ownership?
I have not or do not brake the law and I do not have a crimnal record. Im also a Vet and old enough to be your dad. If I were you I would not post the picture or the title you look very much like the person that killed the people in Arizona before they shaved his head.

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Ron wrote:
<quoted text>I have not or do not brake the law and I do not have a crimnal record. Im also a Vet and old enough to be your dad.
At your age a person would have to possess a mental illness or defect to not know how to correctly use the word "break" in a sentence or the proper spell solution for the word, "criminal". Additionally, the use of vet. as an abbreviation for veteran, does not create the need for capitalization. Maybe you should be re-tested?
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Dec 9, 2011
 
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I can't believe anyone thinks it's a good idea to put guns in the hands of college students, most of which are under 21. The way college kids keep control of their belongings, you can easily see someone coming into a dorm room and stealing the gun, which would not be locked up because there is no way to lock anything up in a dorm room. For it to do any good, they would have to carry it around with them all the time. It's such an incredibly stupid idea. I bet 99% of parents who have kids in college would not want their child to have a gun at college, especially girls who have had no exposure to guns at all. Be realistic!
I never said that it was a good idea to put guns into the hands of college students. Instead, what I'd like to see, is colleges allow students and staff/faculty who already have a concealed weapons permit (which you have to be over 21 for) carry their weapon on them without the fear of expulsion or termination. People who carry concealed weapons legally are among some of the most law abiding citizens out there, have taken a class, and often go to the range to practice their skill. As for girls, they are not all ignorant to guns, all the girls in my family have shot guns and can ask me to go to the range anytime. They all the more reason to get a CHP, they are victimized the most, and should be given the opportunity to defend themselves. If I had children in college, I'd love for them to be able to carry and defend themselves instead of becoming another statistic. You can buy a small gun safe that I could put in my truck, so I imagine a dorm room shouldn't be a problem.
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Dec 9, 2011
 
Ron wrote:
<quoted text>I own guns but people that should not have guns are buying them with no problem in case after case you have people with records of mental illness, drug crimes or other crimes. The laws that are in place at present are not being enforced. Your thought that you are safer because you carry is not true! I think the officer that was killed had a gun and was qual. to train other officers. Did it do him any good?
The officer was ambushed, since it's obvious you didn't read all of my post, I'll re-post it for you....
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<quoted text>Oh, and yes, the officer was armed, and trained, and, from the sounds of it, ambushed. US soldiers, some of the best trained and well armed people in the world are ambushed in war and die, its the nature of an ambush. Hard to defend against, but I guarantee you that every police officer in the US who is on a traffic stop is checking all of their mirrors every few seconds now when they are writing that ticket, something they probably never thought they had to do. This officer lost his life, sad, but hopefully he has helped save the life of another officer the next time that someone tries this stunt.
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As long as schools like Va Tech and UVa continue to violate their student's and worker's second amendment rights, things like this will continue to happen. Crime always thrives in a firearm free environment. Will the leaders of these schools take responsibility for the deaths of unarmed employees and student? Will parents stand up to these schools and protect their children or will they let them be slaughtered? You would think human life would be valued more than it is at these universities!
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The officer was ambushed, since it's obvious you didn't read all of my post, I'll re-post it for you....
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Quite right. Gun toters love to stroke their egos about the guns they carry and how bad they are if and when they were to ever be placed in a bad situation. The reality is they'll be dropped without ever having put a hand on their own gun. Gun control is not about bad guys shooting innocent people, its about a tyrannical government, But don't bring that up, the concept eludes them, just like corruption in DC.
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Dec 9, 2011
 
take that wrote:
The reality is they'll be dropped without ever having put a hand on their own gun. Gun control is not about bad guys shooting innocent people, its about a tyrannical government, But don't bring that up, the concept eludes them, just like corruption in DC.
In an ambush, I'd say that you're right, however in a face to face or a VT 2007 type incident, I'd say that they are 50/50, or even favored towards me.
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Dec 9, 2011
 
another opportunity to take a swing at the nra
take it while its hot
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Dec 9, 2011
 
Liberalace wrote:
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Don't be so hard on the cub reporter. He is not the one who decides what goes on air or on the website. And I do not think this is a "stop on to bigger and brighter things." Henry has some qualities that we in the news community would want to change if he aspired to larger markets. WVIR is like a small bar: some bands play there regularly because they will go no further; some--and you can spot the ones--are getting their chops before they hit it big. Henry is the former.
Frankly, anyone who enters the news business these days needs to understand that they are entering the entertainment biz only. But the news biz is still full of idealistic little cub reporters and reporterettes who still swim in that sterile sea of college idealism..."we're going to help change the world." But from "60 Minutes" on down, the "news" is not as important as keeping viewers transfixed. There are too many resources to get information these days, and local news is one of the worst places to obtain that information.
All that being said, don't be so hard on the local folks. From editors on down, they are inept and amateurish, but entertaining.
RIP Harry Morgan
Point well taken on the opinions expressed in your reply but my outrage is this.I watched for one solid year this reporter drag a man through the mud over and over when charges were brought against him rather than report the facts on a level playing field.Up until the day the man was found innocent of all charges.On this day this reporter was outside the court room waiting for the verdict (until late at night I might say).Not a single word was reported on the innocent verdict.It took a week for him to acknowledge in a single sentence statement "man found innocent".No retraction on the mud slung ,no lets hear the defendants side,no celebration that justice won out on this particular day.Now what does this "media victim" do when all the public knows about him is what they had seen being said or read about him on our local news.Move from the area.I know this is way off base with this particular event but when I read or see an article on this site and the reporter's name and face is the only one I see below the article who are we to blame.I dont find this as a form of entertainment and keeping us "transfixed" while ruining peoples lives seems to be their goal.Maybe TMZ29 news is a possibility.
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boom boom wrote:
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Yawn...tired argument that doesn't hold water. The more people that care , the more people shot. People do stupid things all the time. People will sove small arguments with gunfire...I am sure you would feel safer if your child was in a high school where everyone carried.
Currently only Zimbabwe has a higher firearm homicide rate.
65% of all our homicides are by firearm. Your argument especially falls flat in the case of the officer at Tech. He was armed and trained. Stick a weapon in every kooks hand and these incidences would skyrocket.
But then arguing with a GunNut is like pissing in the wind and expecting dry shoes.
Oh...and you are so **** by now, you would probably shoot me with your little gun.
Hence I win the argument..
First of all I was refering to the incident from several years ago. Second of all if a law abiding carrier with a concealed weapons permit acted then there probably would have been one more alive police officer this week (scare tactics do work).
Third and formostI would only shoot you if you were a direct threat to me or another person and you would not need any lawyer. Any by the way I do respect your rights and your freedom of speach even if you want to make a fool of your self. Just remember criminals that are willing to kill another human will not obey simple gun laws. If you want to turn your guns in and use 911 (dial a prayer) then be my guest. That is why gun control laws don't work my fellow liberal human being.
PS stand on the corner tonight down near garret square and see if you can catch the robber.
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boom boom wrote:
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Yawn...tired argument that doesn't hold water. The more people that care , the more people shot. People do stupid things all the time. People will sove small arguments with gunfire...I am sure you would feel safer if your child was in a high school where everyone carried.
Currently only Zimbabwe has a higher firearm homicide rate.
65% of all our homicides are by firearm. Your argument especially falls flat in the case of the officer at Tech. He was armed and trained. Stick a weapon in every kooks hand and these incidences would skyrocket.
But then arguing with a GunNut is like pissing in the wind and expecting dry shoes.
Oh...and you are so **** by now, you would probably shoot me with your little gun.
Hence I win the argument..
Do you know how many people you associated with today that were carring a legal concealed weapon? The number may suprize you for me it was at least three that I know of.

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#39
Dec 10, 2011
 
ATCHISON Kansas just got another cop killed from behind by a youngster that appeared out of nowhere while the cop was serving a nuisance order. BOOYAHHH! Merry Christmas!

This could be a new trend...
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Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>At your age a person would have to possess a mental illness or defect to not know how to correctly use the word "break" in a sentence or the proper spell solution for the word, "criminal". Additionally, the use of vet. as an abbreviation for veteran, does not create the need for capitalization. Maybe you should be re-tested?
You don't have to pass a spell test or typing test to buy a firearm in Va.. I did not know they sold guns to little girls.

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Ron wrote:
<quoted text>You don't have to pass a spell test or typing test to buy a firearm in Va.
That's true, but at your age, your misspellings lean toward mental disease or defect, a psych test in in order.

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