Gunman May Have Smuggled Weapon in Shirt

Gunman May Have Smuggled Weapon in Shirt

There are 16 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 6, 2007, titled Gunman May Have Smuggled Weapon in Shirt. In it, Newsday reports that:

The teenage gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a department store may have smuggled an assault rifle into the mall underneath clothing, police said Thursday.

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Clouseau

Woodmere, NY

#1 Dec 6, 2007
I have said it before and I will say it again.

If we all shop naked there will be no more guns in malls!
jonny john

New York, NY

#2 Dec 6, 2007
why are there so many jerks around to cause so much pain? ok i'll answer my own question

i guess 6 billion people is just to many to keep happy
CC Jordan

Corona, CA

#3 Dec 6, 2007
I see the media is still "gun stupid"...

The SKS is not an "assault rifle". It's a simple carbine, with a 10 round fixed magazine. It's popular with weekend plinkers and deer hunters.

The damage this screwball kid did could have been done with an antique Civil War muzzle-loader.

Unfortunately, it's a dangerous world and you can't legislate away "crazy".
Chris Gunsel

Staten Island, NY

#4 Dec 6, 2007
Good job, Newsday, AP, UPI, and all the other news outlets out there who have given this kid exactly what he wanted: his face plastered all over the country on papers, T.V., and the web. Irresponsible journalism is alive and well in the U.S. Why wouldn't some other disgruntled wannabe look to do the same thing? Shame on the press! You all make an inviting case for censorship.
GregNewYork

Stormville, NY

#5 Dec 6, 2007
If only this 19 yr old was allowed, by law, to walk into a bar or liquor store... and have a few drinks / beers... drink to the point of sickness... and then have a private sermon with the porcelin god... maybe, just maybe he would have been able to work out his problems.

Instead... this young man is not, I repeat NOT ALLOWED the same freedom that todays' lawmakers had when they were 19... back in the day when it was LEGAL TO DRINK AT THE AGE OF 18.

As I write this, I have to wonder what type of medication this guy was prescribed growing up.. funny how no reporter dares to investigate that little bit of info.

AMERICA 2000

Ritalin for Kids !- It's Fun!

Alcohol for Young Adults - NO!
WHAT A STUPID COUNTRY

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Dec 6, 2007
I've said it many times before: crazy people need to be locked up for the protection of the rest of us. Like all the mall shooters this wacko was on prescription drugs to "control" his insanity.
AN AMERICAN WHO CARES

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#13 Dec 6, 2007
This guy must have been about 12 feet tall to have a shirt big enough to hide a rifle under it.
Bob

United States

#14 Dec 7, 2007
Th shooting is over and the shooter is dead.
I see the need to search the mothers home for information on the shooter, though he did not live there, but for the police to remove legal guns from the home is wrong. It will cost the family tons of money to get the guns back. The police are just going with illegal confiscation again, just like in New Orleans.
Debra

West Hempstead, NY

#15 Dec 7, 2007
Unfortunately this will happen again and again. It is the world we live in. Condolences to the victim's families.
LIGIRL

Larchmont, NY

#17 Dec 7, 2007
GregNewYork wrote:
If only this 19 yr old was allowed, by law, to walk into a bar or liquor store... and have a few drinks / beers... drink to the point of sickness... and then have a private sermon with the porcelin god... maybe, just maybe he would have been able to work out his problems.
Instead... this young man is not, I repeat NOT ALLOWED the same freedom that todays' lawmakers had when they were 19... back in the day when it was LEGAL TO DRINK AT THE AGE OF 18.
As I write this, I have to wonder what type of medication this guy was prescribed growing up.. funny how no reporter dares to investigate that little bit of info.
AMERICA 2000
Ritalin for Kids !- It's Fun!
Alcohol for Young Adults - NO!
YOU ARE RIDICULOUS! ALCOHOL WOULD HAVE JUST INTENSIFIED THE NEGATIVE FEELINGS THAT DROVE HIM TO DO WHAT HE DID. I HAVE SYMPATHY FOR SUICIDE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT TAKE OUT OTHERS FIRST. I HAVE NO COMPASSION FOR THIS AH.
anonymous

Brentwood, NY

#18 Dec 13, 2007
The fault lies with mother. She should have raised him better
Painful

United States

#20 Dec 13, 2007
To the mother of this young son. If you are true in what you say, that you tried your best in raising him. If he were mentally sick, and you have done everything you could do to help him. Then may the peace also be with you. God bless all!
bebe

United States

#21 Dec 13, 2007
The whole thing is so sad. He had major issues but I cant help feeling sorry for him in a way. He must have really been hurting inside and probably has never been hugged a day in his life, still no excuse for murder.
FromOmaha

Lincoln, NE

#22 Dec 13, 2007
GregNewYork wrote:
If only this 19 yr old was allowed, by law, to walk into a bar or liquor store... and have a few drinks / beers... drink to the point of sickness... and then have a private sermon with the porcelin god... maybe, just maybe he would have been able to work out his problems.
Instead... this young man is not, I repeat NOT ALLOWED the same freedom that todays' lawmakers had when they were 19... back in the day when it was LEGAL TO DRINK AT THE AGE OF 18.
As I write this, I have to wonder what type of medication this guy was prescribed growing up.. funny how no reporter dares to investigate that little bit of info.
AMERICA 2000
Ritalin for Kids !- It's Fun!
Alcohol for Young Adults - NO!
I don't know what this person is thinking? At this age (19) I see young men who can barely keep their pants up.
LIGIRL wrote:
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YOU ARE RIDICULOUS! ALCOHOL WOULD HAVE JUST INTENSIFIED THE NEGATIVE FEELINGS THAT DROVE HIM TO DO WHAT HE DID. I HAVE SYMPATHY FOR SUICIDE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT TAKE OUT OTHERS FIRST. I HAVE NO COMPASSION FOR THIS AH.
Exactly! He was a depressed individual with major issues. One it is "rumored" that he and his friends were smoking pot excessively. The x-girfriend said according to the Omaha World Herald, that it was so bad, that was the reason she broke up with him.

People who are this deeply depressed don't think clearly and to mix these feelings with any mind altering substance is devastating.

Drugs, depression, alcohol, and guns definately don't mix.
FromOmaha

Lincoln, NE

#23 Dec 13, 2007
FromOmaha wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know what this person is thinking? At this age (19) I see young men who can barely keep their pants up.
<quoted text>
Exactly! He was a depressed individual with major issues. One it is "rumored" that he and his friends were smoking pot excessively. The x-girfriend said according to the Omaha World Herald, that it was so bad, that was the reason she broke up with him.
People who are this deeply depressed don't think clearly and to mix these feelings with any mind altering substance is devastating.
Drugs, depression, alcohol, and guns definately don't mix.
I apologize it wasn't the Omaha World Herald that posted he used marijuana, it was KETV 7 that printed that.
http://www.ketv.com/newsarchive/14793643/deta...
Lou

Bloomingdale, IL

#24 Dec 13, 2007
May have??? Could have??? What happened to "He did!"

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