State Police: Virginia Tech gunman purchased handgun legally months before killing officer

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RICHMOND, Va. - The man who fatally ambushed a Virginia Tech police officer had legally purchased the handgun used in the shooting, Virginia State Police said Tuesday.
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People need to start asking the same questions as many in Blacksburg Va are asking and that would be about the darpa base in Blacksburg and about what is really going on over there.
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People need to start asking the same questions as many in Blacksburg Va are asking and that would be about the darpa base in Blacksburg and about what is really going on over there.
Another NRA sponsored gun purchase. This one wasn't an outlaw.

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Glen Allen wrote:
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Another NRA sponsored gun purchase. This one wasn't an outlaw.
You say that like there is something wrong.
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ZigmunnDroid wrote:
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You say that like there is something wrong.
Its dead wrong to promote hand guns with the sole intent of making a quick buck. After the retailer gets the clearance and the cash they don't care what you do with your weapon. The NRA and their ilk are responsible for numerous deaths around the globe.
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Its dead wrong to promote hand guns with the sole intent of making a quick buck. After the retailer gets the clearance and the cash they don't care what you do with your weapon. The NRA and their ilk are responsible for numerous deaths around the globe.
People have a right to own guns as the 2nd amendment says althought the american government is trying hard to overide that just like they have done the rest of the constitution.
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<quoted text>People have a right to own guns as the 2nd amendment says althought the american government is trying hard to overide that just like they have done the rest of the constitution.
What overides has the gov't done against the constitution?
Give one example. We'll watch you from now on.
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What overides has the gov't done against the constitution?
Give one example. We'll watch you from now on.
What overides?? LMAO!! You need examples?? Do you live in the real world??

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Its dead wrong to promote hand guns with the sole intent of making a quick buck. After the retailer gets the clearance and the cash they don't care what you do with your weapon. The NRA and their ilk are responsible for numerous deaths around the globe.
Spoken like a true car dealer. Perhaps we should hold them as responsible.

Wait, same with household cleaners, those dastards don't care how irresponsibly you store those things. And they kill far more children each year than guns.

Wait, what about swimming pools. Danger danger.

How about we leave the responsibility with the individual that commits the crime and quit blaming the sales folk?

Why do so many well meaning folks like you always try to solve the wrong problems?

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What overides has the gov't done against the constitution?
Give one example. We'll watch you from now on.
Bill Clinton asked Janet Reno to introduce important legislation that would help combat gun crime in Federal Housing Projects.
This would allow WARRENTLESS searches of disadvantaged people that were stuck in federal housing.

The Patriot Act allows the Gov to wire tap you without the usual checks and balances.
Only recently has attaching GPS devices to cars without a warrent made it to higher courts. It don't look good.

Get your head out of the sand. The Gov is relentless in taking power from us. Folks like you make it easy.

The US Constitution was designed to limit the Govs power. The founding fathers knew that power corrupts. And people have not changed in the least.

On a local level, it happens all the time.

Perhaps you have not heard, the SCOTUS said it was OK to condemn your property if the town wants to increase tax revenues. IN the old days, they could only condemn your house for an improvement in public space.
I am sure the founding fathers did not think taxes was a good reason.

Google can be your friend, you should try him.
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Virginia Community Colleges will not allow students or faculty to carry concealed weapons.
Visitors ARE allowed! What are they thinking?

There goes off- duty law enforcement attending classes.
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<quoted text>What overides?? LMAO!! You need examples?? Do you live in the real world??
I didn't say examples, just give one. Bet'cha can't b/c you don't know what the constitution says. Don't make statements like a crazy FOX watching t'bagger, come with the facts boy..
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Spoken like a true car dealer. Perhaps we should hold them as responsible.
Wait, same with household cleaners, those dastards don't care how irresponsibly you store those things. And they kill far more children each year than guns.
Wait, what about swimming pools. Danger danger.
How about we leave the responsibility with the individual that commits the crime and quit blaming the sales folk?
Why do so many well meaning folks like you always try to solve the wrong problems?
You ppl. act like guns are a means to end all that is wrong in society. I for one do not trust anyone harboring guns as a safety valve against whatever. Surely if this country is attacked, your little pea-shooter would be useless against a nuclear bomb; at best, it'll be used to end a suffering life. The constitution only allows ownership of a gun to fight against invading hostile armies.
We have misused that right thinking that customary criminals are invading armies. Put down your weapons, too many ppl. are being murdered by former law-abiding ppl.. Gun owners have so much dis-ease.
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Bill Clinton asked Janet Reno to introduce important legislation that would help combat gun crime in Federal Housing Projects.
This would allow WARRENTLESS searches of disadvantaged people that were stuck in federal housing.
The Patriot Act allows the Gov to wire tap you without the usual checks and balances.
Only recently has attaching GPS devices to cars without a warrent made it to higher courts. It don't look good.
Get your head out of the sand. The Gov is relentless in taking power from us. Folks like you make it easy.
The US Constitution was designed to limit the Govs power. The founding fathers knew that power corrupts. And people have not changed in the least.
On a local level, it happens all the time.
Perhaps you have not heard, the SCOTUS said it was OK to condemn your property if the town wants to increase tax revenues. IN the old days, they could only condemn your house for an improvement in public space.
I am sure the founding fathers did not think taxes was a good reason.
Google can be your friend, you should try him.
None of what you have said violates the constitution, its called keeping the peace and preventing further atrocities from happening.
We are a nation of laws, thank God for that. If you think for one minute that your rights are being violated, then sue whomever for redress; thats your constitutional right. Otherwise, shut up!!!!
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I didn't say examples, just give one. Bet'cha can't b/c you don't know what the constitution says. Don't make statements like a crazy FOX watching t'bagger, come with the facts boy..
The criminals in washington write the constitution over every day to suit their israel puppet war criminal agenda.
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None of what you have said violates the constitution, its called keeping the peace and preventing further atrocities from happening.
We are a nation of laws, thank God for that. If you think for one minute that your rights are being violated, then sue whomever for redress; thats your constitutional right. Otherwise, shut up!!!!
You are so clueless it is pitiful
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<quoted text>The criminals in washington write the constitution over every day to suit their israel puppet war criminal agenda.
The constitution is not being written over everyday. You simply don't understand that we are a nation with plenty of laws to govern society. Israel had nothing to do with our constitution, therefore take your anti-semitic attacks elsewhere. Be glad you have your freedom of speech to mouth off at will, however ignorantly you sound.
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<quoted text>You are so clueless it is pitiful
Clueless is better than hopeless. Run along little hitler, a suicide is waiting to claim you.
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The constitution is not being written over everyday. You simply don't understand that we are a nation with plenty of laws to govern society. Israel had nothing to do with our constitution, therefore take your anti-semitic attacks elsewhere. Be glad you have your freedom of speech to mouth off at will, however ignorantly you sound.
Yes parts of the constitution are rewrote everyday to suit the agenda of the criminals and jew puppets that are running washington dc.War criminal israel has alot to do with the american government because the american government has been hijacked by jews and has been this way for over 80 years and it needs to be stopped.
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<quoted text>Yes parts of the constitution are rewrote everyday to suit the agenda of the criminals and jew puppets that are running washington dc.War criminal israel has alot to do with the american government because the american government has been hijacked by jews and has been this way for over 80 years and it needs to be stopped.
Hey man, are you sick or something. Hating on the jews is not going to make this country dance to your kind of music. I detect a strong racist bent in your thinking. You need Jesus!!!!!!!!!
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Hey man, are you sick or something. Hating on the jews is not going to make this country dance to your kind of music. I detect a strong racist bent in your thinking. You need Jesus!!!!!!!!!
Its called being realistic not a racist.

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