Liberal Progressive bloggers exploit tragedy for political gain

To surmise, a tragic event took place in Florida; where a man, who had too much to drink, shot a woman in the forehead and she died. The original story is here. Here is the video report:

Well, the classless and uncouth progressive left is now exploiting this tragic event, for all it is worth for political reasons. Check out what the sleazeball leftist troll site, “Americans Against the Tea Party” wrote about this:

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Just another “responsible gun owner™!”

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It is unknown what his defense will be, if any. However, as this is Florida…all he really needs to do is say he felt threatened when she slapped him

Liberaland, which is owned by Fox News’s Alan Colmes covered it too; but without the idiotic and stupid snark.  But, just the same, the reason Colmes reported it, is because every time that there is some sort of accident involving a gun or a crime involving a gun; the liberal left just loves to link these stories and holler, “Lookie lookie lookie, another GUN crime; we need to outlaw them and get rid of the NRA!”

It is classless, it is uncouth, it is cynical and it is toxic. This mentality is precisely why I stopped voting for the Democrats. This mentality is not that of a fringe group; it is, in fact, the depraved mentality of 90% of the people in the Democratic Party anymore.  This is an Anti-Gun, Anti-White, Anti-Christian, Anti-Capitalism and Anti-American mentality. The Democrats mentality is, “Never let a crisis go to waste” or “Always exploit to make a political point.”

The truth is that the only real thing that is responsible for the shooting of Jamie Lee Martin is Elliott William Orsborn. Mr. Orsborn chose to possess a firearm, despite the fact that he had been convicted of a felony. Mr. Orsborn chose to carry his firearm, despite the fact that he was intoxicated. So, the blame lies with him; not the NRA, not Guns, and certainly not the Tea Party and its supporters. Of course, normal, clear minded people know these simple things. But, the left, who collectively have the minds of 2 year olds for the most part; do not understand such things.

Which is why I will NOT vote for them any longer. Because, quite frankly, stupid people should not be allowed to govern anything — much less be allowed to drive or run a computer.

Oops

Ouch!

FREMONT TOWNSHIP, MI — A 51-year-old woman accidentally shot herself in the face after she slammed the butt end of a shotgun on the floor, causing it to discharge, the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Department reports. 

Deputies were called about 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, to a house on Waterman in Fremont Township for a report of a gunshot victim. 

Upon arrival, deputies found that a family dispute had taken place and the victim, a 51-year-old woman, told officers that she had taken a shotgun out to “make a point.” 

She told police she slammed the butt end on the floor, the gun discharged, and she was shot in the face. 

FlightCare transported the victim to St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw, and she is expected to recover, police said. The complaint remains under investigation. 

The Mayville Police Department, the Mayville Fire Department and a Mobile Medical Response ambulance crew and Mayville ambulance crew assisted the sheriff’s department. 

via Police: Michigan woman pulls out shotgun ‘to make a point,’ accidentally shoots herself in the face | MLive.com.

I wonder what her point was? ;) :P :D

Sorry, but this is just stupid

Sorry, but this is just stupid and does nothing to support our cause, which is protecting the second amendment. It doesn’t help protect the first amendment either.

Plus too: It’s illegal.

Photo:

The story: (and yes, I am linking to this site, because I want people to see the stupidity on the right)

This is what the Second Amendment was not created for: Assassinating the President of the United States or even joking about it.

Kathy Perkins, founder of Moms With Guns, shared this article on Facebook, and added, “Where is an assasin when you need one?” [sic] in reference to Obama.

via Images: Moms With Guns Founder On Obama: ‘Where Is An Assassin When You Need One?’ | Liberaland.

Here is hoping that the secret service tosses this woman in jail. You don’t help a movement by posting idiotic stuff like that. :roll: :mad:

Crazy!: NRA gets of a leaked DOJ memo that says Outlaw and Confiscate All Guns…

I will not link to Infowars directly, because of some stupid ad that pops up over there. Anyhow, this is frightening thing; that PDF is downloaded here. (Requires Adobe acrobat reader)

I have said this before, and I will say it again: Elections matter and voting for someone, who does not hold your values is not a smart idea. You libertarians that voted for this President; this is on you all. Nothing like this would have ever been considered, if John McCain or Mitt Romney would have been elected.  McCain and Romney would have not been perfect; even for a paleoconservative like me — but it would have been a good deal better than this liberal we have in there now.

Again, elections matter — this is proof of that.

The Story:

The National Rifle Association has obtained a Department of Justice memo calling for national gun registration and confiscation. The nine page “cursory summary” on current gun control initiatives was not officially released by the Obama administration.

The DOJ memo (downloadable here as a PDF) states the administration “believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation,” according to the NRA, and thinks universal background checks “won’t work without requiring national gun registration.” Obama has yet to publicly support national registration or firearms confiscation, although the memo reveals his administration is moving in that direction.

The memo stands in stark contrast to the administration’s public stance on so-called gun control. White House spokesman Jay Carney said last month that laws proposed by Obama would not “take away a gun from a single law-abiding American.”

via Leaked DOJ Memo: Outlaw and Confiscate All Guns… | RedFlagNews.com.

UPDATED: Thoughts and Prayers to the people of Moncton, Canada SUSPECT CAPTURED

Because of this here:

(Live video even concluded)

The Story via CBC Canada:

Police have surrounded a building in Moncton as the manhunt continues for a heavily armed man after three RCMP officers were killed and two were wounded in shootings Wednesday night.

RCMP officers and three armoured trucks have a building surrounded in the southeastern New Brunswick city.

This is the latest development in the manhunt that started on Wednesday evening. Police said Thursday morning that the suspect has been spotted a few times in the manhunt.

RCMP believe Justin Bourque, 24, is within an area bounded by Berry Mills Road, Killam Drive, Mountain Road and Evergreen Drive in the Pinehurst subdivision of Moncton.

Codiac RCMP Supt. Marlene Snowman told a news conference that police spotted the suspect three times Thursday morning — in the area near Gorge and Mountain roads, and two other times. The police were unable to apprehend him.

Roger Brown​, RCMP assistant commissioner, also told the news conference that “there is no way to describe the level of hurt” inside the police force.

He promised to keep the public updated on the situation throughout the day.

“This is working through your worst nightmare,” Brown said.

He said Moncton is still gripped by a “very, very dangerous situation.”

“We have an armed and dangerous individual that we do not exactly know where he is, and what that really means is that we need to collectively work together to ensure that nothing else happens, that we don’t have somebody else injured, whether it be a citizen, whether it be a bystander, whether it be another police officer,” Brown told the news conference.

To my conservative friends in Canada, I give you a piece of advice. Do not allow this tragic event to become a political cause, by the political left in Canada, to take away your gun rights as Canadian citizens. This guy, from what I have been able to see, especially on his facebook page; is not your average conservative or even legal gun owner. Justin Bourque, from what I can tell, based upon looking at his facebook page; has had some radical thoughts planted in him.

Furthermore, to the political left in Canada, I give you this message: Conservatives here in America, as well as the Conservatives in Canada; do not believe in murdering police officers like this. This guy obviously has an axe to grind with the local police there and is using his support of gun rights as a springboard to commit these crimes.

I prayer for the capture of Justin Bourque and I pray for the families that have been affected by this senseless and tragic event.

Update: CBC Reports that the suspect has been captured.

This is stupid and does nothing for the second amendment cause

I’m with SayUncle on this one here; this is just plain stupid:

It would be an understatement to say that the tactics of gun rights activists have been backfiring of late. The showdown has taken place foremost in Texas, where in recent months groups such as Open Carry Texas have conducted provocative demonstrations in which armed men exercise their right under state law to carry semi-automatic rilfes in public. No fewer than five national food and beverage chains have now told them to get rid of their guns or get lost, including Starbucks, Wendy’s, Applebees, Jack In The Box, and Chipotle.

And now Chili’s and Sonic have effectively joined the list: Two videos posted on YouTube on May 19 by the San Antonio chapter of Open Carry Texas—since removed from public view but obtained by Mother Jones—show its armed members being refused service at both restaurants. The two companies have not made official statements on open carry but have since indicated that they are reviewing their policies. From the nervous and angry reactions of some patrons to comments from some of the gun activists themselves, it’s not difficult to see why these spectacles haven’t been winning many people over.

“I just wish I had my kids in there when that one dumb chick come up and started rattin’ her mouth,” said one of the gun activists.

When a young woman approaches the group in Chili’s and expresses her dismay, a guy with an assault rifle strapped across his back offers her a flier. “Um actually, there’s children here,” she replies, “and you’re a dumbass.” As she walks away one member of the group comments mockingly, “Yes, I’m a dumbass,” and then says of her, “must be Moms Demand Action,” referring to the national gun-reform group.

via Gun Activists Flaunting Assault Rifles Get Booted From Chili’s and Sonic | Mother Jones.

Again, I am all for the second amendment. I am also for being able to carry a gun; in public, within the confines of the law. However, carrying an AR-15 or any other sort of a assault rifle into a public place does nothing more than cause panic and makes law-abiding gun owners look like idiots.

The idea is to convince the public that not everyone who carries a gun is some sort of mental unstable whack-jobs. This here, does nothing to further that cause; in fact, it does the opposite.

Just my opinion.

Update: Julie in Pa gives her take on it, and it is spot on.

 

Joe the Plumber gets it right

I hate to say it, but he is right:

I’m not talking here about the three tragic murders Rodger committed by stabbing before his driving and shooting spree; I speak now only to the families of the gunshot victims in Santa Barbara:

It’s a tragedy.

I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But:

As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.

Richard Martinez, whose son (Christopher) was among the murdered, choked back tears at a news conference, blaming politicians the next day: “The talk about gun rights. What about Chris’ right to live?” Martinez said – and much more.

There are no critical words for a grieving father. He can say whatever he wants and blame whoever he’d like – it’s okay by me. You can’t take a step in his shoes – at least I can’t.

But the words and images of Mr. Martinez blaming “the proliferation of guns”, lobbyists, politicians, etc.; will be exploited by gun-grab extremists as are all tragedies involving gun violence and the mentally ill by the anti-Second Amendment Left.

As a father, husband and a man, it is my responsibility to protect my family. I will stand up for that right vehemently. Please believe me, as a father I share your grief and I will pray for you and your family, as I do whenever I hear about senseless tragedies such as this.

via AN OPEN LETTER: To the parents of the victims murdered by Elliot Rodger.

I think Joe could have and should have worded it a bit nicer than that; but he does have a good point.

Update: Via Memeorandum: The Left is now having a fit about what Joe said. But of course. :roll:

 

The only person responsible for the UCSB shooting is Elliot Rodger

As I am sure you already know; some deranged nut job named Elliot Rodger opened fire in a neighborhood out in Isla Vista, California near UCSB. Basically, because he couldn’t get laid.

Well, the blame game is starting; in fact, one of the victim’s Father went on an idiotic tirade against the NRA and basically Republicans. Well, there is only one problem with that; and thanks to twitchy for pointing this out:

So, the dude was legally registered; so much for this being the NRA’s fault. In fact, the NRA has called for mental health records to be a part of a firearms background check for licenses. Which some people actually argued against; funny that. :roll:

I also see where the so-called “Men’s Rights Movement” or him being “incel” is being blamed. Please note, “incel” is the cool kid crowd’s term for involuntary celibacy or in layman’s terms; couldn’t get laid in a monkey whore house with a bucket full of bananas! Something I know quite a bit about. Just being honest, there are not any babes beating my doors down guys. :( But, you don’t see me going around shooting people, ain’t no poo tang or lack thereof, worth committing murder. :shock:

Let me be clear:

People just need to stop!

The only person that is responsible for this horrible tragic event is the man who pulled the trigger of that legally registered gun; and that would be Elliot Rodger and only Elliot Rodger! Anyone who blames the NRA, The media, the politicians in Washington D.C. or anyone else is missing the point. How about blaming the inept police in Santa Barbara, California who did nothing at all to follow-up, when the shooters Father spoke to the police about some of his kid’s videos on youtube?

Blaming guns for a mass shooting like this; is like blaming automobiles for auto accidents. Do we just ban all cars? How about placing the blame where it belongs; on the person who actually did it!

Just my opinion.

Update: Now a memeorandum topic.

Update #2: Oh, this is good — really good. 

 

LOCAL NEWS: Detroit homeowner fatally shoots 2 suspected home invaders

More homeowners in Detroit are finally discovering that guns stop crime cold.

The Story:

Detroit — A homeowner on Tuesday fatally shot two men who’d broken into his west-side house — the latest in a string of self-defense shootings this year.

The incident happened on the 14800 block of Dexter, Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said, although further details were not immediately available.

“Investigators are on the scene as we speak gathering information,” Woody said.

Pastor Barak Holmes of Diverse Deliveren stared across the street from the scene, where the two bodies of the suspected home invaders laid behind a pickup.

“I was sitting in my office, and I heard four shots, and I didn’t think much of it,” Holmes said. “It’s horrific what’s going on in the city, where people have to defend their homes with guns. We have to pray for our city.”

via Detroit homeowner fatally shoots 2 suspected home invaders | The Detroit News.

This is why Detroit homeowners are having to do this:

There have been several home invaders shot or fired upon in recent weeks, and the city has had at least 10 justifiable homicides in 2014.

Detroit has traditionally had a large percentage of the nation’s justifiable homicides by citizens. In 2012, for instance, the last year for which national figures are available, there were 25 justifiable homicides in Detroit, which made up 8 percent of the 310 seen nationwide. Last year, there were 15 justifiable homicides in the city.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said at a press conference last week that in his 37-year career, he’s never seen as many homeowners defending themselves by shooting intruders. Craig told The News in January he felt the crime rate could be lowered if more “good Americans” were armed, because he said criminals would think twice about attacking them.

“It does appear more and more Detroiters are becoming empowered,” Craig said. “More and more Detroiters are getting sick of the violence. I know of no other place where I’ve seen this number of justifiable homicides.”

It is a simple, undeniable fact: Guns stop crime. Period, end of discussion.

A list of recent examples of this:

■On March 7, a woman in her 50s shot and killed a man trying to break into her home in the 22000 block of Grove Street. She heard noises at her rear window and shot the intruder in the chest.

■On Feb. 22, two home invaders were killed: At 2 a.m., two men broke into a house on the city’s southwest side; the homeowner shot both men. A 21-year-old man died and the other man escaped.

■Earlier on Feb. 22, at 12:30 a.m., a woman who was surprised by a gunman when she pulled her car into the garage was able to reach for her own gun and fatally shoot the man.

■A woman on Feb. 17 opened fire on three teens who kicked in her door. The alleged intruders, ages 14, 14 and 15, were caught by police, and charged with home invasion.

I wonder what people like Dianne Feinstein would say about this?

Exit Quote:

“People who are faced with a dangerous situation are taking matters into their own hands,” Craig said. “We’re not advocating violence; we’re advocates of not being victims. We’re advocates of self-protection. We want people to be safe.

“This should be a message to those who continue to perpetuate violence on Detroiters that enough is enough. You’ve got to be concerned about good Detroiters who aren’t going to stand for it,” Craig said.

“Detroiters are fed up and they are taking action.”

Good for them; Americans have a God-given right to protect themselves against criminals. People like Democrat Dianne Feinstein want to take this right away from you as an American citizen — remember this come 2014 and 2016, and vote accordingly.

Video: Local Story: Home invaders pick the wrong house

The Video:

The Story via WXYZ-TV:

(WXYZ) – A Detroit mother opened fire Monday night when three suspects broke into her home.

Surveillance cameras caught it all.

The mother tells 7 Action News she “didn’t have time to get scared.” When she heard the door to her home on Woodrow Wilson being kicked in, she immediately warned the three teenage intruders and then opened fire.

UPDATE: Detroit Police Chief reacts, says, “She did the right thing.”

One of the teens dropped a handgun on his way out the door. He then tried to get back inside the house a second time, but was again met with gunfire. Once again, he took off and all three were arrested shortly after the incident by Detroit Police.

Recalling the panic she felt, the mom says “I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don’t so I shot off the first round. I wasn’t feeling anything at the moment, I got scared afterwards.”

The Detroit Police chief? He’s cool with it.

The Story via WXYZ-TV:

(WXYZ) – It’s the video creating a national stir as it goes viral.

Seen first on 7 Action News at 11 , a mother from Detroit opening fire on three teenage burglars inside her home.

Now Detroit’s Chief of Police is responding to the dramatic footage and the mother’s actions.

“She did the right thing” says Chief James Craig acknowledging the mother gave a verbal warning prior to firing the weapon.

As we first reported, the mother was protecting two small children inside the home.

She tells us “I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don’t so I shot off the first round.” Her husband is thankful she and the kids are safe.

He gave her the weapon just two weeks ago and showed her how to use it.

“If I hadn’t prepared my wife for this kind of situation, I could have came home to a family that was gone,” he says.

I wonder what liberals like Diane Feinstein would say about this little situation? :roll:

Black Robbery suspects family angry that he was shot

For what it is truly worth, the man who shot the suspect; was black too. I could tell by his dialect; plus too, I have around enough of them to tell that as well. :D

The Story via WALA-TV: (H/T to WND)

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The family of a suspected thief is lashing out after their son was shot during an armed robbery.

Relatives of Adric White, 18, believe the Good Samaritan who opened fire should have “just left the store.”

FOX10 spoke exclusively with a customer who stepped in to rescue employees held at gunpoint Tuesday, November 12.

The Good Samaritan, who we are not identifying, told FOX10 News he was shopping at the Family Dollar on Stanton road when he noticed a masked gunman leading one of the employees to the front of the store.

“He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees,” said the man. “I drew my gun on him and I said ‘Hey don’t move.’ At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me I fired. I didn’t want to shoot him.”

White was transported to USA Medical Center, where he remains in police custody.

A family member who did not want to be identified said White should have never been shot to begin with.

“If his (the customer) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him – what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” said the relative. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.”

FOX10 had interviewed White’s parents but they later called and demanded the video not be aired.

I have no words. Should have just left the store?!?!?! Oh My. :shock: :roll:

Two White Gonzaga Students Face Possible Expulsion After Pulling Gun On Black Home Intruder

This is sick and sad; but because of the world in which we live; I might how this is going to turn out.

The Story:

The Victims – Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh

On Friday a university discipline board decided to move forward with sanctions, including possible expulsion, for using the weapons. The students will learn in the near future about their future with the school. It all happened late in the night on October 24th when roommates Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh were hanging out in their university owned apartment. 

The criminal – John Taylor

Taylor then attempted to force entry into the apartment. At that point McIntosh brandished his pistol. McIntosh has a concealed weapons permit for the gun and did not know it was in violation of policy at the time. Once Taylor saw the gun he left the property. McIntosh said Spokane Police took Taylor into custody after their report because he was wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant. 

via Gonzaga Students Face Possible Expulsion After Pulling Gun On Home Intruder | FOX First at Ten News. – (H/T to Fox News Channel)

As much as I hate to say it; because the racial makeup of this incident, these two white victims are going to be the victims of a political correct society and will be charged and/or thrown out of school and their academic lives ruined. Because they dared to stand up to a black man and show him what happens, when you try to rob a white man in his own house.

Of course, I believe the University’s policy is also moronic as well. Banning guns in a university apartment is not the solution to the problem; it only creates an easy target for criminals; obviously as shown here.  However, because we live in a society that believes that gun control is the answer, due to Marxist indoctrination, these two chaps will end up have to go another university with this incident in their records. This my friends, is the great American tragedy of the ages.

Ouch: Maine hunter accidentally shoots part of his face off showing rifle to friends

Needless to say, guns and alcohol don’t mix… and this is why!

Police say a Maine man accidentally shot off part of his face while showing his hunting rifle to friends.

Chief Joseph Massey says 31-year-old Dale Poulin, from Waterville, and friends were telling hunting stories at a home on Wednesday night when Poulin brought in his rifle to show the others.

Massey says the barrel was under Poulin’s chin when it discharged. He says it was an accident.

The chief says responding officers found a chaotic scene, with people screaming and Poulin’s chin, teeth and blood on the floor. When police arrived, Poulin was sitting in a chair with his entire face torn off from his nose down, police told The Bangor Daily News.

Massey says alcohol was involved.

“It’s one of those things where you mix alcohol and weapons and start to do very unsafe things, and you end up with a tragedy,” Massey told the Bangor Daily News

via Maine hunter accidentally shoots part of his face off showing rifle to friends | Fox News.

The lesson here is, if you going to be into the “barley pop” stay away from the pop-pop. Otherwise, you might end up like this guy. :shock:

 

Perhaps they should start at the White House

Just a thought….

Law enforcement officials were looking for clues Saturday to what motivated a man with an assault rifle to shoot his way through security at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a Transportation Security Administration worker.

The suspected gunman, who was identified by authorities as 23-year-old Los Angeles resident Paul Anthony Ciancia, also wounded two others in the shooting Friday morning at one of the busiest airports in the U.S. Several other travelers were injured as they fled.

After walking through an “exit” lane reserved for passengers leaving the secure area of the airport, Ciancia pulled a .223-caliber semiautomatic assault-style rifle out of a bag and opened fire at the security checkpoint, authorities said.

Still firing, he continued walking through Terminal 3 of the airport, where police shot him several times in the chest. He was taken into custody in critical condition.

via Los Angeles airport shooting: Investigators search for gunman’s motive – U.S. News.

Of course, I don’t know it to be a fact that it was a false flag; but I sure do have my suspicions.

Sherriff Nick Finch Acquitted

Remember Sherriff Nick Finch that I wrote about?

It appears that he has been acquitted.

The New American Reports: (H/T John Birch Society’s HQ)

Justice has been served.

Minutes after noon on Thursday, October 31, an eight-person jury acquitted Sheriff Nick Finch of both charges against him. Finch, the sheriff of Liberty County, Florida, was accused of official misconduct and falsifying records. Finch maintained that he was simply standing up for the right of the people to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment.

The jury agreed, reaching its verdict in fewer than 90 minutes. Within minutes of being found not guilty, Sheriff Finch spoke with Governor Rick Scott, who reinstated Finch within hours.

“Sheriff Nick Finch will be reinstated immediately,” said Governor Scott in a written statement. “I would like to thank the members of the jury in Liberty County for their service in this trial. I would also like to thank Interim Sheriff Buddy Money for his service to the state of Florida.”

It is ironic that Scott would thank the citizens of Liberty County for their service on the jury when it was Scott’s removal of Sheriff Finch in the first place that served to effectively disenfranchise those very citizens.

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There is an additional disturbing aspect of the case not being commented on by other news outlets. Imagine that Sheriff Finch had released a man arrested and jailed for having openly preached Christianity in a public place. Would Governor Scott have been so hasty to remove Finch from office? Why would the rights protected by the Second Amendment be subordinate to those guaranteed by the First Amendment?

The protection of each of our God-given rights is as crucial to the perpetuation of liberty as any other. Freedom and self-government are threatened just as much by deprivation of the right to keep and bear arms as by a revocation of the right to exercise religion.

Governor Scott’s persecution and prosecution of a sheriff standing up for the Second Amendment rights of citizens of his county is particularly questionable given the hostile climate that threatens the right to keep and bear arms nationally.

It’s over now, though, and all is forgiven. The fact remains that Finch suffered substantial financial setbacks as a result of his removal and at press time, it was unclear whether Sheriff Finch would receive back pay for the four months he was suspended.

A defense fund was established to help Finch defray the cost of mounting a defense. It is a shame, however, that a good man, a duly elected, liberty minded lawman, was forced into this position by a few connected men and politicians eager to lean on an outsider.

“I am so grateful for all the support from patriots all across the country,” Sheriff Finch told The New American after he was acquitted. “I am thrilled to be back to work.”

I am glad to see that the court made a good decision. I was not sure about the details; apparently the Court didn’t see where the law was broken. I trust the decision. 

False Flag? — Gunman opens fire at LAX, TSA Agent killed

Funny how these things just….happen.

The Story:

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A TSA agent was killed and several other people were injured Friday in a shooting at Terminal 3 at LAX, police said.

CBS News’ John Miller said the unidentified suspect entered the terminal wearing camouflage and opened fire around 9:20 a.m.

Preliminary indications show that he was targeting TSA employees, according to Miller.

The suspect pulled an assault rifle out of his bag, began to open fire in the terminal and proceeded to the TSA screening area, where he was able to gain access to the airport itself, according to Chief Patrick Gannon of Los Angeles World Airports.

Personnel officers tracked the man, who was able to travel as far as a Burger King restaurant. Officers then engaged in gunfire with him and were subsequently able to take him into custody, he said.

“We believe there was a lone shooter…only one person that was armed in this incident,” Gannon said.

via TSA Agent Fatally Shot, Others Wounded In Shooting At LAX « CBS Los Angeles.

Picture via HotAir:

 

Say uncle wonders along the same lines.  Update #3: and links back here… Thank You!

Memeorandum has the blogger round up and I am not there, as usual.

Update #1: Suspect Named: (via Mediaite)

Update #2 But of course….

The Story via Mediaite:

NBC News reporter Pete Williams identified the suspect in Friday’s LAX shooting as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia who, according to authorities, had literature on him that suggests “strong anti-government views.” Williams noted, however, that NBC News could not confirm that Ciancia was in any federal or state database or that he had been listed as a potential violent anti-government threat.

Williams reported that Ciancia was born in 1990 and is an American citizen. The motive for why he shot multiple people at the Los Angeles airport, killing one, remains unconfirmed.

“We’re told, that he had strong anti-government views,” Williams reported. “That’s based on some written material that we’re told he was carrying, that they found on him after he was shot by L.A. airport police.”

Williams noted that the shooter may have had some connection with the Transportation Safety Administration and had targeted TSA agents as his victims.

“So, it would seem to be a combination of anti-government views and some kind of grudge against the TSA,” Williams said of the shooter’s motivation.

He added that no database indicates that Ciancia was on a watch list and the shooters home has not been searched.

Why thank you Mr. Ciancia, you just handed the US Democrats and the Democrats in California a golden goose egg. :mad:

Update #4: Video from inside the terminal via TMZ (H/T to the New York Post)