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This is how problems start. I am NOT dismissing the atrocity itself and don't accuse me of that. It's abjectly false.
Including comedians in your list is disingenuous...anyone who finds it necessary to measure their political beliefs by the voice of a comedian should not even have the right to vote.
Keith Olberman a far-left anti-President Trump supporter
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: UKTruth
I would suspect that maybe he wanted to shoot the would be rescuers. Thats why he left Scalise there.
Maybe he thought about ammo and figured Scalise was dead or would die soon, so conserve ammo.
I dont think he knew he was walking into police fire.
He probably read too many combat web pages, and was trying to push the officers into the open while moving himself to a better position.
So he stood and walked into their kill zone without laying down suppressive fire first so he could move around.
First of all, all of the shots weren't from the suspect. We don't have a full accounting of all the shots fired, that will be done by the investigative team. There were initially 2 officers shooting back and 2 more arrived within 3 minutes. So the suspect did not fire 50 to 100 shots.
And yes a baseball field is open, and when there were people standing out in the open, they got hit. You're aware there were at least 4 victims shot, right? And I understand one was hit multiple times. After that everyone was behind cover, which makes it much harder to shoot people.
(Except Scalise, who was laying on the ground. Someone laying on the ground is actually a difficult target, especially when the shooter now only has a split second to pop out from behind his cover to take shots before receiving return fire from the defenders)
So no logic doesn't dictate he should have hit more people and it doesn't mean he was carrying around a "sack full of bullets". At most, he just needed to be carrying a few magazines and reloaded once or twice, which he could've easily done behind cover. We don't even know for sure he reloaded.
The projectiles used in war are limited to non expanding bullets, as dictated by the Hague convention. Someone came up with the bright idea that war is not about killing people but just incapacitating them. Don't kid yourself, a FMJ from a 7.62 x 39 will do serious damage to a human body, not as much as an expanding style bullet mind you.
In fact most small caliber bullets were invented for that very reason, not to kill but to maim and have more people come in to help whoever got hit and is on the ground, and then its easy pickings.
originally posted by: CraftyArrow
OMG! I was just watching NBC, they said they are still trying to figure out what caused this shooting spree?
What a joke the lying MSM has be become, they incite violence and pretend to be innocent.