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(CNN) -- A gunshot struck the home of CNN anchor Lou Dobbs this month, and police in New Jersey are trying to determine whether the bullet was fired intentionally or was a stray.
State Police Sgt. Steve Jones said Thursday that his department received a call from Dobbs' wife, who heard a shot and said a bullet hit her house. Jones said she had been outside her house with "an employee who worked with Dobbs" at 10:25 a.m.
He said the hostility has "become part of a way of life, the anger, the hate, the vitriol, but it's taken a different tone where they threaten my wife."
"They've now fired a shot at my house while my wife was standing next to the car. It's become something else, and if anybody thinks that we're not engaged in a battle for the soul of this country right now, you're sorely mistaken."
Originally posted by sos37
Lou Dobbs, Rush, Hannity, Beck, Savage, Palin
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Where do you imagine a stray bullet comes from in an upscale neighborhood for the wealthy? A hunter? A drive by shooting on a rival drug dealer?
A stray shot from a long gun would not be a "totally uncommon occurrence because of the hunters and target shooters" in the region, Jones said.
one has to wonder why people always feel compelled towards violence in response to positions they don’t agree with.
Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Have to agree there. The "stray bullet" theory doesn't seem likely in a wealthy neighborhood.
But seriously, why are people surprised? When you guys post stories about Lou Dobbs, Rush, Hannity, Beck, Savage, Palin, the responses those posts ellicit are some of the most hateful, spiteful comments made and that's here on ATS. Imagine what goes on around the country on other boards that aren't moderated so well. Is it any wonder something like this happens?
Frankly, I'm surprised Rush's and Beck's house isn't shot at every night with the amount of negativity spewed out toward them, least of all by the MSM!
Originally posted by crw2006
reply to post by sos37
FIrst of all its not a gated community or anything like that. He lives on a 300 acre farm surrounded by farms and not too far a wildlife preserve.
Im now thinking it isnt a hunter's stray bullet. I found the NJ hunting season information. If you look at the below chart in the link you will see the only open season during the time the shot was fired was for squirrel, woodchuck, rabbit or small game, not deer season yet.
Im thinking your average hunter isnt going to be missing his target by that much considering the game he is hunting, and I dont think there is a huge demand for small game in this state.
Originally posted by iamsupermanv2
warning shot or not, a bullet hits my house, i'm on high alert until it is proven that it was a stray.
i do not blame the guy for getting defensive. because if it was not a stray, then he's got to prove he will not take this kind of thing lying down.