Originally posted by ZiggyMojo
Someone here mentioned earlier that they had two friends from the nearby Buckley Air Force base that did not report this morning. They were concerned.
I just read this snippet from MSN, and I'm deeply sorry to report this finding. You will be in my thoughts, and I pray your friends are not among those lost..
Buckley Air Force Base is in Aurora, and defense officials told NBC News that two Air Force reservists and two Navy service members were among those shot. Their identities and conditions weren't available, but defense officials said none was killed.
MSN Source for above snippetedit on 20-7-2012 by ZiggyMojo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by senselessness
reply to post by theabsolutetruth
They are mixing up the numbers....
The police cheif just said in his press release just a minute ago;
Twelve people were shot dead and 59 others injured, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said in an afternoon press conference.
People are spreading a rumor that 71 were shot. They are adding the 12 + 59 to get 71. There was 71 injured, not 71 shot. No way that one guy shot 71 people...edit on 20-7-2012 by senselessness because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by theabsolutetruth
Originally posted by DangerDeath
It says that the killer shot a canister - which means he had this big gun which shoots tear gas canisters. Then what? He dropped it and pulled an assault rifle out of his sack and started to shoot, and then he resorted to shotgun broadsides of grape shot?
Two guns and one launcher and body armor and gas-mask, he operated all that?
In that crowd exposed to such gunfire, with tear gas in their eyes and throats, how many survivors could actually see and swear it was just one man there?
It was a smoke grenade. He wore a gas mask and a flak jacket / body armour. A lot of the people there were dressed up as Batman etc, so would have looked like a 'regular' consumer.
"The gunman came through the exit and threw a canister of smoke and then started shooting up the place with a semi-automatic weapon," he said.
"We thought it was part of the movie but it became very real, very quickly.
"He must have shot 19 or 20 rounds. People were scrambling left and right. Somebody behind us. Maybe a straggler was hit. He said 'I am hit'.
"He looked like the Terminator. He didn't say anything. He was just shooting and shooting and shooting.
He was armed with a rifle, a shotgun and two pistols, said officials
Originally posted by honestfox
NYPD commisioner Ray Kelly has reportedly stated the suspect had hair "painted red" and claims to be the Joker from the Batman franchise. Just heard this on FilmWeek on KPCC.
Originally posted by ColeYounger
While flipping through the channels just now, I heard this news blurb:
"Apparently, both candidates have agreed to hold off running some new "contrast ads" for the time being"
"Contrast ads" is another name for attack ads.
It looks like the Obama campaign seized upon the opportunity first. Romney's campaign followed immediately.
This is it, my fellow Americans. This is what our choices have been reduced to. "Vote for me because I briefly stopped running slanderous attack ads against my opponent in the wake of an unspeakable tragedy."
Originally posted by paratus
Originally posted by miniatus
Originally posted by paratus
71 total people being shot
10 dead on scene
3 dead in hospital/in transit
1 hit in adjacent theater
ballistic full outfit
head to toe including groin and neck
Well that should silence those in here that think they are america's next top shot.. there's nobody with a concealed carry that would have taken him down.. police would have even had trouble taking him down since they are far less protected, and even outgunned since he had an assault rifle.. he gave himself up peacefully fortunately.
Do you understand how much force is exerted on a target at close range?
45 will most likely penetrate at that range.
I don't care how much armor he has, how teary my eyes are.
2 or 3 shots in the head would put him down at 20 yards.
Even if it were only from concussion/knockout.
Originally posted by r2d246
I had an incicent happen yesterday. I fell asleep on a lawn. Then these 3 teens were sneaking up to me likely trying to lift my wallet. But the holy spirit woke me up to warn me. I think I'd be warned in an event like this too. Like I'd get a flat or I'd sit somewhere where I wouln't get shot. I think the spirit of God is your greatest protection, not some hand gun. Those who live by the sward will die by the sward.