4 shot dead in Herkimer NY

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posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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It's good to know I'm not alone in getting a wee tired of the new topics page looking like an MSM headline site with advanced commenting available.

* My best wishes to those killed in this, by the way. I don't mean to belittle the loss of anyone. I just see a perspective issue when it's breaking....yet a daily (Or near so, on details) occurrence somewhere in our nation. Indeed.




posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 12:09 PM
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Assault weapon is no longer the descriptive term of choice to be used by the media now.

Now it is 'long' guns.

Now they will demonize anything that isn't a handgun. Once they ban them, all they will have lo demonize will be handguns.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 12:22 PM
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Yes and unfortunatley handguns constitute over 49% of all guns used in mass shootings in the past 30 years. Many were equipped with high-capacity magazines and were of course semi-automatic.

People will say "Handguns can be hidden. That makes them more dangerous."

While it's true that semi-automatic "assault" rifles have a deadlier punch, don't think that they won't also go after handguns. They'll ban the high-capacity magazines first and move on from there.

At some point they might even ban semi-automatics universally.

Look, the evidence against guns is damning. I support gun rights. I believe the proper action is to increase the effectiveness of background checks and to ensure gun owners are responsible. The reason I say this is that because those states with the least rules for gun ownership also tend to have these mass shootings. You might think this means they'll take guns away from people who deserve to have them, but this is not what I'm arguing. Rather, guns are getting into the hands of people who OBVIOUSLY should not have them. THAT is my point. I do not believe banning these guns is the appropriate choice that will serve the most people. That's too impulsive.

To back up my claim that states with the least rules have more shootings:
news.yahoo.com - States with strict gun laws found to have fewer shooting deaths...

This backs up my claim about 49% of handguns being used in the past 30 years in mass shootings:
www.motherjones.com - A Guide to Mass Shootings in America...
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posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 12:35 PM
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They've identified the suspect in the shootings. Here's the latest I could find on it.
www.9wsyr.com...

This is shocking because this type of thing "doesn't happen" in these communities, except it just did.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by mistressofspice
They've identified the suspect in the shootings. Here's the latest I could find on it.
www.9wsyr.com...

This is shocking because this type of thing "doesn't happen" in these communities, except it just did.


And it is literally right next to the Remington Firearms plant in Ilion NY.
www.remington.com...
I'm sure they'll have to close the plant due to this. sarc
I wonder if the "long arm" was a Remington R-15?



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
Assault weapon is no longer the descriptive term of choice to be used by the media now.

Now it is 'long' guns.

Now they will demonize anything that isn't a handgun. Once they ban them, all they will have lo demonize will be handguns.

I'd wondered if it was just me noticing that. Hmm.. Well, it's a keystone of public manipulation. Control the language and you control the debate. A 9mm, auto loading, compact target gun becomes an MP-5 Submachine Gun ...by a simple change of wording, when both were completely accurate to use. Amazing isn't it?

Long Guns are how I've always heard and personally referred to my bolt action rifles used for hunting and long distance shooting. Outside the very technical range language, I've never actually heard someone refer to an "assault weapon" as a long gun. That's one way to subtely change the demonizing of ONE class of rifle to ALL rifles in general.

The anti-gun fanatics are clever..I'll never fault them that..or underestimate them.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by paratus
A pic of the perp is up on here now:


A beard man! Who would have guessed?!

More manly than you!!!
edit on 13-3-2013 by Miracula because: cut some of original posters content to be brief



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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www.syracuse.com...

Looks like there's a shootout goin' down.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by Miracula

Originally posted by paratus
A pic of the perp is up on here now:


A beard man! Who would have guessed?!

More manly than you!!!
edit on 13-3-2013 by Miracula because: cut some of original posters content to be brief


Don't feed this troll ^^^
check out his member post history



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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Gov Cuomo to give press briefing after flying to Herkimer here via stream

www.syracuse.com...



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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There's a difference between gun related deaths and mass shootings. It's like saying that the man who snapped and got mad enough to shoot his cheating wife is the same equivalent as Holmes and the movie theater. There are crimes of passion and then there are crimes of deep insanity. Whereas we do normally have a couple incidences of mass shootings within a year's time, last year's number of mass shootings was higher than what would be statistically expected. It's not to say, however, that we haven't been through this before. The 90's featured a very long string of mass shootings as insane copy cats tended to get brave enough to do what the others had done. Overall, I don't think that these events should necessarily dictate policy because, frankly, even if you take away guns, as long as there is a will, there is a way. Timothy McVeigh and Theodore Kaczynski would be astute cases in point and heck, even Holmes built a bomb.

This is actually a pretty great look at it from a statistical viewpoint though I do believe that it may fail in how it decides what is and is not a mass shooting based on victim count. There were plenty of instances of attempted mass shootings in the 90's that would've not been counted simply based on a low number of actual victims:
www.empiricalzeal.com...



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by CaticusMaximus
 

It's good to know I'm not alone in getting a wee tired of the new topics page looking like an MSM headline site with advanced commenting available.

* My best wishes to those killed in this, by the way. I don't mean to belittle the loss of anyone. I just see a perspective issue when it's breaking....yet a daily (Or near so, on details) occurrence somewhere in our nation. Indeed.



Apparently the Governor thought this was worthy enough to fly by helicopter to Herkimer for a press briefing (photo op) and not all the "other daily shootings" you referred to.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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www.herkimertelegram.com...

more info from librarian



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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www.fox44abc22yourvoice.com...

And this stating Cuomo is on the scene????



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by paratus

Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by CaticusMaximus
 

It's good to know I'm not alone in getting a wee tired of the new topics page looking like an MSM headline site with advanced commenting available.

* My best wishes to those killed in this, by the way. I don't mean to belittle the loss of anyone. I just see a perspective issue when it's breaking....yet a daily (Or near so, on details) occurrence somewhere in our nation. Indeed.



Apparently the Governor thought this was worthy enough to fly by helicopter to Herkimer for a press briefing (photo op) and not all the "other daily shootings" you referred to.

Yeah, that's kinda my point. Mass shootings aren't anything new or different if we're talking about this number making a mass shooting. They really did happen before the true horror of the CT School shooting. They didn't have politicians flying off to make press conferences and they still don't if it's knife or other some other cause. If it's 3 or more dead and it's a gun involved though, then yes indeed.... Media coverage, wall to wall and even a Politician to drop in, in this case. All running without end since the CT events. It's impossible to miss, anywhere.

This is the same Governor who just passed the Anti-Gun measures that have New York citizens up in outrage and protest. Even his own cops don't much care for him over that one. Not playing for a crowd and a cause is he? Naww... never.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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Herkimer's my hometown. This sucks. If he's holed up in that block of old buildings on Main St. it's going to be a while before anyone finds him. All those defunct stores and apartment buildings are honeycombed with ways of getting from one area to the next. I remember running like a madman when I was a little kid through that labyrinth - and that was when there were still department stores in that block. Now, it's all empty space, deep, dark corners, and if that guy knows those spaces, he's going to be tough to flush out of there.

Maybe the best idea would be to torch the entire block and just shoot him if he comes out. The local economy wouldn't even feel the impact of the property loss.

Not much worth saving in that poor little town.

The real irony about that area is that it's sitting on top of trillions of dollars worth of natural gas, and they wouldn't even need fracking to get to it. The gas is so available there are farms just outside of town where they can light some of the water faucets, and it's been that way since anyone can remember. Most of that area is like the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. NY State simply won't allow any of it to be touched. Stupid.
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posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 04:10 PM
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People are easily programmable.

The media plays these stories on a 24 hour loop for weeks on end.

Surprise (not), another shooting.

For those of you who haven't already done so, buy a gun, get comfortable, obtain your license to carry and be alert at all times.

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posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by paratus

Originally posted by Miracula

Originally posted by paratus
A pic of the perp is up on here now:


A beard man! Who would have guessed?!

More manly than you!!!
edit on 13-3-2013 by Miracula because: cut some of original posters content to be brief


Don't feed this troll ^^^
check out his member post history


And David Koresh was clean shaven?

Unabomber?

Charles Manson?


Class dismissed!!!



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 07:30 PM
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We don't need gun control.

We need BEARD control !!!!



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 08:41 PM
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No it isn't, its the media and government using these incidents to take your weapons away. now why do you think they want to take the weapons away from you.

Its already been proven that the media create the suicide bombers.





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