Kansas mass shooting suspect had been served protection order
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(Reuters) - The man suspected of killing three people at the Kansas lawnmower factory where he worked had been served a protection order 90 minutes before his shooting spree, which also wounded 14 people, authorities said on Friday.

The suspect, identified as Cedric Ford, was armed with a .223-caliber assault-style rifle and a pistol as he fired randomly at coworkers over 26 minutes on Thursday.

This 2004 arrest photo made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Cedric Larry Ford. Ford, an employee at Excel Industries in Hesson, Kansas, opened fire at the company on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)

He was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the first police officer to reach the scene, Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder, police secretary Jeannine Hoheisel said. Hesston is a town of about 4,000 people about 36 miles north of Wichita, Hoheisel said.

"The man was not going to stop shooting," Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said at a news conference on Friday. "The only reason he stopped shooting is because that officer stopped the shooter."

Walton described the officer as a hero, saying there was many as 300 people in the Excel Industries factory where the worst of the rampage took place as employees were beginning the day's second shift.

Ford had been served a protection from abuse order earlier Thursday at the factory, which may have triggered the bloodshed, authorities said. He left the factory after being served but began shooting about 90 minutes later.
Walton did not specify who had sought the protection order but said it was not an employee of the plant. He said Ford appeared upset but not outraged by the order.

Protection from abuse orders usually are issued on behalf of a person in an intimate relationship or who lives in the same household as the subject, and has been physically or sexually abused.

Ford had been jailed a couple of times before, Walton said.
The shooting began with Ford firing out of his vehicle as he drove through two cities back to the factory, Walton has said. He stole one victim's car, went to Excel Industries and shot someone in the parking lot before going inside.

Law enforcement officials were checking to see if the firearms were legally purchased.

All 14 wounded victims remain at hospitals and at least five were initially listed in critical condition.

The Kansas killings follow a mass shooting in Michigan last weekend, when a driver for car-hailing service Uber killed six people.

The number of mass shootings in the United States has elevated gun control as a campaign issue in the November U.S. presidential election.


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Crazy sob
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I'm going to assume he owned the guns before he started his rap sheet. If not, who the he'll isn't checking this shit?
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#AllLivesMatter
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#AllLivesMatter


Don't start. Especially not on this topic. The vast majority of mass shooters are white after all. So you're being idiotic on two levels.

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runec wrote:


bobsagget wrote:
#AllLivesMatter


Don't start. Especially not on this topic. The vast majority of mass shooters are white after all. So you're being idiotic on two levels.



He's a Neo-Nazi, they are nothing but instigators and it's not like the Nazi party recruits for intelligence.
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Ranwolf wrote:
He's a Neo-Nazi, they are nothing but instigators and it's not like the Nazi party recruits for intelligence.


Shhh, he'll start to suspect our true ties to the Israeli government. ;p
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Let's see a load of Americans still defending guns on here though. We need guns to protect ourselves from...guns. Yeah, great logic USA.
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runec wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:
He's a Neo-Nazi, they are nothing but instigators and it's not like the Nazi party recruits for intelligence.


Shhh, he'll start to suspect our true ties to the Israeli government. ;p


What was that word he used Neo-Zionist or something.
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runec wrote:


bobsagget wrote:
#AllLivesMatter


Don't start. Especially not on this topic. The vast majority of mass shooters are white after all. So you're being idiotic on two levels.



Saying that all lives are important is starting m8? How so? And a majority of shooters are white because whites are a majority of the population.


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He's a Neo-Nazi, they are nothing but instigators and it's not like the Nazi party recruits for intelligence.


Rather a "Neo-Nazi" than a rabid Zionist Supremacist. ;^)

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We need guns to protect ourselves from...guns. Yeah, great logic USA.
its cind of true though.
Or do you think a bullet proof vest would help?
but then agian if we could get all guns away then great.. if not (and could not with the wast weapons laying around from pistols/newer to older and all types of rifles)

I don't agree everyone should have a gun but agian it could help atleast in some states where armed theif's to armed criminals doing their thing and if no one could stop them it would just move on from house to house.


bobsagget wrote:
Saying that all lives are important is starting m8? How so? The majority of shooters are white because whites are a majority of the population.
if someone said this life matter then sure it could be great saying all lifes matter.
But this was uncalled for as it seemed rather silly?

and what do you mean with white as the majority, global?
anyway there is more difference in those white children and then this, different motive? view? age/exp even though you can value other humans much less by the age until you are so old everything hurts and all goes too slow and just want some company.
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its cind of true though.
Or do you think a bullet proof vest would help?
but then agian if we could get all guns away then great.. if not (and could not with the wast weapons laying around from pistols/newer to older and all types of rifles)

I don't agree everyone should have a gun but agian it could help atleast in some states where armed theif's to armed criminals doing their thing and if no one could stop them it would just move on from house to house.



If it wasn't so easy for people in the US to get guns, then crazy people performing mass shootings wouldn't be so common so you wouldn't need a gun to protect yourselves from them
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eclair-lumiere wrote:

Let's see a load of Americans still defending guns on here though. We need guns to protect ourselves from...guns. Yeah, great logic USA.


The gun I carry stopped a homeless man, who was on heroin, assaulting me. I had to get surgery on my arm two days ago because of it. If I didn't have my gun, it would have been a lot worse.

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And again, a topic that goes completely off the rails and directly into personal attacks (even if indirect replies). Not that it had much of an opening post to begin with - news articles have comment sections on their own.
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