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bernardwheelerjr wrote:

Wtf. This is not some nut case with a .22 revolver in NYC in the early '80s. This guy had a assult rifle at the 3rd base dugout!!!! Fire the security detail. How many times will we tolerate the incompetence. Multiple breaches of the white house grounds. A drug fueled orgy in Columbia... Seriously wtf.

I say turn security over to the Marine corps. And gut the secret service so we can start over.


You do know the secret service does more then just guard people right? Plus the secret service doesn't guard Congress
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The point here is this is not a political issue. It is gross incompetence by the security detail. And although the secret service does not provide one to one security for individual members of Congress they are tasked with assessing and preventing attacks on elected officials. With this Manny senators and congressmen in one place the secret service should have provided additional layers of security. They were probably too busy crashing the white house gate while driving under the influence again.
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Payback is going to be a bitch.
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I just going to visit this thread for a moment to make one thing very very clear.

If this thread gets derailed, turned into a flame fest, or some sort of political soap box hate slinging argument between users, I am not going to be understanding or tolerant.

Keep this thread clean, if you see someone try to turn it into a bash the left, republicans deserved it, or whatever other troll thread direction you can think of, do not respond to it. Report the post, and let the Forum Moderators handle it.
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Well, now it's come to light that he actually asked a Representative whether the people playing baseball were Democrats or Republicans (Source). More information needs to be gathered on this, as it is just one person saying it.

However, it's likely it's someone that disgruntled with the Republican party (whether his own affiliation was once Republican is still unknown or if he were a voter at all). Since it's an ongoing police investigation (they have the suspect in custody), we're not going to get much information all at once. It'll be a slow leak as more insight is taken from the suspect.
Posted 6/14/17 , edited 6/14/17

Liberals are owning it


Trump Detachment when?



“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us,” said Bishop. “He was coming around the fence line and he was looking for all of us who had found cover in different spots. But if we didn’t have return fire right there, he would have come up to each one of us and shot us point-blank.”


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Screenshot of the shooter's FB page



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“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us,” said Bishop. “He was coming around the fence line and he was looking for all of us who had found cover in different spots. But if we didn’t have return fire right there, he would have come up to each one of us and shot us point-blank.”


Just FYI, the man who was returning fire was a capitol police officer.


"I can tell you that I think with absolute certainty that nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill Police. They saved everybody's life. Incredibly brave and deserve everyone's praise, because with this guy, who knows how heavily armed he was, but nobody else had a weapon, so he was just killing everyone and would have ... It would have been a massacre without them." -Rand Paul



"The Capitol security guy, who had already been shot, who helped take down the shooter, came limping toward us in the outfield, totally ignoring his own wounds, to check on the person he was primarily responsible for (Steve Scalise).
"We insisted that he go back and get attended to because he was bleeding, but he was doing his job. And I tell you, those two security details, those two Capitol police officers, they showed incredible bravery -- pistols against a rifle -- from a 90- to 120-feet distance. As you know, that kind of distance heavily favors the rifle. One of our security detail, from what I understand, was shot in the chest. -Mo Brooks


http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/congressional-baseball-shooting-alexandria-virginia/index.html

Those guys are the real heroes.
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Posted 6/14/17 , edited 6/15/17

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Politically motivated violence? Seriously, we do NOT need this right now. As if things haven't been polarized enough already!


A little late for that, don't you think, when there were violent rioters and protesters frothing at the mouth, trying to shut down Trump campaign rallies.

High profile Democrats and liberal celebrities have been encouraging this for some time now, and it's been going on for some time now.
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Shooter's name has been released James T. Hodgkinson
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