Army Veteran Chris Mintz Charged Umpqua Shooter, Getting Shot Seven Times

Weirdly, Alex Skarlatos was supposed to be attending Umpqua Community College yesterday, but he's on Dancing With the Stars, due to his fame after having subdued the Thalys gunman in France.*

So he wasn't there.

But another hero stood up in his place.

A heroic student charged at the Oregon college shooter and was shot seven times as he tried to save his classmates, his family said.

Army veteran Chris Mintz, 30, was taken to hospital following the massacre at Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning.

His cousin Derek Bourgeois told DailyMail.com that Mintz faced Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, who killed at least 10 people at the school in Roseburg.

‘I was told he went after the shooter,’ Bourgeois told DailyMail.com.

‘There was no way he was going to stand around and watch something this horrific happen.’

Miraculously, all seven of the shots missed vital organs (and nerves) and he's expected to recover.

However, the hail of bullets broke both his legs.

* It should be pointed out that France has much more gun control than the US, and yet the Thalys train gunman had an assault rifle and a pistol.

The Hero Speaks: Video at Hot Air.

I don't think this is on video, but Mintz said:

"I just hope that everyone else is OK," he told ABC News this morning.

"I'm just worried about everyone else."


Posted by: Ace at 12:35 PM




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1 Something tells me the media won't be going through his dating profile to find out if the hero is a Republican.

Posted by: Coolio at October 02, 2015 12:36 PM (ugaUI)

2 Damn. Good on him.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at October 02, 2015 12:36 PM (EHU9F)

3 God bless him!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 12:37 PM (NOIQH)

4 There are still good in this World...

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:37 PM (hUdMz)

5 I am praying for him, and I'm not much for prayer.

Posted by: Dianna at October 02, 2015 12:37 PM (DV/Ik)

6 Praise be to the Lord that that little boy didn't lose his Daddy on his birthday. What a brave man.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at October 02, 2015 12:38 PM (RhhYt)

7 7th?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 02, 2015 12:38 PM (E5UB0)

8 That had to be very painful.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 12:38 PM (AkOaV)

9 Not surprised.

Say what you want about the Military, but most who serve love this Country and volunteered to defend it and the people who live here

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 12:38 PM (BVZNi)

10 I'm amazed this was allowed to break through the media.

I'll pray for a speedy recovery for this guy.

Posted by: Gaff at October 02, 2015 12:38 PM (jPS2y)

11 Go Army.

Posted by: teej at October 02, 2015 12:38 PM (D+X5I)

12 Thanks for posting this ace.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 02, 2015 12:38 PM (fWAjv)

13 He served 10 years in the Army. Imagine how many he could've saved with a gun instead of his fists.

Posted by: Hillary's alcoholic depression at October 02, 2015 12:38 PM (FFIoe)

14 Too bad he wasn't allowed to carry on campus, he could have put the shooter down and saved lives.

Posted by: V the K at October 02, 2015 12:39 PM (O7MnT)

15 He told the shooter it was his 6 year old son's birthday, and the monster laughed and shot him twice more.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2015 12:39 PM (S5zql)

16 >>Something tells me the media won't be going through his dating profile to find out if the hero is a Republican

Yeah, like they ignored the Christianity of the three guys who stopped the France train attack.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 12:40 PM (NOIQH)

17 15 He told the shooter it was his 6 year old son's birthday, and the monster laughed and shot him twice more.


The action of a Conservative for sure...

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:40 PM (hUdMz)

18 Good on you, Chris Minz! Heal quickly!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 02, 2015 12:40 PM (NeFrd)

19 Nice. Too bad there wasn't a second person in the room with the same testicular fortitude to back him up, otherwise he might have pulled it off. I can't say whether I'd be that guy if the situation presented itself, but I hope so.

Posted by: Xander Crews at October 02, 2015 12:40 PM (fIjJh)

20 His go fund me has already raised $24,000.

http://tinyurl.com/pscsv2b

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 12:40 PM (Dsvnk)

21 Concealed carry at Colorado colleges has been legal since 2003. No illegal incidents involving guns have taken place during that entire period.

Just a reminder for your gun-grabbing friends.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 02, 2015 12:40 PM (3myMJ)

22 Look, I can't advise active/former military students or active/former LEO students or anyone else who can legally carry under most circumstances to break these awful "Gun Free Zone" rules. So I won't.

I'll just note that how will most people know, unless you're in a situation where you need to use it? And that in that situation, you won't care about the legal consequences as much as saving yourself and other innocent people.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 02, 2015 12:40 PM (jhqr1)

23 Somebody else should have been right behind him. We need to remember Flight 93.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 12:41 PM (oVJmc)

24 React to near ambush. Yeah, brother.

I'm so glad he survived. I don't know if he has any affiliation with the Army still, but I think the Soldier's Medal would be a small but richly deserved official comment on what he did.

Posted by: JPS at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (188S5)

25 And what happens when bravery and self-sacrifice like this are conditioned out of us? We'll be like docile sheep awaiting slaughter.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (E5UB0)

26 Somehow any salute seems trivial and insufficient.

Thank You, Sir.

Posted by: Sam In Va at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (JsDSm)

27 $1000/minute.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (Dsvnk)

28 Seven bullets that did not go into the brains of his fellow classmates. What a hero.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (so+oy)

29 I prefer the Chris Mintz version of Modern Man to the wuss in the NY Times.

Posted by: huerfano at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (O2jYw)

30 Gee, President Retard, maybe the military has value beyond serving as a backdrop for your shameless photo ops. . .

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (YqcVw)

31 #21 Meremortal - Is there a source for that that I can link to?

Thank you.

Posted by: Dianna at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (DV/Ik)

32 A big heapin' helpin' of testicular fortitude right there, troop.

Get well.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (7rAXc)

33 "29 I prefer the Chris Mintz version of Modern Man to the wuss in the NY Times. "

Amen.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (S5zql)

34 Crying shame our vets can't carry on campus. Son keeps a weapon in his car, on his gun-free zone campus.

One armed vet could have taken down Shooter Boy.

And how pathetic the one security guard on campus was unarmed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (FsuaD)

35
After this, he will be perpetually under fire by a hail of poon.

Posted by: dan-O at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (ByqK7)

36 I prefer the Chris Mintz version of Modern Man to the wuss in the NY Times.

Or in the White House...

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (hUdMz)

37 That's the real take-away here: America isn't about some "wild West" bullet fest; America is about people willing to risk their own lives to defend others for no other reason that it is the right thing to do.

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (vBeA5)

38 If only Frenchmen couldn't buy guns in parking lots out behind the local patisserie!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 02, 2015 12:44 PM (gmaUh)

39 Have they released any details yet on type of weapon(s) used?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 02, 2015 12:44 PM (so+oy)

40 And as night follows day, a former Hillary! staffer, now chairman* of the New America "think" tank, now opens her pie hole to vomit teh stoopid all over the interwebz:

http://tinyurl.com/pfsoehe

*Microgression intended, only because the law still takes a dim view of macroagressions.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 02, 2015 12:44 PM (KrAjA)

41 Not to be a dick about things, but could someone charge that Enogen ad and take it out of commission?

Posted by: Furious George at October 02, 2015 12:44 PM (UlJ3l)

42 Link at Drudge says O'Blahblah referred to himself 28 times in his 12 minute speech.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:44 PM (FsuaD)

43 37 That's the real take-away here: America isn't about some "wild West" bullet fest; America is about people willing to risk their own lives to defend others for no other reason that it is the right thing to do.
Posted by: The Political Hat at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (vBeA5)


There it is.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at October 02, 2015 12:44 PM (7rAXc)

44 If he had that much situational awareness, he could have "sheltered in place" or ran away. But no, he ran into gunfire. What measure of man do we have here?

Posted by: algore at October 02, 2015 12:44 PM (kf1Nc)

45 >>Somebody else should have been right behind him. We need to remember Flight 93.


My sister says her kids' middle school has recently implemented new active shooter training and it's all about staying in communication (teachers, others keeping each other apprised of the shooter's location), *moving*, and if confronted, doing things like throwing stuff -- anything -- at the shooter to get him off his game..
None of this hunker down in place stuff.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 12:45 PM (NOIQH)

46 >>>I prefer the Chris Mintz version of Modern Man to the wuss in the NY Times.


The leftists would want to make his sort into a throwback, a dying breed.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 02, 2015 12:45 PM (E5UB0)

47 25 And what happens when bravery and self-sacrifice like this are conditioned out of us? We'll be like docile sheep awaiting slaughter.

Like those kids in Norway in 2011. The shooter said that many of them froze in place unable to do anything and he simply walked up to them and blew their brains out without any resistance.

Posted by: Naes at October 02, 2015 12:45 PM (Ypc8j)

48 I still don't understand how this could have happened. The college was a gun free zone. I can't get my mind around it.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at October 02, 2015 12:46 PM (0LHZx)

49 The UK Telegraph reports a shooting outside of the Sydney police station today. That's Sydney, Australia.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 02, 2015 12:46 PM (Xd2w5)

50 That is so very not...modern.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at October 02, 2015 12:46 PM (JtwS4)

51 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:46 PM (kff5f)

52 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:46 PM (kff5f)

53 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

And a Modern Man!

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (hUdMz)

54 51
Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.



As well as a supporter of pederasty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (FsuaD)

55 The whole Alek Skarlatos thing makes me feel uneasy. Like it is a little TOO coincidental?

I mean this is a really, really small school in a really, really remote area. What are the odds that this nutmeg would pick this tiny place of all places?

And, the class he picked (if I remember correctly) was Writing 115, which seems like it may be a basic, core class..maybe one that Skarlatos would be in. We know the shooter was a Muslim sympathizer.

So the fact that Skarlatos thwarted an attack by a Muslim terrorist....coincidence?

Maybe he hatched the plan ahead of time, and decided to follow through with it, with or without Skaraltos. Maybe he doesn't pay attention to entertainment news, and didn't realize Skarlatos wouldn't be in class.

Hmmmmm.....crazier things have happened.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (RhhYt)

56 hateful lefty internet nerds are creating fake profiles for the shooter. It's what they do.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (Ojdnl)

57 Read the NYT profile on this murdefous piece of shit. Just like the Sandy Hook shooter his mommy was covering up his mental health issues an giving him guns. They moved out of Torrance to Oregon because of it. She once went for to door at the apartment in California petitioning for cockroach removal because they "bothered her son who had mental issues".

But it was really the guns fault Obama, you pathetic dunce.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (l/pfE)

58 Obama to visit this hero in 5... 4...



Nope. Can't keep a straight face.

Obama to call out this man for his "hate" in 3... 2...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (kff5f)

59 Somebody else should have been right behind him. We need to remember Flight 93.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 12:41 PM (oVJmc

A chance to live by charging the shooter or die on your knees pleading. I prefer the former, Watch for the magazine change.

Hopefully people will start charging these guy en masse.

God Bless this fella.

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 02, 2015 12:48 PM (3mTyP)

60 Mintz/Skarlatos 2016!
is going to have to wait.
Neither one of them is old enough to be President.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2015 12:48 PM (xq1UY)

61 I still don't understand how this could have happened. The college was a gun free zone. I can't get my mind around it.

It is truly a mystery, isn't it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 02, 2015 12:48 PM (LUgeY)

62 Link at Drudge says O'Blahblah referred to himself 28 times in his 12 minute speech.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:44 PM (FsuaD)



Sounds like a low number

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 02, 2015 12:48 PM (493sH)

63 Modern man knows he is outclassed by the likes of Chris Mintz. God bless that man.

Posted by: Modern Man at October 02, 2015 12:48 PM (1DH1V)

64 This will come as a shock surprise to most people here on this blog:

In a 12 min speech in the aftermath of this shooting, Obama referred to himself 28 times.

http://tinyurl.com/np6q8a7

Now tell me: Who's the real hero here.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (BZAd3)

65 Posted by: bonhomme at October 02, 2015 12:40 PM (jhqr1)

Well, for example, they'd know when the cops searched everyones bags after THIS active shooter situation.

Literally -- they stopped everyone and searched their bags. I guess they figured "well, shooters dead, there are hundreds of cops here... lets see if we can't find some contraband without a warrant while we're at it."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (AkOaV)

66 34 Crying shame our vets can't carry on campus. Son keeps a weapon in his car, on his gun-free zone campus.

One armed vet could have taken down Shooter Boy.

And how pathetic the one security guard on campus was unarmed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:43 PM (FsuaD)



There was an armed vet on campus. He was blocked from going to help.

http://bearingarms.com/concealed-carrying-air-force-vet/

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (gW5Vg)

67 When is someone going to sue the snot out of places like this college after some horrific shooting? The college set up a "gun free zone" where decent people are not allowed to exercise their 2nd amendment right to protect themselves, yet the college does absolutely nothing to ensure the campus really is a gun free zone. Does not the college then have liability when some bastard intent on harm easily carries a gun onto the campus?

Posted by: Keith at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (j8EUL)

68 Read the NYT profile on this murdefous piece of shit. Just like the Sandy Hook shooter his mommy was covering up his mental health issues an giving him guns. They moved out of Torrance to Oregon because of it. She once went for to door at the apartment in California petitioning for cockroach removal because they "bothered her son who had mental issues".

But it was really the guns fault Obama, you pathetic dunce.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (l/pfE)

Yup, this kid seems to be a nut case...and if so...you want gun control, so why did his loving family not confiscate his weapons? It's called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and that works better that any nanny state crap

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (BVZNi)

69 And what happens when bravery and self-sacrifice like this are
conditioned out of us? We'll be like docile sheep awaiting slaughter.


Making us terrified at the sight of a gun (or even a finger, or a pop-tart) is part of that. We're supposed to immediately curl up into a ball and give up.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (oVJmc)

70 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (kff5f)

They've probably already started the IRS investigation on him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (cgZPg)

71 One of the things I haven't seen reported, did Mintz actually stop the shooter? Or did the shooter go on to kill others after disabling Mintz?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (2lndx)

72 The Classic Man charges into a hail of bullets to save the life of the Modern Man.

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (jBuUi)

73 By the way, I was wondering if the shooter was, um, maybe secretly gay? Saw Christianity as the enemy of gaydom and decided to do something about it? Kinda like the chic-fil-a shooter we aren't supposed to talk about?

Posted by: algore at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (kf1Nc)

74 "I just hope that everyone else is OK," he told ABC News this morning.

"I'm just worried about everyone else."





And the weasels at ABC news probably thought, "How odd."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (FsuaD)

75 Now tell me: Who's the real hero here.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (BZAd3)


Whoever forced themselves to sit through that and count?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (kff5f)

76 In many ways, this is the story of Obama...

Posted by: brak at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (xwPSp)

77 The UK Telegraph reports a shooting outside of the Sydney police station today. That's Sydney, Australia.
Posted by: AmishDude at October 02, 2015 12:46 PM (Xd2w5)


But that's unpossible!

They banned guns there!

Everyone knows that if you ban guns then there will be no guns because gun control works!!1!`~eleventy!!1!

Posted by: Gun Control DERP at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (vBeA5)

78 This is why diversity is our greatest asset. Read how stunning and courageous the guy is. he was on a watchlist

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (Ojdnl)

79 G-d bless Chris with full healing. The world needs more people like him.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (Kr0Gx)

80 I keep posting stuff that's already been posted. I'm sorry about that. I just can't keep up with the pros - obviously.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at October 02, 2015 12:51 PM (BZAd3)

81 >> Read the NYT profile on this murdefous piece of shit. Just like the Sandy Hook shooter his mommy was covering up his mental health issues an giving him guns. They moved out of Torrance to Oregon because of it. She once went for to door at the apartment in California petitioning for cockroach removal because they "bothered her son who had mental issues".

Yep. Crazy has been my diagnosis all along.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 02, 2015 12:51 PM (/tuJf)

82 71 One of the things I haven't seen reported, did Mintz actually stop the shooter? Or did the shooter go on to kill others after disabling Mintz?
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair


From what I've seen -- no, he did not stop the shooter. But he was brave to at least try. And hey, he absorbed seven bullets that would have been used to kill seven other people, so there's that.

Posted by: zombie at October 02, 2015 12:51 PM (jBuUi)

83 This guy might need our card.

Posted by: titanium polishers, inc. at October 02, 2015 12:51 PM (1/qA9)

84 This is why diversity is our greatest asset. Read how stunning and courageous the guy is. he was on a watchlist
Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (Ojdnl)

yeah i would not go spreading that story...it sounds pretty phony to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 12:51 PM (BVZNi)

85 Prayers for this brave hero's healing.

Over/under on his being invited to the Rose Garden by the JEF?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:51 PM (FsuaD)

86

Mintz tried to stop his entry into the room and that is how he got shot so many times. Hero

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 12:52 PM (zOTsN)

87 Posted by: Keith at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (j8EUL)

He won't do it because he's obviously too principled a guy, but I wish this vet very specifically would.

He has (IMO) a great claim to say, "If I'd been allowed to have my weapon with me at the time of the incident, I might not have been wounded at all and could well have prevented others from being killed or wounded. With my medical bills, pain and suffering, and emotional distress (survivor's guilt is a real thing), I think you owe me eleventy million dollars."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:52 PM (kff5f)

88 One of the things I haven't seen reported, did Mintz actually stop the shooter?

------

Well those are 7 bullets that didn't go elsewhere, and the time it took to take those 7 shots. I don't see how it couldn't have had an effect in saving one or more lives.

Posted by: SH at October 02, 2015 12:52 PM (gmeXX)

89 Whoever forced themselves to sit through that and count?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (kff5f)

I know. I don't have it in me to listen to that asshole's voice anymore.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at October 02, 2015 12:52 PM (BZAd3)

90 yeah i would not go spreading that story...it sounds pretty phony to me

I agree...

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:52 PM (hUdMz)

91 "It should be pointed out that France has much more gun control than the
US, and yet the Thalys train gunman had an assault rifle and a pistol."

Well, my understanding is that the jihadi claimed the AK was one he had "found". That he just, y'know, stumbled across it.

Rather like the repeatedly previously deported Mexican illegal alien who murdered Kathryn Steinle said that he had "found" the gun lying under a bench in a park in San Francisco, one of the most tightly gun-controlled cities in America.

Quite the three-pipe problem, Watson. How to make gun control work when people are just "finding" guns lying around loose everywhere?

And why don't any of us ever manage to magically "find" any of these guns? I'd personally like to "find" a good condition Steyr .40, but does that ever happen? Noooooooooooooo.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 12:52 PM (noWW6)

92 The loser was on 4chan basically getting advice from other losers on the best place to carry this out. They of course went on to advise the best way to murder the most people was to find a gun free zone or place where there was a low probability , like a school, where anyone would be armed.

Liberals, we call this a CLUE.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 12:52 PM (l/pfE)

93 Now come the idiots who can't help but publicly mention that they don't think servicemen or former servicemen should get such kudos when something like this happens. "Isn't this," they will exclaim, "what they're trained to do? Why should we make such heroes out of them?"

Posted by: Scott M at October 02, 2015 12:53 PM (AdBfq)

94 There was an armed vet on campus. He was blocked from going to help.

http://bearingarms.com/concealed-carrying-air-force-vet/
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (gW5Vg)

If my kid died in the rampage, I'd certainly mention that incident in my lawsuit against the school for failing to protect my children.

in fact, it looks like the school did everything they could to make sure that a gunman could kill as many people as possible.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 12:53 PM (AkOaV)

95 hmm, what would hateful nerds (or izzies) hope to accomplish by changing his dating profile from weirdo muz halfie to white conservative christian?

taqiya.

The muz knows they can't beat us in a fight anymore.

But they know we are soft and gullible when it comes to our guilt reflexes.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 12:53 PM (Ojdnl)

96 He couldn't stop the shooter because everyone else was too busy pissing and shitting themselves to lend a hand. Thank God he didn't die.

Posted by: Naes at October 02, 2015 12:53 PM (Ypc8j)

97 We need a law that makes shooting people illegally. Then nobody will shoot anyone ever again.

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at October 02, 2015 12:53 PM (0LHZx)

98 Liberals, we call this a CLUE.

I thought they hadn't yet determined whether the guy on ichan was the same person as the shooter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2015 12:53 PM (cgZPg)

99 Ever feel like you're caught in August 1914 crossed with the Book of Revelation?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 02, 2015 12:53 PM (659DL)

100 I've made our home an Obama-free zone. Every time that jug-eared jackass shows his face on TV, I hit the "off" button.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:54 PM (FsuaD)

101 Seven times not just five!

As I said last thread, utterly disqualified as a Modern Man.

Love the concern for others. Outstanding.

Pic on WZ of him in hospital bed - if he was grinning any harder (AFTER being shot seven times!!) his face would split.

Posted by: mindful webworker - am I still here? at October 02, 2015 12:54 PM (PF3Gg)

102 And why don't any of us ever manage to magically "find" any of these guns? I'd personally like to "find" a good condition Steyr .40, but does that ever happen? Noooooooooooooo.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 12:52 PM (noWW6)

Funny enough, I've been finding all kinds of guns in local rivers. I just swim behind canoes in my SCUBA gear, and... you'd be amazed what you find.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 12:54 PM (AkOaV)

103 Oh, yes. Knowing there was an armed man on campus not allowed to help, and that there was at least one who was not carrying (but could have, absent school regulations) - I would be filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:54 PM (kff5f)

104 We'll be like docile sheep awaiting slaughter.

This is why I don't like that famous sheep/wolf/sheepdog rant.
Ever encounter actual sheep in their natural element? Happens all the time on the Grand Canyon hiking trails. You give way. Back away, slowly, and keep next to the slope. They will absolutely fvck.you.up. You'll die screaming.

Sheep aren't "sheep" until you castrate them and cut their horns off.
And there is a lot of that going around.

InstaWhoozit sez, "A Pack, not a Herd."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2015 12:54 PM (xq1UY)

105 Nice to know I'm not the only courageous American left.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 02, 2015 12:54 PM (E5UB0)

106 This is why diversity is our greatest asset. Read how stunning and courageous the guy is. he was on a watchlist
Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 12:50 PM (Ojdnl)

yeah i would not go spreading that story...it sounds pretty phony to me
****
hmm.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (Ojdnl)

107 Read the recounting by a girl who was in the room with Mintz, that magnificent bastard

After Mintz went down the gunman was reloading.

And nobody else charged him.

Aaaaaaargh.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (l/pfE)

108 This guy's got a gofundme for his medical bills etc. at https://www.gofundme.com/s75ge9y4.

Posted by: Zoomie at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (/WIms)

109 100 I've made our home an Obama-free zone. Every time that jug-eared jackass shows his face on TV, I hit the "off" button.

Yup, same here... Haven't heard that weaselly voice for years...

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (hUdMz)

110 They make some pretty tough HEROES in Oregon. Well done Troop!

Posted by: Rick554 at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (Ywu4d)

111 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (GwIKd)

112 100 I've made our home an Obama-free zone. Every time that jug-eared jackass shows his face on TV, I hit the "off" button.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 12:54 PM (FsuaD)



When I was about 16, one evening my mom flipped on the news and they were showing a clip of Hillary blathering about something. My dad walks into the room and, without even thinking about it, says "Get that bitch off my tv!"

That's pretty much my reaction to the DogEater.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (gW5Vg)

113 15 He told the shooter it was his 6 year old son's birthday, and the monster laughed and shot him twice more.
Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2015 12:39 PM (S5zql)


Wow.

God bless the guy.

Posted by: Lea at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (lIU4e)

114 LA Times:

he shooter in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, was obsessed with guns and religion and had white supremacy leanings, according to a federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (JtwS4)

115 Godspeed on your recovery, soldier. Thank you for your service, and your heroic action.

Posted by: Chi at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (K0XdU)

116 during these crises that the left does not want to go to waste, they send their MSM4DNC monkeys out to just fling poo at the walls to see what they can make stick.

ban this, ban that. change whatever.

just say no.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 12:56 PM (Ojdnl)

117
he shooter in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, was obsessed with guns and religion and had white supremacy leanings, according to a federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation.

Bull shit!

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:56 PM (hUdMz)

118 Real Heroes shelter in place.

/moonbat

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 12:57 PM (oVJmc)

119 TFG calls this hero in 5..

4..

3..

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 02, 2015 12:57 PM (fWAjv)

120 Black man with no father.



He should be in Chicago.



Just saying, Obama wants to talk. Talk about this fact.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 02, 2015 12:57 PM (jJRIy)

121 was obsessed with guns and religion

Yes. Obsessed with making sure he had guns and no one else did so he could shoot as many Christians as possible.

and had white supremacy leanings

Remember that Democrats are the party of the KKK. Still.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:57 PM (kff5f)

122 he shooter in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, was obsessed with guns and religion and had white supremacy leanings, according to a federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (JtwS4)

???? White supremecy?

He looks 1/2 black

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (BVZNi)

123 and had white supremacy leanings

Did He have a confederate flag too?

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (hUdMz)

124 >>he shooter in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, was obsessed with guns and religion and had white supremacy leanings, according to a federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation.

You don't often find a guy with a black mother being obsessed with white supremacy unless it is to hate on white supremacists.

Of he could just be nuts.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (/tuJf)

125 Post about killer, not hero.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (jJRIy)

126 he shooter in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, was obsessed with guns and religion and had white supremacy leanings, according to a federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation.


???

if any part of his dating profile is correct, he was a rapid atheist

white supremacy? from what? not his my space, or his postings

plus, half black. Black mother

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (zOTsN)

127 There was an armed vet on campus. He was blocked from going to help.

http://bearingarms.com/concealed-carrying-air-force-vet/



Blocked? The school staff told him to stay inside and he did.

He could have run toward the fire.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (JtwS4)

128 XXVII

Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the gate:
'To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods,


Horatius - Thomas Babington MacCaulay

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (Kr0Gx)

129 The White Supremacists are recruiting blacks now?

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (Dsvnk)

130
You don't often find a guy with a black mother being obsessed with white supremacy unless it is to hate on white supremacists.

Do We know She is black?

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (hUdMz)

131 "and had white supremacy leanings "


I thought it had been established the shooter was half black? Wasn't his mother black and father white?

It would be like saying Obama was a white supremist.

Posted by: Coolio at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (ugaUI)

132 Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (JtwS4)

As i understand it, the kid bought some WWII-era German stuff online and posted an image on FB that said "IRA: The only undefeated army" or something, and thus the "white supremacist" stuff.

Which is bizarre, because they also claim he's "mixed race" and a "conservative republican".

I don't know.

We'll probably never know, the narrative machines are already in overdrive.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (AkOaV)

133 A hero unlike your wimp POTUS.

Posted by: PUTIN! at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (9qvXj)

134 So I'm sure he'll be right in line behind Clock Boy when he gets invited to the White House, right?
Right?

Posted by: tu3031 at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (YFFpo)

135 He looks 1/2 black

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (BVZNi)


Eh, it's possible, even if he's mixed race. Hitler (not going Godwin, I promise) famously was short with dark hair and eyes, yet his "master race" was supposed to be tall, blonde, and blue-eyed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (kff5f)

136 rabid not rapid

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (zOTsN)

137 ???? White supremecy?



He looks 1/2 black

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (BVZNi)
He is, dad white mom Black.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (jJRIy)

138 From what I've seen -- no, he did not stop the shooter. But he was brave to at least try. And hey, he absorbed seven bullets that would have been used to kill seven other people, so there's that.

Yes, he was brave to try even without a weapon. But with all the glee from the left that we have another mass murder, it's annoying that the press isn't including basic information, such as, would this even have been a mass murder if Mintz, who was clearly brave enough to resist, had had a firearm.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (2lndx)

139 Do We know She is black?
Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (hUdMz)

Daily Mail reported it. They're usually fairly accurate.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (AkOaV)

140 The shooter was "mixed race" but Obama, who has the same racial make up is "African American "

Got it.

And a "mixed race" white supremacist ? That must be awkward at the cross burnings an lynchings.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:00 PM (l/pfE)

141 no matter what happens, the regime wants to make terror a white man issue so they can use the fed govt to stomp down republicans, basically.

That's why so many lib journalists were tasked with calling last shooting an act of terror.

same here. If they have to lie about a half black guy being their pet demon, then so be itl.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 01:00 PM (Ojdnl)

142 his father is from England. No photos of his mother anywhere yet. Her sister is black. He has a black aunt

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:00 PM (zOTsN)

143 If I had had a son, he'd of looked, uhh, like this guy.

Posted by: President Obama at October 02, 2015 01:00 PM (4KoRb)

144 Clayton Bigsby, call your office.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 01:00 PM (oVJmc)

145 129
The White Supremacists are recruiting blacks now?



Reminds me of a certain scene in Blazing Saddles. Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (FsuaD)

146 Wait; Obama is going to get on the TV yet again this afternoon and give another speech? Is his pen and his phone ready with land EO already?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (cgZPg)

147 >>Do We know She is black?

If his uncle is to be believed, yes.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (/tuJf)

148 Reason the early shot count was 5, then changed to 7?
The last two were to his balls, but they ricocheted and didn't leave a mark.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (xq1UY)

149 If he lived in Tarzana, what was he doing in Oregon??

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (iQIUe)

150 Lauren: He told the shooter it was his 6 year old son's birthday, and the monster laughed and shot him twice more.

Let's be grateful for the lack of "gun control" ... on the shooter's part. (By which I mean "aim.")

___
Not all that related, but that won't stop me.
1-minute vid of mine from Feb/2013
The President Learns Gun Control
http://bit.ly/skeetr

Posted by: mindful webworker - am I still here? at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (PF3Gg)

151 He suffered from divershitty.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (Dsvnk)

152 We're His victims Black?

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (hUdMz)

153 As i understand it, the kid bought some WWII-era German stuff online and posted an image on FB that said "IRA: The only undefeated army" or something, and thus the "white supremacist" stuff.

That makes sense. I just posted the LA Times quote as an example of nutbaggery.

I heard his father interviewed on the radio, sounded Irish, so the IRA thing made sense.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (JtwS4)

154 Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (zOTsN)

He had recently purchased some WWII-era Nazi stuff online it sounds like.

Which really could mean anything.

My grandfather had a bunch of Nazi "trophies" he'd traded with his buddies for or whatever that I now have. I don't think that makes me a "white supremacist" but I could see how it would look bad.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:02 PM (AkOaV)

155 The U.K. Daily mail lists the shooters dad is a white British guy

Posted by: Yo! at October 02, 2015 01:02 PM (GwIKd)

156 when did IRA = White Supremacist ?

is that true?

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:02 PM (zOTsN)

157 Blocked? The school staff told him to stay inside and he did.

He could have run toward the fire.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at October 02, 2015 12:58 PM (JtwS4)



Pardon my poor word choice. He was "prevented by staff from intervening in the shooting".

The article states they were "stopped and then told to remain inside". That's two separate actions.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at October 02, 2015 01:02 PM (gW5Vg)

158 This is totally unrelated to the post, but it is related to Obama in that it is in reference to his... I mean Bush's economy.

Job participation rate dropped by nearly 600k this last month.

94.6 million eligible people are not in the workforce. Nearly one third of the people in this country have left the workforce.

Hey, I know... how 'bout some gun control.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at October 02, 2015 01:02 PM (BZAd3)

159 I don't even like slow atheists let alone the fast ones!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 02, 2015 01:02 PM (gmaUh)

160 That place in Oregon seems to be very white.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 01:02 PM (Dsvnk)

161 Chris is not a Modern Man.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 02, 2015 01:02 PM (VPLuQ)

162 I heard his father interviewed on the radio, sounded Irish, so the IRA thing made sense.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (JtwS4)

Interesting. Daily Mail IDed him as "British". And you'd think they would know the difference.

Northern Ireland...? I s'pose.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (AkOaV)

163 If only such a well disciplined highly trained courageous willing individual had something more than his own body to confront the murderer with. I don't know, maybe something capable of projecting force from a safer distance with great accuracy.
You know, something like a gun of his own.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (xcAaF)

164 152
We're His victims Black?

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (hUdMz)

No, all white. But it's not a hate crime, cause a Black guy killed them.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (jJRIy)

165 Hillary to appear on SNL in order to fix image. That'll be good for the lulz, but not in the way that she thinks.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (E5UB0)

166 Read somewhere that the shooter was wearing body armor.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube river guide at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (mcm0N)

167 >>The U.K. Daily mail lists the shooters dad is a white British guy

And son he abandoned before he was even born likes the IRA. Sounds like some daddy issues to me.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (/tuJf)

168 Daily Mail IDed him as "British". And you'd think they would know the difference.

Yeah, could be N. Ireland. British != English, after all.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (kff5f)

169 What's all this fuss about rabbit atheists?

Posted by: emily litella at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (gmaUh)

170 did you hear that he asked people what was their religion before he opened fire? why is that not making the headlines.

Posted by: todd bensel at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (cEocg)

171 If Chris had a weapon he probably would have been prosecuted for having one in a gun free zone. We wouldn't stand for that though would we horde?

I have the ultimate respect for the guy. He shows what a real hero is.

Posted by: freaked at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (KvWlw)

172 yet his "master race" was supposed to be tall, blonde, and blue-eyed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 12:59 PM (kff5f)

Blondes have more fun. (And gingers are Satan's spawn.)

Posted by: kathysaysso at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (fMQoG)

173 Is that rumor about the shooter being on a Watch List credible?

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (2cS/G)

174 There are colour photos of Hitler and his eyes were blue (although his hair was dark, yes).

Posted by: titanium polishers, inc. at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (pshL7)

175 What use is a "security guard" who is unarmed? What's he supposed to do with an active shooter, pummel him with his fists?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (FsuaD)

176 Mintz was trying to hold the door shut. He the. Was shot twice fell and the gunman entered. Mintz told the shooter today is my sons birthday and the murderer rewarded him by shooting him two more times.

I wonder what hell is like this time of year?

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (l/pfE)

177 Roseburg, Oregon. 91% White.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (Dsvnk)

178 We're His victims Black?

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 01:01 PM (hUdMz)

No, all white. But it's not a hate crime, cause a Black guy killed them.

A White Supremacist black guy obsessed with Religion and a Conservative Republican

Posted by: donna at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (hUdMz)

179 Whoever forced themselves to sit through that and count?

Someone far drunker than any of teh Horde right now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (LUgeY)

180 Sock

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 02, 2015 01:05 PM (dI3j3)

181 Read somewhere that the shooter was wearing body armor.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube river guide at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (mcm0N)


They always say that. Likely a tactical vest (easily had at your local sporting-goods store). Most people can't tell the difference.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:05 PM (kff5f)

182 The IRA are Commies, BTW.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 02, 2015 01:05 PM (gmaUh)

183 it needs to be repeated over and over: the shooter was a typical left wing progressive atheist, and he just did what every hate filled progressive fantasizes about doing every day.

If anyone is really serious about stopping these things, they should issue warrants for the arrest of every poster on 4chan.

Posted by: Liberace's Ghost at October 02, 2015 01:05 PM (Kpl3J)

184 I wonder what hell is like this time of year?

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:04 PM (l/pfE)


Hot. But it's supposed to be a dry heat.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:06 PM (kff5f)

185 parents split

dad is irish and may be an actor

he lived with them both in CA and registered to vote as a dem but that has since vanished

mother and son move to OR. Son registers to vote as an Independent

the live in an apt. Sone constantly complaining about ciggerette smoke and cockroaches

mama asks the neighbors to stop the smoke etc because her son who has mental issues is disturbed by it

dating profile which listed hiim as a conservative republican has been edited five times since he died

someone is furiously scrubbing his on line presence

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:06 PM (zOTsN)

186 Marcus, that wasn't the same guy.

Posted by: Dianna at October 02, 2015 01:06 PM (DV/Ik)

187 Roseburg, Oregon. 0.5% Black.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 01:06 PM (Dsvnk)

188 Yeah, could be N. Ireland. British != English, after all.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:03 PM (kff5f)

True, but most Celtic Irish don't like to be called "British" what with the history there and all, plus they have a sovereign country and all that.

Scot-Irish in N Ireland also aren't on the island of Great Britain though. They're still in Ireland, even though they're members of the United Kingdom.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:06 PM (AkOaV)

189 What use is a "security guard" who is unarmed? What's he supposed to do with an active shooter, pummel him with his fists?
Posted by: Jane D'oh


He is a Modern Security Guard. Not unlike the new Modern Man.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 02, 2015 01:07 PM (W5DcG)

190 Chris Mintz not a "modern man" as explained by the New York Times.

Posted by: redenzo at October 02, 2015 01:07 PM (WCnJW)

191 The IRA are Commies, BTW.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 02, 2015 01:05 PM (gmaUh)


And they were good buddies with many of the arab terrorist groups, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 02, 2015 01:07 PM (zc3Db)

192 dad is irish and may be an actor

Holy crap! His dad is the renowned actor in violent movies: Liam Neeson! That explains so much!

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:07 PM (kff5f)

193 "Good job. Fuck racist white pigs like Bernie"

Yep, obviously a white supremacist.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 02, 2015 01:07 PM (fWAjv)

194 I posted a link on the previous thread to Newsbusters.

Geraldo didn't waste a second going off on "gun crazy Americans" and the "gun lobby."

Yet, whenever Jerry enters Fox News headquarters, his sorry ass is protected by armed security guards.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:07 PM (FsuaD)

195

I think the ISIS watch list thing is made up

not credible

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:08 PM (zOTsN)

196 How can you call someone a security guard if they are unarmed?

Posted by: Yo! at October 02, 2015 01:08 PM (yjV0E)

197 They always say that. Likely a tactical vest (easily had at your local sporting-goods store). Most people can't tell the difference.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:05 PM (kff5f)

Yeah. Like the Aurora shooter who was wearing "ballistic proof body armor" which was downgraded to "military style body armor" which eventually ended up as "fishing vest with pockets"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:08 PM (AkOaV)

198 Where do we find such men?

Posted by: John P. Squibob at October 02, 2015 01:08 PM (DQZLr)

199 it needs to be repeated over and over: the shooter was a typical left wing progressive atheist, and he just did what every hate filled progressive fantasizes about doing every day.

I was just thinking this morning, if he had chosen to kill more prominent Christians in the news recently, there would have been some on the left cheering, especially among the social media rank and file.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2015 01:08 PM (2lndx)

200 29 I prefer the Chris Mintz version of Modern Man to the wuss in the NY Times.
Posted by: huerfano at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (O2jYw)

This. +1000000

Posted by: Moki at October 02, 2015 01:08 PM (x303I)

201 Amazing that such a small town even has a community college.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 01:09 PM (Dsvnk)

202 Lizzy, is what your kid's school has called ALICE training? My daughters' high school has that, and police officer that works at the high school was a big part of putting it together.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at October 02, 2015 01:09 PM (9Y7bY)

203 * It should be pointed out that France has much more gun control than
the US, and yet the Thalys train gunman had an assault rifle and a
pistol.




We really need to teach kinetics to the electorate. The rate-limiting step in a mass shooting is someone going nuts enough to do it, rather than gaining access to a weapon. Restricting access to weapons has minimal effect on the incidence of the phenomenon.


Some years ago Berkeley was overrun with feral dogs (four-legged ones), so there were arguments over what to do about it. The obvious solution was to spay female dogs, because they are rate-limiting in puppy production. Halve the number of fertile females, you halve the rate at which puppies are born.


The feminists, of course, wanted male dogs neutered, proving that they had no grasp of kinetics. Halve the number of male dogs, and you have precisely zero impact on the rate at which puppies are born. (To have a significant impact, you'd have to get virtually every male dog in town.)

These considerations are obvious in, e.g., trying to build up a cattle herd, but apparently not so obvious to some in this type of context.


Now replace "female dogs" with "nutjobs," and "male dogs" with "guns," and it's apparent that gun control will have little or no impact on the incidence of mass shootings until and unless virtually every weapon in America is confiscated. Or is that the idea? As Anita Dunn's hero famously said, "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 02, 2015 01:09 PM (oKE6c)

204 " They of course went on to advise the best way to murder the most people was to find a gun free zone or place where there was a low probability , like a school, where anyone would be armed.

Liberals, we call this a CLUE.
"

Yeah. That same thread also suggested he target all girls schools so that no men would do exactly what this man did and protect his classmates.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2015 01:09 PM (S5zql)

205 So IRA=Socialist with big Palestinian ties
Nazi= National Socialism
Half Black=Obama's son
And singles out Christians to shoot in the head

Sure, looks like another right winger, tea bagger strikes again

Posted by: Coolio at October 02, 2015 01:10 PM (ugaUI)

206 This is the kind of gun control I can get behind. The kind that involves fists and a big set of balls.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 02, 2015 01:10 PM (8ZskC)

207 >>>The White Supremacists are recruiting blacks now?

Maybe He can only go to meetings on odd numbered days.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 02, 2015 01:10 PM (tf9Ne)

208 198
Where do we find such men?



In the military. Vets. They wear icky camo and carry scary weapons with the things that go up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:10 PM (FsuaD)

209 There was an armed vet on campus. He was blocked from going to help.



http://bearingarms.com/concealed-carrying-air-force-vet/

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at October 02, 2015 12:49 PM (gW5Vg)
I don't know what the specifics of his situation were, or what steps were taken by the staff to prevent him and other veterans from leaving, but under those circumstances he should have ignored them.I am armed all the time (LE), and a firearms instructor. If someone wanted to stop me from leaving to help, it would take an awful lot of people.

Posted by: elliot at October 02, 2015 01:11 PM (TcuD4)

210 A lot of those Arab terrorist groups the IRA heart'ed were also friends with ex-nazis who'd fled Europe. There were longstanding ties with the Irish (nationalist) government in ww2 and the nazis

The strongman in Portugal, Salazar, by contrast did a lot to help the Brits in ww2

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 02, 2015 01:11 PM (Qr3CK)

211 On our local news at noon (NoVA) the talking heads were quick to scream gun control, and comment on the president's remarks, but made no mention that the gunman appeared to target Christians. Has this bit of information been disproved? Otherwise, why wouldn't they mention that he specifically asked about people's faiths, and killed those who answered Christian?

Posted by: Moki at October 02, 2015 01:11 PM (x303I)

212 @185


Good read, Let's cut to the chase. Lived with mother, she is obviously on welfare. Has no job history, none.



SB. Deathly Sperm Buildup.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 02, 2015 01:11 PM (jJRIy)

213 Lincolntf

Good damn question.

Should also investigate if American and/or European ISIS are festering prompting lone eolf self starters at 4chan.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube river guide at October 02, 2015 01:11 PM (mcm0N)

214 The gunman who slaughtered nine people at an Oregon college Thursday kept more weapons in his home, officials said but at least one of the guns found at the bloody scene didnt belong to him.


So much for gun control?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 01:12 PM (BVZNi)

215 Not sure about this, but I'm wondering if the President of the United States is narcissistic imbecile.
I could be wrong about that.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 02, 2015 01:12 PM (tMrac)

216 "dating profile which listed hiim as a conservative republican has been edited five times since he died

someone is furiously scrubbing his on line presence"

Incredible.

Posted by: Lauren at October 02, 2015 01:12 PM (S5zql)

217 God bless him for refusing to "cower in place."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 02, 2015 01:12 PM (8ZskC)

218 "What use is a 'security guard' who is unarmed? What's he supposed to do with an active shooter, pummel him with his fists?"

Stop! Stop, I say! And if you do not stop, I shall be forced to shout "Stop!" for a third time!

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:12 PM (noWW6)

219 Lone *wolf* self starters.


Again if you think ISIS is not recruiting online then you aren't paying attention.

Posted by: Your friendly Danube river guide at October 02, 2015 01:13 PM (mcm0N)

220 Thank you, God, that his little boy learned his daddy was a hero on his birthday, not that his daddy passed away.

Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at October 02, 2015 01:13 PM (mf5HN)

221 well

his mom has no picture

has gone into hiding

seems to know he was unhinged

and liked to go to PLO websites and hang out

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:13 PM (zOTsN)

222 I wonder if the show "Modern Marvels" will have a segment on "Modern Man"?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 02, 2015 01:13 PM (VPLuQ)

223 Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:12 PM (noWW6)

I'm sure the "security guard" was the first person to run AWAY from the shooting when it started.

He's probably more of a "hall monitor" then a security guard -- there to yell at kids for smoking cigarettes on (what I'm sure is a) smoke free campus, and whatnot.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:14 PM (AkOaV)

224 >>Lizzy, is what your kid's school has called ALICE training?

Not sure - it's my sister's kids' school, I'll have to find out. I was just amazed that they are taking such an active approach, even encouraging middle school kids to fight back. This is in MA! Sounds like its a heck of a lot better than old programs.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 01:14 PM (NOIQH)

225 "What use is a 'security guard' who is unarmed? What's he supposed to do with an active shooter, pummel him with his fists?"


A strong defensive hashtag requires only a piece of cardboard and a crayon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 02, 2015 01:14 PM (8ZskC)

226 Instead of killing innocent people, he could have "invented" something stupid. Then he'd be scheduling his visit to the WH.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:14 PM (FsuaD)

227 Random weird factoid. This week all the Cartoon Network channels have been pushing how to stop bullying. Such gems of advice as 'be a friend.'

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 02, 2015 01:14 PM (Kr0Gx)

228 MeTV showed an old Matlock rerun yesterday in which the murder victim was Geraldo Rivera.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at October 02, 2015 01:14 PM (W5DcG)

229
THIS HAS TO STOP: Father of slain Va. TV reporter says Republicans, NRA have blood on their hands after Ore. mass shooting


Yeah fuck you. Your 5 minutes of fame are over

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 01:14 PM (BVZNi)

230 Build a hashtag perimeter around the shooter.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 01:15 PM (Dsvnk)

231 Happy birthday, kid -- your dad is an honest-to-God hero and lived to tell the tale.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 02, 2015 01:15 PM (EzgxV)

232 Should I ever be in a situation like this (heaven forbid) I hope to have 1/10th this guy's courage.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at October 02, 2015 01:15 PM (tM4uk)

233 Leo's I know have still not discounted he is the 4chan guy.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:15 PM (l/pfE)

234 Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2015 01:14 PM (BVZNi)

what an asshole.

But Obama said basically the same thing last night.

Obama is also an asshole.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:15 PM (AkOaV)

235 A lot of liberals have "puppy dog" kids.



Let someone else raise them.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 02, 2015 01:15 PM (jJRIy)

236 THIS HAS TO STOP: Father of slain Va. TV reporter says Republicans, NRA have blood on their hands after Ore. mass shooting
***
BLM+soros cash=wace rar

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (Ojdnl)

237 The security guard MUST be unarmed, otherwise it is an admission that a gun can be a force for good.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (oVJmc)

238 I don't CARE if gun control doesn't work -- it make me FEEL good!

Posted by: Sam from Providence, Unproductive Class Member at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (Y8P5w)

239 God Bless Chris Mintz and his family... and watch out over those that were wounded and the families of those that died.

Fight or die... Chris fought and probably saved the lives of others he was with.

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (rVxdH)

240 >>THIS HAS TO STOP: Father of slain Va. TV reporter says Republicans, NRA have blood on their hands after Ore. mass shooting

You do know he is a failed liberal democrat candidate for office in VA, right? Just another shameless politician.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (/tuJf)

241 107
Read the recounting by a girl who was in the room with Mintz, that magnificent bastard



After Mintz went down the gunman was reloading.



And nobody else charged him.



Aaaaaaargh.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 12:55 PM (l/pfE)



Modern don't know shit about firearms and is pleased with himself for it.

Posted by: Modern Man at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (1DH1V)

242 Semper in Stercus posted this link on the open thread, and no, none of the pros beat him to it. Proposal to hire armed guard at community college:
http://tinyurl.com/onpotsg


Note, just-retired college prez was an ex-deputy, but all about the gunfreez.
He never even considered arming some teachers, or designating some CC'ers?
Not very innovative thinking, there, but Priorities.

Also, at the end, he all but issues an invitation to take out five or so students.
Hope he loses some sleep. And, his ass, in a civil suit.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (xq1UY)

243 THIS HAS TO STOP: Father of slain Va. TV reporter says Republicans, NRA have blood on their hands after Ore. mass shooting by registered independent rabid atheist with fondness for terrorist websites and at least one other-than-legal gun

Fixed that for him.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (kff5f)

244 So let's see here: mulatto kid, a narcissistic personality, abandoned by his father, with clearly evident Islamic sympathies.

Why didn't he just go into politics?

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (noWW6)

245 God Almighty....just had to listen to a co-worker say, "Did anyone see Obama on TV last night? Boy was he mad! I feel bad for him."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (vg8iE)

246 It's good to know that the modern man - outside of the NE and the coast of California - is still a fucking man.

Posted by: prescient11 at October 02, 2015 01:17 PM (q5APL)

247 220
Thank you, God, that his little boy learned his daddy was a hero on his birthday, not that his daddy passed away.





Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at October 02, 2015 01:13 PM (mf5HN)


THIS^^^^ *shoves all the blondies thru USB port*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:17 PM (FsuaD)

248 Yes, the plan the schools here have is to encourage the kids to throw anything they can at the shooter: books, chairs, etc. Better than sitting at your desk and waiting to be shot.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at October 02, 2015 01:18 PM (9Y7bY)

249 244
So let's see here: mulatto kid, a narcissistic personality, abandoned by his father, with clearly evident Islamic sympathies.

Why didn't he just go into politics?


Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (noWW6)

They're trying to make him out to be some sort of Nazi lover due to a screen name.
But then he has images up celebrating the IRA.
So that makes him a mick-kraut lover who looks like Obama's son, I guess.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 02, 2015 01:18 PM (4ErVI)

250 Mintz needs his own action figure.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:18 PM (l/pfE)

251 245 God Almighty....just had to listen to a co-worker say, "Did anyone see Obama on TV last night? Boy was he mad! I feel bad for him."
Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (vg8iE)


Does you coworker still have all of his teeth?

Posted by: rickl at October 02, 2015 01:19 PM (zoehZ)

252 Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at October 02, 2015 01:18 PM (9Y7bY)

Yes, throwing a chair is better then huddling in the corner and waiting to be shot.

But armed teachers at the school is even better then a 8 year old throwing a mini-chair.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:19 PM (AkOaV)

253 Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:18 PM (l/pfE)

With chrome balls. (It's an action figure, actual titanium ones would be too expensive)

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:19 PM (kff5f)

254 >>...just had to listen to a co-worker say, "Did anyone see Obama on TV last night? Boy was he mad! I feel bad for him."


Yeah, local news showed clip of Obama w/headline: Frustrated Obama blah blah blah.

Why do we care about Obama's feelings? Are only here to make and keep Obama happy or something?

Today's McGuffin for Obama: Gun control!!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (NOIQH)

255 Mintz extended his stay in the hospital. They are trying to figure out how he can walk with those huge balls

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (zOTsN)

256 With chrome balls. (It's an action figure, actual titanium ones would be too expensive)
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:19 PM (kff5f)

So Chromey Paratestes, if you will?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (AkOaV)

257
This is #Vonoctober in honor of one of the thugs, #VonderritMyers, shot and killed in StLouis a year ago. Guy was a total thug.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (iQIUe)

258 $44,000.

Posted by: Boss Moss at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (Dsvnk)

259 Er, the parents were married until 2006. He graduated in 2009 from a tiny school in Torrance for kids with problems.

Just from those two facts, you can feel the potential for disaster.

Posted by: Dianna at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (DV/Ik)

260 So Chromey Paratestes, if you will?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (AkOaV)


You're going to name your kid that one day, aren't you?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (kff5f)

261 245
God Almighty....just had to listen to a co-worker say, "Did anyone see
Obama on TV last night? Boy was he mad! I feel bad for him."


Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (vg8iE)


I think I have an extra stun grenade somewhere. *looks around* Oh, here it is. Would you like me to send it thru your USB port? Or perhaps AtC will loan you her flamethrower?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM (FsuaD)

262 California has an online voter identification system. The murders information is easily found. I don't think some people are going to like what they find.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM (l/pfE)

263 Chris vs. Chris. At least one of the Chris's was a good guy.

Posted by: Chris M at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM (k3w9p)

264 Marcus have you seen it? What does it say?

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM (zOTsN)

265 You're going to name your kid that one day, aren't you?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (kff5f)

If only I had an awesome last name like Paratestes in real life, I'd be 100% on board with that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM (AkOaV)

266 >>Yes, throwing a chair is better then huddling in the corner and waiting to be shot.
But armed teachers at the school is even better then a 8 year old throwing a mini-chair.

Certainly. But this is a yuuuge first step - schools implementing policies that are more akin to Flight 93 than "be sitting ducks!"

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM (NOIQH)

267 Just from those two facts, you can feel the potential for disaster.

Posted by: Dianna at October 02, 2015 01:20 PM (DV/Ik)


Why?

Seriously, we see (and say) this all the time, but how many kids from broken homes with mental issues of some kind *don't* go on to commit mass murder?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:22 PM (kff5f)

268 @251 - It was a middle-aged woman.

I work with some real winners. I could tell you all stories that would curl your hair.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 02, 2015 01:22 PM (vg8iE)

269 AlextheChick, can you expedite to Heather the spider hunting Ravage? She said she spotted one the size of a calico cat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 02, 2015 01:22 PM (Kr0Gx)

270 Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM (AkOaV)

Middle Names are a thing, you know.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:22 PM (kff5f)

271 @261 - Flamethrower, please. I've always wanted one.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 02, 2015 01:23 PM (vg8iE)

272 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:16 PM (kff5f)

As I've said before, having lost family members to horrific preventable tragedies (in my case it was a cousin to a drug induced accident).
I understand the outrage.
It was years before I stopped wanting to elevate the war on drugs to an actual tank war (I'm not being hyperbolistic here, I wanted to drive tanks down streets and blow up known drug houses.)

This kind of loss does not make one rational. You seek to lay blame in many many places.
Eventually you learn to cope, sometimes by solemn acceptance, sometimes you do what my aunt did and simply forget everything that went wrong.

So I don't hold the dad accountable for what he's saying, I honestly think until you've been there it's not something easily understandable. I hold the media accountable for coming to him in his time of grief and giving him a bullhorn. Frankly it's cruel. They're using his response to further their agenda.

I've come to regret the policy choices I advocated for (admittedly poorly, I was young just old enough to vote) after my tragedy. It would be 1000 times worse for me when I finally came around if they had become national news in the moment and I had to live up to the interviews I would have given.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at October 02, 2015 01:23 PM (tM4uk)

273 No modern man would ever want the name Paratestes.

Posted by: The New York Times at October 02, 2015 01:24 PM (8ZskC)

274 Harry, I have no idea where our school board, or the state of Ohio, is going with regards to legislation for arming teachers. I agree it would be a good idea.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at October 02, 2015 01:24 PM (9Y7bY)

275 I've been BEGGING for Geraldo to be on The Five. Today would be perfect.

He'll be completely unhinged today and in Eric's face again.

PLEASE.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:24 PM (FsuaD)

276 Every time someone starts moaning about how bad everything is and how bad our people have become, people like Mr. Mintz and those on the train (including the university professor) stand up and show that the complaint is a little overblown.

Part of the problem may be the same effect going on in the story of the Blind men and the Elephant. The blind men couldn't get an idea about what an elephant was because each only encountered one portion of the animal. Likewise, looking at the news and mass entertainment, you only see a small portion of what is actually out there, and a portion that is likely as applicable to reality as 'I Love Lucy' was to real life in the 1950's.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Turbo-Charge What Agitates You at the Outrage Outlet! at October 02, 2015 01:24 PM (hLRSq)

277 262 - linky?

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein, Brattleboro Women's Health Clinic at October 02, 2015 01:25 PM (ucB75)

278 if Obama was capable of producing a Y chromosome, Chris Harper Mercer is what his son would look like.

Posted by: x at October 02, 2015 01:25 PM (57fhp)

279 * It should be pointed out that France has much more gun control than the US, and yet the Thalys train gunman had an ACTUAL, NOT MERELY A SCARY-LOOKING assault rifle and a pistol.

FIFY

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at October 02, 2015 01:25 PM (bCSgp)

280 262 California has an online voter identification system. The murders information is easily found. I don't think some people are going to like what they find.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM (l/pfE)

Unless you have his DOB and house number, its not lookupable on the LA county webpage (assuming he is from Torrance, as others have claimed)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:25 PM (AkOaV)

281 Got back a little earlier from going with Mrs VIA to the nail salon (Owner collects firearms).

Had a rather long, and not very quiet talk with the owner right in the middle of the area where all the rich women get their nails done.

He and I agreed on everything we talked about here.
He may have lost a few customers.
I don't think he cares.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 02, 2015 01:26 PM (VPLuQ)

282 Middle Names are a thing, you know.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:22 PM (kff5f)

Hmm... true....

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:26 PM (AkOaV)

283 Yamamoto was aware of the American character. Every blade of grass.

Posted by: Dave, exiled in RI at October 02, 2015 01:27 PM (+MGZR)

284 Good post, trsblke; and I agree with it. Nobody is rational after a loved one dies unexpectedly and if this man was in favor of gun control before his daughter was shot (and I'm sure he was being a Democrat politician) he attitude would certainly not change now. And the media will use anyone to advance their agenda.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2015 01:27 PM (cgZPg)

285 THIS^^^^ *shoves all the blondies thru USB port*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:17 PM (FsuaD)



Thank you, Jane. *noms*

*shoves second best flamethrower through USB for bicentennial guy*

Poor Heather. I'll get the Flying Manatee Brigade spun up to lift the Ravage over to Heather.


Posted by: alexthechick - Yeah I give up at October 02, 2015 01:27 PM (mf5HN)

286 "This is #Vonoctober in honor of one of the thugs, #VonderritMyers, shot and killed in StLouis a year ago. Guy was a total thug."

Oh, good old Varmint.

The guy whose family claimed the racist white cops shot him for no good reason and that he was just walking home from the deli carrying a sammich.

A "sammich" which somehow managed to fire several 9mm rounds into a cop's vehicle and the wall beside which the cop was standing.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:27 PM (noWW6)

287 News conference Livery now...

Posted by: Chi at October 02, 2015 01:28 PM (K0XdU)

288 @124 You don't often find a guy with a black mother being obsessed with white supremacy unless it is to hate on white supremacists.
---------------------

Usually, but not always. The nutty kid that stabbed half a dozen people a while back, and that had posted the 150 page auto-biography, was half-white half-asian. And he had a bit of a white supremacy complex.

But he hated everyone for one reason or another.

Posted by: junior at October 02, 2015 01:28 PM (PVi+Q)

289 This dude had a lot of weapons. And it does appear he was wearing some type of body armor.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 02, 2015 01:28 PM (/tuJf)

290 A "sammich" which somehow managed to fire several 9mm rounds into a cop's vehicle and the wall beside which the cop was standing.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:27 PM (noWW6)

I could use a semmich.

And that one sounds extra badass.

Know where I can get it?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:28 PM (AkOaV)

291 Recapping from previous threads, I believe these two ideas are worth promoting...

First: Along with the GoFundMe that goes to Mintz, I would like to see a separate account for a life size bronze statue of him at the campus to instruct the public just what an actual "hero" is.

The term Hero has been so watered down lately that it hardly means anything. If you denounced a fake noose hanging from a door, you're a "hero" to the left. With this act, and through the process of funding and dedicating a statue, the public will once again learn what heroism is.

Second: I believe it is time for the networks (or at least FOX) to dedicate a special on the "21 foot rule) - made famous in the TV series Justified - so that people can learn there is a better percentage chance of living if a shooter is rushed as opposed to waiting in line to die.

Posted by: jwest at October 02, 2015 01:28 PM (Zs4uk)

292 osted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Fire-hooks and Rock Salt for sale at October 02, 2015 01:22 PM (kff5f)"

I dunno. How many of them are so annoyed by cockroaches their mother petitions door to door and tells everyone they need to go because her son has mental issues and they are setting him off. Then mommy helps them arm up for a murder spree.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:28 PM (l/pfE)

293 6 weapons recovered at school. 7 at his home.
All purchased legally.

Posted by: Chi at October 02, 2015 01:29 PM (K0XdU)

294 ATF Agent in Charge pronounces "flak jacket" as "flank." Top. Women.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2015 01:29 PM (xq1UY)

295 I really hate how they used Cindy Sheehan, and the way the Dems have trotted out the mourning parents from the CT shooting n front of Congress to try to take away guns.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 01:29 PM (NOIQH)

296 Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:28 PM (l/pfE)

Well, to be fair -- cockroaches are pretty gross.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:29 PM (AkOaV)

297 Watching presser. Wow, that guy had a lot of guns. So, I guess his mom wasn't concerned that her "disturbed" son was heavily armed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:29 PM (FsuaD)

298 I prefer the Chris Mintz version of Modern Man to the wuss in the NY Times.


Posted by: huerfano at October 02, 2015 12:42 PM (O2jYw)


Yeah, what a contrast Example (A) charges to the sound of gunfire, is wounded, saves lives. Example (B) stomps his loafers on his hardwood floors, waits for his balls to drop.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Turbo-Charge What Agitates You at the Outrage Outlet! at October 02, 2015 01:29 PM (hLRSq)

299 291 - Always Rush A Gun And Run From A Knife.

Posted by: Zombie Jimmy Hoffa at October 02, 2015 01:30 PM (ucB75)

300 Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2015 01:29 PM (xq1UY)

Maybe it was a jacket that covered his flank, not a jacket designed to absorb the energy from Fliegerabwehrkanone .

You never know

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:30 PM (AkOaV)

301 >>6 weapons recovered at school. 7 at his home.
All purchased legally.

But not all by him, some by other family members. Sounds like mom was buying a bunch of weapons too.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 02, 2015 01:30 PM (/tuJf)

302 Stupid damned reporters.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:31 PM (FsuaD)

303 I feel it coming now.
Mandatory doctor's clearance before you can buy a gun.
For the children.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at October 02, 2015 01:31 PM (tM4uk)

304 Obama said we need to be more like Australia that banned and took away nearly all guns... but they've had several mass shootings since that point.

The only real 100% conclusion we can draw from this so far is that gun free zones... aren't

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 02, 2015 01:31 PM (39g3+)

305 "Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:25 PM (AkOaV"

Use you Google fu. His DOB and Torrance address are online.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:31 PM (l/pfE)

306 If this kid went to a special school for mentally-impaired/emotionally-troubled kids, believe me, there were REAMS of information on him and his psychology.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 01:31 PM (oVJmc)

307 But not all by him, some by other family members. Sounds like mom was buying a bunch of weapons too.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 02, 2015 01:30 PM (/tuJf)


...Hmmm....

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:31 PM (AkOaV)

308 Use you Google fu. His DOB and Torrance address are online.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:31 PM (l/pfE)


...anyways, sounds like youve done the leg work -- what's the answer?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:32 PM (AkOaV)

309
Mandatory doctor's clearance before you can buy a gun.


How about before you steal one?

Like Adam Lanza did.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 01:32 PM (oVJmc)

310 301
Thanks for adding that, Jack.
But apparently, he bought some of his guns legally.

Posted by: Chi at October 02, 2015 01:32 PM (K0XdU)

311 #267 - "Seriously, we see (and say) this all the time, but how many kids from broken homes with mental issues of some kind *don't* go on to commit mass murder?"

You're right, I'm wrong. I am just feeling sad and angry.

Posted by: Dianna at October 02, 2015 01:32 PM (DV/Ik)

312 Is it super superficial of me to notice the juxtaposition of Chris Mintz, bare-chested and hairy in the style of a bear-wrestling backwoodsman and the NY Times's How To Be A Modern Man?

As they say....Ahem.

Posted by: Beanerschnitzel at October 02, 2015 01:32 PM (8d63Z)

313 nood

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 02, 2015 01:33 PM (LUgeY)

314 Umpqua CommColl hosts the Southern Oregon Wine Institute, and a viniculture program. They have their own vineyard.

Should sell well. As Ike once noted, there's something in the water out there.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2015 01:33 PM (xq1UY)

315 308 THIS! Teaser, you, Marcus.

Posted by: Zombie Jimmy Hoffa at October 02, 2015 01:33 PM (ucB75)

316 nood, same topic

Posted by: Harry Paratestes, the artist formally known as mynewhandle at October 02, 2015 01:33 PM (AkOaV)

317 former U.S. Marshal Art Roderick suggested the gunman chose the campus
for that very reason. Hesaid, "[The gunman] probably knew that the
facility was a gun free facility, [which is] an easy target for these
kinds of coward individuals. They know they're not going to get any
response unless they happen to run into security or a campus police
officer."


Sprinkle this liberally around the Web.

Posted by: Mortimer at October 02, 2015 01:34 PM (0dcbp)

318 Population of Australia - 23 million

1/15 of US

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 01:34 PM (oVJmc)

319 >>>The only real 100% conclusion we can draw from this so far is that gun free zones... aren't


there is a class action to be had for falsely advertising these no return fire zones as "gun-free"

Posted by: x at October 02, 2015 01:34 PM (57fhp)

320 THIS HAS TO STOP: Father of slain Va. TV reporter says Republicans, NRA have blood on their hands after Ore. mass shooting
----------------------------------------------------
If a shooter were conservative, they'd blame him directly. If not, they blame conservatives for inciting him.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 02, 2015 01:34 PM (E5UB0)

321 Chris Mint's GoFundMe page is up to $51k now!

https://www.gofundme.com/s75ge9y4

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 02, 2015 01:34 PM (so+oy)

322 Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 02, 2015 01:32 PM (oVJmc)

Trust me, I don't want it. It wouldn't help jack shit.
But the list of exclusions would be so huge as to be a defacto gun ban.

My docs know I hunt, so they must at least assume I have at least gun.
They haven't objected yet. But if they have to sign something I'd bet I'd suddenly become "unsafe." (Despite only having a mild common general anxiety)

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at October 02, 2015 01:34 PM (tM4uk)

323 "Wow, that guy had a lot of guns. So, I guess his mom wasn't concerned that her 'disturbed' son was heavily armed."

Shades of Adam Lanza's imbecilic mother.

One of the neighbors said that the Oregon spree killer would sit out on the balcony of the apartment he shared with his mom, alone in the dark, with what she called "a little light".

Er, laser sight?

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:34 PM (noWW6)

324 Raise your hand if you believe it's a good idea to load up an introvert who has mental health, hate and anger issues with firearms.

Yes, the mom in the back formerly from Torrance. Please comment.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 02, 2015 01:35 PM (l/pfE)

325 Paradox of courage: those with the largest balls are those who have them surgically removed.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 02, 2015 01:35 PM (E5UB0)

326 283 "Yamamoto was aware of the American character. Every blade of grass."

Yeah, bastard ended-up playing goalie against the P-38 .50 cal shooting team. Lost badly.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at October 02, 2015 01:36 PM (bCSgp)

327 "Population of Australia - 23 million, 1/15 of US"

And very demographically different from today's US.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:36 PM (noWW6)

328 295
I really hate how they used Cindy Sheehan, and the way the Dems have
trotted out the mourning parents from the CT shooting n front of
Congress to try to take away guns.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 01:29 PM (NOIQH)


The emotional appeal. Always the emotional appeals. When anyone tries to pull you to a way of thinking using emotional appeals, they got nuthin'.

I know this sounds weird, but one of my favorite elements of Star Trek was Spock and by extension the Vulcans. They're whole society was built on a tension between emotion and logic. They attempted to suppress their emotions because they were actually hyperemotional beings who almost killed off everyone on their planet due to massive wars caused by hysterics. They were only able to advance as a society once they were able to suppress these sensations and operate on a plane of absolute logic. Of course Spock was interesting because he had a human mother and a Vulcan father which set up a nice contrast between those two states of being.

I'm blathering but there really is something to the idea that relying on emotions is a disaster for society.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 02, 2015 01:36 PM (4ErVI)

329 Chris Mintz will have to undertake a really vigorous physical therapy regimen as his broken legs heal, to avoid gaining 80 or so pounds because

HE WILL NEVER HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS OWN BEER AGAIN EVER

and what would you pay to have a round with that Magnificent Sonofabitch?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 02, 2015 01:36 PM (xq1UY)

330 218
"What use is a 'security guard' who is unarmed? What's he supposed to do with an active shooter, pummel him with his fists?"

Stop bear! Please stop bear!

Sorry, I don't know HTF to post links here.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at October 02, 2015 01:37 PM (xcAaF)

331 >>Mandatory doctor's clearance before you can buy a gun.


So assumed crazy until certified sane enough to own a gun?

No.
Does not sound good. Especially since there are a lot of doctors (and NIH) who have been wanting to get into the gun-grabbing biz like Obama's Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy,

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 01:37 PM (NOIQH)

332 So as a one-time stoner (and let me tell you that my "youthful experimentation" with drugs was conducted with FULL SCIENTIFIC RIGOR, BITCHES), I took one look at the selfie which the killer had posted of himself behind the wheel of his car, and I thought, "This guy is thoroughly baked."

The toxicology report is going to make interesting reading.

The cocktail of THC and SSRIs is apparently a common one in these cases.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 02, 2015 01:38 PM (noWW6)

333 "A "sammich" which somehow managed to fire several 9mm rounds into a cop's vehicle and the wall beside which the cop was standing."


Ooooooo. A sammich gun. I can see a sure winner of a product line for the Outrage Outlet. I'll stock them to the beer-zookas.

*runs off to copyright idea for sammich guns*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Turbo-Charge What Agitates You at the Outrage Outlet! at October 02, 2015 01:38 PM (hLRSq)

334 Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Posted by: GBruno at October 02, 2015 01:39 PM (u49WF)

335 Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 01:37 PM (NOIQH)

Yeah I'm aware it doesn't sound good.
Which is why the progs will push it.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at October 02, 2015 01:40 PM (tM4uk)

336 you dont have to pass a test before you are allowed to exercise a constitutionally protected right

preemptive psch exams, no

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:43 PM (zOTsN)

337 >>The cocktail of THC and SSRIs is apparently a common one in these cases.

It is, but it's so uncool to point this out, especially now that pot is becoming legal.

Heavy pot usage while the brain is developing can permanently damage the brain. IIRC, Lanza and Holmes were both heavy users, along with battling mental issues and taking drugs to deal with 'em.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 02, 2015 01:43 PM (NOIQH)

338 I think I have an extra stun grenade somewhere.
*looks around* Oh, here it is. Would you like me to send it thru your
USB port? Or perhaps AtC will loan you her flamethrower?




Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 02, 2015 01:21 PM


Jane, I think that level of stoopid requires a visit from The Ravage, with follow-up emus. After the rectal insertion of the stun grenades.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 02, 2015 01:43 PM (KrAjA)

339 There are still "Classic" Men among us!


Sadly they seem to be outnumbered by "Modern" Men!

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 02, 2015 01:45 PM (ftVQq)

340 they think he bought one of the guns two days ago from another student

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:46 PM (zOTsN)

341
crazy people

actually certifiably insane people

tried to kill Queen Victoria seven tiimes (7)

we have always had crazy people

Posted by: ThunderB at October 02, 2015 01:49 PM (zOTsN)

342 What is THC?

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at October 02, 2015 01:55 PM (cgZPg)

343 I hate to say it but this will not be the last mass shooting at a gun free facility or a school now that the nuts/terrorists know they won't be stopped and that they'll get notoriety.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 02, 2015 01:57 PM (cgZPg)

344 342
What is THC?

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at October 02, 2015 01:55 PM (cgZPg)

It's the active ingredient in marijuana.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 02, 2015 01:58 PM (5f5bM)

345 Caitlyn has regular girls parties, both with a group of ladies and recently one-on-one with a big A-list celebrity who has been going through a very similar journey as she did. The star is an A-LIST male, who is married with children and who reached out to Jenner,” a pal tells NAUGHTY GOSSIP. At the moment, it is now clear if this action star will be as public as Jenner, or keep the big secret, secret!

http://blindgossip.com/?p=74074#more-74074

=================

Just shoot me now...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 02, 2015 02:05 PM (iQIUe)

346 LOVE the flamethrower, Alex. Many thanks!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 02, 2015 02:09 PM (vg8iE)

347 I think this Mintz guy has something valuable to say about "modern manhood."

Posted by: Feh at October 02, 2015 02:20 PM (SsYt1)

348 When does Mintz get his invitation to the White House?

Posted by: Feh at October 02, 2015 02:21 PM (SsYt1)

349 When does Mintz get his invitation to the White House?

Posted by: Feh at October 02, 2015 02:21 PM (SsYt1)

January 20, 2017, for shortly after the noon hour. And a night in the Lincoln Bedroom. It's classy and fabulous!

Posted by: President Trump at October 02, 2015 02:30 PM (JO9+V)

350 You know if this guy, who was trained in armed and unarmed combat, had been legally carrying a weapon, like say a handgun, things might have turned out differently. Of course the gun grabbers would say the he would have only escalated the situation.

Posted by: Ken in NH at October 02, 2015 02:46 PM (MqjGP)

351 Hmmm? What's this about? Sorry...we were busy awarding Caitlyn Jenner another Courage award. Not listening.

Posted by: MSM Assholes of America at October 02, 2015 02:54 PM (vd4oB)

352 He can be on my football team anytime. Doesn't even need to come to practice....

Posted by: macleod at October 02, 2015 03:08 PM (Qf5bp)

353 Good citizen? We'll strip you of your rights!

Felon? We'll secure your right to VOTE!

/Leftist shitheels everywhere

Posted by: Beverly at October 02, 2015 04:36 PM (TFCH1)

354 "I just hope that everyone else is OK,

Words and sentiments not spoken by Obama yesterday.

Posted by: Grumpyguy at October 02, 2015 05:31 PM (6OScs)

355 Is it "weird" that Skarlatos' school was targeted, Ace, or was it revenge because he thwarted a terror attack? I still think the murderer is Muslim or ISIS in some way.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at October 02, 2015 08:01 PM (xetep)

356 Posted by: Tickled Pink at October 02, 2015 12:47 PM (RhhYt)

AND, Alek just did an interview and said he'd signed up for Tuesday and THURSDAY classes. He was supposed to be there if not for Dancing.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at October 02, 2015 08:13 PM (xetep)

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