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Old 03-05-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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What sad news. Those two victims were just guards trying to make a living. Thank god they weren't killed but still it's a horrible story. I can't help but wonder if this was a copycat crime. A nutcase who saw all the idiots on the internet praising the guy who flew a plane into the austin IRS office and thought he would be praised, too. Wonder if we'll ever know the real reason. It's just so sad. And so sick.

Meanwhile, life goes on. If this was a copycat crime, does this mean all federal agencies will now have to ramp up security measures?
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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We may never know the reason, since the guy's dead. I'm glad the guards survived and the psycho is dead. Saves us from having to waste money jailing him and putting him on trial. Sorry if I sound unsympathetic but we need to teach people there are better ways to deal with your anger if you're mad at the world. If you think the government is cheating you, killing innocent people doesn't solve anything. My prayers go out to the guards, their families, and also the family of the gunman.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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Yeah I heard about it last night. I got a sinking feeling in my gut. Luckily the two security officers weren't fatally injured.

I read the guy was 36 and lived with his parents in California. So 1 his life sucked 'cause he is 36 and still living at home, and 2 why couldn't he have just committed his crime in Cali rather than coming all the way out here.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I read the guy was 36 and lived with his parents in California. So 1 his life sucked 'cause he is 36 and still living at home, and 2 why couldn't he have just committed his crime in Cali rather than coming all the way out here.
Apparently his family said they "knew he was slipping in recent days." What does that mean? What could have been done to prevent this?
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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why couldn't he have just committed his crime in Cali rather than coming all the way out here.
Everyone from California seems to be moving here these days. Maybe he wanted to be part of the trend? If he's a copy cat, then he's the type who'd follow a trend.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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The thing is that some people just want to make the news. Sometimes doing something so drastic like flying into a building or shooting up the Pentagon is their way of making headlines. Our media loves the violent, tragic stories, and I believe that encourages some lunatics to go off the deep end.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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I think it says we have to be more concerned about "home grown" terrorists.
I am not surprised these events happen on a regular basis these days and we have all gotten familiar with randon acts of violence.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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The thing is that some people just want to make the news.
I certainly agree. We give these psychos too much attention. I'm glad to see on this forum the thread about the stink bug has more views today. IMO this guy is lower than a stink bug and deserves less attention.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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This event is a shame, but this is the first I have heard anything of this. I sure am sheltered while at work.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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I worked there for almost 30 years, and the place has always attracted lunatics.

The incident that is etched in my mind was in the early or mid '90s...a Naval officer was sitting at one of the DoD shuttle bus stops that used to be out in South Parking, and this wacko just walked up to him, pulled a gun and blew him away. When asked why he did it, he reportedly said something like "he was wearing white".

I was was waiting a few stops away and heard the shots. You just never know what will happen when you leave the house in the morning...
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