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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:46 PM

Latest news on multiple shooting in Texas ..

Multiple people were shot in a shooting at Lone Star College in north Houston, Texas some time before 12:50 PM. Witnesses on the scene say the shooting may have escalated after a heated argument between two individuals, possibly over a bad grade. Police are describing the incident as an “altercation between two individuals,” one of whom had student ID and a hand gun. Both are now in police custody and experienced gun wounds. A maintenance man was caught in the crossfire and was shot in the leg. A woman on the scene was hospitalized for a medical condition.

The Lone Star website states that the college employs armed police officers and unarmed security guards. Five days ago, Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell (R) and 13 other Republican authors introduced legislation that would allow individuals with concealed weapon permits to carry firearms on campus. The measure failed in the last legislative session, but is now up for debate in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Responding to today’s incident, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) told KTRK’s Ted Oberg that students were “defenseless” during the shooting and said that public colleges should decide whether or not teachers and students can carry weapons on campus.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/22/1480001/multiple-students-wounded-in-texas-school-shooting/?mobile=nc

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MindMover Jan 2013 OP
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #1
bongbong Jan 2013 #3
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #6
bongbong Jan 2013 #2
libdem4life Jan 2013 #4
arely staircase Jan 2013 #5

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:53 PM

1. Why not just arm everyone with hand grenades?

That oughtta discourage some of this shooting.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:00 PM

3. Make sure they're powerful enough

 

to blow up the occasional tank that an especially-scared Delicate Flower will bring onto campus.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:48 PM

6. Well, I would assume that at least a few people would have the sense

to equip themselves with RPGs or LAWs for that kind of eventuality.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:58 PM

2. Gotta get more guns on campus

 

That way, when bullets are flying by the dozens or hundreds every which way, students will get a chance to practice First Aid and get their merit badge.

(don't believe I need tag here but will add it for the trolling wingnuts and/or Delicate Flowers)

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:00 PM

4. I was thinking of it as more of a deterrent to bad grades. Imagine "The Curve" of a college or high

school class grading system. Not entirely sarcasm, unfortunately.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:04 PM

5. Well that would be the place for it, one supposes.

"Multiple people were shot in a shooting..."

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