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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:00 PM

Shooting at Lone Star College in north Houston

Source: ABC

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A campus spokesperson has confirmed shots have been fired on the campus of Lone Star College in north Houston.

Emergency responders are focused in the area around the campus library. There are unconfirmed reports of three people injured. Medical crews can be seen tending to at least two victims outside the building. Their conditions are not known, nor the nature of their injuries.

There is no immediate information on the shooter.

The campus is being evacuated. Some students are telling Eyewitness News they heard gunshots when they were in cafeteria. They were told to leave campus.

Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8963781

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Reply Shooting at Lone Star College in north Houston (Original post)
Bosonic Jan 2013 OP
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #1
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #2
Plucketeer Jan 2013 #3
Botany Jan 2013 #4
Dreamer Tatum Jan 2013 #15
DesMoinesDem Jan 2013 #16
villager Jan 2013 #17
Botany Jan 2013 #18
DesMoinesDem Jan 2013 #20
LanternWaste Jan 2013 #36
GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #38
villager Jan 2013 #58
LanternWaste Jan 2013 #21
Mike Daniels Jan 2013 #22
DesMoinesDem Jan 2013 #32
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #41
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #44
Igel Jan 2013 #54
momrois Jan 2013 #24
DesMoinesDem Jan 2013 #33
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #40
DesMoinesDem Jan 2013 #50
FleetwoodMac Jan 2013 #56
Duckhunter935 Jan 2013 #55
moondust Jan 2013 #45
jpak Jan 2013 #5
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #6
DryRain Jan 2013 #7
christx30 Jan 2013 #48
DryRain Jan 2013 #49
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #8
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #9
triplepoint Jan 2013 #10
rollin74 Jan 2013 #11
SirRevolutionary Jan 2013 #12
LeftinOH Jan 2013 #13
SCVDem Jan 2013 #14
cbdo2007 Jan 2013 #19
Politicub Jan 2013 #39
ErikJ Jan 2013 #23
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #25
sanatanadharma Jan 2013 #26
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #27
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #28
jambo101 Jan 2013 #30
brooklynite Jan 2013 #29
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #31
Paladin Jan 2013 #34
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #35
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #37
workinclasszero Jan 2013 #42
csziggy Jan 2013 #43
kentauros Jan 2013 #46
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #47
DesMoinesDem Jan 2013 #51
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #52
FleetwoodMac Jan 2013 #57
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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:02 PM

1. I just heard "several wounded people" in a breaking news radio report.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:04 PM

2. AP radio news also reporting this as breaking news. n/t

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:05 PM

3. Feeling confident

no GUNS will have played a part in whatever wrongdoing is perpetrated!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:11 PM

4. Well it has been at least 1 week since we have had a college shooting



If only they had some campus police there w/ guns ..... which they
probably did.

We have one state that doesn't have the right to carry laws. How come
somebody didn't get the drop on the gunman in TX?

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:30 PM

15. Illinois, known for its low incidence of gun crime. nt

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:33 PM

16. Like usual, this happened in a gun free zone.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:56 PM

17. The insta-apologists are calling Texas a "gun free zone" now!?

n/t

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Response to villager (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:03 PM

18. the college campus might be .....

n/t

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Response to villager (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:04 PM

20. No genius, the college is a gun free zone.

According to you this shooting was impossible.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:40 PM

36. Where specifically did the poster write that the shooting was impossible?

Where specifically did the poster write that the shooting was impossible?

Or is the sarcastic appellation of the word 'genius' misdirected in this instance...?

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:51 PM

38. Oh, if only it wasn't a gun free zone.

Filled with any number of mythical Rambo's with CCW's who have all trained to take out random shooters in a situation like this.

And I'm sure you'll be happy to buy this bridge in Brooklyn that I happen to have the deed to.

Just send me your Social Security number, your mother's maiden name and your bank account details and I'll send the deed right off to you.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:25 AM

58. Um, "genius," nothing is "gun-free" in Texas, where guns are so easy to get.

But you knew that. You just enjoy your sneering and name-calling too much.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:05 PM

21. And like usual, with a gun...

And like usual, with a gun...

six of one, half a dozen of the other...

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:05 PM

22. Except it isn't a gun free zone

The campus has an armed police force presence.

http://www.lonestar.edu/campus-police.htm

Want to try again?

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Response to Mike Daniels (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:22 PM

32. That doesn't mean it isn't a designated 'gun free zone'.

Police can still carry guns in 'gun free zones'. Ordinary citizens can't. My post was in response to someone asking why someone with a concealed carry permit didn't stop this. A CCW is illegal on this campus because it is a gun free zone.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:29 PM

41. That's because nimrods with concealed carry permits have NEVER stopped a mass shooting.

Despite your Rambo fantasies about your little Precious.

Here. LEARN something, if you're able to.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/armed-civilians-do-not-stop-mass-shootings

Not ONE of the 62 mass shootings in the U.S. in the past 30 years has been stopped with an armed civilian.

Christ on a fucking crutch, I am goddamned sick of this stupidity.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #41)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:42 PM

44. And before any of our friends try to bring up Pearl High School...

The CCW holder in that case didn't approach the shooter until after the shooting at the school had taken place and the shooter had left the building. So that likely didn't prevent any additional deaths.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #41)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:49 PM

54. Strange.

Of the 62 mass shootings in the US in the past 30 years not one was stopped before it was a mass shooting. Of those 0, 0 were stopped by an armed civilian.

It's the "look at my magic rabbit foot. It keeps elephants away" gag.
"How can you tell?"
"Do you see any elephants around here?"

What you'd have to do is look at how many mass shootings were about to start or had started and were stopped. Problem is, until they're "mass" they're either just shootings or, in the case of those that hadn't yet started, a guy with an unfired gun.

Quick: count those, determine which were stopped or inhibited by the presence of armed civilians, and get back to me. There are just 30 years of data to pore through.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:17 PM

24. Where's you sarcasm thingy?

Lone Star College has a commissioned police force on campus.

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Response to momrois (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:23 PM

33. No sarcasm. It's a designated gun free zone.

The police don't change that. They can carry anywhere.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:28 PM

40. What a fucking stupid post.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:32 PM

50. What a fucking ignorant post.

"You think an army base is a gun-free zone? "

Actually, yes. Fort Hood is a gun free zone. Soldiers CANNOT carry weapons. Guess who knew that? The shooter! Furthermore, I was simply responding to a person that asked why no one with a CCW stopped the shooter. Because it was a gun free zone, so it is illegal to carry there. That is a fact. It is also a fact that most mass shooting happen in gun free zones. Are you done showing off how ignorant you are?

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #50)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:12 PM

56. Do you have a source for this?

" It is also a fact that most mass shooting happen in gun free zones"

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:17 PM

55. Yes

you can go to the federal pokey for unlawful carry. Military weapons are locked up and civilian weapons can only be carried to and from ranges after registered and checked at the gate.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:07 PM

45. Same problem as Chicago and D.C.

A small island of sanity surrounded by a heaving ocean of guns and ammo and virtually impossible to keep them out.

Gun control needs to be national to be effective.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:12 PM

5. More Gun Fun to be 'splained away by the Gun Nuts.



yup

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:16 PM

6. Just another day in the USA. We're #1.

Where the gun-lovers at? Come on guys, tell us about your 2nd Amendment rights. I'd really love to hear about them.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:20 PM

7. Over 30 gun deaths a day in the USA

 

From December 14 to January 15, at least 950 people died as a result of gunshot. This figure is documented well in the press over the last few days, and does NOT include many non-reported suicides by gun.

Here is one link with graph which I posted last week.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/15/graphic-31-days-later-u-s-gun-deaths-since-newtown/

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Response to DryRain (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:19 PM

48. And smoking kills

443,000 people (per CDC estimate) per year. That works out to 1,213 per day. We should ban smoking too. Actually all tobacco products.
It won't happen, of course.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #48)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:24 PM

49. False equivilencies never help an argument.

 

Your false equivilency would only hold true if those 20 first graders in Sandy Hook, (and all the other victims in the nation) brought that gun up to their heads and shot themselves.

Try to clear up that kind of fuzzy thinking a false equivilency brings about.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:21 PM

8. Shots fired at Lone Star College campus

Shots fired at Lone Star College campus
By Dale Lezon | January 22, 2013 | Updated: January 22, 2013 1:17pm

Gunfire erupted at Lone Star College North Harris campus on Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened sometime shortly past noon at the campus at 2700 W. W. Thorne, near Aldine Westfield according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Initial reports indicate at least three people may have been wounded. No other information about injuries was immediately available.

"We know that shots have been fired and we are in a shelter-in-place situation on the campus," said Vicki Cassidy, manager of media relations for Lone Star College System. "It's a pretty chaotic scene at this point in time."

More:
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Shots-reportedly-fired-at-local-college-4214123.php

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:23 PM

9. Fuck guns and the gun nuts.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:24 PM

10. Who Would MLK Have Shot?

 


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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:26 PM

12. At this point, why don't they just

dedicate a 24 hour per day news channel to daily shootings throughout the country.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:28 PM

13. God damn the gun culture in this country-

This phenomenon isn't about video games or violence on TV and in movies. The Gun-suckers have lots to answer for.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:29 PM

14. Shootings are bad.

Shootings in Texas will be accepted.

Ask Louie!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:04 PM

19. CNN reporting there were 2 shooters with both gunshot victims being caught in crossfire

Good thing there weren't MORE people there with guns.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:09 PM

39. +1 The NRA would be pleased with a Texas-sized shoot out

It would mean that its patrons the ammo and gun companies may see an uptick in business. Someone will need to make the ammo to replace the bullets used in the shooting. Win win!

I despise the NRA and everything they stand for and symbolize.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:16 PM

23. Nothing more here to see. Just another college shooting. 5th one this year.

Last edited Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:08 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:21 PM

25. Seems to have started with an argument

Last edited Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:09 PM - Edit history (1)

which got out of hand. That's according to UK tv news using reports from the US.

All I can is that to use gun you've got to have one in the first place. The issue is ownership.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:26 PM

26. stand your ground meets...

...stand your ground

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:29 PM

27. Another act of gun lover murder porn...

Time for real gun control legislation...

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:40 PM

28. Utter insanity!

 

Were America's gun laws written by nutters?

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:50 PM

30. Probably not..

But when they drew up the constitution they still thought the British might come back and the weapons they were dealing with at the time were muskets. had they had a premonition that their 2nd amendment would lead to hundreds of millions of guns in the hands of just about any one who wants one. they may have more defined their ideas so as not to turn America into the gun culture it is today.
Actually its starting to seem like the default method of solving many delusional peoples problems is a walk to your local school and lay waste to as many as possible..
Absolutely pathetic ..

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:48 PM

29. UPDATE: One victim "Critical"

Houston Chronicle:

One person was in critical condition and another was wounded after gunfire erupted at Lone Star College North Harris campus on Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened about 12:20 p.m. at the campus at 2700 W. W. Thorne, near Aldine Westfield, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

The two wounded people were taken to Ben Taub General Hospital. The condition of the other victim was not released.

Officials said two gunmen appeared to have been involved in the shooting. One of them was taken into custody a short time later. The other man is on the run.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:00 PM

31. What is it going to take...

What is the tipping point for gun nuts? I don't mean gun owners or hunters. I mean the nuts that think they need several assault rifles with 100 round drums and back up weapons as well. What is the tipping point going to be to convince them that all the guns we have in this country have gone from legitimate home and self protection to being used criminally more often than not.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:29 PM

34. Hey! The Lone Star College Has A Second Amendment Academy!


Pistol shooting, pro-gun propaganda, and staff who just happen to be Lifetime NRA members---kind of like the Eddie Eagle program on steroids, sounds like. You can't make up this sort of thing.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:35 PM

35. Another law abiding gun owner who suddenly wasn't so law abiding anymore.

No one could have foreseen that happening.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:47 PM

37. More American Exceptionalism (TM) on display. Just think - if EVERYONE had been armed, they

would have had a regular OK corral style shootout. That would have been awesome.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:30 PM

42. The NRA has the solution for these mass killings...

Machine guns for all! Then mortars, tanks, artillery, etc.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:34 PM

43. A students' response to a CNN reporter:

A students' response to a CNN reporter:
http://www.click2houston.com/WATCH-K...d/-/index.html

Student:
I was just sitting in my room academic building, room 163 when I heard gun shots. Rapid shots. In the hallway.

Justin Lear
‏@CNNJustin
@amandaplease223 do you have any pictures of what's going on at the school to share with CNN?

Student:
@CNNJustin no because I didn't think to take pictures while I thought my life was in jeopardy.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:20 PM

46. Smart kid.

Way smarter than a CNN reporter

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:04 PM

47. If memory serves in 2009 Texas made it legal for students to pack heat on college

 

campuses, so what happened no good guy took out the bad guy?

or is my memory faulty on the news from a few years ago?

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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #47)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:37 PM

51. Your memory doesn't serve you.

It is illegal to carry on college campuses in Texas.

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Response to DesMoinesDem (Reply #51)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:49 PM

52. So the law did not pass?

 

It passed the Senate multiple times and the house too and Perry said he would sign.

So it never got to Perry desk?

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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #52)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:25 PM

57. Passed the Senate, but stalled at the House for unknown reasons

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:51 PM

53. Two suspects detained after shooting on Texas college campus

Source: Reuters

Two suspects detained after shooting on Texas college campus

By Erwin Seba
HOUSTON | Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:22pm EST

(Reuters) - Three people were wounded, one critically, on Tuesday when gunfire erupted during an altercation between two people on a community college campus near Houston, police said, the latest in a series of shootings on U.S. college and school campuses.

Two people "of interest" in the Lone Star College shooting were detained for questioning, including one with a student identification, according to authorities. "We are questioning them now," Harris County Sheriff's Office Captain W.K. Melacon told a press conference at the scene.

Authorities said the two people involved in the argument were in hospital. A maintenance worker who had been standing nearby was shot in the leg, and a woman with a student ID was taken to a hospital with a medical issue that was not a gunshot wound, they said.

-snip-


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/23/us-usa-shooting-college-texas-idUSBRE90L0XQ20130123

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