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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #37
47. I hope your mother (and her group) are well.

But otherwise, I'll still continue to carry weapon to defend myself and others should it ever come down to that. You can thank me later.

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  -BREAKING: Major mall shooting at Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska originalpckelly  Dec-05-07 02:58 PM   #0 
  - The Decider was in Omaha today...  bobthedrummer   Dec-05-07 02:59 PM   #1 
  - It doesn't sound like it is at all related...  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 03:08 PM   #4 
  - Sort of like the "Mothman"?  Wcross   Dec-05-07 04:14 PM   #57 
  - The local stations are doing wall-to-wall on the shootings, * is going to be ignored,  LibInTexas   Dec-05-07 04:16 PM   #66 
  - wow  okoboji   Dec-05-07 03:01 PM   #2 
  - Oh my.  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 03:03 PM   #3 
  - I go there sometimes--scary stuff.  wienerdoggie   Dec-05-07 03:09 PM   #5 
  - It feels like it's a mall Columbine.  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 03:11 PM   #6 
  - I've been to that mall a lot.  LibInTexas   Dec-05-07 04:18 PM   #68 
  - So have I  proud2Blib   Dec-05-07 05:05 PM   #121 
  - Tis the season...  Blue_In_AK   Dec-05-07 03:13 PM   #7 
  - Maybe a sales clerk accidentally said "Merry Christmas!"  Wiregrass Willie   Dec-05-07 04:15 PM   #63 
  - Has anyone spotted Dick  malaise   Dec-05-07 03:19 PM   #8 
  - Spotted Dick?  Gruenemann   Dec-05-07 03:24 PM   #11 
     - lol!  goodgd_yall   Dec-05-07 03:25 PM   #14 
     - Either that or a detective with acne!  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 03:40 PM   #24 
  - This is an example of why I got my permit to carry a concealed weapon and carry.  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 03:20 PM   #9 
  - I will bet you a pint of Guinness Stout the mall has a "no weapons" policy posted  slackmaster   Dec-05-07 03:26 PM   #15 
  - Ok. You're on. This was in Omaha, NEi think its an even money bet.  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 03:30 PM   #21 
     - In Michigan  michreject   Dec-05-07 03:44 PM   #26 
     - There is DEFINITELY a no firearms policy & as a local resident I feel qualified to say keep your  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 03:58 PM   #37 
     - My prayers are with you and your Mom.  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:02 PM   #41 
     - Thanks. I'm typing so I can distract myself from the crying and the jitters  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 04:06 PM   #44 
        - Hope she's OK  malaise   Dec-05-07 04:51 PM   #99 
     - I hope your mother (and her group) are well.  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 04:07 PM   #47 
     - Way better to only let the nutcases carry them.  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 04:13 PM   #55 
     - No, it's way better to outlaw and confiscate them all!!! n/t  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:15 PM   #59 
     - we can't even keep them out of the hands of criminals  ProdigalJunkMail   Dec-06-07 06:31 AM   #165 
     - Way better to glorify the culture of guns - it's WORKING OUT SO WELL.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 04:15 PM   #60 
     - Oh no...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-05-07 04:18 PM   #69 
     - Please keep us posted.  rucky   Dec-05-07 04:18 PM   #71 
     - does she live in a residential facility? maybe you could call reception  renate   Dec-05-07 04:26 PM   #85 
     - People are dead and your making bets and cracking jokes? n/t  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:08 PM   #49 
        - Yes I did, and I shouldn't have, but I noticed you didn't make the same comment above  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 04:15 PM   #62 
        - I didn't read a joke in his reply  michreject   Dec-05-07 05:35 PM   #127 
  - Oh that would be a bright move  MadHound   Dec-05-07 03:54 PM   #33 
  - Naw, good guys can always outshoot bad guys.  uppityperson   Dec-05-07 03:56 PM   #34 
  - If the Gungeon nutters had their way  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 03:59 PM   #38 
  - ummm. did you miss the part where innocent bystanders were already being slaughtered  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 04:01 PM   #40 
     - Typical cowboy in the white hat fantasy. Doesn't work out that way though.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 04:04 PM   #42 
     - Do you read what you write?  beevul   Dec-05-07 07:15 PM   #144 
     - So instead of having 5 dead  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:05 PM   #43 
     - don't be such a fear mongerer.  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 04:19 PM   # 
     - I don't live in fear, therefore, I don't need a gun  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:21 PM   #77 
     - No. Remember, good guys never miss.  uppityperson   Dec-05-07 04:49 PM   #96 
     - So putting more lead into the air is going to somehow lessen that number?  MadHound   Dec-05-07 04:07 PM   # 
     - Amen Madhound!  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:11 PM   #52 
     - I guess its just better to let the shooters shoot until they run out of ammo.  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 04:11 PM   #53 
     - There's a somewhat unofficial "rule" on DU that says defending yourself or others is verboten.  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 04:15 PM   #58 
     - No, we just prefer to deal in reality rather than fantasy  MadHound   Dec-05-07 04:50 PM   #97 
     - Those odds don't apply to me. They might to you.  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 05:01 PM   #117 
        - LOL, yeah, right, whatever  MadHound   Dec-05-07 05:44 PM   #128 
           - Law enforcement: check, worked my way through college as a policeman.  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 06:25 PM   #134 
              - Somehow I doubt your claims  MadHound   Dec-05-07 09:07 PM   #153 
                 - Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department. I went through the Academy  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 10:09 PM   #159 
     - Invalid choices. Are the only choices guns for all or let yourself be slaughtered?  uppityperson   Dec-05-07 04:51 PM   #98 
     - No, it's much better if we confiscate them all  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:23 PM   #81 
     - Question: police and miliary too? or just civilians?  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 04:29 PM   #87 
        - Of course the police and military keep theirs  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:33 PM   #88 
           - I think a good Liberal Dem and scholarly judges would only support the 2nd  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 04:43 PM   #91 
           - I support the Second Amendment myself, and yes I own guns  MadHound   Dec-05-07 04:55 PM   #106 
              - I'm sympathetic to your concern, but we just don't see that happening even though CCW is the norm  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 06:23 PM   #133 
           - You honestly don't beleive the Second in an individual right?  I work for workers   Dec-05-07 06:25 PM   #135 
           - One good sniper with a flintlock  michreject   Dec-05-07 06:27 PM   #136 
           - Look up the definition of "militia" before you spout off any more..  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-05-07 06:48 PM   #140 
              - Struck a nerve did I?  hogwyld   Dec-06-07 03:48 PM   #169 
                 - Ignorance *always* strikes a nerve....  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-06-07 05:07 PM   #170 
                    - And resorting to personal attacks  hogwyld   Dec-06-07 05:35 PM   #171 
                       - How is trying to educate you about the errors in your thinking a personal attack?  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-06-07 05:59 PM   #172 
     - Again, while the perp is changing the clip, you think that you can shoot and kill?  MadHound   Dec-05-07 04:47 PM   #93 
        - Yeah, but doesn't the "good guy"  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:53 PM   #104 
        - You keep arguing as if someone said it would be easy.... no one did  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 06:57 PM   #141 
           - No fantasy here friend  MadHound   Dec-05-07 08:36 PM   #148 
              - ok, I'm willing to learn -- cite me some studies that show what you claim.  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 08:57 PM   #149 
                 - Cool, go to your local government records depository  MadHound   Dec-05-07 09:11 PM   #154 
                    - I'll look, but why can't you cite one of these studies?  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 09:45 PM   #156 
                       - I just did.  MadHound   Dec-05-07 10:18 PM   #160 
                          - Ok, I see asking you to cite something means something different to you than me.  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 10:28 PM   #161 
                             - My bad, I don't remember the exact name  MadHound   Dec-06-07 05:49 AM   #163 
     - It's a shame we can't run controlled experiments regarding this.  Tesha   Dec-06-07 06:28 AM   #164 
     - Yeah.. that whole "defend myself" thing worked out great for Dan McKown.  opiate69   Dec-05-07 06:14 PM   #131 
        - fighting back is risky, but for some people its a better choice than running or hiding  aikoaiko   Dec-05-07 06:34 PM   #138 
  - If she's not shooting at me, my gun stays put  RGBolen   Dec-05-07 08:32 PM   #147 
  - This love of guns will kill us all in time I guess.  izzie   Dec-05-07 03:21 PM   #10 
  - No  goodgd_yall   Dec-05-07 03:24 PM   #12 
  - This is exactly why we need to confiscate them ALL!  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 03:57 PM   #35 
     - You won't get mine. (gun or vote)  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 04:15 PM   #61 
     - Does that mean if an anti gun Dem is nominated  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:38 PM   #90 
        - No it means I won't vote.  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 04:55 PM   #107 
           - So you will let this single issue decide for you?  uppityperson   Dec-05-07 04:57 PM   #111 
           - Doesn't everyone have a deal-breaker? That happens to be mine.  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 04:58 PM   #113 
              - No, everyone doesn't come down to a single issue  uppityperson   Dec-05-07 05:01 PM   #118 
              - Well, we all have our priorities I guess.  karlrschneider   Dec-05-07 05:12 PM   #123 
              - Mine too.....nt  michreject   Dec-05-07 06:58 PM   #142 
                 - yup, give it all away because of 1 issue.  uppityperson   Dec-05-07 09:05 PM   #152 
                    - Unlike some here  michreject   Dec-06-07 03:23 AM   #162 
                       - Unlike some here, I have no intention of dying on my knees choking  uppityperson   Dec-06-07 11:26 AM   #168 
           - Same thing as voting rethug in a way. n/t  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 05:21 PM   #126 
     - Once again you show that you don't know what you're talking about..  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-05-07 07:10 PM   #143 
        - Which is worse, I wonder...  uppityperson   Dec-05-07 09:02 PM   #151 
           - how about "uppity"? Is *that* an option?  Ghost in the Machine   Dec-05-07 09:13 PM   #155 
  - I feel quite safe in my home that has more than 50 of them  slackmaster   Dec-05-07 03:27 PM   #16 
  - Low crime? Lots of guns in every home? I wonder if it goes together?  izzie   Dec-06-07 06:40 AM   #166 
  - If only the mall Santa was packin' heat.........  Kingshakabobo   Dec-05-07 03:28 PM   #18 
  - I'm sure the mall Santa is happy with his penis size  JulieRB   Dec-05-07 09:53 PM   #157 
  - My mom, a right wing Republican thinks gun ownership is out of control  goodgd_yall   Dec-05-07 03:29 PM   #19 
  - I've been watching it for a couple hours. I drive by there all the time. Very tragic.  Lil Missy   Dec-05-07 03:25 PM   #13 
  - Any bets that the shooter may be an Iraq vet with untreated PTSD?  BeHereNow   Dec-05-07 03:27 PM   #17 
  - He sounds like one of those faux-militia types...  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 03:30 PM   #20 
  - A former soldier was shot and killed this past summer in Minnesota  NickB79   Dec-05-07 03:35 PM   #22 
  - Sounds like a suicide by cop situation  nonconformist   Dec-05-07 04:20 PM   #75 
  - Bush had better be praying for you to be wrong.  Bozita   Dec-05-07 06:20 PM   #132 
  - My mom is in Omaha right now with a senior group and I know that shopping was on the agenda  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 03:39 PM   #23 
  - Oh my goodness, let's hope you get word from her!  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 03:41 PM   #25 
  - I keep calling but no answer. Omaha World Herald is reporting at least five dead now.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 03:47 PM   #28 
     - The one death that's been widely reported was a man.  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 03:49 PM   #29 
     - Two deaths confirmed. One in critical condition & other minor injuries.  Rainbowreflect   Dec-05-07 03:53 PM   #32 
  - Keep us posted...nt  michreject   Dec-05-07 03:46 PM   #27 
  - Definitely will do. Police press conference is due up soon...  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 03:50 PM   #30 
  - MSM is a little behind local media. 5 dead and at least 12 wounded  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 03:50 PM   #31 
     - I am praying for your mom, as well as every one in the mall.  Rainbowreflect   Dec-05-07 04:00 PM   #39 
     - This is completely surreal. n/t.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 04:07 PM   #46 
        - Keep positive thoughts & please let us know as soon as you  Rainbowreflect   Dec-05-07 04:14 PM   #56 
        - How close are you to Omaha?  Rainbowreflect   Dec-05-07 04:23 PM   #79 
           - I was able to raise her coordinator, Mom's fine. They left the mall before lunch.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 04:54 PM   #105 
              - I'm so happy for you and your Mom  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:56 PM   #110 
              - I am so happy for you.  Rainbowreflect   Dec-05-07 05:00 PM   #116 
              - glad to hear your mom's OK. nt  Crabby Appleton   Dec-05-07 06:03 PM   #129 
              - I'm glad to learn that she was spared the trauma of being there later  eleny   Dec-05-07 07:54 PM   #146 
     - While you wait, imagine talking to her on her phone this evening  renate   Dec-05-07 04:06 PM   #45 
     - Call the police station.  rucky   Dec-05-07 04:20 PM   #74 
     - Good vibes for your Moms safety, I can't imagine the feeling.  Wcross   Dec-05-07 04:21 PM   #76 
  - You have them.....  Buns_of_Fire   Dec-05-07 03:57 PM   #36 
  - I forget to turn mine on so often  eleny   Dec-05-07 04:27 PM   #86 
  - Strong prayers coming your way  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:37 PM   #89 
  - Nine people killed  malaise   Dec-05-07 04:08 PM   #48 
  - i just heard that, 9? OMG.  chimpsrsmarter   Dec-05-07 04:10 PM   #50 
  - Police state nine dead including the shooter.  Rainbowreflect   Dec-05-07 04:10 PM   #51 
  - I am interested to know WHO the shooter was- if an Iraq vet...well maybe  BeHereNow   Dec-05-07 04:15 PM   #64 
  - Just heard that Bush was in Nebraska today  malaise   Dec-05-07 04:17 PM   #67 
     - Then you agree with me about the possibility of the shooter being a vet, or perhaps a relative?  BeHereNow   Dec-05-07 04:19 PM   #73 
        - Possibly because  malaise   Dec-05-07 04:53 PM   #103 
           - Aw, Fuck!  BeHereNow   Dec-05-07 05:16 PM   #125 
  - Nine plus the shooter  malaise   Dec-05-07 04:26 PM   #84 
  - So sad  SillyFlower   Dec-05-07 04:12 PM   #54 
  - Is this someone else who couldn't get mental health care?  aquart   Dec-05-07 04:16 PM   #65 
  - Why don't these people just kill themselves and leave others alone?  book_worm   Dec-05-07 04:19 PM   #72 
  - Because they are mentally ill? Clearly?  BeHereNow   Dec-05-07 04:22 PM   #78 
  - That would be the ideal solution.  Wcross   Dec-05-07 04:23 PM   #80 
  - Witness says he was shooting randomly, shot a teddy bear.  Ilsa   Dec-05-07 04:23 PM   #82 
  - 19 yr old white male according to MSNBC  eleny   Dec-05-07 04:25 PM   #83 
     - So I guess he can't be a terrorist.  The Stranger   Dec-05-07 04:55 PM   #109 
  - My mom is OK. They left the mall before lunch.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 04:47 PM   #92 
  - Good news!  wienerdoggie   Dec-05-07 04:48 PM   #94 
  - Thank goodness.  globalvillage   Dec-05-07 04:49 PM   #95 
  - So she was there today?  originalpckelly   Dec-05-07 04:51 PM   #100 
  - Great news n/t  malaise   Dec-05-07 04:51 PM   #101 
  - Good, am very glad for you and her. Best wishes in a scary time. nt  uppityperson   Dec-05-07 04:52 PM   #102 
  - what a relief!  renate   Dec-05-07 04:55 PM   #108 
  - Too damn real. Too damn close. I want to dance, I want to cry, I want to throw up.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 04:59 PM   #115 
  - Fantastic!! I'll be sure to pass my prayers onto the others  hogwyld   Dec-05-07 04:57 PM   #112 
  - That's good news Hoof, you must be so relieved! n/t  Wcross   Dec-05-07 05:07 PM   #122 
  - My elderly mom lives in Omaha too. I didn't think she'd be shopping since the weather  LibInTexas   Dec-05-07 05:12 PM   #124 
  - Thank goodness. (n/t)  benEzra   Dec-05-07 06:03 PM   #130 
  - I'm very glad to hear that...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-05-07 10:08 PM   #158 
  - My granddaughter works at the Omaha Westroads Mall  frogmarch   Dec-05-07 04:59 PM   #114 
  - Your poor granddaughter. I am glad she is okay.  Rainbowreflect   Dec-05-07 05:03 PM   #119 
  - I'm sorry your granddaughter had to go through that, I think anyone there had to be  Hoof Hearted   Dec-05-07 05:03 PM   #120 
  - He was probably thinking that he was defending himself. It's the American way.  AlinPA   Dec-05-07 06:30 PM   #137 
  - WOWT (ch6) reporting that the gunman was 19 yrs. old, HS dropout, and had just lost his job.  LibInTexas   Dec-05-07 06:39 PM   #139 
  - ebay adverts for Omaha stuff at the end of this thread? WTF?  AmanAplan   Dec-05-07 07:29 PM   #145 
  - I have the ads turned off (you can as a donor) so don't see them. But from  LibInTexas   Dec-05-07 09:01 PM   #150 
  - If only he had been wearing an anti-war t-shirt mall security ...  Sentinel Chicken   Dec-06-07 06:43 AM   #167 

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