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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #36
37. These were unarmed soldiers, gunned down by a uniformed Army Major
With two handguns, no less.

Not sure what his accomplices were carrying, but a rifle appears to have been involved.
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  -NRA types always wish the 'good guys' had guns when a mass shooting occurs. Ft Hood has a zillion Liberal_in_LA  Nov-05-09 03:50 PM   #0 
  - Maybe, we'll see.  MNDemNY   Nov-05-09 03:51 PM   #1 
  - yes, otherwise all 40,000 plus people there would have surely perished!  gmoney   Nov-05-09 03:51 PM   #2 
  - kicked and recced  Howardx   Nov-05-09 03:52 PM   #3 
  - no--all guns kept locked up unless needed on the base  librechik   Nov-05-09 03:52 PM   #4 
  - grew up on Army bases. Every home had guns. Big army bases like Hood have neighborhoods of  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-05-09 03:53 PM   #8 
  - I have been to Ft. Hood, lots of areas with no houses around.  Craftsman   Nov-05-09 03:55 PM   #11 
  - Ft. Hood is about 340 square miles.  Hangingon   Nov-05-09 05:13 PM   #44 
  - I was stationed at many Army bases, there were very few rapidly accessible guns on them.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Nov-05-09 04:37 PM   #38 
  - You can have your own guns at an Army base in your own house.  Major Hogwash   Nov-05-09 07:34 PM   #64 
     - When I'm at work and my guns are at home they aren't rapidly accessible.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Nov-05-09 09:57 PM   #65 
  - NOT every home.  nonconformist   Nov-05-09 04:55 PM   #43 
  - Why are all of the guns locked up on military bases? nt  ZombieHorde   Nov-05-09 06:28 PM   #52 
  - Because they cost several thousand dollars each  Recursion   Nov-05-09 06:54 PM   #55 
     - P.S. also because a lot of them are fully automatic. nt  ddeclue   Nov-05-09 07:22 PM   #61 
  - they should ALLOW them to carry on base. Could have prevented  lefty369   Nov-05-09 06:31 PM   #53 
     - Well.. imagine if the shooter had that same access...  Regret My New Name   Nov-06-09 11:50 PM   #68 
  - Maybe, one of the shooters is dead.  Craftsman   Nov-05-09 03:53 PM   #5 
  - ft hood isn't that different from any US city  paulsby   Nov-05-09 03:53 PM   #6 
  - actually, people don't walk around the base carrying loaded weapons. just guards\MPs  dionysus   Nov-05-09 03:53 PM   #7 
  - exactly.... there are actually most likely LESS  paulsby   Nov-05-09 03:54 PM   #10 
     - +1  Orsino   Nov-05-09 06:03 PM   #50 
  - The weapons are locked up in the armories most of the time and when out rarely have ammo  Craftsman   Nov-05-09 03:54 PM   #9 
  - see post #8  librechik   Nov-05-09 03:55 PM   #14 
  - Ft Hood has a zillion  braddy   Nov-05-09 03:55 PM   #12 
  - Excellent post  ezgoingrl   Nov-05-09 03:55 PM   #13 
  - It was not, it was a flamebaiting farrago of nonsense containing no facts.  raw oysters   Nov-05-09 03:59 PM   #24 
     - I hate guns, sorry.  ezgoingrl   Nov-05-09 04:07 PM   #27 
     - Well, I understand that, but hating inanimate objects is a pretty irrational thing to do.  raw oysters   Nov-05-09 04:17 PM   #32 
     - Ouch! It was a question! Your reply is a flaming bag of poo.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-05-09 04:26 PM   #33 
  - Well SOMEONE shot the attacker so it's a fair assumption he could have killed  raw oysters   Nov-05-09 03:56 PM   #15 
  - People who say that have seen too many fucking movies.  JackRiddler   Nov-05-09 03:56 PM   #16 
  - Um it's a military base...EVERYONE IS ARMED  DearAbby   Nov-05-09 03:56 PM   #17 
  - I sure hope you aren't dispensing advice on military matters.  raw oysters   Nov-05-09 03:57 PM   #19 
  - Re-read my post?  DearAbby   Nov-05-09 03:58 PM   #22 
     - You were defenestrated?  raw oysters   Nov-05-09 04:00 PM   #26 
        - Twas so....  DearAbby   Nov-05-09 04:10 PM   #28 
  - No, that is absolutely not true  slackmaster   Nov-05-09 03:58 PM   #21 
  - Thank you for the information  DearAbby   Nov-05-09 04:00 PM   #25 
  - No, Dont let the facts get in the way indeed  GA_ArmyVet   Nov-05-09 04:26 PM   #34 
  - Spoken by someone who has never been on a military post of any kind.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Nov-05-09 04:38 PM   #40 
  - false  paulsby   Nov-05-09 05:32 PM   #46 
  - No  Recursion   Nov-05-09 06:55 PM   #56 
  - You seem to be ignorant about military policies concerning possession of weapons  slackmaster   Nov-05-09 03:57 PM   #18 
  - You think that one was goofy? Look at "dear abby"s post  raw oysters   Nov-05-09 03:58 PM   #20 
  - Ignorance abounds  slackmaster   Nov-05-09 03:59 PM   #23 
  - grew up on a base. High rate of fire arm ownership by families stationed there  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-05-09 04:33 PM   #36 
     - These were unarmed soldiers, gunned down by a uniformed Army Major  derby378   Nov-05-09 04:35 PM   #37 
  - On a military base, soldiers don't walk around armed. It is bad for good order and discipline.  Ozymanithrax   Nov-05-09 04:11 PM   #29 
  - Must have been kind of difficult to climb on a stack of freshly killed soldiers  cliffordu   Nov-05-09 04:13 PM   #30 
  - +1  havocmom   Nov-05-09 07:00 PM   #58 
     - You are quite welcome -  cliffordu   Nov-05-09 07:26 PM   #63 
        - Friend's daughter and neice's husband both in Iraq  havocmom   Nov-06-09 11:51 AM   #66 
  - Good grief! This is so traumatic! Can we ease up on the quarterbacking until the dust settles?  rvablue   Nov-05-09 04:15 PM   #31 
  - FReeper response to Fort Hood shootings  chat_noir   Nov-05-09 04:31 PM   #35 
  - Exactly!  Arugula Latte   Nov-05-09 04:38 PM   #39 
  - The OP's assertion is a very ignorant one.  Xicano   Nov-05-09 04:45 PM   #41 
  - It's quite remarkable, isn't it?  northzax   Nov-05-09 06:03 PM   #49 
  - It's a military post - they are all locked up  RobertSeattle   Nov-05-09 04:53 PM   #42 
  - They need AMMO for the weapons which they only receive  Israfel4   Nov-05-09 05:20 PM   #45 
  - No that you know your premise was false -- it was a viritual gun free zone for the victims,  aikoaiko   Nov-05-09 05:44 PM   #47 
  - You're wrong - guns and ammo are locked up on post.  Crabby Appleton   Nov-05-09 05:50 PM   #48 
  - K&U for ignorance about military life. n/t  X_Digger   Nov-05-09 06:05 PM   #51 
  - A zillion guns - but only a handful of bullets  Canuckistanian   Nov-05-09 06:32 PM   #54 
  - So true. I said the same thing after three Pittsburgh cops were gunned down in April...  Kievan Rus   Nov-05-09 06:57 PM   #57 
  - There have been incidents where a concealed weapon...  spin   Nov-05-09 07:20 PM   #59 
  - Not really.. people on guard duty have guns, i.e. the M.P.'s  ddeclue   Nov-05-09 07:20 PM   #60 
  - I would almost bet that a few of the dead or injured come from crossfire.  LostInAnomie   Nov-05-09 07:25 PM   #62 
     - None, by all reports.  benEzra   Nov-06-09 11:23 PM   #67 
 

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