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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:46 PM
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5. this kind of thing happens occasionally
probably some weirdo firing his gun into the air, they will catch him no doubt.
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  -BREAKING: Shots fired from an AK-47 at the White House Tx4obama  Nov-11-11 08:42 PM   #0 
  - So that's just went thriugh the twitter  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 08:43 PM   #1 
  - AK's are also big among survivalist types.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-11-11 08:54 PM   #18 
     - I know but the irony never leaves me  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 08:55 PM   #22 
        - Yeah. M-16's (especially the earlier ones) jammed very easily.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-11-11 09:04 PM   #41 
           - And it is nasty due to tumbling  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 09:14 PM   #59 
  - Want to follow this  Horse with no Name   Nov-11-11 08:43 PM   #2 
  - Coming soon to Fox New: #Occupy D.C. members terrarize! White House!1!  Fire Walk With Me   Nov-11-11 08:44 PM   #3 
  - Don't give them any ideas  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 08:44 PM   #4 
     - Thinking like that makes me feel dirty.  Fire Walk With Me   Nov-11-11 09:05 PM   #46 
  - this kind of thing happens occasionally  quinnox   Nov-11-11 08:46 PM   #5 
  - UPDATES  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 08:46 PM   #6 
  - 23rd and Constitution is not near the White House....its quite a ways down  HipChick   Nov-11-11 08:49 PM   #9 
  - After the shots were fired a chase ensued.  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 08:54 PM   #17 
  - You would be forced to turn at 15th...there are snipers on the WH roof at all times  HipChick   Nov-11-11 08:56 PM   # 
  - It is About NINE Blocks  On the Road   Nov-11-11 11:04 PM   #90 
  - The Idaho plates are a concern...  a la izquierda   Nov-11-11 08:52 PM   #12 
  - Local reports here in DC are saying it's a stolen car..  HipChick   Nov-11-11 08:55 PM   #20 
  - A-ha...well you've got me there.  a la izquierda   Nov-11-11 08:57 PM   #27 
     - I might be jaded..but shooting happen everynight in SE it's called the DC bodycount  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:02 PM   #36 
  - Idaho is where they see all the chemtrails.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-11-11 08:57 PM   #25 
     - Teehee...  a la izquierda   Nov-11-11 08:58 PM   #29 
        - +1  Fumesucker   Nov-11-11 09:06 PM   #50 
  - Was it a Ak47 or a machine gun?  Synicus Maximus   Nov-11-11 09:51 PM   #79 
  - Machine gun? WTF WTF  LongTomH   Nov-11-11 10:03 PM   #86 
  - Idaho plates .... hmmm  Hassin Bin Sober   Nov-11-11 11:43 PM   #97 
  - More, suspect jumped out of car with IDAHO plates  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 08:46 PM   #7 
  - God I hope no one was injured and that they catch the fucker ASAP.  Poll_Blind   Nov-11-11 08:47 PM   #8 
  - Depends on who was reporting it as an AK-47.  Robb   Nov-11-11 08:49 PM   #10 
  - Or the star pattern at night from the muzzle  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 08:53 PM   #13 
  - Like an AR-15  REP   Nov-11-11 08:55 PM   #21 
  - Hunh. I could see that being the case. Good point. Plus, I imagine...  Poll_Blind   Nov-11-11 09:14 PM   #57 
  - Yes. WTF. They can ID the gun but not the shooter?  KurtNYC   Nov-11-11 08:53 PM   #14 
     - Now that's funny  TomClash   Nov-11-11 09:03 PM   #39 
  - AK-47s don't shoot people. AK-47 magazines shoot people. But I guess  valerief   Nov-11-11 08:51 PM   #11 
  - Good thing  warrior1   Nov-11-11 08:54 PM   #16 
  - Gun has been recovered..It is believed to be equipped with a scope..  HipChick   Nov-11-11 08:56 PM   #24 
     - That would be an interesting to see what this turns out to be in the end  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-11-11 08:58 PM   #30 
     - "He hates these cans!"  valerief   Nov-11-11 09:00 PM   #34 
     - "Things are going to start happening to me now"...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-12-11 12:41 AM   #102 
     - Druganov? (sp?) nt  Poll_Blind   Nov-11-11 09:17 PM   #64 
        - Probably an SKS.  tuckessee   Nov-12-11 12:18 AM   #101 
  - there are people on DU that think all of it should be legal, unregistered and concealable  CreekDog   Nov-11-11 08:53 PM   #15 
  - Is that a gun or are you happy to see me?  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 08:54 PM   #19 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-11-11 08:56 PM   #23 
  - Typical real time mish mash  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-11-11 08:57 PM   #26 
  - I find twitter to be both faster and more accurate than the media consistently. n/t  Chan790   Nov-11-11 08:59 PM   #31 
     - When it comes to specialized knowledge like firearms, aircraft, motorcycles,I find Twitter and other  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-11-11 09:04 PM   #42 
        - You forgot to mention THIS AK-47  meow2u3   Nov-11-11 09:57 PM   #81 
  - update 7:57 PMArizona Time  Sedona   Nov-11-11 08:57 PM   #28 
  - President Obama And Michelle ....  doublethink   Nov-11-11 09:00 PM   #32 
  - with/without the kids, and MIL?  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:04 PM   #40 
  - Didnn't see the kids with them ...  doublethink   Nov-11-11 09:14 PM   #58 
  - Good to know; thanks. n/t  gkhouston   Nov-11-11 09:11 PM   #56 
  - Second vehicle IS involved  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 09:00 PM   #33 
  - From what I've read it was a shoot-out between two cars south of the WH. nt  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-11-11 09:15 PM   #60 
  - In that part of downtown, they have no l/t chance of escape.  Chan790   Nov-11-11 09:15 PM   #61 
     - yep...that area is not short of police manpower...prob drug deal gone bad  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:18 PM   #66 
     - Sounds about right.  Sedona   Nov-11-11 09:35 PM   #70 
  - AK-47  PoliticAverse   Nov-11-11 09:01 PM   #35 
  - thanks that clears things up for me  Sedona   Nov-11-11 09:03 PM   #38 
  - Beat me to it...  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-11-11 09:05 PM   #45 
  - lol.  snagglepuss   Nov-11-11 09:06 PM   #47 
  - lol.  snagglepuss   Nov-11-11 09:06 PM   #48 
  - How stupid are people, really?  justiceischeap   Nov-11-11 09:02 PM   #37 
  - apparently very...  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:05 PM   #44 
  - No one said that the car was close to the WH  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 09:06 PM   #49 
     - Did Mr. Gunmen not notice the sharp shooters on the roof of the WH? nt  justiceischeap   Nov-11-11 09:07 PM   #51 
  - Local Fox channel at 10pm said they are searching the boat house on Virginia Ave.  GreatCaesarsGhost   Nov-11-11 09:05 PM   #43 
  - Sounds like they are headed up to the canal..  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:09 PM   #54 
  - More updates  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 09:09 PM   #52 
  - I remember when someone tried to do this when Clinton was president.  LoZoccolo   Nov-11-11 09:09 PM   #53 
  - here:  Hassin Bin Sober   Nov-11-11 11:50 PM   #99 
  - It's 11-11-11  TomClash   Nov-11-11 09:11 PM   #55 
  - I hope they catch them and I hope they take them alive.  Poll_Blind   Nov-11-11 09:16 PM   #62 
  - Nothing on CNN  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Nov-11-11 09:16 PM   #63 
  - It reads like a local story on the DC news  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-11-11 09:18 PM   #65 
  - On the front page of HuffPo now  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 09:19 PM   #67 
  - The shooting happened 'ON' Const. and 16th  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 09:23 PM   #68 
  - This Twitter user claims to have been behind shooter in a taxi:  Poll_Blind   Nov-11-11 09:31 PM   #69 
  - UPDATE  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 09:35 PM   #71 
  - well...hope he doesn't get hit by a car..  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:37 PM   #72 
  - 'near' white house....  spanone   Nov-11-11 09:39 PM   #73 
  - The man was on 16th and Const Ave on a bridge shooting AT the WH n/t  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 09:41 PM   #75 
     - That bridge is not 'near' the WH...  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:46 PM   #76 
        - Oh,okay thanks :)  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 09:47 PM   #77 
           - but 16th and Const is about a block or two from the WH... DC has many Streetlight Surveillance  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:50 PM   #78 
              - I thought 16th didn't run thru  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-11-11 09:58 PM   #83 
                 - It stops at Layfette park..if he was at 16th, I wonder how he made it down to Const  HipChick   Nov-11-11 10:04 PM   #87 
                    - The gal in the taxi said it was 15th st.  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 10:08 PM   #89 
  - What a pathetic expression of senseless, impotent rage  Capitalocracy   Nov-11-11 09:40 PM   #74 
  - I wonder what his freeper handle is. I bet the scrubbers are on call.  Hassin Bin Sober   Nov-11-11 11:52 PM   #100 
  - Un-reccing, for misleading and incorrect headline AND for reliance on the "twitter" as a source.  madinmaryland   Nov-11-11 09:57 PM   #80 
  - Twitter get's it's updates from News different from Breaking News where story is evolving  HipChick   Nov-11-11 09:58 PM   #82 
  - If you look at the tweets some were sourcing NBC n/t  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 10:00 PM   #84 
  - I didn't see any NBC sourcing in this thread, which is why I questioned why  madinmaryland   Nov-11-11 11:28 PM   #92 
     - NBC is sourced in a bunch of the updates i posted and even in the OP  Tx4obama   Nov-11-11 11:41 PM   #96 
        - Ya have to look at the folks tweeting out the info and where the info is coming from  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 11:46 PM   #98 
  - Think Progress and NBC ARE media  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 10:00 PM   #85 
     - Sorry, but I did not see a link to the Think Progress or NBC about what  madinmaryland   Nov-11-11 11:30 PM   #93 
        - Will teach you this  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 11:35 PM   #94 
           - Edited to add...  madinmaryland   Nov-11-11 11:37 PM   #95 
  - Update from local Fox channel  GreatCaesarsGhost   Nov-11-11 10:07 PM   #88 
     - Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell. Shana Alexander  tawadi   Nov-11-11 11:13 PM   #91 

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