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Man kills self in Pa. sports store bathroom
AP via Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | March 17, 2013

Posted on 03/18/2013 5:33:45 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Edited on 03/18/2013 5:56:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

FAIRLESS HILLS (AP) – Police say an armed man barricaded himself inside an eastern Pennsylvania sports store bathroom and killed himself.

Police say the man entered Dick’s Sporting Goods in Fairless Hills on Saturday night and asked to see a shotgun and ammunition. Once the clerk handed those over, the man pulled out a handgun and ordered the worker to undo the shotgun’s gun lock.


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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; suicide

1 posted on 03/18/2013 5:33:45 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Time to outlaw bathrooms in sporting goods stores!


2 posted on 03/18/2013 5:39:16 AM PDT by squidward
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
which is it ... the shotgun or the handgun ?

The story is weird but then ... the guy did this a few years ago ...

and he was let loose ?

3 posted on 03/18/2013 5:41:49 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why didn’t the fool just ventilate his head with the handgun in the first place?

I also didn’t think that a clerk would hand you both ammo and a gun at the same time. Though it doesn’t matter in this case because the perp was already armed.

He’s smart though because if this was a mom and pop gun store chances are he would have been blown away.


4 posted on 03/18/2013 5:42:01 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Something very similar happened at the Galyans (now Dick’s) here in Indianapolis five or six years ago.

A local guy who was going to be arrested for child molestation came into the Galyans at the local mall and asked to see a shotgun. The clerk (a guy I know who shoots at my range) handed him the shotgun and begain talking to other people at the counter.

After a while, the clerk asked the guy to hand over the shotgun and the guy kept stalling, then the guy ran behind a stack of ammo cases and jacked a round into the chamber and offed himself. Good riddance.


5 posted on 03/18/2013 5:48:13 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: headstamp 2

It might have been a toy handgun and he needed a real one to do the job. After his 2002 confrontation, he might not have had access to a real gun of hs own.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 5:50:51 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: headstamp 2

Ammo was stacked there within reach, pulled the revolver as soon as the clerk handed him the shotgun.

Thank God they got everyone out.

I was never gun person, but I have a dozen now.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 6:12:58 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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“Ammo was stacked there within reach, pulled the revolver as soon as the clerk handed him the shotgun.

Thank God they got everyone out.

I was never gun person, but I have a dozen now.”

Welcome home.(grin)

Most mom and pops around here will ask you for a pistol permit to look at anything. With that they assume you have been vetted. I don’t necessarily agree with that policy but I can see where they are coming from and its their store after all.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 6:29:42 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Dick’s around here have shotgun ammunition out on the floor, not behind the counter.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 6:34:14 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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RWI, that’s what bothers me at Meirs handgun ammo is locked up behind glass doors and all the shotgun and rifle ammo if above it on shelves in the open. And I got their last box of 30-06.


10 posted on 03/18/2013 6:48:41 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Self administered death penalty. I love it! That’s one less 24 carat loser we have to deal with.


11 posted on 03/18/2013 6:50:51 AM PDT by jhroberts
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To: Rappini

I had a hard time finding 30-06 brass. I just purchased a Ruger American, and can’t wait to shoot it. I just got to find some rifle powder now, and more primers.


12 posted on 03/18/2013 6:55:16 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

But, but a background check and more restrictions should have prevented this, right?


13 posted on 03/18/2013 7:38:14 AM PDT by bgill
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To: WomBom

Oh..., ahem.... I mean before I lost all dozen of them while bass fishing last mont..... I mean last summer.


14 posted on 03/18/2013 11:44:00 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Were it not so far away I’d go to see if I can get a deal on a barely used shotgun and discounted open box ammo.


15 posted on 03/18/2013 3:38:46 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

oh well. He picked a GREAT time to commit suicide. Life in America is a pointless joke anyway.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 10:22:11 AM PDT by Wanderer99
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