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Nine dead in Nebraska mall shooting
Reuters ^ | 12/05/07

Posted on 12/05/2007 10:42:13 PM PST by Dane

OMAHA, Neb., Dec 5 (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man killed eight people and then himself with an assault rifle at a busy mall in Omaha on Wednesday, sending terrified workers and Christmas shoppers scrambling for cover.

"Now I will be famous," the gunman wrote in a suicide note, his landlady told CNN after finding a three-part document that she said included his will.

Police declined to discuss the contents of the note.

Five people were wounded, two of them critically, in the early afternoon rampage in the Midwestern U.S. city. Most of the victims at the upscale Westroads Mall were shot inside the Von Maur department store near the children's clothing area.

"It was horrible, just horrible," one woman told local television station KETV, saying she hid under a rack of clothes when the gunfire started.

The Nebraska shooting was the latest in a series of mass killings that have shocked the United States, where gun ownership is widespread and the right to bear arms is a fiercely contested constitutional issue.

The White House said it was a "terrible tragedy."

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ekections; fred; fredthompson; gangsta; gop; huckabee; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; mall; somalia
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1 posted on 12/05/2007 10:42:14 PM PST by Dane
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To: Dane

***The Nebraska shooting was the latest in a series of mass killings that have shocked the United States, where gun ownership is widespread and the right to bear arms is a fiercely contested constitutional issue. ***

Good grief. The story makes it sound like all gun owners re just waiting for a chance to go mall shooting.


2 posted on 12/05/2007 10:44:04 PM PST by irishtenor (History was written before God said "Let there be light.")
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To: Dane

72 replies on the same subject, here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1935273/posts


3 posted on 12/05/2007 10:44:36 PM PST by yorkie
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To: Travis McGee

There is no joy in travisville tonight, a guy named Jose did not commit the atrocity that happened in Omaha today.


4 posted on 12/05/2007 10:45:30 PM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

Meaning?


5 posted on 12/05/2007 10:54:48 PM PST by ReddingNAble
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To: Dane
I just don't go to the malls anymore. Nothing to do with kooks. just too crowded.

Considering this location it proves it can happen anywhere.

6 posted on 12/05/2007 10:55:04 PM PST by AGreatPer (No one by the name of Duncan, Mitt or Huckelberry will ever be President.)
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To: Dane

Yeah. Good point. You are truly wise. I think it makes it all better that it wasn’t a guy named “Jose.” Oh, wait, it’s completely irrelevant unless you’re a smug jackaknape.


7 posted on 12/05/2007 10:55:23 PM PST by the808bass
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Our country has a definite cultural issue with this. You almost never hear about this sort of thing in Europe. Yes, there was a shooting in Finland recently, but you have to go back years before you can find anything else.

A very tragic day. And a knot in the stomach and a lifetime of visions for all who survived, as well...


8 posted on 12/05/2007 11:04:14 PM PST by VolFan008 (Wounded....but bleeding Orange! ~Nashvillian looking eastward (Anyone but Huck and Rudy!))
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Dane only you could come up with such a moronic thing to say. What on earth is wrong with you?

On another note in the TX shooting where the neighbor shot dead 2 illegals , they were from Columbia & had criminal backgrounds. One had even been deported & again illegally entered this country. I hope they give that man a medal.

9 posted on 12/05/2007 11:07:19 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: ReddingNAble; Travis McGee
Meaning?

Uh the meaning to Travis's political idealogy is a racial war, akin to IMO, charlie manson.

10 posted on 12/05/2007 11:18:11 PM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

It was an SKS, only an assault rifle to the morons pushing an anti-gun program like Reuters and their fellow travelers. I don’t expect another “assault” gun ban push this close to elections, but I’ll bet ammo supplies tighten further than they already have.


11 posted on 12/05/2007 11:19:18 PM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it.)
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To: pandoraou812

Two down - what a hero! I hope he doesn’t face any repercussions for protecting his own life (and that of his family from the illegal aliens.)


12 posted on 12/05/2007 11:21:56 PM PST by yorkie
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This past weekend in another mall in Omaha my club held a gun show...hundreds of guns and ya know what not one shooting...ya gun culture-BAD.../s


13 posted on 12/05/2007 11:24:10 PM PST by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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How did you figure out his political ideology was a race war (Whatever that means)? I didn’t see any indication of that. Do you have some information we don’t because I surely saw nothing that would indicate that?


14 posted on 12/05/2007 11:26:08 PM PST by WildcatClan (All your hardrives are belong to Huckabee.)
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To: irishtenor
The Nebraska shooting was the latest in a series of mass killings that have shocked the United States, where gun ownership is widespread and the right to bear arms is a fiercely contested constitutional issue.

This single line also makes it clear that it is written for a non-American readership.

15 posted on 12/05/2007 11:30:37 PM PST by torchthemummy ("A Tagline Presidential Endorsement Forfeits A Presumption Of Objectivity")
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