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Armed man arrested near US Capitol
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/08 | AP

Posted on 01/18/2008 12:23:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man carrying a rifle outside the Capitol building Friday, authorities said.

The man was in custody and no one was injured, police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.

An officer first spotted the man near Union Station, about two blocks from the Capitol. A car belonging to the suspect was being searched.


TOPICS: Government; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: armed; arrested; dcmetro; unionstation; uscapitol
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1 posted on 01/18/2008 12:23:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Please tell me this was Mike huckabee huntin squirrels, and we are rid of him.


2 posted on 01/18/2008 12:25:28 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Kooks are little threat.


3 posted on 01/18/2008 12:25:43 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: commish

lol..

Politico has it as a shotgun, not a rifle..
http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0108/Man_arrested_with_shotgun_near_Capitol.html


4 posted on 01/18/2008 12:26:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: commish

they said he had a shotgun on TV


5 posted on 01/18/2008 12:27:43 PM PST by Soliton (Dr. Soliton suggests Ciallis for HDS. It 's no cure, but it will distract you for 36 hours.)
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To: NormsRevenge
So now there saying we can’t hunt squirrels anymore near Union Station???!!!
6 posted on 01/18/2008 12:28:09 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: NormsRevenge

As long as he’s part of a militia, its OK.


7 posted on 01/18/2008 12:28:33 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NormsRevenge

Impossible!

There is a gun ban in Washington D.C.

That prevents exactly this type of crime.

/um, yes, sarcasm/


8 posted on 01/18/2008 12:29:19 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: NormsRevenge

There are some still alive who use to think that was just as normal as rain. My how times have changed....


9 posted on 01/18/2008 12:30:00 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: bill1952
Kooks are little threat.

Tell that to John Lennon.

10 posted on 01/18/2008 12:30:17 PM PST by keat (You know who I feel bad for? Arab-Americans who truly want to get into crop-dusting.)
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To: NormsRevenge

To answer the FReepmails, no I haven’t left for DC yet.


11 posted on 01/18/2008 12:32:01 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: bill1952
Kooks are little threat.

I seem to recall a Kook coming within a half inch of putting a .22 slug through President Reagan's heart.

12 posted on 01/18/2008 12:32:44 PM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: NormsRevenge

Shotgun, Bow and Arrow(s) and a Samurai Sword. Weird combination.


13 posted on 01/18/2008 12:32:47 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: doug from upland

lolol

Have a good trip !


14 posted on 01/18/2008 12:32:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

FoxNews covering the robot going through the vehicle right now...


15 posted on 01/18/2008 12:33:16 PM PST by rhombus
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To: Red_Devil 232
"and a Samurai Sword."

"

16 posted on 01/18/2008 12:35:00 PM PST by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: MeanWestTexan; Squantos; Travis McGee; Joe Brower

Or, a convenient setup with the DC gun case appeal coming up.


17 posted on 01/18/2008 12:35:06 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmmm ... I wonder if this was a plant just to show why DC needs a gun ban.


18 posted on 01/18/2008 12:35:19 PM PST by Centurion2000 (It's only arrogance if you can't back it up.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmmm ... I wonder if this was a plant just to show why DC needs a gun ban.


19 posted on 01/18/2008 12:35:19 PM PST by Centurion2000 (It's only arrogance if you can't back it up.)
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To: Centurion2000

Was it Stalker Guy from American Idol?


20 posted on 01/18/2008 12:36:33 PM PST by Scythian
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To: bill1952
Explosive sniffing dogs say his car is positive for explosives.
21 posted on 01/18/2008 12:36:41 PM PST by Talking_Mouse (O Lord, destroy Islam by converting the Muslims to Christianity.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I thought the DC gun case was about handguns.


22 posted on 01/18/2008 12:37:36 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Larry Lucido

I thought the DC gun case was about handguns.


23 posted on 01/18/2008 12:37:36 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wasn’t the VP out quail hunting this weekend?


24 posted on 01/18/2008 12:37:47 PM PST by Cvengr (Fear sees the problem emotion never solves. Faith sees & accepts the solution, problem solved.)
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To: keat; trumandogz
Those two examples weren’t kooks.

Seriously criminal anti social and disturbed individuals but not real kooks.

A REAL kook would have walked up to Reagan and Lennon with a big rifle in plain sight of numerous heavily armed police.

Like this kook.
Get your terms straight :)

25 posted on 01/18/2008 12:38:54 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Talking_Mouse

Vehicle has Utah tags. Long way to drive to buy stuff from a yard sale.


26 posted on 01/18/2008 12:39:30 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did he have a wide stance?


27 posted on 01/18/2008 12:39:33 PM PST by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: NormsRevenge
This didn't really happen. Everybody knows that having an assembled rifle is illegal in DC.

</sarc>

28 posted on 01/18/2008 12:39:49 PM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: NormsRevenge
Armed man arrested near US Capitol

Only one?

Dr. Richard Kimble will be very please to hear this!

29 posted on 01/18/2008 12:40:04 PM PST by gridlock (Mike Huckabee is a living breathing dumba$$.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I know this would go above the Libs heads, but a gun ban couldn’t, wouldn’t and didn’t stop this man from walking near the Capital while carrying a shotgun. It actually makes the point that we second amendment types continually make.


30 posted on 01/18/2008 12:41:25 PM PST by txrangerette (Congressman Duncan Hunter for POTUS...check him out!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

31 posted on 01/18/2008 12:41:33 PM PST by TonyInOhio (It is hot in Suez. The dice are on the table.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Crocodile Dundee goes to Washington:

“That’s not a samarai sword.

THIS is a sword”...


32 posted on 01/18/2008 12:43:24 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (So-called free trade advocates = "China Firsters")
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To: txrangerette

A Shotgun, Bow and Arrow(s) and a Samurai Sword. This guy was making a point to ban all types of weapons! LOL


33 posted on 01/18/2008 12:43:38 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rifle, shotgun, grenade launcher, nuclear backpack, all the same to the lo-res MSM.


34 posted on 01/18/2008 12:45:08 PM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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To: Talking_Mouse
"Explosive sniffing dogs" Man, that paints a weird picture. What's wrong Fido? -=BANG=-
35 posted on 01/18/2008 12:48:12 PM PST by SlayerOfBunnies (An Indian friend of mine wishes to remind everyone... Indians <> muslims)
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Man With Shotgun Arrested Near Capitol
http://www.news8.net/news/stories/0108/489148.html

About 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man carrying a shotgun as he walked south on 1st Street, NW. Investigators say the man was openly carrying the weapon as he walked down the street. Officers drew their weapons and confronted the man; no shots were fired.

Investigators say they searched the man’s vehicle, which was found parked on North Capitol Street near D Street. Capitol Police say officers found “items of concern” in the pickup truck.

Police only described the suspect as an adult white male.

Police established a large perimeter around the scene. Investigators say it will be in place for some time


36 posted on 01/18/2008 12:50:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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A robot searched the truck of a man accused of walking
along 1st Street carrying a shotgun.

37 posted on 01/18/2008 12:50:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: TonyInOhio

Kooks with guns.

38 posted on 01/18/2008 12:52:08 PM PST by rdl6989 (FRed Thompson '08)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey! What’s a constitutional right if somebody doesn’t exercise it sometimes, eh? Some cojones this guy has... and a few screws loose I’ll bet.


39 posted on 01/18/2008 12:55:16 PM PST by BMIC
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To: NormsRevenge

What’s wrong with openly carrying a shotgun? Are there anti shotgun laws in D.C. ? We’re still in America right?


40 posted on 01/18/2008 12:56:09 PM PST by PureSolace (God save us all)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder if he’s (possibly) angling for a lawsuit?...

Seriously. What if it’s someone who’s not out to harm anyone, but rather someone who very strongly believes in the “right to keep and bear arms”. And wants to take the question to the USSC?

He evidently wasn’t carrying “concealed” - he was openly carrying three weapons. He doesn’t have a handgun (which is banned in DC). Do DC laws prohibit weapons which are “concealed”?

Just a thought.

I mean it would be unusual, but the fact he was carrying openly at the one place in America he absolutely had to KNOW he would be arrested, sounds almost like he did this deliberately.


41 posted on 01/18/2008 12:56:13 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (So-called free trade advocates = "China Firsters")
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To: MeanWestTexan
There is a gun ban in Washington D.C. That prevents creates exactly this type of crime.
42 posted on 01/18/2008 12:58:27 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the politics in politics.)
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To: rdl6989

Lol — good one.

Kerry is such a mommy boy...


43 posted on 01/18/2008 12:58:28 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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Good thing he wasn’t doing something dangerous like speeding, they would have given a ride on the tazer.

I saw this story on Fox News about 12:15 and went to their www site.

They had no story then, or a few minutes ago.

All they had was a link to view the situation “live”

Their pop-ups and poor web design slowed down my computer and the video never started. Their 20+ second ad played fine!

They missed lots of hits.

I’ll look elsewhere for a news story to post after this when Fox has a news alert.

44 posted on 01/18/2008 12:59:42 PM PST by Syncro
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To: NormsRevenge


45 posted on 01/18/2008 12:59:57 PM PST by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: Soliton

Reporters do not know the difference between a shotgun and a rifle.


46 posted on 01/18/2008 1:01:04 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: bill1952

Kooks are little threat.
________

Murrah building OKC. Wanna reconsider?


47 posted on 01/18/2008 1:01:42 PM PST by dmz
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like Tractor Man came back.


48 posted on 01/18/2008 1:01:50 PM PST by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, Bradypalooza, from Amazon.Com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like Tractor Man came back.


49 posted on 01/18/2008 1:01:52 PM PST by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, Bradypalooza, from Amazon.Com)
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To: NormsRevenge
“Items of concern” could be a pack of matches,a bic lighter or a Bible these days.
50 posted on 01/18/2008 1:01:52 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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