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1 killed, 8 others wounded in Tennessee church shooting
CNN.com ^ | 27July2008 | CNN

Posted on 07/27/2008 2:04:12 PM PDT by LuxMaker

One adult was killed and eight others wounded -- six of them seriously -- when a man opened fire during a children's play Sunday morning at a Unitarian church in Knoxville, Tennessee, police and church members said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: church; domesticterrorism
It appears that the identity of the gunman is being protected.

Good news that church members stopped the assailant before he could go on his intentioned killing spree.
1 posted on 07/27/2008 2:04:13 PM PDT by LuxMaker
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To: LuxMaker

WTF!!!?


2 posted on 07/27/2008 2:06:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LuxMaker

It appears that the identity of the gunman is being protected.
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Wonder why ???????????????

He’s not a minor..........


3 posted on 07/27/2008 2:07:43 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: All

Here’s the related thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2052094/posts


4 posted on 07/27/2008 2:08:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: LuxMaker

This story has been in and out of the breaking news sidebar a half dozen times today. Not sure why.


5 posted on 07/27/2008 2:08:51 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: LuxMaker

They forgot to add, “no charges have yet been filed against the Church members who subdued him”.


6 posted on 07/27/2008 2:11:27 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: LuxMaker

It appears that the identity of the gunman is being protected....something tells me this guy had a Quran in his pocket and a diaper on his head. Wonder what was inside the diaper?? The picture in the article showed both a white and a black person. So it couldn’t be a black guy in a white church. If it were a white guy in a black church, they would be holding nothing back from the media. My best guess the shooter was probably a diaper wearing Islamic fanatic.


7 posted on 07/27/2008 2:12:15 PM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain--what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: LuxMaker

It appears that the identity of the gunman is being protected....something tells me this guy had a Quran in his pocket and a diaper on his head. Wonder what was inside the diaper?? The picture in the article showed both a white and a black person. So it couldn’t be a black guy in a white church. If it were a white guy in a black church, they would be holding nothing back from the media. My best guess the shooter was probably a diaper wearing Islamic fanatic.


8 posted on 07/27/2008 2:12:18 PM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain--what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: antiunion person
something tells me this guy had a Quran in his pocket and a diaper on his head.

Ah the joys of bigotry.

9 posted on 07/27/2008 2:17:18 PM PDT by scarface367
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To: antiunion person

Earlier reports said he had long blond hair and was wearing a white t-shirt. I posted it on another thread.


10 posted on 07/27/2008 2:20:41 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: antiunion person

I dunno. This is a universalist Unitarian church. They believe in ALL religions. I suppose if it were a diaper-head, he could have been justified because they spent more time on ANNIE plays than the Quaran? Is puzzling.


11 posted on 07/27/2008 2:25:47 PM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: LuxMaker

Knoxville is my home town. Have the names of the wounded been released?


12 posted on 07/27/2008 2:26:52 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: antiunion person
You mention diapers three times in your post.

Have you forgotten something at the store?

Is your chair moist?

13 posted on 07/27/2008 2:32:21 PM PDT by humblegunner
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Is your chair moist?

LOL, good one

14 posted on 07/27/2008 2:55:28 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude () ......Pelosi + Reed = $ 4.00 per gallon......()
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To: LuxMaker

My prayers & sympathies to those injured in the attack & to the family of the dead.


15 posted on 07/27/2008 3:02:47 PM PDT by Reno232
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To: LuxMaker
Between Islam and mass-murders in churches the whole world is going insane. The End is nigh.
16 posted on 07/27/2008 3:16:21 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy)
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To: Volunteer

I looked and have come up with no results. Sorry.


17 posted on 07/27/2008 3:16:29 PM PDT by LuxMaker (The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, Thomas J 1819)
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To: LuxMaker

It’s a little surprising to find that a Unitarian Universalist church had anybody attending who would stand up to a gunman — maybe they talked him out of it?

While this is tragic, I still found this from the other thread a very revealing glimpse into what the UUniversalist “Church” is all about:

“Drevik says the shooting happened during a regular service, as children of the church were performing music from Annie for parishioners.”

One wouldn’t normally associate “Annie” with a Sunday worship service.


18 posted on 07/27/2008 3:46:50 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

give it a rest — folks go to various churches for various reasons. You may have a good beef with their theology , from your point of view, but it’s pointless to assume that there arent’t people there who react virtuosuly to a dangerous situation. Let the facts come out.


19 posted on 07/27/2008 4:08:58 PM PDT by BohDaThone
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To: LuxMaker
Just on the local news... the shooter, Jim D. Atkisson, 58 years old, charged with first degree murder. He is from Knoxville/Knox County.

96 posted on Sunday, July 27, 2008 6:09:27 PM by TN4Liberty (Election 2008 - American Idol except no one can sing.)

20 posted on 07/27/2008 4:18:49 PM PDT by blam
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To: antiunion person

Be interested on your reaction to post 20....

Is “something” telling you anything else, now?


21 posted on 07/27/2008 4:22:48 PM PDT by don-o (Have you donated to FR? If not, why not?)
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To: LuxMaker

Read about it here.

http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=61322&catid=2


22 posted on 07/27/2008 5:13:03 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Tennessee Nana

He’s been identified. Jim D. Adkisson, 58, of Powell.

As well, a second victim has just died.


23 posted on 07/27/2008 7:07:04 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: antiunion person

My brother (sadly a Unitarian) goes to the church...he thought it was because they recently proclaimed they were gay-friendly. (I think that’s probably projection over how self-important they are.) We’ll see.


24 posted on 07/27/2008 7:11:13 PM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
It’s a little surprising to find that a Unitarian Universalist church had anybody attending who would stand up to a gunman

It’s a little surprising to find that a Unitarian Universalist church had anything strong enough to say that would offend anyone.

25 posted on 07/27/2008 7:12:53 PM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: antiunion person

He’s been identified - a white guy from Powell, name Jim D. Adkisson, 58 years old.


26 posted on 07/27/2008 7:13:53 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Volunteer

News Sentinel and WBIR have rolling updates running on the stories here:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jul/27/church-shooting-leaves-several-injured/

http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=61322&catid=2

I heard about this a few hours after it happened. We’re in Oak Ridge.


27 posted on 07/27/2008 7:16:04 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Volunteer

Is that the one on Kingston Pike? If so, I went there as a kid.


28 posted on 07/27/2008 7:17:42 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Tennessee_Bob

That’s scary..

A big church in Knoxville was burnt down a few years ago by white supremists...


29 posted on 07/27/2008 7:33:28 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Another victim, this time a woman, has died of her wounds. God rest her soul.

How could anyone do such a thing?

30 posted on 07/27/2008 8:02:41 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: Yardstick

Yes - this happened at the church on Kingston Pike, just west of UT.


31 posted on 07/28/2008 5:08:45 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Tennessee Nana

A small one was burned in Oak Ridge on December 31, 2004. That was my church.


32 posted on 07/28/2008 5:11:47 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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I’m sorry that happened...


33 posted on 07/28/2008 5:25:53 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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