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To: lbryce
At least one weapon, an expensive semiautomatic handgun, came from gun store Guns Galore in Killeen, where the Army base is located, law-enforcement officials said. A person who answered the phone at the store Friday said it was cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and had been asked by law-enforcement officials not to comment.

His choice of weapon, a FN 5.7 pistol says a lot about his intent and state of mind. Not the first choice for plinking, competition or home defense for that matter.

The amazing thing to me is that..
A. He found so much ammo for it.
B. He was able to afford it.

35 posted on 11/09/2009 12:07:25 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: TC Rider
"The amazing thing to me is that..A. He found so much ammo for it. B. He was able to afford it."

A single Major living in a dumpy apartment has a LOT of discretionary income. When I was a married Captain, my ex wife and I deliberately looked for a place that was well below my basic allowance for quarters, and I had no problem plunking down cash for a lot of little luxuries including a .50AE Desert Eagle which listed at right around $1K at the time + plenty of ammo, which even back then was about $1.05 x round.

I know the 5.7 is still a bit more obscure, but a single O-4 that finds a cheap apartment off post has some $$ to do with as he pleases.

48 posted on 11/09/2009 12:34:24 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: TC Rider
The amazing thing to me is that.. A. He found so much ammo for it. B. He was able to afford it.

It's on sale at Cabela's, item # 9IS-216819, $100 for 250 rounds, cheaper if you order more. I'm sure an MD with salary of $100K/yr, living in a doghouse, having no family and no hobby, could afford the gun ($1000) and as much ammo as he needed.

64 posted on 11/09/2009 1:02:23 PM PST by Greysard
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