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Maryland authorities thwart alleged mass shooting plot, seize 'arsenal of weapons'
Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012

Posted on 07/27/2012 9:23:21 AM PDT by Zakeet

DEVELOPING: Maryland authorities have thwarted an alleged mass shooting plot and seized an "arsenal of weapons," Fox News has learned.

WJLA-TV reports that police foiled what they believe would have been a mass shooting by an Anne Arundel County man. The station, citing police sources, said the suspect was about to get fired from his job. He was arrested in Crofton, Md., Thursday night.

A source close to the investigation confirmed the report to Fox News, saying the "subject is emotionally disturbed." The man called up his workplace and threatened to shoot people, the source said.

When police took the man into custody, they found an "arsenal" of weapons inside his home.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: arsenal; banglist; domesticterrorism; fbi; foiled; leo; neilprescott; shooting; shootingfoiled
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1 posted on 07/27/2012 9:23:29 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

An “arsenal” of weapons can mean a whole lot of things to different people.

Their idea of “arsenal” could just be the overflow I have stored in my front closet...


2 posted on 07/27/2012 9:27:15 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Zakeet

I wonder what they consider an arsenal?


3 posted on 07/27/2012 9:27:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Zakeet; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This would be timely - and may be on national news quite a bit, especially in light of the Denver stuff. Liberals will want to make hay - especially when they spout how Anne Arundel is more “conservative” and gun-loving than its surrounding neighbors.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 9:29:18 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Zakeet

Same kind of “arsenal” as Colorado shooter? 2 handguns, a semi auto rifle and a shotgun?


5 posted on 07/27/2012 9:30:16 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Venturer

2 slingshots and a Case pocketknife.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 9:30:35 AM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: Venturer

Hey, at least they quoted the “arsenal” part....


7 posted on 07/27/2012 9:30:50 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Abathar

This is MD. So an “arsenal” is defined as one 50 year old .22 revolver.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 9:32:04 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: Venturer

They’re POLICE, for cryin’ out loud! They are experts! They know an arsenal when they SEE one!!!;)


9 posted on 07/27/2012 9:33:20 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Zakeet

It said he ‘Called his employer and threatened to shoot people’. That is a great way to land in jail without accomplishing anything.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 9:37:46 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Zakeet

Wondering if it’s the same bunch who raided that Mayors house by mistake and killed his black lab?


11 posted on 07/27/2012 9:38:10 AM PDT by W.Lee (No compromise)
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To: sickoflibs

Maybe he did accomplish something important to him. Instead of starving on the outside, with no health coverage, he will be fed regularly and get free healthcare.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Frank_2001

I heard on the radio 20 “guns”

*”guns” is my term. To me anything that has bullets is a gun whether it’s a rifle or AK=####.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: sickoflibs

If they really want to accomplish something they need to find a few crazy friends and “go out in a blaze of glory”.

Taking yourself out with a phone call is just sputteringly incompetent.

They should take the lesson of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry to heart. Sure, they lost and were killed, but at least they actually did something first.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 9:42:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Zakeet

Would his name happen to be Abdul Farnsworth or is it one of those wacky Amish guys?


15 posted on 07/27/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: Zakeet
Boston Globe Dictionary

AR.sen.al (ahr.sen.all) n.

1. Any collection of weapons greater than one firearm and 50 rounds of ammunition.

16 posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:30 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Zakeet

Already the article has changed.

How did we get from “Anne Arundel man” to “Prince George’s Co. Police Dept”? Is Crofton on the border like Laurel?


17 posted on 07/27/2012 9:44:04 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: newbie 10-21-00

His name is Neil Prescott and typically, mass shootings are done by white guys (at least in this country).


18 posted on 07/27/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

“Federal officials say several long guns and handguns were removed from the home, including three 9mm handguns, a .357 revolver and several other rifles and shotguns.”


19 posted on 07/27/2012 9:47:05 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Zakeet
Authorities thwart?

Good thing they didn't have to do any actual work, just show up at the guys house.

20 posted on 07/27/2012 9:48:03 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: W.Lee

Why do so many comments seem to glibly pass over the fact that someone here threatened to kill people, and pillory the police instead?


21 posted on 07/27/2012 9:48:23 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Have we figured out whether he’s Tea Party or OWS Black Bloc yet? Obviously HAS to be one or the other...


22 posted on 07/27/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
three 9mm handguns, a .357 revolver and several other rifles and shotguns.

Betting the rest were hunting rifles or some such thing. Any AK or AR would be reported as "numerous assault rifles."

23 posted on 07/27/2012 9:52:13 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Venturer
I wonder what they consider an arsenal?

What ever I have next to my bed.

24 posted on 07/27/2012 9:52:25 AM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: Strategerist

No, but now he is reported (same article - constantly updated) to have uttered something about “The Joker” when threatening to shoot up his co-workers.


25 posted on 07/27/2012 9:53:09 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Then say ‘Twenty firearms’ unless you are certain that there are twenty guns.

All guns that use gunpowder are firearms but not all firearms are guns.


26 posted on 07/27/2012 9:53:28 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Zakeet
Have they linked the Amish or the Tea Party yet?

Ping me when they do...shouldn't be long.

27 posted on 07/27/2012 9:53:28 AM PDT by evad (It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax, It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax)
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To: Noumenon

My German Shepherd.

The 38’s in the closet.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 9:54:20 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Why do so many comments seem to glibly pass over the fact that someone here threatened to kill people, and pillory the police instead?

Maryland police have worked very hard to earn the reputation as being shoot first, power tripping thugs and we'd hate to not recoginize that effort.

29 posted on 07/27/2012 9:55:15 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
How did we get from “Anne Arundel man” to “Prince George’s Co. Police Dept”? Is Crofton on the border like Laurel?

hmm...as a matter of fact, yes it is.

30 posted on 07/27/2012 9:55:29 AM PDT by evad (It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax, It's a tax, it's a tax, it's a tax)
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To: evad

Which Amish? The genuine religious counterpoint, or the strange version of color?

No, it’s neither.


31 posted on 07/27/2012 9:55:43 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Zakeet

My own personal opinion is that most people think of an arsenal as a stores room where a militia would go to arm up when hostilities were about to break out.

Individuals have gun collections. They don’t have arsenals.

That’s not to say that an individual couldn’t develop their own arsenal, but that generally isn’t the case.

Of course the media is playing word games again, trying to demonize anyone with the audacity to own something more than a clothes-pin match-stick shooter.


32 posted on 07/27/2012 9:56:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: hattend

He had a good “minimal” collection there, to be sure.
I’d recommend those to someone who asked what firearms they should buy.
A good .22 rifle would be a must in a minimal collection, but that wouldn’t have served the purposes for Holmes.


33 posted on 07/27/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Living here all my life, I wouldn’t say that. I don’t recall too many stories, either.

In any case, clearly this dude is a nutcase who deserves to be taken down. I don’t focus on police for that.


34 posted on 07/27/2012 9:57:30 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Zakeet

Oh this is awesome. I’m moving to the Crofton area in about two-and-a-half weeks...


35 posted on 07/27/2012 10:07:42 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Venturer

Harper’s Ferry?


36 posted on 07/27/2012 10:17:37 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
His name is Neil Prescott...

ABC is frantically searching all Tea Party listings for anything remotely close to a "Neil Prescott".

37 posted on 07/27/2012 10:18:41 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Venturer

“I wonder what they consider an arsenal?”

More than one gun and more than one box of ammo for them.

A brick of .22 LR gets reported as FIVE HUNDRED ROUNDS OF AMMO pant pant, and a spam can of 7.62 AKS ammo is even worse.


38 posted on 07/27/2012 10:20:56 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: MeganC

Thank you. I appreciate it.

I shall use the term firearm from now on.


39 posted on 07/27/2012 10:28:49 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: GeronL
just sputteringly incompetent.

Nice turn of a phrase!

40 posted on 07/27/2012 10:31:05 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Zakeet
Excerpted from the Baltimore Sun:

"” Investigators say a search of Prescott's home turned up more than 20 guns, including assault rifles and handguns, and more than 400 rounds of ammunition."

That's a good start, but doesn't reach the level of arsenal. More like a token 'group'. 400 rounds of one caliber doesn't last one afternoon at the range.

41 posted on 07/27/2012 10:32:22 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: Zakeet

Expect lots more of this grandstanding, fear porn. They control our minds with pictures and words repeated often.


42 posted on 07/27/2012 10:37:16 AM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: paulcissa

Yup.

Twenty firearms with twenty rounds apiece.

Sounds like a sampler set.


43 posted on 07/27/2012 10:40:42 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Eaker

thanks.

I haven’t been online much in 5 months so I had time to think about it.


44 posted on 07/27/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: paulcissa
"” Investigators say a search of Prescott's home turned up more than 20 guns, including assault rifles and handguns, and more than 400 rounds of ammunition."

That's a good start, but doesn't reach the level of arsenal. More like a token 'group'. 400 rounds of one caliber doesn't last one afternoon at the range.

I caught that, too. I thought, amateur. That applies to both the writer and the gun-owner.

45 posted on 07/27/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Abathar

It’s a good thing they moved on the moron if he was making threats, but one man’s gun collection is an ambitious cop’s or dishonest politician’s “arsenal.” They know how to play the media dolts. Look for requests to increase funding, more body armor, more ARs, more sniper rifles, maybe a tank or two, more personnel, and of course gun control....


46 posted on 07/27/2012 10:51:57 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Zakeet

MSNBC is reporting he told authorities he’s the Joker.

Here we go again.


47 posted on 07/27/2012 11:15:57 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Zakeet

He called his workplace and threatened to shoot people, and the cops reacted accordingly. Why is that news?


48 posted on 07/27/2012 11:36:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Abathar
Their idea of “arsenal” could just be the overflow I have stored in my front closet...

I had an arsenal like that...until my front closet had a tragic boating accident.

49 posted on 07/27/2012 11:37:42 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
This is MD. So an “arsenal” is defined as one 50 year old .22 revolver.

Unless its taken from a thug in B'more or PG County, in which case its called "a weapon".
50 posted on 07/27/2012 11:40:57 AM PDT by kevcol
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