Prayers for him and his family.
posted on 12/27/2012 2:25:26 PM PST
RIP. I long for the days when a gunmen shooting from a tower prompted citizens to grab their constitutionally protected rifles and head to campus to return fire.
posted on 12/27/2012 2:44:19 PM PST
(February 6, 1911)
A great hero. I’m glad he lived a long life.
Whitman did not commit the “largest mass murder in US history”. Reporters are idiots incapable of doing even the most basic research.
posted on 12/27/2012 2:50:35 PM PST
(Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
Some one refresh my memory, did not the gunman leave a note requesting that his brain be analyzed after his death to see what made him want to do this awful thing. I was pretty young at the time, but have often thought about this early school shooter.
Then came the copy-cats.
posted on 12/27/2012 2:53:47 PM PST
(Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
God,I remember that day as if it were yesterday.
A horror show.
posted on 12/27/2012 2:54:32 PM PST
Nearby thread. Mother Jones magazine says that armed civilians have never stopped a mass shooting. I recognize that McCoy was an officer, not a civilian, but it still bears mentioning. A killer was stopped because a good guy had a gun.
RIP Officer McCoy.
posted on 12/27/2012 2:56:33 PM PST
(Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
I wish they'd post more pics today like this one of killers. Maybe people wouldn't think it was so 'glamorous'.
None of the weapons used were assault rifles.
posted on 12/27/2012 2:58:41 PM PST
("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
Remember this very well
There was a made for tv show about the shootings
and this brave mans actions stopping Whittman
posted on 12/27/2012 3:16:56 PM PST
by Harold Shea
(RVN `70 - `71)
He and the civilian were so brave. May God comfort his family.
I remember reading at the time that Martinez emptied his handgun into Whitman. For some reason that particular detail really got to me.
posted on 12/28/2012 9:43:56 AM PST
("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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