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Gunman fires at Federal Courthouse in WV
ABC News ^ | Associated Press

Posted on 10/09/2013 2:07:00 PM PDT by voicereason

Wheeling, W. VA -- There's been a shooting at the federal courthouse in Wheeling, West Virginia.

The U.S. Marshals Service says a man with an assault-type rifle fired 15 to 20 shots at the courthouse before security officers returned fire, critically injuring the man.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: courthouse; gunman; wheeling
Tensions running reaching a boiling over point?
1 posted on 10/09/2013 2:07:00 PM PDT by voicereason
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To: voicereason

Pitchfork, circa; 2013


2 posted on 10/09/2013 2:08:06 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: voicereason

Did the building survive?

Was it an AK-15 Fully Automatic Assault Shotgun?


3 posted on 10/09/2013 2:08:20 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: voicereason

Was the building wounded?


4 posted on 10/09/2013 2:08:46 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Jeesh!)
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To: voicereason

Whack job.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 2:09:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: voicereason

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6 posted on 10/09/2013 2:09:35 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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7 posted on 10/09/2013 2:10:51 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

A reporter just said it was a 71 Gauge AK-120 Shotgun.


8 posted on 10/09/2013 2:12:42 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: voicereason

I think these almost daily incidents of bizarre, dangerously provocative are spontaneous. If this were arranged or directly manufactured, I would expect more time to elapse between shootings, allowing certain senators and congressmen to fund raise or propose new restrictive legislation. As it is now, the happenings are so frequent that the public is almost ready to call these a ‘non-event’ unless it happens in their own backyard.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 2:13:51 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: voicereason

The plot of a movie some time back (which I did not see) was dealing with an epidemic of (high profile, I think) suicides. With this (shooting at a building), the immolation on the mall, and the shooting of the unarmed mother in D.C., I am reminded of the movie.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 2:16:45 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Jeesh!)
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To: voicereason

WHEELING, W.Va. — A gunman identified as a former Wheeling police officer fired multiple shots into the federal courthouse Wednesday afternoon before he was shot and killed by police.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 2:18:49 PM PDT by BCW (Babylon's Covert War -- See Amazon.com to buy ---- Salva reipublicae)
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To: voicereason

Suicide by cop.


12 posted on 10/09/2013 2:22:13 PM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: BCW

guess we need to start disarming former cops instead of letting them carry everywhere.

are you feeling stressed, ex-officer?


13 posted on 10/09/2013 2:23:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: laplata

I heard it was a 556mm automatic pistol.


14 posted on 10/09/2013 2:24:21 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

300 rounds, I bet.

I remember a Congresswoman calling Tracers “Heat seeking bullets”.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 2:29:33 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

556mm!! That’s a 22” bore!


16 posted on 10/09/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: voicereason
"This is a federal building with judges and prosecutors and law enforcement," Claxton said. "It's a very serious incident that infringes upon the third branch of government."

Not sure prosecutors and law enforcement are included in the third branch of government, but the judges certainly belong there. Must be mission creep.

17 posted on 10/09/2013 2:30:57 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Vendome

Suicide by cop.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 2:33:45 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: laplata
A reporter just said it was a 71 Gauge AK-120 Shotgun.

I wonder if it's for sale, now.

19 posted on 10/09/2013 2:34:29 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Was it an AK-15 Fully Automatic Assault Shotgun?

Glock AK-15, I would imagine.

20 posted on 10/09/2013 2:35:10 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: VRW Conspirator

LOL

It’s a real collectors item.


21 posted on 10/09/2013 2:36:25 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yeah, they call it the Taurus Supreme Court. ;-)


22 posted on 10/09/2013 2:40:56 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: laplata
A reporter just said it was a 71 Gauge...

Wow. 71 lead balls the size of the bore equals one pound. So, .177 cal or so? I don't know.

23 posted on 10/09/2013 2:45:48 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Yep...one of those fully automatic, triple action assault revolvers with a high capacity clip and a folding shoulder barrel shroud!


24 posted on 10/09/2013 2:47:55 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MileHi

That’s right. And the shooter had 100 more at home.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 2:51:03 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: TexasRedeye

Darn.

I was hoping to learn his motivation.

He is an ex cop, so this’ll be interesting.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 2:53:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: voicereason

27 posted on 10/09/2013 2:55:45 PM PDT by oxcart (Journalism [sic])
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To: laplata
Sounds scary...
28 posted on 10/09/2013 2:55:50 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

That’s to be expected from the SRM.


29 posted on 10/09/2013 3:01:32 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: voicereason
Must be Woody Harrelson’s uncle.
30 posted on 10/09/2013 3:46:30 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: laplata

I forgot about that one.


31 posted on 10/09/2013 3:49:23 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: laplata

With a blow dart attachment.


32 posted on 10/09/2013 4:12:12 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

LOL!


33 posted on 10/09/2013 4:16:17 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: voicereason

Let’s see. A rifleman with an assault rifle was shooting rounds at 500 meters distance, but the brave marshals, with glocks and one-billion cop-killer bullets, were able to return fire and kill the dude. Makes sense.


34 posted on 10/09/2013 4:53:09 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Secret Agent Man

...that former cop might have applied to get on the Marshall service there — they hire former officers or retired ones...of at least they did - I knew quite alot that did that...so who knows....I’m sure Obama is watching all the relevant You Tube videos and monitoring tweet’s right now to get the most up to date and truthful information on this event...


35 posted on 10/10/2013 4:21:20 AM PDT by BCW (Babylon's Covert War -- See Amazon.com to buy ---- Salva reipublicae)
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