Skip to comments.Gunmen Kills Three Pittsburgh Police Officers [Drudge says he feared Obama's gun ban]
Posted on 04/04/2009 3:29:33 PM PDT by GreatDaggar
Poplawski's friends at the scene described him as a young man who thought the Obama administration would ban guns.
One friend, Edward Perkovic, said Poplawski feared "the Obama gun ban that's on the way" and "didn't like our rights being infringed upon."
Another longtime friend, Aaron Vire, said he feared that President Obama was going to take away his rights, though he said he "wasn't violently against Obama."
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I wonder if he was a member of a ‘militia’? It’s coming.
Absolutely right. This needs to be repeated often and loudly;
"Obama caused this man to kill these people, not the guns."
Obama will make a speech blaming Right-wing talk radio.
Rush, brace for backlash.
This could very well get the fairness doctrine passed.
While I understand how the guy felt, Obama is not going to take our guns away (although he will try).
Anyone else wondering how all this stuff is happening at once?
It’s interesting there are actually a couple posters (duh) over (duh) at (duh) some (duh) other (duh) website.
who as a result of this, are suggesting that gun control doesn’t belong in the democrat party platform.
It is obvious this guy was derranged. May the families of the fallen officers find solace in God’s love.
I’m kinda surprised that their has not been more people trying to whitewash this sad turn of events, we still have plenty of obots around, yet I do not see them crying foul about this man and his belief that he will lose his guns.
What worries me a lot is what will happen when this starts happening on a daily basis. Not all people will just hand over thousands of dollars of guns and ammunition.
“I wonder if he was a member of a militia? Its coming.”
I don’t want to see cops killed if that’s the case. I want them on my side. :)
I heard this driving home from work tonight. Even FOX news (which my local radio station uses at the top & bottom of the hour) added that cr@p about the guy being afraid he would lose his guns. Yeesh!
This is going to get ugly, Folks. We’ve seemingly lost ‘An Individual Right A Day’ since that poser won office...less than 100 days ago! Grrrrrrr!
I hope someone smarter than me is making a chart or something. If we live through the next four years, it’s going to be a freakin’ miracle!
Thanks loser for “supporting” gun rights. I hope your prison stay is long and painful.
wow, you are 100% right. They must have this thing scripted.
Actually there is a fairly large contingent over there that is outspoken in their support of the Second Amendment.
He was a known trouble maker and was known by the police.
Absolutely right. This needs to be repeated often and loudly;
“Obama caused this man to kill these people, not the guns.”
Just doing my part to repeat this.
The story is very confused. One factor, evidently, is that he lost his job, and was depressed. It also says that there was a “domestic disturbance,” but doesn’t go any further than that. Does he have a wife, family, or live with his parents? We don’t know.
Also these strange friends of his. What does any of that have to do with his job loss or the domestic disturbance? Who knows? A LOT of people think that Obama wants to take guns away, and a LOT of people have been stocking up. But that has no necessary connection at all with this incident.
Still, I agree. The press will be glad to cooperate as soon as Obama starts to complain about “right wing militias.” And so will the FBI. And if the police start getting shot like this, they may get drawn into it, too.
It may be perfectly true he's afraid of losing his guns and he doesn't like the Messiah. But I want to hear what HE says why he did it.
And I want to know if he's just deranged and NOT a right-wing, homophobic, racist, maggot-infested, gun-stashing, Bush-loving, conservative white male.
I hope y'all get my drift.
This society is like a pressure cooker with the valve tied down, it’s about to pop!
Anyone else calling bs on this one? I smell a rat.
The story is very confused.
Media news stories are basically designed to drag viewers into watching the story. The “sound bite” blurbs coming from “so called” friends are disjointed and don’t explain much of anything other than an obvious media bias against firearms.
I think they must not teach the five “W’s” anymore. My sympathies to the families of the slain officers.
“This society is like a pressure cooker with the valve tied down, it’s about to pop!”
I agree. But when are the ‘right people’ going to be on the receiving end of the ‘pop’?
This is the sort of thing which would be used as a cause for banning private ownership of firearms.
Good thinking, Leni. Stand by for attacks, though.
This kid was a delusional nutjob and his thinking was just downright evil and well, stupid. Shooting hard working police officers with an AK-47 doesn’t help our political capital to keep an “assault weapons” ban at bay. As a responsible and happy owner of a modified Romarm WASR-10 AK-47, I’d like to kick this kid in the nuts.
This was no politician’s fault, this was this mentally ill kids fault.
While I understand how the guy felt, Obama is not going to take our guns away (although he will try).”
Obama may try but it will never get a hearing in subcommittee so long as Pelosi is speaker. She has already taken it off the table. The Democratic leadership still has 1994 seared in their brains.
One witness said he heard "hundreds" of shots.
I hope we get clear details soon.
Time to get ready for yet another attack on all gun owners because of this.
First, Prayers to the families of the victims, and the survivors of theses recent shootings. This is horrible.
You know......I’m not usually very conspiratorial, BUT......I say the families of the involved shooters need to be investigated. I would like to know if any of these shooter’s families are going to receive any sort of compensation or benefits in the long run. Again, I’m not a conspiracy nut, but it seems that any time gun control is on the table, these shootings happen more frequently. Could someone be looking specifically for some troubled person, talk to them about their frustrations, offer them money or support for their loved ones, and promise that they will be taken care of if this person simply goes on a rampage? Rampage occurs, then the issue of “gun” violence is back in the news.
just think what it will be like if n when obama tries to take away gun rights...not goin g to be pretty...
Two 'friends' who find the TV cameras to talk about his fear of Obama, his love of guns and his voting for McCain.
This is as fishy as Nancy Pelosi's gynecologist.
AQ has in the past found individuals such as this and has prompted them into performing acts such as this.
We just don’t hear much about it.
In the name of Homeland Security news of this has been buffered and discredited, case in fact was Timothy McVeigh.
Call bs on this one? I do too. If you’re afraid that the O is going to take away your gun, why would you further encourage that action by killing a bunch of people?? Makes no sense whatsoever.
He was acting on coded instructions from Rush.
#1 Oakland gunman. Any father figure in the felon's life, ever?
#2 This Pittsburgh cop killer had anger issues early on. He was kicked out of Marine boot camp for throwing a food tray at his drill sargeant. I've seen mention of his mother and grandparents. Any father figure ever in this guy's life?
#3 While non violent, the punk Levi is out trash talking Bristol Palin for a buck with his sister and drug dealing mother. Any father figure ever in this guy's life?
I think I'm seeing a pattern.
I have a couple of goose hunting partners that are Obamaniacs. They are more pro 2nd Amendment rights than several Republicans I know. IMHO gun rights is more rural vs. urban than R vs D. It’s just that most D’s are urban.
Apparently this is the guy.. What an idiot for someone that’s supposed to be pro-guns to do this
Furthermore, police are viewed in a psychological way as authority figures. For a person, specifically a man, who lacked that first authority figure growing up (dad), the police would serve as a logical target for that rage.
The number of fatherless people in the prison system is staggering. (I think over 70-75%)
This observation is akin to the shricnks saying children who are spanked are disruptive in the future. Attention psychologists, could this be because the children are taught right and wrong and are disruptive when the see wrong in their older years?
Fathers taught sons and daughters there is right and wrong. There are exceptions but they are exceptions that prove the rule because they establish the need for parternal rule teaching.
I swear I think the whole world has gone mad...stark raving mad.
Spanking a separate issue. One man’s spanking is another man’s beating.
A better way to phrase it is in terms of discipline and structure. Discipline takes many forms. It doesn’t have to be physical. In fact, it is much more valuable to discipline a person’s will and learn self control. A woman _could_ do it, but I do not think that is the norm as a father cannot provide all mothering needs either. Religions teach it, but it requires the participation of the individual to reap benefits.
It’s increasingly apparent that positive maternal and paternal influences are vital to the formation of healthy individuals.
I fear that as soon as the Resident gets back from his European vacation he is going to suspend the second amendment by executive order, and require all guns and ammo to be turned in to the feds. His excuse will be the nutcase slayings like this one and the made-up mexican gun imports thing.
Absolutely correct. Radio and TV station reporters can't write worth a chit.
A journalism degree don't mean nuthin anymore.
Gunmen Gunman Kills Three Pittsburgh Police Officers [Drudge says he feared Obama's gun ban]
you are correct, my example was intended to show how the psychologists are so invested in moral relativism that they can’t even consider right and wrong.
Fathers and Mothers are serperate and both roles needed.
The government can never fit the role of mother or father or both.
If so the proverbial feces will definitely be in the oscillator. Hell is coming to the good old USA, the question is what day and how bad.
the Obama gun ban that’s on the way
Another bull sh*t line, from the manufacture of them all. The American Press
If the media and government were honest and really wanted to address the problem, they’d have to admit gay parenting and in vitro by singles and lesbians is a bad idea.
They’ll blame guns.
Prayers for the family and friends of the three police officers...