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Fort Bliss Army base in Texas on lockdown after shooting, officials say [banner only]
Fox News ^ | 9/20/2010 | foxnews

Posted on 09/20/2010 3:30:54 PM PDT by tutstar

Fort Bliss on lockdown, that's all it says right now

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Texas
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another one and in Tx again
1 posted on 09/20/2010 3:30:58 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: tutstar

On post, or across the border?
That’ll be interesting to hear.

Ft. Bliss in El Paso was home to ADA troops and the Army Sergeants Major Academy, last I heard.


2 posted on 09/20/2010 3:32:41 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: HiJinx

Something said about a convenience store on Fort Bliss, according to FOX.


4 posted on 09/20/2010 3:35:00 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: HiJinx

Another anti-military jihad?


5 posted on 09/20/2010 3:35:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: tutstar

Per BNO,murder/suicide.


6 posted on 09/20/2010 3:36:25 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: tutstar

My son-in-law trained at Ft. Bliss before his deployment in 2008.


7 posted on 09/20/2010 3:37:01 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: tutstar

Lord, protect our troops and all innocent parties.


8 posted on 09/20/2010 3:37:25 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; When a wicked man rules, the people groan.)
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To: tutstar

Oh no not again..

I wish they would arm our heroes so they can shoot back..


9 posted on 09/20/2010 3:37:25 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: RitaOK

Twitter is saying murder/suicide at a Burger King. no verification


10 posted on 09/20/2010 3:37:25 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: tutstar
FORT BLISS - Our newsroom is receiving reports of a murder-suicide shooting on Fort Bliss. Leaders at Fort Bliss will be holding a news conference at 4:15 p.m. to discuss what happened. Witnesses tell Local 4 News that it happened at a Burger King restaurant on post, but those details have yet to be confirmed. Link
11 posted on 09/20/2010 3:38:00 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy

Ugh. Murder/suicide sounds like a spouse caught cheating.


12 posted on 09/20/2010 3:41:48 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: tutstar

Prayers


13 posted on 09/20/2010 3:42:06 PM PDT by ColdOne (November and Beyond! Do not vote for Obama Republicans! :^)))
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To: HiJinx

First Armored Division is moving there.


14 posted on 09/20/2010 3:42:55 PM PDT by Red6 (IMHO)
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To: Ramius
lol

90% of the time that's exactly what happens. Do you remember the murders at Ft Bragg a few years past? The media of course zeroed in on PTSD bla bla bla.....

15 posted on 09/20/2010 3:45:51 PM PDT by Red6 (IMHO)
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To: tutstar

Anti-Gun Advocate Greg Nickels Appointment to UN and Gun Rights Policy Conference in San Francisco
By Bob Price
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) expressed deep concern about the recent appointment of former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels by the Obama Administration to the United Nations. Nickels is being appointed as an alternate representative to the United Nations.

According to CCRKBA, Nichols is a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and previously authored Seattle’s failed attempt to override the Washington State firearms preemption statute. Nichols was sworn in on Wednesday to help represent the United States in the UN Assembly.

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said “While he was Seattle’s mayor, Greg Nickels supported every anti-gun scheme put forth by Washington CeaseFire, the Northwest’s most active gun prohibition lobby.”

“Nickels is a gun ban proponent,” he continued, “so his appointment as an alternate to the UN is a clear signal of Barack Obama’s intention to rubber stamp the UN’s global gun ban agenda. We had to sue Nickels while he was still Seattle’s mayor to overturn his illegal city parks gun ban. Now he gets to push his anti-gun philosophy on a world scale. It hardly seems a coincidence that Nickels has been appointed by the Obama administration at a time when the UN is considering treaties and initiatives that pose a serious threat to the Second Amendment.” The Obama admistration is being watched closely by gun rights groups such as CCKBRA, the NRA and the 2nd Amendment Foundation. It is believed they will use some form of a treaty with the UN as a means to bypass the 2nd Amendment guarantees of gun ownership in America.

On September 24th through 26th, the CCRKBA and the 2nd Amendment Foundation will host their annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in San Francisco, CA. Gun owners from across the nation will gather in the city with some of the most restrictive gun regulations in the country to discuss how to protect gun rights for all Americans.

The November 2nd election is very important for the protection of gun rights. Get out and vote! And make certain your friends who are of like mind are registered and informed!

By Bob Price at Sep 20, 2010 9:04 AM


16 posted on 09/20/2010 3:47:18 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: tutstar

Hey, hey, this is total nonsense. EVERYONE knows you can’t carry a gun on post unless you’re an MP!


17 posted on 09/20/2010 3:49:08 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Future Snake Eater

It may be a store NEAR the base so the base is on stand down to be cautious. We don’t know.


19 posted on 09/20/2010 3:50:59 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Well... happening in a stop-n-rob changes things a little. Robbery gone south?


20 posted on 09/20/2010 3:51:26 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius
Yes and is the convenience store RIGHT outside the gate (s) or on the base?
21 posted on 09/20/2010 3:55:32 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Ramius

Okay my bad. I am sorry. “Shopette” sounds like it is ON base.

I thought the media was unsure of location.


22 posted on 09/20/2010 3:57:26 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

That’s possible, but I’ve never heard of a post being locked down due to shootings off-post.


23 posted on 09/20/2010 3:57:45 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Shoppettes are ON post....its like a 7-11


24 posted on 09/20/2010 4:00:21 PM PDT by Razwan (Yeah, yeah, I know...Razwan, member since 30 June 2000)
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To: Razwan

I know, there’s one about a quarter-mile away from where I sit.


25 posted on 09/20/2010 4:05:45 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Future Snake Eater

See post # 22, my bad.

I know I agree but after Fort Hood if it was an off base shooting I was thinking they were being extra cautious.But it sounds like on base.


26 posted on 09/20/2010 4:08:38 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: tina07

I trained at Ft. Bliss too before deploying to Iraq. Good training, not much in the way of creature comforts. The barracks we used dated back to the horse cavalry days.


27 posted on 09/20/2010 4:10:42 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
shooter is dead, 2 victims taken to hospital.
28 posted on 09/20/2010 4:10:56 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: All

love triangle gone bad?


29 posted on 09/20/2010 4:14:41 PM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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EL PASO, Texas — Fort Bliss officials said two people were shot on post at a shopette on Monday afternoon

Fort Bliss officials said the shooter was dead. The FBI is investigating. The post was not put on lockdown.


30 posted on 09/20/2010 4:16:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mlizzy

I know EXACTLY where that BK is—its on Cassidy road, right near a convenience store and by the Wells Fargo Bank—both of which are real close to the PX. Spent more than a year there (4/2007 to 5/2008) while my son was deployed to Korea—often took my two grandsons to the BK.


31 posted on 09/20/2010 4:20:48 PM PDT by milagro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

shooter has been shot...just heard


33 posted on 09/20/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT by kajingawd (Humans share 50.6% of their DNA with bananas...most my friends are bananas)
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To: HollyB

sorry folks, wrong article.


35 posted on 09/20/2010 4:26:37 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: kalee
I think Gerald was killed in 09.
36 posted on 09/20/2010 4:26:58 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: HollyB

FKOX: “2 victims involved in shooting”.


37 posted on 09/20/2010 4:27:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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EL PASO, Texas — A Fort Bliss leader says two people were shot at a shopette on post Monday afternoon and that the gunman is dead.

Col. Joseph A. Simonelli Jr. declined to discuss details or identify the victims of the shooting incident.


38 posted on 09/20/2010 4:28:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Oh that was the only link I could find and it did not have a date.
Thanks!


39 posted on 09/20/2010 4:30:31 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: TornadoAlley3

yes, I just figured it out. Sorry - I did a search and didn’t realize there was another one as well. Very sad times at the base.


40 posted on 09/20/2010 4:33:36 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB
Thanks for the link. I think Chapin HS is not far from Bliss--in fact, may even be on property owned by the Army (but not on post). There is an elementary school on Cassidy not far from the Shopette (and the Burger King), and it is on the base. I think Chapin is the HS on the left as you drive north from downtown toward Bliss on Dyer--think a lot of kids from military families go there--but not sure.

Seems crazy that any kid would go on base to rob a shopette--if that's what happened--but, then again, it may be one of the only convenience stores in EP where there would be no guns! ARGGH

41 posted on 09/20/2010 4:36:32 PM PDT by milagro
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To: kalee

The shooting involving the death of Ezra Smith was back in 2009


42 posted on 09/20/2010 4:39:48 PM PDT by NotYourWifey
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To: HollyB

The timeline is from 2009.. please check the dates on these articles!!


43 posted on 09/20/2010 4:39:55 PM PDT by NotYourWifey
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KFOX: “Shooter Killed By Fort Bliss Law Enforcement”


44 posted on 09/20/2010 4:40:37 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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KVIA Local News:

EL PASO, Texas — The second in command at Fort Bliss says two people were shot at a shopette on post Monday afternoon and that the gunman is dead.

Col. Joseph A. Simonelli Jr. declined to discuss details or identify the victims of the shooting incident. He also declined to say what condition the victims were in.


45 posted on 09/20/2010 4:42:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: NotYourWifey

Chill, we’re past that and I asked the mods to pull it. And there is no date on it!


46 posted on 09/20/2010 4:44:25 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: milagro

OK—now I’m confused—the date on the KFOX article is for today, but it seems the shooting of “Gerald” was a while ago—and FOX NEWS hasn’t given any recent info—guess their satellite link is down. Just hope no soldiers—or any of members of their families—got hurt.


47 posted on 09/20/2010 4:44:45 PM PDT by milagro
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Not at the Burger King you know of after all ...
FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Fort Bliss commander said the alleged shooter was shot, killed after a shooting at a small grocery store on post Monday. Col. Joseph A. Simonelli Jr. said two people were victims in the shooting. Simonelli said the shooting was reported about 3 p.m. and authorities responded in about three minutes. Simonelli said the area was roped off for an FBI investigation, but the sprawling facility next to El Paso was never under lockdown. Stay tuned for updates on this breaking story Link.

48 posted on 09/20/2010 4:47:42 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Red6
90% of the time that's exactly what happens. Do you remember the murders at Ft Bragg a few years past? The media of course zeroed in on PTSD bla bla bla.....

Back in the 1980s at Fort Lewis WA, the 2nd Ranger Battalion had a captain whose wife was sleeping with one of his sergeants. An E5 IIRC. The two were "in love" and to the degree that they decided to pull a stunt out of the movie "Body Heat." The wife would pretend to hear a noise downstairs and urge her hubby to go check it out. She would say: "Here, take this GUN..." The gun would be UNLOADED of course. When the unwitting hubby confronted the "intruder," said intruder would cap him.

The plan went off without a hitch and unsuspecting hubby trusted his wife that the gun was loaded when it was not and so he was DOA. The whole thing came unraveled when the sergeant went back to the barracks and blabbed. LOL. Too bad about the captain, though. But the obvious moral here is.... ALWAYS make certain of the condition of your firearm before commencing hostile actions!

49 posted on 09/20/2010 4:50:59 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Zombie Hunters: We make dead things deader.)
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To: mlizzy

Thanks—the only “small grocery stores” I remember at Bliss were the shopettes. There was one on Cassidy (and one of the main gates to the post is on Cassidy)—also one right near the officer’s housing development where my son and his family lived (think the street it was on is Jeb Stuart).


50 posted on 09/20/2010 5:09:35 PM PDT by milagro
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