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  • Texas man Jack Wilson identified as hero who shot gunman inside church

    12/30/2019 12:15:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    NYP ^ | December 30, 2019 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The gun-toting hero who shot down a gunman who killed two parishioners at a Texas church Sunday was identified as a local political hopeful who said he was “not going to allow evil to succeed” in a Facebook post Monday. “The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in,” Jack Wilson wrote. “But evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church.” “I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist...
  • Initial Analysis of Murders in White Settlement TX Church

    12/30/2019 12:06:33 PM PST · by Sarcasm Factory · 30 replies
    YouTube ("Active Self Protection" Channel) ^ | 29 December 2019 | John Correia
    With apologies if this is a repeat thread, the embedded video at the linked YouTube post holds an excellent analysis by John Correia, founder of Active Self Protection, of how the shooting and armed response went down.I tried first to link to the Reddit thread where I saw this video because viewing the video through Reddit apparently skips an annoying "sign in" step at YouTube, but Reddit appears to be unwelcome at Free Republic. Nor do I know how to embed the video from YouTube itself. You may need to sign into YouTube with a Google account. Sorry about that....
  • Breaking – Church Shooter Identified, First Photo Released…

    12/30/2019 10:51:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    Keith Thomas Kinnunen has been identified as the gunman in the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, on December 29 that left two people dead. Kinnunen, 43, was fatally shot by the church’s head of security. MedStar spokeswoman Macara Trusty confirmed that one person died at the scene of the shooting, and one person died en route to the hospital. Hospital officials confirmed that one of these victims was the shooter. The third victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead by White Settlement police chief J.P. Bevering. One victim was...
  • Texas Church Shooter Stopped By Armed Citizen

    12/29/2019 2:22:42 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 53 replies ^ | December 29, 2019 | Luke McCoy -
    UPDATE: It is being reported that the armed citizen that shot the suspect is a former police officer. During Sunday morning mass this morning at West Freeway Church of Christ, in White Settlement, Texas, a man walked in with a shotgun and opened fire on its parishioners. Two people are reported dead and one injured.
  • Suspected shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola was Saudi national

    12/06/2019 12:07:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | Updated Dec. 6, 2019, 12:38 PM CST | Elisha Fieldstadt, Pete Williams
    The suspected gunman who killed three people and injured several others at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday morning was a Saudi national, according to law enforcement sources. Sources identified the shooter, who was killed in the incident, as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. The FBI was the lead agency in charge of the investigation as of Friday afternoon. Two Escambia County sheriff's deputies were on scene immediately after reports of a shots fired at about 6:50 a.m. local time. They were injured in an exchange of gunfire with the shooter, authorities said. One was shot in the arm and...
  • Oregon District shooter’s life was improving. So why did he turn violent?

    09/23/2019 8:18:16 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 15 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 9 September 2019 | Will Garbe
    Connor Betts’ life appeared to be improving in recent months. His drunken driving troubles were behind him. He’d passed the basic math classes that stymied his earlier college attempts. He went to counseling and registered for classes for the upcoming fall semester at Sinclair. But in April, the Oregon District gunman started taking steps toward what would end on Aug. 4 with the death of nine other people, including his sister, as well as himself. He bought a pistol. To keep his parents in the dark, federal authorities allege he enlisted an unwitting friend to acquire body armor, the upper...
  • Seth Ator, 36, reportedly identified as Texas shooter

    09/01/2019 1:05:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2019 | 2:57pm | Updated | Aaron Feis
    The assault rifle-toting madman who killed seven people and wounded more than 20 others in a roving Texas spree was identified Sunday as Seth Ator. Ator, a 36-year-old resident of Odessa, Texas, was first named as the assailant by CBS News, citing law-enforcement sources.When his gold Toyota pick-up truck was pulled over for a minor signaling infraction along a stretch of I-20 near Midland, Texas, on Saturday, Ator blasted approaching state troopers, seriously wounding one, authorities have said.He then peeled off, firing indiscriminately with his AR-style rifle out of the truck as he floored it towards Odessa, authorities said.Along the...
  • 3 Officers Reportedly Shot in Midland-Odessa Shooting Incident, Suspect Dead

    08/31/2019 4:08:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2019 | BOB PRICE and LANA SHADWICK
    Local media outlets report multiple shooting victims in an active shooter situation in the Midland-Odessa region of West Texas. UPDATE 6:00 p.m.:  Press Conference with Odessa Police Department.  The situation began when a DPS trooper pulled over a vehicle. The driver reportedly shot the trooper and drove away firing oat multiple people. There were multiple scenes and multiple victims. The suspect then allegedly stole the mail truck and drove to The Cinergy movie theater complex. Police engaged the suspect and shot killed. At least 21 shooting victims and five people dead, the Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said.The suspect is...
  • North Carolina student arrested with guns in dorm was planning mass shooting

    08/31/2019 3:33:41 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 28, 2019 | Karma Allen
    Police arrested a North Carolina university student who admitted to planning a mass shooting at his school, authorities said Wednesday. Officers charged Paul Steber, a 19-year-old freshman at High Point University in North Carolina, with two felony counts of having a gun on campus and an additional count for making threats of mass violence on Tuesday after a classmate reported him, police said. Steber allegedly had ammunition and two firearms -- a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol and a double-barrel, 12-gauge shotgun -- in his dorm room when he was arrested. Authorities said he dose not appear to have any criminal...
  • Dayton Shooter Connor Betts may be antifa's first mass killer

    08/09/2019 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Stepan12 · 36 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 9, 2019 | Andy Ngo
    Over the weekend, America suffered two mass shootings within hours of one another, in El Paso<, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. These followed another mass shooting in Gilroy, Calif., a week earlier. The alleged perpetrators of the attacks were young, “lone-wolf” gunmen. All three carried out carnage against innocents using high-power rifles. All told, Santino ­Legan (Gilroy), Patrick Crusius (El Paso) and Connor Betts (Dayton) killed 34 people and injured dozens more.While the attacks are similar, the response from liberals and leftists has been anything but.Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders succinctly condemned white nationalism...
  • Exclusive: El Paso suspect's mother called police concerned about gun

    08/07/2019 7:56:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 70 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/7/20190 | Scott Glover and Majlie de Puy Kamp
    (CNN)The El Paso shooting suspect's mother called the Allen, Texas, Police Department weeks before the shooting because she was concerned about her son owning an "AK" type firearm, lawyers for the family confirmed to CNN. The mother contacted police because she was worried about her son owning the weapon given his age, maturity level and lack of experience handling such a firearm, attorneys Chris Ayres and R. Jack Ayres said. During the call, the mother was transferred to a public safety officer who told her that -- based on her description of the situation -- her son, 21, was legally...
  • BREAKING: Reports of an Active Shooter at USA Today Building in Virginia

    08/07/2019 9:52:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 107 replies
    According to the Fairfax County Police Department, there is “a man with weapon” at the USA Today office in McLean, VA. They are advising the public to “avoid the area.” Please check here for continued updates.
  • Alleged Text of the Alleged Manifesto of El Paso Walmart Shooter

    08/06/2019 12:16:00 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 46 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Perhaps 3 August 2019 | Who Knows Attibuted to El Paso Walmart Shooter
    Pulled from the Drudge Report website The alleged manifesto attributed (perhaps not accurately) to the El Paso Walmart shooter. ------ [who typed this title? ] WALMART SHOOTER MANIFESTO Sat Aug 03 2019 22:31:51 ET ------ [suspect it really begins here from the writer] The Inconvenient Truth About Me In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigator s, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an in vasion. Some people will think this statement is...
  • Dayton shooter appeared to have leftist Twitter feed (on CNN)

    08/05/2019 11:21:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 5, 3019 | Paul P. Murphy, Konstantin Toropin, Drew Griffin and Scott Bronstein
    A Twitter account that appears to belong to Dayton mass shooter Connor Betts retweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts, as well as tweets supporting Antifa, or anti-fascist, protesters. The most recent tweet on the @iamthespookster account was on August 3, the day of the shooting, when he retweeted a post saying, "Millenials have a message for the Joe Biden generation: hurry up and die." He also retweeted messages supporting Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The user's Twitter bio reads: "he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / I'm going to hell and I'm not coming back." One tweet...
  • About the El Paso shooter..

    08/05/2019 2:52:17 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 28 replies
    Just a thought, but has anyone noticed that in every picture of this guy, he doesn't seem to be carrying much - if any - backup ammo? I own a 7.62x39 rifle, and those ammo magazines are big and bulky. They are MUCH bigger and heavier than 5.56/.223 rounds. And, he supposedly fired HOW MANY ROUNDS?
  • Dayton Shooter Reportedly Suspended From High School for Writing “Hit List” on Wall

    08/04/2019 8:22:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    slate ^ | 8/4/2019 | Daniel Politi
    Connor Betts, a 24-year-old from Bellbrook, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, has been identified as the gunman who opened fire early Sunday morning in the heart of a Dayton nightlife district and killed nine people, including his 22-year-old sister, Megan. Betts was killed by police shortly after the shooting began. When authorities in Ohio confirmed the identity of the shooter, some who went to high school with him were not surprised. A former classmate, for example, said she quickly thought of Betts as soon as she heard about the shooting. Why? He was reportedly suspended for causing a lockdown after...
  • In Dayton, authorities search for a motive in shooting that left 9 dead

    08/04/2019 8:10:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    WAPO ^ | 8/4/2019 | kevin williams
    DAYTON, Ohio — In the hours before the mass shooting, Connor and Megan Betts, brother and sister, drove together in the family’s 2007 Corolla to visit this city’s historic Oregon District, an area alive on a summer night with restaurants, bars and nightlife. Then, police said, they separated. It is not clear what the woman, 22, did at that point. But her brother, 24, donned a mask, body armor and ear protection. Wielding an “AR-15-like” weapon with magazines containing 100 rounds, he set out on a street rampage that, while it lasted only about 30 seconds, claimed the lives of...
  • White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed.

    08/04/2019 12:33:30 PM PDT · by miami33 · 119 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/4/2019 | Ivanka Trump
    As our nation mourns the senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and prays for the victims and their loved ones, we must also raise our voices in rejection of these heinous and cowardly acts of hate, terror and violence.... White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed.
  • The El Paso Shooter Admits He Is A Progressive Leftist

    08/04/2019 8:51:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    America First ^ | 08/04/19
    It should come as no surprise that the FakeNews Industrial Complex has already pounced on the latest mass shooting for political purposes. Already there has been a flurry of cries from pundits and presidential candidates alike insisting that this shooting was somehow caused by President Trump and his rhetoric, and that this is allegedly further proof that our President is stoking racial division. But once again, the media is ignoring an inconvenient little thing called the Truth. First, the shooter expresses his disdain for both major parties; he decries the Democrats’ open-borders policies while also declaring that “the Republican Party...
  • At Least 9 Dead, 16 Injured In Mass Shooting In Downtown Dayton, Ohio: Police

    08/04/2019 2:23:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 295 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 08/04/19
    At least nine people are dead and more than a dozen wounded after someone opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, according to police. In addition, the suspected shooter was shot and killed by responding officers. Police said they are only aware of one shooter. Authorities responded quickly to the shooting, first reported at 1 a.m., and said police are regularly present in the crowded district popular with tourists and locals. Miami Valley Hospital spokesperson Terrea Little told ABC News that they have received 16 victims from the shooting in the Oregon District. She did not provide further information on their...