Skip to comments.Gunfire kills 2, wounds 4 at Pennsylvania town hall
Posted on 08/05/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT by Zakeet
Two people were killed and four were wounded in a shooting at a town supervisor's meeting in eastern Pennsylvania, a county official reported Monday.
The shooting broke out shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET at the Ross Township building in Saylorsburg, about 75 miles north of Philadelphia, Monroe County Emergency Management Director Guy Miller told CNN. A suspected gunman was in custody, and the wounded were being taken to various hospitals nearby, he said.
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... and the clamor from the Libtard Left turns up to fever pitch again in three ... two ... one ... NOW!
Society is coming unglued.
Unglued waiting for 0bama to be gone.
We’ll put this place back together.
"Ronald Gayman > Scott 23 minutes ago − There really is a simple solution to the gun violence. A complete, universal, nationwide ban on all guns, a massive rounding up of all existing guns on the municipal level, and harsh, mandatory sentences for anyone possessing a firearm. Only then will America be truly free."
Le Falonius, is that you?
Mohammed, is that you?
Bubba, is that you?
I Think that's what Hitler said when he took all the guns as well, AND they all lived happily ever after.
The Pocono Record said one of its reporters was in the township building and a gunman armed with a pistol with a scope shot through a wall into the meeting. An account from the reporter, Chris Reber, said a township official attacked the shooter and shot him with his own weapon.
The 2012 election results for Monroe County:
The results were even more lopsided in 2008.
Lots of New York and New Jersey folks spilling over, also the influence of East Stroudsburg University and its concentrated liberal vote.
Don’t know if there is a “political connection” to tonight’s tragedy, but this is the political lay of the land.
He’s probably one of Vallerie Jarrett’s OFA flying monkeys. Only a sociopath could seriously propose such a thing with such conviction. A normal person would consider what the consequences would be if they were wrong, and not want that on their conscience.
3 Monroe county commissioners total
The Second Amendment appears to have been in action tonight which means this story will probably go away pretty quickly and not be a big national story.
"He continued, I was the only person who crawled out. Everyone got behind a table. Some of the supervisors were over on the side throwing up," according to the website."
It takes time for a national office trend to work its way downwards into state and local offices.
Reagan won big in the South in the 1980’s and only now has that solidified into GOP control of almost all state legislatures.
Not sure if “his own weapon” means defender brought his own or he took the shooter’s weapon. Either way, the defender did a good thing.
County commissioners[edit source]
John Moyer, Chairman, Republican
Charles Garris, Republican
Suzanne McCool, Democratic
Other county offices[edit source]
Controller, Marlo Merhige, Republican
Coroner, Robert Allen
Jury Commissioner, Pam Bisbing, Republican
District Attorney, E. David Christine, Jr., Republican
Prothonotary, George Warden, Republican
Recorder of Deeds/Register of Wills, Helen Diecidue, Republican
Sheriff, Todd Martin, Republican
Treasurer, Claudette Seager, Democratic
The initial reports I heard were that he fired .223s into the bldg from outside.
Have you heard any updates on wounded or shooter?
Just found this:
Like Barry and the ‘RATS would say, “Just a little workplace violence”. Kind of like Fort Hood.
“He said he heard automatic gunfire.”
Where all these people getting these machine guns?
If it follows the normal pattern, the shooter will be some local whack-job that everyone knew should have been locked up a long time ago, and nobody will be able to give you a good explanation of why he wasn’t.
I have some very choice Class III Firearms - full-auto, select-fire, suppressed - purchased 2001-2006, and the background checks were only 2-3mos, and appropriate $200 tax stamps.
I’d imagine I could pretty easily get ahold of just about any weapon with or without Background & Tax Stamps routine; being very careful in the process, under the radar. Happens all the time.
Doesn’t say if he’d purchased/owned legally.
Then again, it could be perfectly over-the-counter “Bump-Slide Fire Stock” enabled:
hold your thoughts on this til we find what happened.
Did he feel threatened or was he screwed over somehow that predecated his actions?
Society in my area seems about the same. It is gub mint in EVERY aspect that has gone insane.
Had time to empty his “long gun” into the building, then return to his car for a pistol - wouldn’t have happened had someone been carrying in the building to begin with.....
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Thanks lightman for the heads up
Apparently the township was seizing his property because of all the junk he'd accumulated. (Cited as a public health and safety hazard).
Hoke said Newell has been removed from his home Thursday because of issues related to the lack of sewer service on the property. There was nothing on the agenda of the supervisors meeting related to his property.
Hoke noted that Newell had arrived at the meeting in a car with Texas license plates. Police were also working to obtain a warrant to search the car and obtain the rifle allegedly used in the shooting.
The handgun that Newell allegedly used was recovered from the scene by police.
For more than a decade, Newell has been in a dispute with the township over the property, which was littered with cast-off building parts, junk cars and other debris. Newell said in an interview at the time the items were like a museum collection.
Court records show the township obtained an $8,000 judgment against Newell in district court. The nature of the township's lawsuit against Newell is unclear in court records.
“..a massive rounding up of all existing guns on the municipal level, and harsh, mandatory sentences for anyone possessing a firearm. ...”
Clearly this retard needs to understand one thing:
If that happens, all bets are OFF and it’s open season on him and those that support stripping away our rights.
He needs to look in the mirror and ask himself if he’s that brave - AND that stupid.
“...For more than a decade, Newell has been in a dispute with the township over the property, ...”
Just Curious....did the Township own the property, or did Newell own the property - as in “private property”???
In a previous article, Newell said he couldn't afford septic hookup fees.
"If I lose this property, I have nowhere else to go," Newell told the Pocono Record in June. "What they're doing to me, what they've been doing to me for so long, it's wrong."
Check this out:
On his Facebook page, Newell said he voted for President Barack Obama but was upset with his administration, citing the Presidents failure to close down Guantanamo Bay and the continuing federal crack down on medical marijuana. He also posted an image on his page in support of the Second Amendment, along with a lengthy note opposing gun control. From your link:
On his Twitter page, he tweeted in support of a petition to eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them.
In a comment at Mother Jones last year, Newell wrote: if you bring an AR15 to a public meeting & parade around with it you should go to jail I believe in the second amendment, but there is a difference between the second amendment & terrorizing people!
A little more info and links to local media:
Interesting, isn’t it?
So he’s a gun guy, yet not... he’s an Obama guy, yet not...