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Gunfire kills 2, wounds 4 at Pennsylvania town hall
CNN ^ | August 5, 2013

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: crime; guns; pashooting; pennsylvania; saylorsburg; townhall; townshipbuilding

... and the clamor from the Libtard Left turns up to fever pitch again in three ... two ... one ... NOW!

1 posted on 08/05/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Society is coming unglued.


2 posted on 08/05/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Zakeet
 photo citizensturnoveryourwapons.png
3 posted on 08/05/2013 6:47:17 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: mylife

Unglued waiting for 0bama to be gone.

We’ll put this place back together.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 6:47:25 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Zakeet
I think this guy is being sarcastic. Interesting replies in comment section:

"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."

5 posted on 08/05/2013 6:51:31 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Zakeet

Le Falonius, is that you?

Mohammed, is that you?

Bubba, is that you?


6 posted on 08/05/2013 6:52:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: dynachrome
Only then will America be truly free.

LOL
7 posted on 08/05/2013 6:56:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dynachrome
"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."

I Think that's what Hitler said when he took all the guns as well, AND they all lived happily ever after.

8 posted on 08/05/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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To: P.O.E.; carriage_hill; Daveinyork; Nextrush

PA ping.


9 posted on 08/05/2013 7:05:41 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: Zakeet; marktwain
...per lehighvalleylive.com

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.

10 posted on 08/05/2013 7:14:26 PM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: lightman

The 2012 election results for Monroe County:

Obama 33,431
Romney 25,100

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.


11 posted on 08/05/2013 7:14:51 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: bkaycee

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.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 7:16:01 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Nextrush

3 Monroe county commissioners total

2 Republican
1 democrat


13 posted on 08/05/2013 7:19:09 PM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: moovova

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.


14 posted on 08/05/2013 7:19:20 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: moovova
Also...

"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."

15 posted on 08/05/2013 7:20:44 PM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: moovova

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.


16 posted on 08/05/2013 7:21:42 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush

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.


17 posted on 08/05/2013 7:22:40 PM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: Nextrush

You’re right...

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


18 posted on 08/05/2013 7:27:03 PM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: lightman

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:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/05/2-killed-3-injured-in-shooting-at-pennsylvania-municipal-building/?test=latestnews


19 posted on 08/05/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.i)
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To: Zakeet

Like Barry and the ‘RATS would say, “Just a little workplace violence”. Kind of like Fort Hood.


20 posted on 08/05/2013 7:40:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: carriage_hill

“He said he heard automatic gunfire.”

Where all these people getting these machine guns?


21 posted on 08/05/2013 7:44:36 PM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: Zakeet

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.


22 posted on 08/05/2013 7:50:54 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: moovova

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:

http://www.slidefirestock.com/?gclid=CIWUjYfv57gCFQya4AodCzQA5g

&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufmPQfB1k9A


23 posted on 08/05/2013 8:29:06 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.i)
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To: mylife

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.


24 posted on 08/05/2013 8:29:36 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Zakeet

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.....


25 posted on 08/05/2013 9:03:04 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: lightman; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ...
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

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).

26 posted on 08/06/2013 5:57:12 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Zakeet
3 dead, 4 wounded in shooting at Ross Township municipal building

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.

27 posted on 08/06/2013 6:01:14 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: bkaycee

“..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.


28 posted on 08/06/2013 8:53:34 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: P.O.E.

“...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”???


29 posted on 08/06/2013 9:12:00 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Zakeet

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."

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130806/NEWS/308060316

30 posted on 08/06/2013 1:58:12 PM PDT by Errant
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To: NFHale
More info at this thread.
31 posted on 08/07/2013 6:27:39 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.; All

Check this out:

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2013/08/collectivist-and-cognitively-dissonant.html


32 posted on 08/07/2013 9:22:30 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

On his Facebook page, Newell said he voted for President Barack Obama but was upset with his administration, citing the President’s 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:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57597207-504083/pennsylvania-municipal-shooting-update-rockne-newell-suspected-gunman-tried-firing-more-shots-authorities-say


33 posted on 08/07/2013 9:31:21 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Interesting, isn’t it?

So he’s a gun guy, yet not... he’s an Obama guy, yet not...


34 posted on 08/07/2013 9:36:36 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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