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Man Kills Self In Front Of Children At Bellevue [WA] Gun-Safety Class
KOMOnews.com ^ | 14 March 2013 | Levi Pulkkinen

Posted on 03/14/2013 1:33:30 PM PDT by zeestephen

A man describing himself as a witness to the shooting said the dead man stood in front of more than a dozen people participating in the class and ended his life.

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Several children saw the shooting, which occurred at West Coast Armory’s indoor range at 13216 S.E. 32nd St. in Bellevue [metro Seattle].

According to the business website, the gun range offered an entry-level handgun course the day of the shooting.

Participants paid $75 for three hours of instruction meant to teach students how to load and use pistols and revolvers.

1 posted on 03/14/2013 1:33:30 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Hey man nice shot


2 posted on 03/14/2013 1:37:36 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: zeestephen

What an absolutely selfish ass. I feel for his family and the folks in that class.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 1:37:36 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: zeestephen

Well, at least the kids will know what a gun will do to you from first-hand experience.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 1:37:41 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: zeestephen

Guess he failed the course.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 1:37:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: frithguild

Jeremy spoke in class today.


6 posted on 03/14/2013 1:38:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: zeestephen

Very sad... what’s also sad is the gun-grabbing liberals are going to have a field day with it.


7 posted on 03/14/2013 1:38:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: SkyDancer
A man describing himself as a witness to the shooting said the dead man stood in front of more than a dozen people

I don't think I'd trust this witness...

8 posted on 03/14/2013 1:39:09 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: zeestephen

What is with people these days? It almost is seeming like they are acting like some kind of mindless zombies offing others then themselves. No explination. Crazy.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 1:39:15 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Baynative

For your Washington state ping list.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 1:39:42 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: MrB

Ya, don’t people usually fall down?


11 posted on 03/14/2013 1:40:04 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: zeestephen

Hey kids, don’t try this at home!


12 posted on 03/14/2013 1:40:25 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: zeestephen

Kind of reminiscent of the ‘cartoon’ with the ‘instructor’ for a team of prospective Suicide Bombers:

While standing there, with a back pack on and sticks of dynamite showing, he is holding the detonator device and says:

“Now Pay Attention!
I am only going to show you this once”.

The shooter in this case sure went out of his way to ‘prove a point’ and, like the one poster says, at least the kids could see up front what happens when you ‘point and pull’.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 1:43:07 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: ScottinVA

Yep - and will no doubt cause huge problems for one of the few decent indoor ranges in the area.


14 posted on 03/14/2013 1:43:40 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: zeestephen

The man is 50 year old Brian Perry.
There is one Brian Perry in Bellvue, WA who is an interior/exterior painter.


16 posted on 03/14/2013 1:44:11 PM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd

Dem or Pubbie?


17 posted on 03/14/2013 1:46:10 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: zeestephen

Okay kids, Don’t do as Brian just did.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 1:46:21 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Chickensoup

We’ll find out in the next election.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 1:46:44 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Evil.

Funny but evil.

Sad too.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 1:47:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup

This is the first one of these I’ve heard of in front of a class, but there’s been enough at ranges that rent guns, that many won’t rent to someone alone, they have to be with another person.


21 posted on 03/14/2013 1:49:24 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Bitsy

“What is with people these days? It almost is seeming like they are acting like some kind of mindless zombies offing others then themselves. No explanation.”

Many drug company commercials list “thoughts of suicide” as a side effect.

Think they’d sell product or stock if they listed side effects as “thoughts of ‘murder and’ suicide”?


22 posted on 03/14/2013 1:50:37 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: dfwgator

You beat me to it.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 1:50:42 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

This is the first one of these I’ve heard of in front of a class, but there’s been enough at ranges that rent guns, that many won’t rent to someone alone, they have to be with another person.

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On the assumption that one wouldn’t bring one’s friend to one’s suicide. I can see an angry man or woman bringing the spouse/friend just to get them back. Some people are just that crazy/mean/evil.


24 posted on 03/14/2013 1:52:21 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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25 posted on 03/14/2013 1:52:55 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Chickensoup

Don’t know.

I’m looking for the possibility that this man was some kind of gun grabbing nut who was trying to make a point.

Or maybe he was just disturbed (I know, same thing)


26 posted on 03/14/2013 1:53:00 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Chickensoup

Yes they are.


27 posted on 03/14/2013 1:53:28 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: martin_fierro

Another member of the Bud Dwyer fan club.


28 posted on 03/14/2013 1:54:27 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kidd

I’m looking for the possibility that this man was some kind of gun grabbing nut who was trying to make a point.
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It is something to consider. People world wide kill themselves to make a policial point.


29 posted on 03/14/2013 1:57:08 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: dfwgator

Nice Pearl Jam reference. :0)


30 posted on 03/14/2013 1:57:51 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: SkyDancer

Guess he failed the course.

Hope he paid in cash.


31 posted on 03/14/2013 1:58:01 PM PDT by bikerman ("A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it you wont need one again.)
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To: Bitsy

In the words of Charlie Manson,...”Used to be a time when crazy meant something. Now everybody’s crazy.” :)


32 posted on 03/14/2013 1:59:35 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: MrB

So, he was dead before he shot himself?........


33 posted on 03/14/2013 2:00:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: MrB
I don't think I'd trust this witness...

Okay...it took me a second to get that, well played!

34 posted on 03/14/2013 2:00:36 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Red Badger

I don’t blame the witness. I blame the “reporter”.


35 posted on 03/14/2013 2:01:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I blame the editor.......if there is one.......


36 posted on 03/14/2013 2:01:57 PM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: zeestephen

I would be willing to bet that he used a Range Rental Gun. If you would have had access to a gun, I think he might have committed this cowardly act prior to his training class. Probably in front of a crowd also. Would be interesting to know. I know that some employee’s of indoor ranges that are basically unsupervised get a little nervous when a questionable person with apparently NO or very little knowledge of what gun (caliber - ammo - eyes and ears) they want to rent for their paper poking. Also, I have been told by these peeps that along with these attributes, they really work up a sweat when this type of gun renter says that a;though he doesn’t own a gun, he brought his own target.


37 posted on 03/14/2013 2:02:49 PM PDT by Chance Hart
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To: Chickensoup

He might have been a DEA agent.


38 posted on 03/14/2013 2:05:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Another member of the Bud Dwyer fan club.

HA! I was wondering when the "hold ma beer" comment would show up!

39 posted on 03/14/2013 2:07:45 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: zeestephen

Another arrogant self killing in front of a group, so he’ll go out in glory, in the newspaper and on tv. Whata stupid individual.


40 posted on 03/14/2013 2:12:32 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: kidd
I was thinking he was both. Very similar to these mass shooting killers. They're suicidal and then they get a brilliant idea of how to make it a big statement. The only thing it proves is that sick people make sick decisions.
41 posted on 03/14/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: zeestephen; All
Everyone remember the video of the cop that accidentally shot himself while teaching a classroom of school children about gun safety?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am-Qdx6vky0

42 posted on 03/14/2013 2:15:51 PM PDT by fso301
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Have never had any sympathy for someone to off themselves, much less force others to witness it.

Don't care what their circumstance was, they were petty selfish asses who abused those who cared for them for the rest of their lives.

As Ken Hamlin used to do the toilet flush audio when a scumbag was executed, Good riddance.

43 posted on 03/14/2013 2:17:45 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Chance Hart

He didn’t want to wait the 2 weeks or perhaps wouldn’t have passed the background check. There’s more to this story.


44 posted on 03/14/2013 2:18:06 PM PDT by bgill
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To: X-spurt

My sympathies lie with those, through no fault of their own, who had to witness that.


45 posted on 03/14/2013 2:18:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Chickensoup

DEA agent?


46 posted on 03/14/2013 2:20:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: bikerman

no refunds.

always wear your eye protection.


47 posted on 03/14/2013 2:25:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: martin_fierro

Is that clip for real, or is it part of some comedy?


48 posted on 03/14/2013 2:26:59 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: kidd
There is one Brian Perry in Bellvue, WA who is an interior/exterior painter.

Paint fumes can really fry your brain.

49 posted on 03/14/2013 3:12:57 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: X-spurt

I couldn’t agree more with you!

My late wife battled mightily for 11 years to beat back the tumors that would grow around her brain stem. The doctors would operate, radiate and 18 months later we did the whole routine again. Each operation did more collateral damage so her quality of life towards the end really sucked.

Then you have asshats like this guy that off’s himself in front of people. No sympathy, none, zero, nada.


50 posted on 03/14/2013 3:26:22 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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