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Shots fired at Virginia Tech (AP: 33 dead, 15 wounded) ^

Posted on 04/16/2007 7:14:16 AM PDT by LexHoskin

Gunman on Campus; Stay inside your building, away from windows; Shooting incident at West Ambler Johnston Hall

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; rkba; secondamendment; selfdefense; vatech; virginiatech
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To: Cindy

32 confirmed dead by NBC feed room account, 3 in critical condition at Roanoke Carilion hospital.

1,781 posted on 04/16/2007 1:21:59 PM PDT by meg88
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To: Miss Marple

LOLOLOL>...Katie and Hillary BOTH just feel like they have to get their fat faces into everything.

I am surprised Hillary didn’t leave her meeting with the Rutgers basketball team to go to this...

1,782 posted on 04/16/2007 1:22:03 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: DCPatriot

think about columbine though....those kids didn’t have a middle east connection. if it isn’t terror, and i don’t think it was, this guy has probably had a huge chip on his shoulder for a long time. all it took was someone to set off the final explosion and he took it out on everyone. it is so tragic.

maybe the reason why they are waiting to ID him is to finish the process of notifying his family, etc.

1,783 posted on 04/16/2007 1:22:13 PM PDT by applpie
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To: Lurking in Kansas
Don’t forget:

The American Revolution (Started with Paul Revere's Ride: April 18-19 April 1775)

The Bosnian War began in the first days of April, 1992 The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (April 18, 1906)

Chernobyl nuclear accident (April 26, 1986)

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots after the Rodney King verdict (April 29, 1992)

Yep. I became ominously aware that April was a bad month several years ago.

1,784 posted on 04/16/2007 1:22:16 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: the OlLine Rebel
What’s wrong with a gated, secure, campus entrance? Might be good ideas. To help mitigate the lack of student weapons.

You MIGHT be able to do that at a very small school that isn't actually inside a town. But at Virginia Tech, for example, the campus is 2600 acres, with over 25,000 undergrads and thousands more grad students, faculty, and staff. It sprawls over a huge area, right up against downtown Blacksburg on one side and out into open country on the other. Important streets and highways (including US 460, the main highway that connects Blacksburg to Interstate 81) run adjacent to or through campus. There's no way you can secure that without turning it into either a prison or an Army base.


1,785 posted on 04/16/2007 1:22:41 PM PDT by Moose4 (What's the difference between Mike Nifong and toast? Right about now, nothing.)
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To: toldyou
I just heard on Fox that "the gunman lined them up."

Copycat of the Amish massacre?

1,786 posted on 04/16/2007 1:22:54 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: AliVeritas
"What a coincidence, The Islamic Student Assembly at Virginia Tech site is down as well."

Not only did I get through, but sure enough, the first listed article that mentions women is waaaay down at #8, and not-at-all-ironically titled "Women in Islam, A brief article".

1,787 posted on 04/16/2007 1:23:00 PM PDT by StAnDeliver
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To: Txsleuth

She cancelled the Rutgers meeting due to bad weather in NJ

1,788 posted on 04/16/2007 1:23:12 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: MrCFdovnh

Now *that’s* funny!!!!!

1,789 posted on 04/16/2007 1:23:18 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Little Bill
This girl friend thing is bothering me. Most guy's who off their girl friends, do them and then themselves.

True, but it's not a ridiculous sequence of events given the timeline. There was a two hour gap between the dorm shootings and the classroom shootings. I suspect he went home during that time. Not hard to imagine the following:

1. Boyfriend gets angry at girlfriend for whatever reason, shoots and kills her.

2. Rushes out of the dorm, shooting at those who come to investigate.

3. Gets away before police arrive. He did not barricade himself at this time.

4. Goes home and, angry and thinking his life is over, grabs his guns and ammo and heads back to the classrooms, to go out in a blaze of glory.

1,790 posted on 04/16/2007 1:23:22 PM PDT by Toskrin (It didn't seem nostalgic when I was doing it)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
Yep. I became ominously aware that April was a bad month several years ago.

Yep, right when I had to file my first tax return.

1,791 posted on 04/16/2007 1:23:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Cindy

Thanks are GOOD.

1,792 posted on 04/16/2007 1:23:35 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: Velveeta

More likely they’ve all been told NOT to ask the right questions.


1,793 posted on 04/16/2007 1:23:50 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: highball

Precisely. There is way more going on here.

1,794 posted on 04/16/2007 1:24:33 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman
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To: Lurking in Kansas

“Wars that started/ended in April include:”

Isn’t that why the month before is called March?

1,795 posted on 04/16/2007 1:24:51 PM PDT by vipervomit (Some days you're the dog........some days you're the hydrant!)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

Life gets curiouser and curiouser . . .

in increasingly dreadful and predictable ways . . .

Almost on schedule.

or is that . . . on schedule.

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To: Mo1
Mo1 wrote: grrrr Bill Salmen = Bill Salmon

do you mean Bill Sammon by any chance?

1,797 posted on 04/16/2007 1:26:11 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: redgolum
"This isn’t just a random kid upset that his girlfriend was cheating on him."

So very true. I'm guessing he easily shot twice as many rounds as targets hit. A kid his age away at college just doesn't typically have that kind of hardware just laying around the house, so to speak. I'd say this required several days of preparation and cold calculated planning. He had to have bought several boxes of ammunition, I hadn't heard that he was wearing a vest, but he would have had to have purchased that too. In Blacksburg VA you don't just run out to the NRV Mall and pick up a vest. He had to buy several magazines to have loaded up for the attack, and I wonder where/how he got the weapons. This entire thing has premeditation written all over it.

1,798 posted on 04/16/2007 1:26:50 PM PDT by KoRn (FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Yes, I did but it was on a radio station as I ran up on an errand. When they came back from an advert, “Trey” was gone and some other kid was on. They didn’t reconnect with “Trey.”

I thought it may have been because the kid was doing non-stop interviews around the country.

1,799 posted on 04/16/2007 1:27:22 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Dead Ráibéad)
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To: Quix

DC Channel 4 (NBC) said this just in... police have not ID’d the shooter, are having difficulty, can’t get fingerprints (that’s what the head said, but I think he meant no prints on file anywhere), had no ID on himself, and was not carrying a cellphone.

1,800 posted on 04/16/2007 1:27:45 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (BS: Now THAT'S Activism, baby !!)
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