Another Nut With A Gun Goes On A Rampage

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, May 31, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    When are we going to pass a law that keeps these psychos from getting their hands on a gun and killing innocent people?
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Don't know what the investigation will find out, but these are usually love triangles!
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    That's the price to pay for living in a free country !
    On the other hand, if you want to legally grow your own pot (weed), you'll need to take a 2 day course .
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    What the hell does growing pot have to do with a cop shooting ???????
  5. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    There is no law that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Laws only affect law abiding people.
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Living in a free country ! That's what all of you "right for guns" activites, say, anyways.
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    He was a law-abiding citizen...until he started shooting.
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    huh????? you smoke pot too much, your brain is getting scrambled.........
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I don't actually touch that stuff ! I tried it 3 times in my entire life, and each of those times, it made me sick !
    Besides, a lot of companies have drug testing now, so I wouldn't even risk it, besides not even liking it.
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Yea, God forbid you do something stupid and lose a job.
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Re: So Now Wearing A White T-Shirt Is Racist!

    "Originally Posted by klein
    That's the price to pay to live in a free country, eh ? LOL

    Is that your low I.Q. one line answer to everything? Go play with your socialist weiner. "

    Apparently I was right.
  12. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    The shooter carried a gun for a living. The report doesn't say if it was his service weapon or a personal firearm used.
  13. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    No they dont have to test when you drink it in front of them:happy-very:
  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I hope your question is a rhetorical rather than literal one, and that you actually read the article that you are quoting;-------An off-duty county sheriff's deputy killed his ex-wife and shot a state trooper before he was wounded during a bloody Memorial Day rampage in Roanoke, Virginia.

    Whats really pathetic is the online poll in the article that asks whether or not off-duty police officers should be allowed to take their guns home with them. Really? So its "OK" to arm them when we need them to protect us, but the moment that they are off of the clock they should turn those icky guns back in so that we will all somehow be safer? Really?
  16. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Sober, how about another view of the issue.

    I agree to a degree that police officers should be able to carry their weapons home as sometime between when they are on the clock and home, there could be an instance where they could be needed in a police capacity in the off time. However, the extremely high suicide rate among police officers across this country is staggering.

    In addition, every year, there are many cases where off duty officers shoot a spouse, an ex spouse, an ex girlfriend because of some kind of domestic disturbance. Some could be a divorce, and some could be a simple case of cheating and these officers take matters into their own hands. In most cases, they also take their own lives.

    I think that making officers leave their service revolvers at work when they leave will diminish the cities liabilities if its used in a homocide by the officer, but I dont believe that it will help stop the overall problem as most police officers have additional guns at home that they could use as a replacement.

    The city could be sued if a "city issued weapon" is used in an "off duty" incident just as it would if a city owned vehicle was involved in an accident where death occurs. Making officers leave city issued weapons at the stations may make a difference but unlikely to end the emotional distress that causes this to happen in the first place.

    The service revolver is only a matter of convenience for an officer who would commit this kind of act.

    The real concern should be psychological monitoring for police officers each year to see if any concerns are on the horizon. Sort of like our old TLA's.

    Talk, Listen, Act. Maybe then, could a tragedy be avoided.

    Police suicides are common with every police, sheriff, highway patrol or troopers in every state of our union. This should be where our attention lies.

  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    People who are going to commit suicide are that way whether they are cops, dentists, farmers or teachers.
    When you are thinking that killing yourself is the only solution to a's probably before you even discover your career. IMO
  18. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Making cops leave their guns at work, will only invite more street thugs to kill .
  19. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Another ridiculous claim.

  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Do you really believe that thugs consider for a moment who might be and how many off-duty cops are on the streets at any given time?