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Two Killed in Las Vegas Shootout

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Posted on Jan 4, 2010
Las Vegas shootout

Early Monday morning, an as-yet-unidentified gunman was killed in a shootout after he opened fire in a Las Vegas federal building, killing a security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal. The Associated Press posted this report about the incident.

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By DBM, January 7, 2010 at 12:40 am Link to this comment

“write” those words ... of course!

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By DBM, January 7, 2010 at 12:27 am Link to this comment

Not to get into a religious argument but ...

“if every citizen was packing”

I’ve lived in the U.S. where lots of people are “packing” and I’ve lived in a number of other places where tools of violence are not considered an inalienable right.  Trust me, the restriction on personal freedom is a small price to pay.  It galls to right those words but it’s true.

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By DieDaily, January 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm Link to this comment

You got it. We’ll all be through a scanner darkly so on enough. Never mind the state ceasing it’s practices of being total Nazis and forcing injustice after injustice down the throats of a desperate American populace that is close to the edge of snapping.

As usual if every citizen was packing, this kind of thing couldn’t ever happen. I don’t condone violence against the state. Even if I were tempted to, which I am not, I would reject it because it just builds the reactionary security apparatus up. I must say though, that at least the shooter avoided hurting civilians. At least it was purely militant-on-militant, so it could have been much worse.

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, January 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm Link to this comment
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So now we will have to submit to a full body scan to
enter the post office to mail a letter no doubt.

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