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Friday, February 15, 2019

Six people, including a gunman, died in a mass shooting at a manufacturing firm Friday afternoon, and five officers were struck by gunfire, officials said. Authorities confirmed the shooter, Gary Martin, 45, was killed in a shootout with police. Police believe he was an employee at Henry Pratt Co. in the industrial park in the Chicago suburb, and said they did not know the motive.

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Obligatory: Thoughts and prayers go out to all involved.

That is all.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-02-15 07:30 PM | Reply

Who posted the image of our troops in Iraq/Afghanistan to this thread?

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-02-15 08:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Every single time I see these turds dressed like soldiers I laugh. They walk around like they're Delta Force dressed in camouflage or some desert color and I live in Westrn New York.
They all have the take home Tahoe or Suburban too. You know, cuz they're tough looking and stuff.
Go enlist, play tough guy overseas, where everyone is armed.

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-15 09:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Tony already said, "thoughts and prayers."

What else do you want?

End thread.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-15 09:14 PM | Reply

And the shooter, Gary Martin, was neither an illegal immigrant nor an Islamic terrorist, just a really angry American with a gun and a history of violent criminal behavior (convicted of stabbing a women in Mississippi), which a background check would have turned-up.

OCU

#5 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-02-15 10:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And the shooter, Gary Martin, was neither an illegal immigrant nor an Islamic terrorist, just a really angry American with a gun and a history of violent criminal behavior (convicted of stabbing a women in Mississippi), which a background check would have turned-up.

Did he buy the weapon legally?

One illegal immigrant murderer is one to many?

Yes OR no?

#3 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE
Most are probably ex military ...

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-15 11:20 PM | Reply

How about one native born white person murderer? Should we demand immediate imprisonment of all white people? Why not they do it at higher rates

#7 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-02-15 11:52 PM | Reply

And the shooter, Gary Martin, was neither an illegal immigrant nor an Islamic terrorist, just a really angry American with a gun and a history of violent criminal behavior (convicted of stabbing a women in Mississippi), which a background check would have turned-up.

#5 | Posted by OCUser

38 mass shootings so far in 2019. 59 dead, 133 injured.

WTG, NRA and people opposed to common sense measures like universal background checks!

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-16 06:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-16 06:49 AM | Reply

This is the REAL national emergency in the country. We kill way more of our own then any illegals do.

#10 | Posted by rukiddin at 2019-02-16 08:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One illegal immigrant murderer is one to many?
Yes OR no?

#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

One murder is too many.

Is one mass shooting too many?

Is one mass shooting of children, at a school, too many?

Yes OR no?

How many dead innocent children do you find acceptable?

#11 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-02-16 08:47 AM | Reply

And why do you think murders by white guys are OK?

Why do you think a murder by a US citizen is not a problem, but get all up in arms when it is done by an illegal?

#12 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-02-16 08:53 AM | Reply

Um, the picture I am looking at on National news shows the shooter was an angry black man, HATT.

#13 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-16 09:12 AM | Reply

No number of innocent dead Americans is too many for gun fetishists to accept any limits on their hobby.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-16 09:21 AM | Reply

Like honestly, if ten thousand gun owners up and decided to murder a million Americans tomorrow, rightwingers would still be clutching their bastardized reading of the 2nd Amendment and fighting against even reasonable restrictions on guns. So why even have this discussion? Packing the SC is the only solution.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-16 09:24 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Um, the picture I am looking at on National news shows the shooter was an angry black man, HATT.

#13 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Is the picture yelling and throwing ---- or do "they" all look angry to you?

#16 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-16 09:32 AM | Reply

"And the shooter, Gary Martin, was neither an illegal immigrant nor an Islamic terrorist, just a really angry American with a gun and a history of violent criminal behavior (convicted of stabbing a women in Mississippi), which a background check would have turned-up."

And nobody in the pro-gun crowd thinks he deserved to have his guns taken away because of that.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-16 11:34 AM | Reply

#16 See #17.

#18 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-02-16 11:42 AM | Reply

The guy on the right has a great special forces mustache.

#19 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-02-16 11:42 AM | Reply

#16 See #17.

#18 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

#17 has nothing to do with you posting that you think "they" all look angry.

#20 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-16 11:59 AM | Reply

Wondered why this shooting thread was so quiet compared to most others. Dude isn't white, nor a legal firearm owner.

It's like you have lower expectations for a portion of the population.

They know not what they do, right? No need for hatred towards the shooter here.

#21 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:07 PM | Reply

Wondered why this shooting thread was so quiet compared to most others.

Because people have grown desensitized to mass shooting. After everyone occurs, nothing changes. They're happening nearly daily.

Dude isn't white, nor a legal firearm owner.

Or a Muslim, or an illegal immigrant.

Therefore. The story dead.

Like the victims of the shooting

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-16 02:12 PM | Reply

*wasn't

#23 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:12 PM | Reply

Why do you think a murder by a US citizen is not a problem, but get all up in arms when it is done by an illegal?

Because ANDREAMACKRIS is a xenophobe with an agenda.

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-16 02:13 PM | Reply

Yep. Just like that little girl a month or so ago. Got a lot of traction when it was a white suspect. Died pretty quick when it was blacks.

We all need to be accountable to the same standards with regards to violence, and stop allowing this "cultural handicap" to assuage our white guilt.

#25 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:15 PM | Reply

#22

Wrong on the first count. We have plenty of sensitization to attacks by wypipo. This is the "cultural handicap" white liberals apply to blacks.

#26 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:19 PM | Reply

To clarify, I am talking about outrage on the left specifically, since i dont think the right's outrage is even worth addressing here.

#27 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:21 PM | Reply

We have plenty of sensitization to attacks by wypipo

There were 38 mass shootings so far in 2019. 59 dead, 133 injured.

Can you tell me which was sensationalized?

This one is getting (some) attention because cops were shot.

Otherwise. You wouldn't be hearing about this one either.

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-16 02:25 PM | Reply

The ones with politically motivated right-wing young males tend to be sensationalized by us on the left. We tend to shrug at gang violence of color.

I am positing that a more beneficial all around to maintain the same outrage and sensationalism about all of them across the board. To reduce sensitization.

#29 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:37 PM | Reply

Examples, off the top of my head,

Columbine
Adam Lanza
Parkland
Aurora batman theatre shooting
Cali shooting a month ago where a little girl got killed by a random white guy...until the suspects were black
Las Vegas country concert

#30 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:40 PM | Reply

*not all political, but all white -----

#31 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:41 PM | Reply

*not just hang violence of color, I meant "violence of color".

Friggin no edit funtion...

#32 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-16 02:49 PM | Reply

Columbine
Adam Lanza
Parkland
Aurora batman theatre shooting
Cali shooting a month ago where a little girl got killed by a random white guy...until the suspects were black
Las Vegas country concert

#30 | POSTED BY OTTODOG AT

Columbine was the first major school shooting. How many years ago did it happen?

How many 2nd graders heads got opened up by Adam Lanza? It was kind of a big story, only of you don't think it was a hoax though..

Oh, and if you believe it happened it was in 2012.

The Aurora movie theater shooting was also in 2012. That guy fired roughly 100 rounds at total strangers.

No big though, right?

The Vegas shooting was around a year and a half ago. The guy fired over 1000 rounds also at total strangers.

You're right though. I guess nothing stands out about any of those...

#33 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-16 03:02 PM | Reply

Latest news:

Shooter in Aurora, Illinois, manufacturing plant wasn't legally allowed to own gun

Police are investigating why Martin never relinquished his firearm after it was discovered he had an aggravated assault felony on his record.

www.nbcnews.com

OCU

#34 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-02-16 03:05 PM | Reply

They were all only reported on because white guys are an oppressed minority..

#35 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-16 03:05 PM | Reply

If we re-label mass shootings as post-natal abortions, Catholic jerkwards and Republican ------- would go nuts and demand an end to them.

#36 | Posted by TylerDurden at 2019-02-16 04:00 PM | Reply

Illinois factory gunman obtained firearm permit despite felony conviction
www.reuters.com

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-17 12:04 AM | Reply

"Martin's 1995 conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi, which reportedly involved the bludgeoning and stabbing of a girlfriend, "would not necessarily have shown up on a criminal background check conducted for the FOID card."

Nothing can be done.
Thoughts and prayers.

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-17 12:06 AM | Reply

Not an oppressed minority at all. The majority who wants to take credit for all the blame so that we feel better. about

#39 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-17 05:03 AM | Reply

Ourselves... Bam.

#40 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-02-17 05:04 AM | Reply

So once again laws in place to prevent this were not enforced by govt officials and he had a gun. So more laws to be enforced by govt officials is the answer?
I'm almost starting to believe the false flag scenerio.

#41 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2019-02-17 12:47 PM | Reply

Is the gun ok?

~Right wing filth~

#42 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-17 10:02 PM | Reply

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