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Old 06-14-2017, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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WHIP Majority Leader and Aides shot at in Virginia Park

Rep. Steve Scalise among those shot at Virginia park, 1 suspect in custody: Reports - ABC News

Congress member and aides shot at in Virginia Park.

current reports say Scalise was hit/suspect in custody.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe Scalise will rethink his gun position.

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Scalise’s pro-gun stance has earned him an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. A member of the Congressional Second Amendment Task Force, Congressman Steve Scalise will continue fighting to protect every citizen’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Want To Know Why Politicians Only Offer 'Prayers' On Gun Violence? Follow The Money. | HuffPost
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There's a line in the article that says, "This may have been a deliberate act". Gee, ya think, Einstein?

Queue "this is the liberals' fault" in 3...2...1...

Also, we may see more Congresscritters being targeted, along with other Gubmint officials, simply because people are armed and angry right now.
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So no, still not in favor of gun control...
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Queue "this is the liberals' fault" in 3...2...1...
There are variations of that line all over twitter this morning.
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I don't understand, he is pro guns, and more guns are supposed to prevent this sort of thing, yet none do them had guns? None of them played John Wayne and stopped the shooter?
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I don't understand, he is pro guns, and more guns are supposed to prevent this sort of thing, yet none do them had guns? None of them played John Wayne and stopped the shooter?
Silly! It is only a GOOD GUY with a gun.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.ccc40aebf666

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The shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. His home inspection license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show.

Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle, according to online records in St. Clair County, Illinois. The charges were dismissed, records show.
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Apparently the guy is a Bernie supporter. Rats. More ammo for the liberal-haters.

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http://wapo.st/2szXAP4?tid=ss_gp&utm_term=.17a9b07d1d9c

To the WaPo, interviews with people in the area when the shooting happened, the area itself (low crime, nothing like this ever happening there, etc).
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There are variations of that line all over twitter this morning.
NBC says when he approached the field, he asked people around him whether the players were Dem or Rep.

He only opened fire when he found out they were mostly Republicans.

As much as I've had vicious thoughts at times of going "Republican Hunting", this is still a horrific and WRONG way to pursue our politics.
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Yeah, not to negate that people got shot but the level of coverage on this is starting to get annoying.

How many "regular" people get killed daily in various ways in gun violence, but hey, 5 people got injured that happened to be politicians so we'll interrupt every channel for hours and the President gets to give a speech and it's 90% the same sound bites over and over.

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NBC says when he approached the field, he asked people around him whether the players were Dem or Rep.

He only opened fire when he found out they were mostly Republicans.

As much as I've had vicious thoughts at times of going "Republican Hunting", this is still a horrific and WRONG way to pursue our politics.
I have heard he asked if they were Republicans or Democrats and I have heard that he asked "who is playing".

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tbh i donīt trust Trump as a reliable source

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Kellyanne Conway is spreading false rumors about the congressional shooting
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Please, someone remind me of the last time a WH staffer or POTUS himself ever said one word that was true?
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And like most shooters he has a history of domestic violence

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Gun culture in America always confuses me, along with easy acess to them by people involved in previous crimes, usually domestic violence.
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His Facebook page refers to Clinton as a "Republican in a pantsuit", fwiw.
Yeah i saw that also he did not like her at all, he wasnīt super active on it tho just one or two monthly Bernie supporting posts per month after he left/lost his job in December i think i didnīt linger on the page.
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This is really the last thing we need. Trump is itching to put the country under martial law, that's like the second to last thing he needs to get an orgasm from his power.
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Geezus...the fact that the ReDerplicans are using this to start a partisan version of a race war is fucking ridiculous. And the fact that this happened while we're trying hold the GOP accountable for trying to take away people's healthcare?
Ugh, life just got even harder. :/
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I thought the story behind these mass shootings/attempts was mental illness, not supposed partisan leanings.
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Basically, Conway is opening a line of thinking, without having any facts at hand, that draws a direct connection from moments like the stupid Kathy Griffin incident to this shooting.
But Palin's election graphic with bulls eye targets on members of congress had nothing to do with the Giffords shooting? Got it.
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