Destro said:I hate the rush to misinformation in these cases by the media. I already heard on cable news it was a bolt action rifle, and that it was an "automatic weapon" which I'm sure is media lies for a semi.
Another tragic incident nonetheless.
My prayers to the victims and their families.
To clarify: I heard different reports at different times. One said it was a bolt action rifle. The latest reports have it as a semi-automatic. But I also heard reporters earlier on TV saying "automatic weapon" (which they often misleadingly say when they really mean semi, not realizing there is a big difference).SydneyH said:A bolt action semi-automatic???
Fox News says that the shooter is a 32 year old Hispanic male, and that he ONLY fired at Nevada National Guardsmen/women inside the IHOP. He did not serve in the US military, nor did he have any ties to that particular IHOP restaurant. I wonder what made him tick? Was he rejected for military service? Drug cartels?ltgoldfish said:Major Hasan syndrome (Ft. Hood)?
yeah this is not good for so many reasons. i'm sure the antis are perched and ready to pounce.....STACHYBOTRYS said:This is Harry Reid's town too.......Get ready for a liberal S#@T storm.
I can only hope this is not a Mumbai type incident.
I would have thought most of the patrons would be carrying and stopped this guy sooner.
From what I've seen of Nevada tourists, and IHOP patrons, I suspect that most of the patrons were carrying- 250 or 300 extra pounds. If they had guns, probably took them a while to lift up their love handles and search for them. And I have seen a lot of (uniformed) NG that were not carrying- not even sure if a sidearm is standard for NG when out for breakfast with the locals.STACHYBOTRYS said:I would have thought most of the patrons would be carrying and stopped this guy sooner.
Ya think?PeepSight said:Sencion's family members have hinted to officials that he may have suffered a mental illness.[/size]