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Posted: 6/21/2001 4:54:45 AM EDT
on cnn right now they are reporting a "sniper" in this tower. police have seen him talking on a cell phone, he may have a gun. some silly B**** on cnn says, they and the construction crew that were working their have been evacuted to a safe distance. what is this safe distance??? HALF A BLOCK. half a block so hte sniper dosent get them. cnn is pretty dumb, but cops arnt **usually** that stupid. they would acually be at a better range to hit half a block away as opposed t oright under him, if he is in fact a sniper. if he had a .300win.mag and was picking of people sniper style i dont thing the police would have set the tv and construction crew half a block away. could this label of a sniper be more media sensationalism? BTW its early now, boy will my face be red if later today the cops haul him down with a barret
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 5:03:34 AM EDT
It will be more entertaining when we find out that he never even had a gun, but of course he *could* have, so we ought to ban something because of the potential. Shit, people could climb all sorts of things, and maybe even carry a gun up there, we better ban it!
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 5:20:41 AM EDT
The news reports keep saying he has a "high powered" rifle. I'm a-wonderin' - what EXACTLY is a "low powered 'rifle?? One that runs on solar energy, or something??? And YES, the "sniper" BS is more media sensationalism.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 5:30:50 AM EDT
I've been saying for years that eliminating "Snipers" will be the easiest way for them to get our hunting guns.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 5:35:37 AM EDT
This 'sniper' crap from the media is really ticking me off, here in MA theres been a few incidents of people shooting pellet guns at cars with one suspect under arrest, but its still happening. And the media are calling them 'sniper attacks' or refer to the kid as the 'Route 3 sniper', give me a friggin' break it's only a pellet gun!!!
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 5:43:43 AM EDT
Ya the route 3 sniper was page 1 for a week solid before they let it out that it was a pellet gun. What a joke!
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 5:49:20 AM EDT
Hey, you could lose an eye or get a nasty brusie from a pellet gun! Think about the children!
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 6:04:01 AM EDT
Hielo, As John Candy (Wally World attendant) said to Chevy Chase (fanatical father) in Family Vacation: "Hey, that's a pellet gun... It won't even break the skin!"
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 6:52:58 AM EDT
This is in the lovely city of Atlanta, by the way... Anybody got a streaming feed for this one?
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 7:51:31 AM EDT
I guess a "Low powered" rifle could mean a .22, but what MORON is going to try Sniping with a friggin .22?, he deserves to get hit with a Barrett
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 8:07:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2001 8:05:17 AM EDT by erickm]
isn't "sniper" just referring to one who would stalk a target and fire accurately (one shot) from concealment. My point is couldn't a real "sniper" use anything from a pellet gun or a 6" bolt crossbow or a .380 lorcin up to a 20mm vulcan?
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 9:23:40 AM EDT
Low power is the plasma rifle in 5 watt range.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:59:49 AM EDT
Wasn't this guy demanding a blank check or some crap? What the hell does he think he's going to do with that highly traceable item, cash it at a liquor store?
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 1:59:35 PM EDT
Am I alone in getting highly pissed at hearing every demented twit with a rifle being called a "Sniper"? A sniper is an honorable military/police vocation. I believe when a demented twit holds up a real police sniper should take his stupid ass out, no talk, no free cheese bugers, no words to mama, nothing...one shot, scrape his worthless hide up and leave. And if you back over CNN and any of the other TWIT news reporters on the way out...a bonus!
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 2:06:48 PM EDT
CNN has changed the story, now he is a fake FBI agent. They are reporting that the police are taking a wait and see attitude. The police would wait about 3 seconds if he did have any kind of weapon in that target rich enviroment...
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 2:23:29 PM EDT
Our resident fruitcake is STILL in the cab of the crane, now 12 hours in. The cell phone he was using to talk to the cops has went dead. For some fruitcake reason, he let a 50 foot rope down from the top. Since the crane is 200 feet tall, that was useful [%|]
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 3:03:56 PM EDT
The real question is [b]Does he have WATER?[/b] In case you have been asleep for the past few days, water just recently killed 5 children. If this person up in a crane were to let a few drops of water fall down, ohhh the horror.
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 3:15:37 AM EDT
Stop looking for a low-powered rifle already. I get my propaganda fix everyday and have NEVER heard of a low-powered rifle. They simply do not eXist in media land. If .177-cal pellet guns fall into the high-power window, so do .22's. BTW- I think the wannabe sniper thinks he's Charles Whitman.
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 4:22:46 AM EDT
He might not have a rifle or anything. May be he is a jumper?
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 4:23:57 AM EDT
If I'm not mistaken I think they just said on the news that the guy hung himself.
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 4:26:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2001 4:24:55 AM EDT by platform389]
"If I'm not mistaken" You are not mistaken. The cops decision to "wait him out" worked well. Game over. [xx(]
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 6:05:42 AM EDT
Think it was a "tactical rope" he used, or just a plain hardware store type?
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 8:45:40 AM EDT
Yeah, I think it was made of ballistic nylon, not that Home Depot stuff.
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 8:53:11 AM EDT
Has this "sniper" shot anyone yet?
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 9:19:42 AM EDT
Nope. His "sniper rifle" turned out to be a Bible. Oh...the horror. What knee-jerk fucks.
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 9:21:11 AM EDT
Did he or did he not have a gun?
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 12:07:33 PM EDT
No gun. Just an assault rope. Can't believe K-Mart still sells 'em
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 12:19:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2001 5:08:53 PM EDT
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