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Posted: 9/20/2004 11:33:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 11:45:06 AM EST by The_Macallan]

Security guard shot at state Capitol

SPRINGFIELD -- An unarmed security guard was shot just inside the state Capitol entrance this afternoon, and authorities were searching for the shooter, who apparently fled.

The shooter entered the north entrance and shot the security guard at about 1:45 p.m., then escaped in a vehicle, said Randy Nehrt, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office, which has law enforcement jurisdiction over the building. He said the shooter had not yet been caught an hour later.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich was not in the Capitol at the time, and the Legislature is not in session.

Dave DeFraties, chief of operations with the Springfield Fire Department, said paramedics were called to treat someone who had been shot and that the victim was taken to a hospital. He said he could not release details of the person's conditions.

The Capitol entrance has no metal detectors, and its law enforcement officers are not armed.

"It just sounded like a bomb went off. Then someone immediately yelled, 'Someone's been shot,''' said Leslie Root, who works for state Sen. Chris Lauzen on the first floor near the location of the shooting.

She said staff went inside the office and locked the door.

The Capitol was locked down for about an hour, following an announcement over the intercom ordering everyone to stay in their offices.

Outside, police cars and ambulances surrounded the building, and officers roped off the entrance. After the lockdown was lifted, everyone entering the building was required to sign in, rather than the usual procedure of simply showing a badge to enter.

It has not yet been determined whether the gun used in this shooting was an assault weapon, one that President George Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress just legalized last week when they refused to extend the successful Assault-Weapon ban that President Clinton signed ten years ago.



Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:35:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-040920capitol,0,3826344.story?coll=chi-newsbreaking-hed]Security guard shot at state Capitol


It has not yet been determined whether the gun used in this shooting was an assault weapon, one that the President George Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress just legalized last week when they refused to extend the successful Assault-Weapon ban that President Clinton signed ten years ago.







<leftist press> But we sure hope so! </leftist press>
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:36:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 11:37:50 AM EST by BB]

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Security guard shot at state Capitol

It has not yet been determined whether the gun used in this shooting was an assault weapon, one that the President George Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress just legalized last week when they refused to extend the successful Assault-Weapon ban that President Clinton signed ten years ago.



I don't see that last line in the article; did you add that?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:37:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
It has not yet been determined whether the gun used in this shooting was an assault weapon, one that the President George Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress just legalized last week when they refused to extend the successful Assault-Weapon ban that President Clinton signed ten years ago.



Damn.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:37:15 AM EST
Um, you might want to clarify that the last paragraph does not appear in the original story.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:37:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By BB:
I don't see that last line in the article; did you add that?



He's right!
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:38:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 11:39:07 AM EST by The_Macallan]





But it wouldn't surprise ya' a bit would it?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:42:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:





But it wouldn't surprise ya' a bit would it?



I must agree, you know it is implied. It will be added in as the story unfolds.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:43:08 AM EST

Ummm, IBTL.


Bigfeet


P.S. Nice work there Macallan...
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:46:07 AM EST
IBTL

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:50:30 AM EST
IBTL +1
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:51:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:54:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:





But it wouldn't surprise ya' a bit would it?

What are ya, a CBS employee? Let's stick with the Facts, leave the Essential Truths for the LLLeft to forge.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:55:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By rayra:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:





But it wouldn't surprise ya' a bit would it?

What are ya, a CBS employee? Let's stick with the Facts, leave the Essential Truths for the LLLeft to forge.


I'm not a journalist and this ain't the CBS Evening News.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:56:29 AM EST
Here's another article - www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/special_packages/9714206.htm


...The Capitol has no metal detectors, and its officers are not armed....
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 12:00:50 PM EST
Not possible guys. This shooting is a hoax plain and simple because Illinois is a 'gun safe' state. They have some of the toughest gun laws in the country so this could not have happened there.

<­BR>


Link Posted: 9/20/2004 12:05:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By rayra:
Here's another article - www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/special_packages/9714206.htm


...The Capitol has no metal detectors, and its officers are not armed....



Yer shitting me...

[sarcasm]Now that is a great idea.[/sarcasm] Let's not give the guards any guns!


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 12:06:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By rayra:
Here's another article - www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/special_packages/9714206.htm


...The Capitol has no metal detectors, and its officers are not armed....

Well of COURSE not silly!

Illinois has some of the most effective gun-control laws on the books in the country. Who needs armed guards when the state has FOID cards!??
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 12:30:39 PM EST
OK, why do you shoot a security guard and then run away? Unless the point was to shoot the security guard.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 12:33:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Oslow:
OK, why do you shoot a security guard and then run away? Unless the point was to shoot the security guard.



thinking same thing,
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 2:10:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By Oslow:
OK, why do you shoot a security guard and then run away? Unless the point was to shoot the security guard.



thinking same thing,



To continue to prove to thoughtless Americans that guns are bad, and no one should have them...


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 2:19:10 PM EST
The full story is on Drudge.

The shooter apparently attempted to trade his shotgun for a "high powered rifle" at a local gunshop. The shop owner recognized the perp as a previous thief & ran to the office. Obviously the deal was aborted at that point.

So, apparently the shooter used a shotgun? I know the media will whine because it wasn't an AW nor bought at a gunshow.

I also bet the shooter knew the victim & the cause was either domestic or drug related.
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