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Old 01-17-2014, 09:10 PM   #21
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Being or not being a retired cop is absolutely irrelevant. The guy blew the gasket for the reasons we still don't know. Maybe a social psychopath. Maybe he has brain cancer. Don't rush your judgement. I am sure he will get what he deserves.

Our side is a little embattled and understandably nervous, but this will have zero repercussions for our cause.



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Being or not being a retired cop is absolutely irrelevant. The guy blew the gasket for the reasons we still don't know. Maybe a social psychopath. Maybe he has brain cancer. Don't rush your judgement. I am sure he will get what he deserves.

Our side is a little embattled and understandably nervous, but this will have zero repercussions for our cause.
it should have no repercussions at least I hope!

I feel that he might have suffered from dementia or something like that...he was probably a very good guy for most of his life


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There is a lot of speculation here as to the past and attitudes of both men involved.

The story I read said the shooter had gone out (to speak to the manager?)and came back. Perhaps the manager was unwilling or incapable of dealing with the situaton? Shooter went back and dealt with it him self?

Was "popcorn guy" a bully? Merely speculation at this point. Was he larger than the shooter? Don't know. Was he younger? Yes. Deliberately putting yourself (back) into a situation that gets out of control is NOT justification for deadly force. This one is going to end badly for the shooter (probably).

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Ironically enough, "popcorn" is a slang term among homeless men in Washington D.C. , meaning fights / heated arguments and other unpleasant developments .

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Tragic result of another 'gun free zone' shooting?

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Theater chains had already moved to ban handguns. Cobb Theatres, which owns the Grove 16 and more than 120 other theaters, says posters displaying its zero weapons policy are posted on its front doors. Other chains have also stepped up safety measures.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/justice/florida-movie-theater-shooting/
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This is one more reason not to shout " Fire ! " in a crowded theater .
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This is one more reason not to shout " Fire ! " in a crowded theater .
Yep. If you yell, "Fire!!!", people will take it seriously and start shooting.
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I predict that the shooter will stay in jail, no way they can say this is justified, but then again ya never know for sure until its over.

I see more places putting up signs saying no firearms permitted after this though. I hope I am wrong

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I think its pretty clear...Reeves picked a fight with a younger, taller, stronger man because of a pet peeve of his. He probably had a little extra confidence with his 380 in his pocket. He couldn't believe this guy would disrespect him by throwing popcorn in his face. How dare he do that to this decorated officer
Not only was he a retired LEO, I understand that he retired at the rank of captain.
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" An armed society is a polite society "... but only if the other guy knows you are armed .


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