Suicide by AR at GB Airport- Houston

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  1. TruggieTex

    TruggieTex New Member

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    Just saw a news flash about a suicide by AR in security line at Bush Int. Airport. Can't find anything to link too, though. Never heard of such and why a rifle?
     
  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    An AR is an odd choice for suicide. Maybe that's all they had. Why on Earth do some people feel the need to kill themsleves in public?
     

  3. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Glenn Beck was saying his sources in the HPD that the man was out of town, stayed at local hotel and intentions was to kill others, instead he shoots the AR in the air, changed mind and air marshal shoots the suspect. They say the suspect turned a pistol on himself. Let's see what comes out of this!

    Interesting this happens in the Houston Airport and in the same city where the NRA is having their annual convention.

    More details and who was the male suspect?

    http://houston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/02/man-shoots-himself-inside-bush-international-airport/

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/02/us/texas-houston-airport-shooting/?hpt=hp_t2

    CNN affiliate KHOU reported the man walked into the terminal with a military-style, semiautomatic rifle and fired two shots into the ceiling.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/02/houston-airport-shots-idUSL2N0DJ20I20130502
     
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  4. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    How do you walk into a massive airport with an AR-15 that is not encased without getting noticed? Was the AR-15 encased and opened in the check-in area.

    Comment says all:

    Would not be surprised that this is a left wing wacko nut!
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    WOW!!! Just think how much less dangerous he would have been if he had been armed with a double barrel shotgun. (A Joe Biden special)
     
  6. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    "Suicide by cop"?
     
  7. darthjkf

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    Suicide by handgun but shot ar15 twice before being shot then shot himself with the handgun.
     
  8. fa35jsf

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    With most of these cases, I wouldn't be surprised if it was somebody who felt like they had nothing else to lose, their life was "over", or they felt like they "lost everything".

    It is sad but in my opinion, this is what happens when a country/generation loses their faith in God and the morals/values/ethics for which He insists we live by.

    Just my thinking, but if people had something bigger than themselves to live for, we would see a lot less of these sort of events.
     
  9. Sniper03

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    HokaLouis,

    I think you are absolutely right. Another "mentally ill" or deranged individual wanting to make a statement of some sort. But thank God he took no one with him. Since no one else was harmed I can say I will be interested in how this comes out! As one of the guys said he must have had it in a case. And even then it seems someone would have been intelligent enough to have it checked out prior! :rolleyes:

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  10. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Update on the shooter!

    What Did the Houston Airport Gunman’s Suicide Note Say?

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...ooting-identified-and-he-left-a-suicide-note/

     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Pretty much a classic suicide by cop type scenario with a twist.

    A lot of these folks who do it publicly, seem to want to "lay a guilt trip" on the whole world because their life came apart.

    Pretty sad, really, but at least he checked out with enough humanity still intact that he didn't take innocents with him.

    I think that will be a big positive when he faces judgement.
     
  12. Anna_Purna

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    Sad that he or anyone does that. But if they are intent, they do something useful. Go to Afghanistan, strap a bomb on, and go find some Taliban.
     
  13. AR10

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    His plan, or the plan, gov says he made, was to kill everyone in the terminal. The dems will make a big deal out of this. More gun grabs to come.
     
  14. WebleyFosbery38

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    I saw an interview with the NRA president last night, first words out of the mouth of the reporter were about this public suicide. Nothing about the convention, just about this whack job and "shouldnt we try harder to prevent anyone with a compromised brain from firearms access?". The only regret I could muster in my mind is that it happened in public where kids could see it, otherwise it seems like Natural Selection just got a little help from the police, no loss there!

    What made me a bit angry was when the NRA Pres failed to mention a single word about the 2A in the responses he gave to the idiot reporter. He also left out the mention of the need to put armed security in public schools. He did say the NICs system was ineffective and inaccurate and his belief was that fixing it was the best place to begin.

    Honestly, I think the NRA needs new leadership to lead the new memberships and reignite the fury of the old ones! He sounded like a Republicrat Bipart to me; we need Patton leading the charge not Powell discussing compromise FOOG! The reason we wont accept anti gun laws is they are unconstitutional period!!!!!!!

    Why wouldnt he say that???? His type of highly sculpted presentation is the kind of spineless leadership that got us BHO, Nancy, Hillary and Harry. Anytime a Liberal mandates change, they quote the Constitution and Bill of Rights as the basis and stick by their guns to the end. Why dont we do the same thing; the BOR's are on our side?

    Those that want these new laws for all of us admit they had no use for the 2A to begin with so obviously they will lose absolutely nothing if we dont win our rights back. They dont have a horse in this race but they do want ours corralled and neutered For Our Own Good!
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    W.F. you may not like the NRA's methods, but you can't argue with their results.

    I've been hearing that "they" are coming to take my guns since I was a pre-teen in the fifties.

    I'm now 69 YO, and "they" haven't taken a single one.

    THANK YOU NRA