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PostSubject: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:53 pm

FORT HOOD, Texas At least seven people were killed and 20 wounded in two shootings Thursday at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, the Army said. At least two gunmen were believed to be involved in attack, and one was in custody, the military said. The first shooting began at about 1:30 p.m. at a personnel and medical processing office, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Nathan Banks said. The facility, called a Soldier Rating and Processing center, handles administrative details for soldiers.

Banks says the second shooting took place at a theater on the sprawling base.

Sgt. Rebekah Lampam, a spokeswoman at Fort Hood, said it was not known whether the shooters were soldiers or civilians.

An Army spokesman said the base was locked down after the shootings.

Covering 339 square miles, Fort Hood is the largest active duty armored post in the United States. Home to about 52,000 troops as of earlier this year, the sprawling base is located halfway between Austin and Waco.

At the Soldier Readiness Center, soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening on average about 300-400 screened a day, Lampam said.

Lampam said a graduation ceremony for soldiers who finished college courses while deployed was going on in the auditorium at the time of the shooting.

The White House said President Barack Obama was notified of the shootings.

The base is home to nine schools seven elementary schools and two middle schools and all were on lockdown, said Killeen school spokesman Todd Martin.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange said Texas Rangers and state troopers were en route to Fort Hood to help seal the perimeter of the 108,000 acre base.

Fort Hood officially opened on Sept. 18, 1942, and was named in honor of Gen. John Bell Hood. It has been continuously used for armored training and is charged with maintaining readiness for combat missions.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:57 pm

A shooting in America, you don't say...

... guns should be illegal full stop, no age limit, no hunting licence, no permits, end of discussion.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:19 pm

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A shooting in America, you don't say...

... guns should be illegal full stop, no age limit, no hunting licence, no permits, end of discussion.

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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:15 pm

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A shooting in America, you don't say...

... guns should be illegal full stop, no age limit, no hunting licence, no permits, end of discussion.
Well i see another thing we bump heads on ..

They can have my guns where there Pried From my cold dead Fingers
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:21 pm

I have to say I'm rather pro gun control. That being said I think it would be far to difficult to implement it in the US like we currently are but it obviously has worked in other countries very effectively.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:24 pm

Thinking like that is what is wrong with America. You seek the right to own something, when its sole purpose it is to kill. Do you see nothing wrong with that?

I can understand wanting a weapon if you have a child, to protect your family, like you do, but there's a reason the murder rate is so high in America.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:36 pm

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Thinking like that is what is wrong with America. You seek the right to own something, when its sole purpose it is to kill. Do you see nothing wrong with that?

I can understand wanting a weapon if you have a child, to protect your family, like you do, but there's a reason the murder rate is so high in America.
Gun are not the trouble , Its people .. If you take gun away, people will kill with knifes , base ball bats , bows , sticks .. When you take guns from the good hard working people the only ones who will have guns will be the bad guys .. I own lots of guns and yes they were made to kill but most of my guns have only killed pop cans and paper targets . I do hunt but i only hunt and kill animals that i eat . Deer , turkey . I have killed bear but my uncle was old and sick and wanted some bear meat so i killed one for him .. Guns are tools that can be used to help or harm people just like hammers ..
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:43 pm

If everyone had guns, there would be no shootings. Think about it.

Also, what are we going to do when we either have

A.) A f***ing zombie outbreak

or

B.) communist paratroopers dropping in to take over

scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:50 pm

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If everyone had guns, there would be no shootings. Think about it.

Also, what are we going to do when we either have

A.) A f***ing zombie outbreak

or

B.) communist paratroopers dropping in to take over

scratch

Everyone knows you use a chainsaw to take out zombies. And you just phone in John Rambo to take out the paratroopers.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:51 pm

This is one of those moments I thank this forum for existing.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:52 pm

A chainsaw works, but of course I think there are parts where you need a good shotgun. Also, if you're going to have an extreme team of well rounded soldiers, you're going to need a few short and long distance shooters, as well as one that can spray tons of rounds. If we all have chainsaws I don't think we will last very long
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:54 pm

Dies Irae wrote:
Axeforhire wrote:
If everyone had guns, there would be no shootings. Think about it.

Also, what are we going to do when we either have

A.) A f***ing zombie outbreak

or

B.) communist paratroopers dropping in to take over

scratch

Everyone knows you use a chainsaw to take out zombies. And you just phone in John Rambo to take out the paratroopers.
John Rambo Is getting old he may need help from ...........Chuck Norris
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:56 pm

Axeforhire wrote:
A chainsaw works, but of course I think there are parts where you need a good shotgun. Also, if you're going to have an extreme team of well rounded soldiers, you're going to need a few short and long distance shooters, as well as one that can spray tons of rounds. If we all have chainsaws I don't think we will last very long
Axe you can alwas call up the x marine sniper you know ...
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:58 pm

I think they may need back up from Steven Seagal.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:02 pm

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I think they may need back up from Steven Seagal.
He is a pussy .. If he stande beside John Rambo and Chuck Norris he would shit his self ...
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:03 pm

But he has his own energy drink 🇧🇭
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:04 pm

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Dies Irae wrote:
I think they may need back up from Steven Seagal.
He is a pussy .. If he stande beside John Rambo and Chuck Norris he would shit his self ...

I like Seagal because he is just so bad, its actually funny. Calling him a martial artist is an insult to Hong Kong Phooey.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:05 pm

Wow I've been laughing my ass off all day congrats that was great.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:08 pm



He's faster than the human eye don't you know.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:09 pm

Lol so many funny memories of that show.
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:11 pm

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He's faster than the human eye don't you know.
+ REP ! Thats 2 today .. You keep making me laugh .. BTW I loved that show as a kid .. The 70s were cool as a kid ..
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:17 pm

Hanna-Barbera is a gold mine of awesomeness, pretty much everything they did in the 70's - 80's is genius.

Even up to modern times: I Am Weasal is one of the funniest things to ever air
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:18 pm

Indeed!
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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:42 pm

I would want to get rid of all guns too

However, you think just because there are no guns there wont be murders?

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PostSubject: Re: Army: 7 die in dual shootings at Fort Hood, Texas   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:46 pm

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I would want to get rid of all guns too

However, you think just because there are no guns there wont be murders?

There'd be less murders. People will think a little harder when they have to get up close and personal with a knife.
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