Shooter Wearing Bulletproof Vest Guns Down 3 Pittsburgh Officers

A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest and "lying in wait" opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday, killing three of them and turning a quiet Pittsburgh street into a battlefield, police said.

Police Chief Nate Harper said the motive for the shooting isn't clear, but friends said the gunman recently had been upset about losing his job and feared the Obama administration was poised to ban guns. (cont.)

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...maybe they could have taken this nut out before those policemen died.

Old South End Broadway

Yeah, if only these officers had guns to fight back...

Actually, what I find interesting is that this weak-minded fool was convinced that Obama was going to ban guns. I wonder which right-wing nut job he was listening to that put him over the edge? Glenn Beck? Rush? Fox?

Pink Slip

I hadn't been able to figure out why my trigger finger has been so itchy lately. It took People Like Pink Slip to spell it out for me. It must be all that right wing radio has rendered me powerless to think for myself.
On the ABC news coverage of the incident they seemed to be spending more time pointing out the lack of pending gun control legislation in congress in spite of all the right wing nut jobs out there shooting everyone. After all, congressional legislation has eliminated illegal drug trade, poverty, discrimination and all of the other ills of society. Certainly a gun law would have prevented this incident.

Why, it's already illegal to murder people. Once that legislation was enacted, I haven't heard of a single murder. :^D

GZ, the reason you haven't heard about any murders being committed is because of the law against free speech.

What about the drug laws? There's another good example of our legislature at work - more drug laws! If they'd just pass more laws, then smoking crack would be really really illegal and people wouldn't do it. Right, OldSouthEndBrdy?

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

...with something lethal, and put it back on the street. Try to keep the op secret. See what happens to the local drug dealers then. Or legalize it.

Old South End Broadway

It must be all that right wing radio has rendered me powerless to think for myself.

Notice I said "weak-minded". I would never include you in that category bobthedad. But by the same token, this shooter got the bogus idea somewhere

Pink Slip

Unlike most cases if the police really want to know where the shooter came up with this brilliant scheme, they can lay the rubber hoses on him until he talks. Unless he manages to commit suicide in his cell, that is.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Where's Pete? I bet he's just ecstatic that some officers were murdered.

Don't be stupid!

You might as well tell the scorpion not to sting.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

That's funny. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about scorpions. "Scorpions are relatively timid creatures which are preyed on by a variety of larger predators... when confronted by a larger creature, scorpions will generally run for the nearest cover."

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