Church shooter had "arsenal"...WTF?!?!

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  1. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    An excerpt from the linked article:

    By JIM SUHR, Associated Press Writer Jim Suhr, Associated Press Writer – Wed Mar 11, 5:01 am ET

    A man accused of running down and shooting an Illinois pastor to death mid-sermon left an arsenal of guns in his bedroom as well as an index card marked "Last Day Will."
    The arsenal in accused gunman Terry Sedlacek's room included two 12-gauge shotguns, a rifle and a box of 550 .22-caliber bullets, according to court documents filed Tuesday.


    Church shooting suspect had arsenal in bedroom

    Time to send this leftist idiot Jim Suhr an e-mail as soon as I can find his address. :332:
     


  2. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

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    Arsenal?!!!! What an idiot!!! get him, Pete!
     
  3. Shorts

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    The media will always refer to anything more than "a loaded gun" as an arsenal :rolleyes: Some is a matter of perspective. Some is sensationalization for the story. All people in media from interns to CEOS need to carry a dictionary & thesaurus and refer to them often.

    Until a person actually goes shooting and experiences first hand the normal amounts of rounds a box carries, the rounds a magazine holds, the number of rounds you feel comfortable shooting, etc, they will have no perspective.


    Its like a Texan telling a north-easterner how far two cities are from each other. We don't use miles, we use hours. They just don't get it until they actually drive it. :texas:
     
  4. kfriddile

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    cool...I must have a massive "arsenal" then :banger:
     
  5. Major Woody

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    That must make us real dangerous people. To the enemy.
     
  6. dbgun

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    And here I am thinking I need thousands (not hundreds) of rounds per caliber, for it to qualify as an arsenal.;)
     
  7. JKTex

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    Jim Suhr, out of the St. Louis AP bureau.

    Someone on another forum called him. His comments and Mr. Suhr's response:

    When I respectfully told him that it was an unfair characterization of what an arsenal is, and how my gun collection vastly outnumbers this guys, he apologized. I told him that I own several guns, shoot recreationally, but don't even hunt and basically punch paper with mine. I told him that the press has a habit of characterizing gun owners in a negative light and describing a few rifles as an arsenal, is way over the top.

    Mr. Suhr:
    "I can see your point, It was an unfair characterization, and I will make sure that I don't ever do so in the future again, I was kind of caught up in the carnage that this guy caused, I'm not making excuses though, I was wrong."
     
  8. ZX9RCAM

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    Caught up in the "carnage" pretty much sounds like an excuse to me!
     
  9. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Thanks JK. I think his response to this guy is just a cop-out, and I am still going to write to the bastard. :mad:
     
  10. DCortez

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    Wow, gotta love the media.
     

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