University of North Carolina at Charlotte Shooting

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  1. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    Story at https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/01/us/u...olina-charlotte-shooting-wednesday/index.html
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm on educational property,


    OOooooh, that'll show him.
     
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  3. Malum Prohibitum

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    But Terrell never showed any interest in guns or other weapons and the news he may have been involved in a mass shooting was stunning, said Rold, who had not heard about the Charlotte attack before being contacted by an Associated Press reporter
    https://www.greenvilleonline.com/st...ct-identified-after-uncc-shooting/3636325002/

    They also mentioned he is registered to vote, but did not identify his political party.
     
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    Soon to be followed by additional calls by the usual suspects - complete with hysteria and self righteous grief - for more gun control, especially of those evil "assault weapons" even though none were used in this shooting.
     
  6. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    You don't know what kind of "handgun" was used. It could have been an AR-15 pattern 8" barreled "pistol" with an arm brace.
    It might have been some gun that would be covered by some federal ir state laes on assault weapons or high capacity magazines.
     
  7. Schweisshund

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    All I can say about that picture .... El Goblino

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  8. Malum Prohibitum

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    Authorities identified the slain students as Riley Howell, 21, and Ellis Parlier, 19. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell “took the fight to the assailant” on Tuesday, tackling the gunman in a move that helped police to quickly apprehend the man and likely spared his classmates’ lives.
    https://www.wsbtv.com/news/breaking-news/3-shot-university-north-carolina/944973990

    Too bad Howell wasn't armed, being 21 and presumably not a criminal. He was brave and aggressive and might have put a stop to this had he not been disarmed by North Carolina law. Now he is dead, thanks to gun control.
     
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  9. Savannah Dan

    Savannah Dan Cross-drawer

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    Asperger's is a tricky b!tch.
     
  10. ForsythGlock

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    Anyone in the news (and most LEO) would probably still call this a rifle.
     
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  13. moe mensale

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    I'll agree with that. Non-shooters (and many shooters) have no idea what legal difference there is between a regular stock and an "arm brace." Every story published would have had "assault weapon" in it several times and politicians screaming about new "assault weapon" laws. For the children.

    As for the cops knowing the difference......

     
  14. Savannah Dan

    Savannah Dan Cross-drawer

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    He needs to quit calling the brace a butt stock. He needs to quit saying a lot of stuff.
     
  15. timbrubaker

    timbrubaker I may be slow, but I sure am ugly

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    Unless I'm mistaken, the brace did not "make" the firearm a pistol. It was a pistol before the brace was added. Same for the foregrip.
     
  16. Malum Prohibitum

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/us/unc-charlotte-shooting.html
    But Riley Howell could neither run nor hide. The gunman was in his classroom. So, the authorities said, he charged at the gunman, who had already fired several rounds, and pinned him down until police officers arrived.

    “But for his work, the assailant may not have been disarmed,” Chief Kerr Putney of the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department said of Mr. Howell, who was shot in the process and among six victims of a mass shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus Tuesday evening. “Unfortunately, he gave his life in the process. But his sacrifice saved lives.”
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    Mr. Howell had considered a career in the military or firefighting before enrolling at the university, where he was an environmental studies student. In a statement, his parents said he was a fearless athlete with a sturdy frame who relished a challenge, “whether it be jumping from the highest cliff into the water below or power lifting competitions at the gym.”

    “Once committed to something,” they said, “he never gave up, never gave in, and gave everything he had.”

     
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  17. Malum Prohibitum

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    https://www.greenvilleonline.com/st...ives-right-appear-court-charlotte/3651568002/

    Trystan Andrew Terrell, the ex-student accused in the deadly University of North Carolina Charlotte shooting, waived his right to be personally present at his first scheduled appearance in district court in Mecklenburg County on Thursday afternoon.

    Judge Ronald Chapman said North Carolina law allows defendants not to be physically present at such a proceeding.

    Terrell is being represented by public defender Mike Kabakoff. Kabakoff said in court that sometimes defendants elect not to be present based on advice of their counsel. Terrell's next court date is scheduled for May 15, but that is subject to change if indictments are issued against him before then, prosecutors said after the hearing.​
     
  18. moe mensale

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    True. But it does make the pistol "look" like a rifle because 99% of the people don't know the difference between a stock and a brace. And every brace looks like a stock.
     
  19. moe mensale

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    Really? Most rifles, particularly the ubiquitous "assault weapons," aren't chambered in 9mm.

    It has never been proven by any LE agency that any of the weapons found with Paddock were ballistically tied to the shooting. Except for the .38 handgun that he - supposedly - offed himself with. Repeat a lie often enough.............

    He's implying that Paddock used all 24 guns during his shooting spree. Someone could have done just as much damage with just 2-3 rifles to allow for over-heating. It's not the number of weapons involved. It's the amount of unrestricted time the shooter has available. Paddock (or whoever) fired for ten minutes. The cops didn't reach his room for twelve minutes and didn't breach for another hour.

    Gotta love the "experts."