Issaquah, WA: Gunman shoots at school football game

Issaquah, WA: Gunman shoots at school football game

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    Issaquah, WA: Gunman shoots at school football game

    Gunman dies in shootout near Issaquah High School : The Issaquah Press – News, Sports, Classifieds and More in Issaquah, WA

    51 yr old man approaches a school game in progress with two rifles and starts shooting. It smells to me like suicide by cop considering he had rifles (one of which was bolt and the other was almost certainly semiauto given the rapid fire heard by witnesses) and the fact that he hit NO ONE. If you show up at a school sporting event looking to actually kill people, you're pretty much guaranteed at least ONE casualty.

    This is most hullabaloo Issaquah has seen in years (decades, probably) so naturally every available unit in a 50-mile radius showed up.

    There was some initial confusion because there's a firing range nearby (near enough to be heard, anyway).
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    Could be the guy was looking to die,then again he coulda been jacked up and shooting so fast he missed,I would be curious to see where the rounds struck,if there were hits in the populated areas,I would say he was shooting at people since once panic hits you don't know if bullets and people will be trying to occupy the same space even if your not shooting at people
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    I read the article yesterday. It definitely appears to be suicide by cop. You should read some of the die hard "Do Gooders" comments. I really loved the ones about how the police should have shot to disarm the guy, since he was obviously mentally unbalanced!
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    One of my worst fears, to be at my son's school attending an athletic event and being unarmed when all heck breaks loose.
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    Let me get this straight. He's got two rifles, maybe deranged, and I'm going to shoot to disarm him. I don't think so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Let me get this straight. He's got two rifles, maybe deranged, and I'm going to shoot to disarm him. I don't think so!
    No, but it sure looks like a good idea from the comfort of an armchair.
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    State law dictates that no one can carry "concealed" to any sporting event, at least in my state. What an unhappy ending, it would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Let me get this straight. He's got two rifles, maybe deranged, and I'm going to shoot to disarm him. I don't think so!
    It's a poor scenario but better by degrees than shoving your head up your muffler and waiting for the end to come. I'd gladly engage him in the open if it meant my family could make a getaway from incoming fire.
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    TV news still treating this like "breaking" new...for a minute I was thinking there was ANOTHER school suicide by cop in Issaguah..the school shooting happened Saturday...at a weekend ballgame...nobody but the gun man hurt...thank god..I just confirmed with the wife its Tuesday.......

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    As long as we have Gun Free School zones this is going to be in the news. When are these jug head politicians going to see that these things NEVER happen at gun shows, NRA conventions, S.H.O.T. shows etc. Come on law makers... get a clue!!!

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