And normal used to be that if your plane was hijacked you cooperated and hoped for the best.
We found out that doesn’t work when the goal of a terrorist is to kill as many people as possible. After the Columbine incident, there was a report that said if there were two or more officers on the scene, they should do all they can to engage the shooter and prevent more deaths. That was ignored and the police were told to wait until SWAT arrived.
June 26, 2016 at 8:20am
How do you go about daily life with a mental illness this severe?
 June 25, 2016 at 8:51am
He doesn’t want to straighten up. He needs a one year jail sentence to force him to clean up.
 June 25, 2016 at 8:45am
Did they send out a text to everyone in the office telling them to run their safe spaces and that psychological help would be available?
 June 22, 2016 at 6:54pm
You must be a lot of fun at parties.
June 21, 2016 at 8:40pm
The weapons were said to be in plain sight.
June 21, 2016 at 8:21pm
Yeah, I have one in .308 from the NRA.
 June 21, 2016 at 8:18pm
Bump firing works by pulling the rifle slightly forward with the left hand. The right hand loosely grips the stock or pistol grip. When the trigger is pulled the rifle recoils backward, the left hand pulls it back and the trigger hits the finger, causing it to fire again.
June 21, 2016 at 8:08pm
Because he hasn’t written a new book since then.
June 20, 2016 at 7:30am
I still waiting on the police to justify why they thought sitting on their asses for 3 and a half hours was a good idea while they knew this guy was in there killing people.
 June 19, 2016 at 5:51pm
I watched a guy buy the most expensive AR in the shop, just because he thought he had to. He had no ideal how it worked and basically had to be told which end the danger came out. Please, don’t run out and buy a rifle just for politics and stick it in the closet.
Buying a weapon is a serious commitment that takes effort on the owner’s part. Learn how to operate it safely and accurately, learn how to store it safely, learn how to disassemble and clean it safely. Take a class or two.
Don’t be that guy who lets it sit in the closet for two years, takes it out to show his neighbor, forgets that it’s loaded and pulls the trigger.
The anti-gunners have moved away from the term “assault rifle” and on to “assault weapon.”
They know what they’re doing. They feed their talking points to the NY Times, HuffPo and Hollywood and now every idiot who wants to ban guns thinks every firearm is an “assault weapon.” The term weapon includes anything they consider dangerous, not just black rifles.
Does it fire when you pull the trigger? Yes-assault weapon
Does it look scary? Yes-assault weapon
Does it have a removable magazine? Yes-assault weapon
Is it black? Yes-assault weapon
So just when you think you can fight them on level ground over definitions of assault rifles, they change the game by controlling the words we use to have the discussion.
Once they control the words, they control the argument. When they control the argument, they win.
 June 16, 2016 at 9:52pm
Maybe I’ve been watching too much Game of Thrones, but would a few heads on pikes placed along the border be a good deterrent to foreign invaders?
(Just so my comment doesn’t get deleted for encouraging violence, they don’t have to be real heads.)
On a different site a bunch of us got into a joking discussion of what would be the best border defense to keep illegals out. We ended up with a 20 foot high wall topped with auto-tracking miniguns followed by a shark infested moat. After that you have about forty yards of open ground filled with nuclear landmines and then a forest filled with trained attack bears.
If the illegal makes it through all of that they are then put immediately into the military for a few years and made a citizen because anyone that awesome deserves to live in the US.
Vlad the Impaler had the right idea!
 June 16, 2016 at 9:05pm
I don’t have a problem with Facebook turning over a dead terrorist’s social media information, after all, he’s dead and isn’t going to sue.
But they should tread very carefully when it comes to exposing people’s private information without a warrant.
 June 16, 2016 at 5:17pm
I remember when the Clinton/Lewinski scandal broke it was revealed that Monica Lewinski couldn’t pass the TS clearance so Bill Clinton used his presidential authority to have it given to her.
I can’t help but wonder what steps were skipped in getting this character clearance.
Ah! That's it! I've been wondering why these stories bothered me so much! You're exactly right.
And the articles are always about somebody plugging their new book.
What do ou expect from a mormon ?
It's a book advertisement anyway.
 June 15, 2016 at 5:24pm
Imagine you’re the foreman in a machine shop and there are idiots there who misuse tools and ruin expensive equipment.
If you blame the tool (firearm) and take it away from the workers (citizens) who use it, you’re not addressing the fact that the idiot (Muslim terrorist) is still in your machine shop (country) finding new ways to ruin (kill) expensive equipment (people).
June 15, 2016 at 11:18am
Race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, disability, veteran, and genetic information are protected classes.
You’ll notice that political affiliation is not on the list, so you can tell someone wearing a Trump or Clinton shirt to take their business elsewhere. These people won’t get anywhere if they try to sue.
 June 15, 2016 at 9:02am
The NRA was responding to the attacks on legitimate gun owners by reactionary left wingers. It was the anti-gunners who went on the offensive, not the NRA.