FL - Mass Shooting at Pulse nightclub, Orlando, 12 June 2016 #1

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  1. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    From what has been reported, he had some sort of assault weapon. Assault weapons could be capable of firing hundreds of rounds per minute. In crowded night club, it would be very easy to kill many people in a short period of time.
     


  2. Dallasdon

    Dallasdon I start off slow, then taper off....

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    I agree- PLEASE don't start with this!
     
  3. dvhahn

    dvhahn New Member

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    Can this be verified? Do you have a link to something online?
     
  4. Snick1946

    Snick1946 Well-Known Member

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    Whenever something like this happens, I get on my internet radio and try to hear local news coverage.

    WDBO, the leading local news station in Orlando has been airing a financial advice program this morning. Might be a sponsored show but it would seem they would pre-empt something like this. Anyone local there on here who knows of local stations airing coverage?
     
  5. SurfieTX

    SurfieTX Active Member

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    Amen (from another dobie momma). :) Let's stick to the facts.
     
  6. barcode

    barcode Active Member

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    I am not surprised at the large number of causalities, it started around bar closing time and building did not get stormed until around 5, who knows how many were in the bathroom but I do not imagine any that were there made it out alive, with 53 injured I suspect the number will rise.

    325 people max capacity, that is a rather small venue, a lot of bars easily have a 1,500 capacity.

    Does anyone know if they allow the club to stay open past 2am? A lot of bars get around this by changing over to a juice bar after legal hours and stay open til 4am and so on.
     
  7. Jen Darme

    Jen Darme New Member

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    My gun expert is asleep and I know next to nothing about assault rifles. First, according to the PC, the police officer on duty only exchanged fire with the shooter outside the club. According to the press conference, "numerous shots" at 2:02 am. That was the initial incident. The officer on duty at the club exchanged fire with the shooter and the shooter went back inside and took hostages.

    Several witnesses thought there were two shooters as two guns were firing at the same time. One also said the bullets passed through patrons and struck others. Two patrons said they didn't realize it was gunfire initially, including one whose girlfriend told her it was gunfire. Both said it seemed to be part of the music at first. The DJ thought it was firecrackers.

    There were over 300 people in the club, it was crowded. A witness who just spoke on WESH said people were piling up trying to flee.

    At the PC, they said the shooter had an AR-15 assault rifle with additional rounds, an unspecified handgun and a "device" they considered "suspicious" on his body. They also said he was "organized" and "well-prepared." The Wikipedia entry for the AR-15 says:

    Standard issue magazines are 20- or 30-round staggered-column magazines and traditional box magazines exist in 40- and 45-round capacities.​

    Given the above info, is it surprising that he was able to kill 50?
     
  8. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Shooting them and killing them are two totally different things. As I pointed out look at the San Bernadino attack, two shooters and a captive audience and 22 dead.

    It would take a fair amount of time.
     
  9. LolaMoon08

    LolaMoon08 Well-Known Member

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    Why aren't all "hate crimes" considered terrorist acts then?

    One of the women on the news made a great point. Parents all across this Country are terrified about sending their children to school every day, yet all those who are responsible for our mass school shootings are never labeled terrorists.

    I have personally always labeled ALL those responsible for mass shootings terrorists. I don't care about what other people label them... they are terrorists to me.
     
  10. Brightbird

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    According to the Heavy.com article, the gunman had about 3 hours until he was killed.
     
  11. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Not if you are shooting into the crowd. Then it's hard to miss.
     
  12. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/omar-mateen-suspected-orlando-night-club-shooter/story?id=39790797
    rbbm.
     
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    woah. when the death toll went suddenly from 20 to 50 i burst out crying. Yes its possible to do such a slaughter with unsuspecting people. The poster about Norway's killer was right. The number killed was just in reality over 70. Please don't talk about gun control or politics. I say this with good intentions and I understand the instant reaction, I really do. But this is why i love websleuths. This site gives victims a voice and sympathies. Let's all just send our prayers and thoughts to the families and friends of the killed and those injured. And anyone directly worried about the status of someone they know.. please know you are in my thoughts.
     
  14. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    sunsetbeach Well-Known Member

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    Respectfully, that is not true. In close quarters (which is the case here) it is more than possible. A clip holds 30 bullets, eject and reload another clip.

    Very sad day in America.
     
  16. wendybtn

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    No, because it could harm you and not be as helpful to the patient.
     
  17. LolaMoon08

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    They are reporting it on CNN. I'm watching the news so no, I do not have a link. They've said it multiple times now. That he worked for a Private Security Firm and has worked for the US Government (meaning he was sent out through his firm to work for them... probably as security for events/individuals).
     
  18. Sonya610

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    Because terrorist acts have a political or social agenda. A lunatic shooting up a school because he doesn't like is classmates, or because he is off his meds doesn't constitute a violent act meant to terrorize people to further a political/social agenda.

    Classifying every shooter as a terrorist would be ridiculous unless the goal is to ignore the political/extremist groups that are planning attacks (though the idea may appeal to some seeking power, if only they could get the FBI to go along with the change in definition).

    If every nut job off his meds became a "terrorist" then we could pretend the organized groups are nothing to worry about since they only account for a tiny fraction of "terrorist attacks".
     
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