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Can we all agree that this is dumb?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by ImmortalFlame, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. ImmortalFlame

    ImmortalFlame Well-Known Member

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    Wherever you stand on the gun control and terrorism issue, can we at least all agree that this guy is profoundly dumb:

    Prosecutors in Springfield, Mo., have filed formal charges of making a terrorist threat in the second degree against a 20-year-old man arrested for wearing body armor and carrying a loaded rifle — and more than 100 rounds of ammunition — at a Walmart store Thursday.

    Officers had rushed to the Walmart Neighborhood Market, responding to calls of a potential shooter at the store where they encountered Dmitriy Andreychenko. Afterwards, police said they believe he didn't want to kill anyone; instead, he wanted to cause chaos.

    Andreychenko had a slightly different story.

    "I wanted to know if that Walmart honored the 2nd Amendment," he is quoted as saying in a police statement. He also said he did not expect people in Missouri to react they way they did. "I understand if we were somewhere else like New York or California, people would freak out."

    "His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business here," Springfield Police Lt. Mike Lucas told journalists at the scene. "In fact, he's lucky he's alive still, to be honest."

    If convicted, Andreychenko faces four years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000.

    SOURCE: Rifle-Carrying Man Faces Terrorism Charge After Causing Panic At Walmart In Missouri
     
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  2. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    As long as you have your weapon in a gun case, or the box you purchased it in people won't freak out as much I think.

    Maybe carry a kayak in the other hand so people know you're going out on a Wilderness trip.
     
  3. tytlyf

    tytlyf The Mind's Eye

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  4. bobhikes

    bobhikes Nowoligist
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    I don't think a terrorist threat should be filed only disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct and civil suits if people have bad dreams because of it.
     
  5. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    well gee...….people respond to what they see.....

    If I saw a guy with a scrap of black fabric tied around his head
    well muscled
    large knife

    I might have to shoot him
     
  6. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    Let's say the guy was black or a Muslim or even both. I'd bet the farm on a different outcome.

    But yes it's dumb IF he's being honest.
     
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  7. Shad

    Shad Veteran Member

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    This guy is an idiot as he dressed up like some of past mass shooter just to do a "test". He could have accomplished that just with a holstered handgun. No need for body armour at all.
     
  8. wandering peacefully

    wandering peacefully Active Member

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    Yes, really dumb. Too bad it turned out the way it did because he sounds like a future shooter. It's people who do crazy things like testing his gun rights of get a rise out of his perceived enemies at a public venue who would be more likely to shoot them all up next time.
     
  9. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Why would a Wal-Mart honor the 2nd Amendment?
    Wal-Mart is a private entity, and they can ban weapons on their private property if they think it best for business.
    Frankly, I'm disinclined to buy at Wal-Mart. But if their policy is to let anybody with that kind of weaponry onto the premises they need to say that. If not, they need to say that. It's their store, just say what the official Wal-Mart policy is.
    Tom
     
  10. Shiranui117

    Shiranui117 Pronounced Shee-ra-noo-ee
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    Everything he did may have been legal under his state's laws, but in the wake of several mass shootings, that was a profoundly stupid and irresponsible thing to do, even if he was just walking around with a shopping cart. Also it's slightly weird that he was only stopped after he left the store, and not while he was on his way in?
     
  11. fantome profane

    fantome profane Have you read the Mueller Report?
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    And doesn’t that suggest there is a problem with the laws in that state? Or with federal laws?
     
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