Tuesday, June 2, 2009

On the recruiting station shooting

Well, it looks as if the scumbag responsible converted to Islam and decided to go out and kill Soldiers. Too bad he didn't give them the chance to a fair fight by meeting them on the battlefield. I guess his faith and desire for martyrdom wasn't as strong as his desire to be famous; now he will get a wrist slap from our justice system and spend like thirty years in prison.

It's so weird that the shooter didn't turn out to be a veteran with a Ron Paul bumper sticker.

There's also some dispute about the "small arsenal" that whats-his-face had:
At the time of the shooting, the subject had approximately 200 rounds of ammunition available, police said.
A couple lines later we find out what constitutes an arsenal:
But the car was loaded with a small arsenal. Officers who searched the car found more than 100 rounds of ammunition, an SKS assault rifle, two pistols, and two military books.
Wow. Not to be picky or anything, but a one hundred percent increase in ammunition for an arsenal makes for pretty terrible reporting. I guess that mathematics is passed up in journalism training for more useful skills like sensationalism.

Also, an SKS is not, nor was it ever, an assault rifle.

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