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    Exclamation BREAKING: Gunman opens fire on GOP congressional baseball team practice session

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    Reports: 'Multiple shooting' at congressional baseball game practice field

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...practice-field

    A "multiple shooting" was reported early Wednesday at a congressional baseball game practice field in Alexandria, Va.

    ABC 7 News reported "multiple shooting" in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street.

    The suspect is "believed in custody," ABC reported, according to Alexandria police.

    GOP Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers on protective detail were shot, according to multiple reports

    A reporter from Fox News also tweeted that staffers were hit.

    "Right now, we're secure," Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told CNN Wednesday morning.

    Brooks said "at least five" people were shot, his voice breaking.

    Brooks said Scalise was shot in the hip and "dragging his body" to get away from the shooter.

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer said both President Trump and Vice President Pence are aware of the “developing situation in Virginia.”

    “Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected,” he tweeted.
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 06-14-2017 at 06:25 AM.



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    Multiple shot at GOP baseball practice in Virginia, Majority Whip hit

    http://myfox8.com/2017/06/14/multipl...rity-whip-hit/

    POSTED 7:59 AM, JUNE 14, 2017, BY WEB STAFF, UPDATED AT 08:16AM, JUNE 14, 2017

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several aides were shot at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning.

    Shots were first reported on East Monroe Street in Alexandria, Fox News reports. Scalise was standing near second base when he was shot in the hip, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks told CNN.

    Brooks said at least five others were injured and he helped two people who were shot.

    After realizing what was happening, Brooks said he behind the batting cage and heard between “20 and 30 shots.”

    He and other Congress members were practicing for a charity game, which is scheduled for Thursday night.

    Alexandria police said in a series of tweets Wednesday morning that the suspect is believed to be in custody and victims are being taken to the hospital. Sen. Mike Lee told the network the gunman was dead.

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    Mewonders the political position of the shooter.

    Hang on to your hats; I'm sure the "left" are going to go apey over this one... or maybe not since Republicans were the targets.

    Best wishes to all who got hurt. I hope the "dragging" the body deal is not indicative of what it likely is.

    "The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty - and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies."
    -- H.L. Mencken

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    Rand was there...

    Rand Paul says 50-60 shots.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017...ball-practice/

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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    Mewonders the political position of the shooter.

    Hang on to your hats; I'm sure the "left" are going to go apey over this one... or maybe not since Republicans were the targets.

    Best wishes to all who got hurt. I hope the "dragging" the body deal is not indicative of what it likely is.
    Could go a bunch of ways...they've (the left) have been screaming for war for months now...maybe now they have it.

    Course, this was, or looks like, an attack on the ruling class, which means they will hunker down behind even more security and take away more freedom from us.

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    Rand talking on abc now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by misterx View Post
    Yeah, I like cops. They keep the streets safe. Get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

    Trump is helping Rand pass his healthcare plan, if you think Trump actually supported RyanCare then you are foolish and you need to go read the threads where I addressed this topic. Rand was talking to Trump 2-3 times a week, and Rand told Trump straight up it wasn't going to pass, it didn't have the votes. Trump knew it wasn't going to pass, so he supported it to make sure it was all Paul Ryan's failure and none of it could be blamed on him. Trump hates Paul Ryan.

    Trump is going to help save Syria, with Russia's help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    It is not about brainwashing. You can support Trump for practical reasons. I think Danno is right about the Syria missile strikes helping Trump politically in the US. The media stopped talking about the sickening russian narrative. Proof again it was just a hoax to manipulate the public opinion.

    Trump made a good call as a politician. Libertarian souls can bitch all they want about principles and being conned. Trump is going to disappointed again. I have enough hairchest.

    Just answer the question. Which game is Trump playing?

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    If the guy took 40 shots and only hit one person he must have been trying to make some kind of statement (like, hey, I'm crazy so you need to make guns illegal...)
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    Something tells me this time it's not muslims...
    Quote Originally Posted by misterx View Post
    Yeah, I like cops. They keep the streets safe. Get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

    Trump is helping Rand pass his healthcare plan, if you think Trump actually supported RyanCare then you are foolish and you need to go read the threads where I addressed this topic. Rand was talking to Trump 2-3 times a week, and Rand told Trump straight up it wasn't going to pass, it didn't have the votes. Trump knew it wasn't going to pass, so he supported it to make sure it was all Paul Ryan's failure and none of it could be blamed on him. Trump hates Paul Ryan.

    Trump is going to help save Syria, with Russia's help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    It is not about brainwashing. You can support Trump for practical reasons. I think Danno is right about the Syria missile strikes helping Trump politically in the US. The media stopped talking about the sickening russian narrative. Proof again it was just a hoax to manipulate the public opinion.

    Trump made a good call as a politician. Libertarian souls can bitch all they want about principles and being conned. Trump is going to disappointed again. I have enough hairchest.

    Just answer the question. Which game is Trump playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterx View Post
    Yeah, I like cops. They keep the streets safe. Get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    The Fed is NOT safe from audit, Trump has said he wants to audit the fed and we may have some bills coming up soon.

    Trump is helping Rand pass his healthcare plan, if you think Trump actually supported RyanCare then you are foolish and you need to go read the threads where I addressed this topic. Rand was talking to Trump 2-3 times a week, and Rand told Trump straight up it wasn't going to pass, it didn't have the votes. Trump knew it wasn't going to pass, so he supported it to make sure it was all Paul Ryan's failure and none of it could be blamed on him. Trump hates Paul Ryan.

    Trump is going to help save Syria, with Russia's help.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan View Post
    It is not about brainwashing. You can support Trump for practical reasons. I think Danno is right about the Syria missile strikes helping Trump politically in the US. The media stopped talking about the sickening russian narrative. Proof again it was just a hoax to manipulate the public opinion.

    Trump made a good call as a politician. Libertarian souls can bitch all they want about principles and being conned. Trump is going to disappointed again. I have enough hairchest.

    Just answer the question. Which game is Trump playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianAnarchist View Post
    If the guy took 40 shots and only hit one person he must have been trying to make some kind of statement (like, hey, I'm crazy so you need to make guns illegal...)
    Possibly.

    I've seen cops, supposedly "trained professionals", do the same thing however.

    My guess is the shooter was a noob...sends a magazine downrange from the hip or "gangster style" and expected everybody to drop dead, like the movies.

    Then got shot while trying to load a fresh magazine.
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 06-14-2017 at 07:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianAnarchist View Post
    If the guy took 40 shots and only hit one person he must have been trying to make some kind of statement (like, hey, I'm crazy so you need to make guns illegal...)
    5 people were hit and it sounds. It sounds like the dugout both saved people but it allowed the shooter to continue for a lot longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post


    Something tells me this time it's not muslims...
    No, I'm not guessing so either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristianAnarchist View Post
    If the guy took 40 shots and only hit one person he must have been trying to make some kind of statement (like, hey, I'm crazy so you need to make guns illegal...)
    I thought five had been shot.

    "The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty - and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies."
    -- H.L. Mencken

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    “We were there within 3 minutes...two of our officers engaged in gunfire -- return fire,” Alexandria Police Chief Brown says
    When seconds count, cops are only minutes away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Possibly.

    I've seen cops, supposedly "trained professionals", do the same thing however.
    The oh-so-very operative term.

    Got shot while trying to load a fresh magazine.
    WOOHOO!

    Killed, or will he be grillable for the admission that Obama hired him?

    "The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty - and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies."
    -- H.L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    When seconds count, cops are only minutes away.
    It was a good thing a high ranking poohbah was there.

    He said lawmakers and aides were lucky that Capitol Police were at the scene.

    "One of the things that's really fortunate and probably why — everybody probably would have died expect for the fact that the Capitol Hill police were there," he said.

    Capitol Police were at the scene because of the presence of Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in GOP leadership.

    "If Scalise wouldn't have been on the team — unfortunately he was hit and I hope he does well — but also by him being there it probably saved everybody else's life because if you don't have a leadership person there, there would have been so security there," Paul said.

    "They do a great job. These are brave men and women and we were really lucky they were there," he said.
    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbyi...-police-werent



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    and unacknowledged by our laws;
    giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

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    2 thoughts:

    1. Man, guns are dangerous! You never know when those things are going to start shooting people!

    2. Was it time? Because not everybody got the memo.
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    I don't wish anybody getting shot, but I'm just glad Randal wasn't one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    I don't wish anybody getting shot, but I'm just glad Randal wasn't one of them.
    I don't wish anyone shot either, but I'm also not real broken up about it being 66% cop casualties.
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.

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    You can expect a new push for gun control after this...

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    So far I know of Scalise, Paul, and DeSantis who were there. Do we have any confirmation of others who were present at the practice?

    Here's a team roster: https://www.congressionalbaseball.org/teams/
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffro97 View Post
    So far I know of Scalise, Paul, and DeSantis who were there. Do we have any confirmation of others who were present at the practice?

    Here's a team roster: https://www.congressionalbaseball.org/teams/
    Right now, Scalise is the only congressman known to be wounded.

    Here are the lawmakers who were at the practice, according to the latest NBC News reporting:

    Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana)

    Gary Palmer (R-Alabama)

    Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)

    Jeff Flake (R-Arizona)

    Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)

    Mo Brooks (R-Alabama)

    Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tennessee)

    Roger Williams (R-Texas)

    Mark Walker (R-North Carolina)

    Mike Conaway (R-Texas)

    Joe Barton (R-Texas)

    Mike Bishop (R-Michigan)

    Rodney Davis (R-Illinois)

    John Moolenar (R-Michigan)

    Ron DeSantis (R-Florida, left before it happened, but saw from afar)

    Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina, left before it happened)

    Bill Johnson (R-Ohio, was at practice but left early)

    This list will be updated
    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/cong...c-rss_20170614
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    The left is already in firm "Guns did this, ban guns!" Mode....

    The right is already in firm "leftist assassin" mode....

    I'm going to have breakfast and watch the world burn.
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    SNL skits should be a hoot this week.

    showing repub members getting blown away will be a real laugh riot for peeps like Griffin and Colbert...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    I am glad Rand is safe but I am almost in tears thinking that Ron could have been there. I still love that man, I guess.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JK/SEA View Post
    SNL skits should be a hoot this week.

    showing repub members getting blown away will be a real laugh riot for peeps like Griffin and Colbert...
    Everyone's trying to politicize this into a big story, it would be nice to hear the real motive. One could even argue with the stuff Rand Paul has been saying lately this could of been a warning shot. I hope he doesn't back down after all of this, he is fighting the good fight and is on the right side of history on things.

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