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    Default School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    WHAT is this World coming to? This is a real "school shooting" with a teacher seeing a kid "holding a smoking gun at the other end of the hall" and return fire from a security guard. I mean, a shooting in suburban Connecticut is one thing, but right here in rural ILLINOIS?
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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Kudos to the officer. Too bad he only wounded the perp though.

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Why isn't the NRA teaching our kids better aim?

    Wasn't that what it was started for in the first place?

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Thank Lord Jesus he was only wounded and will recover.
    He needs help. Why would you think the death of a mentally ill teenager would be a good thing?

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Sounds like it ended about as well as it possibly could have.

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Reagan was proponent of gun control.

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Reagan was proponent of gun control.
    As was Jim Brady!
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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    If only there had been a good guy with a gun. Or a history teacher.

    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Saw a documentary about the Reagan assassination attempt. He came within moments and millimeters of dying.
    Had the ER docs not been the best, we might have ended up with George Bush as president.

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Thank Lord Jesus he was only wounded and will recover.
    He needs help. Why would you think the death of a mentally ill teenager would be a good thing?

    Where did you get the information that Milby is 'mentally ill' ?




    BTW A correction too the link in my earlier post #2

    CORRECTION: Previous reports incorrectly stated that Milby was a former or expelled student. The Dixon High School superintendent has confirmed to WQAD that Milby was scheduled to graduate with the 2018 senior class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregH View Post
    Kudos to the officer. Too bad he only wounded the perp though.
    Kudos indeed, especially if he shot to immobilize, rather than to kill. The "perp" killed or wounded no-one, so a terminal intervention would be neither recommended nor appropriate, while an immobilizing or disarming wound would allow for capture and investigation. Corpses cannot reply to the "Spicolli Interrogative".
    Hope the kid gets the help he so obviously needs.

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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Where did you get the information that Milby is 'mentally ill' ?
    Well, Milby is a white kid with a gun, so he can't be a terrorist or a criminal, therefore, the only option left is "mentally" ill.

    If he were black or Muslim, well...
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    Default Re: School Shooting in Dixon, IL, Birthplace of the sainted Ronnie Reagan!

    Police are neither trained or encouraged to shoot to immobilize or disarm. Shooting to wound is a long time fallacy from movies and the like. Police are trained to stop the threat as soon as possible. Center of mass until the threat has passed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
    Kudos indeed, especially if he shot to immobilize, rather than to kill. The "perp" killed or wounded no-one, so a terminal intervention would be neither recommended nor appropriate, while an immobilizing or disarming wound would allow for capture and investigation. Corpses cannot reply to the "Spicolli Interrogative".
    Hope the kid gets the help he so obviously needs.
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