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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:23PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:23PM (#358948)

    And just shoot the people shooting. Warning: You may get shot if you shoot.

    Yes, indeed. At work several months back we had some training on what to do in an active shooter situation. One of the things I learned is that if the active shooter loses possession of his gun under no circumstances are you to pick it up, even if it is to grab it away from him. If you do, SWAT is very likely to shoot you instead. As in a "shoot first, ask questions later" kind of a way. Everyone reading this should remember this if they ever find themselves in an active shooter situation.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 13 2016, @01:35AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @01:35AM (#359032) Journal

    Every "training program" that I've heard anything about seems to be designed to make idiots of people.

    Let's try this: Sumbitch is shooting at you and all your coworkers. He fumbles the gun. He reaches for it, but you grab it instead. SWAT busts in, and shoots you because you have a weapon. How in hell have you lost anything? You took a gamble, you kept the weapon away from the crazy man, you saved a life or two - and you're gonna bitch because you ultimately got shot? THAT WAS THE WHOLE INTENT ALL ALONG - THAT YOU DIE!! It's your choice whether you die like a man, or die like a sheep at slaughter.

    I suggest you grab the gun and shoot that sumbitch who intends to shoot you and your coworkers.

    At the very fucking least, grab the gun and throw it out the window to deprive the gunman of one of his weapons.

    Stand up tall, on both of your feet, and feel like a man, at least once in your life.