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    Default Re: Gunman kills 12 at the new batman movie premiere in Colorado.

    I'd like to know what made the police hesitate to enter his flat.

    It seems they were very lucky they did not just walk in.

    He really was well organised.
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    Default Re: Gunman kills 12 at the new batman movie premiere in Colorado.

    we all know american's are crazy and America is a crazy country

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    Default Re: Gunman kills 12 at the new batman movie premiere in Colorado.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    I'd like to know what made the police hesitate to enter his flat.

    It seems they were very lucky they did not just walk in.

    He really was well organised.
    Same reason the police didn't enter pike river mine.
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    Default Re: Gunman kills 12 at the new batman movie premiere in Colorado.

    Quote Originally Posted by plod View Post
    Same reason the police didn't enter pike river mine.
    That's funny - I didn't see anywhere that his flat was on fire....

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    Default Re: Gunman kills 12 at the new batman movie premiere in Colorado.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    I'd like to know what made the police hesitate to enter his flat.

    It seems they were very lucky they did not just walk in.

    He really was well organised.
    "Police evacuated Holmes' building and the four apartment blocks surrounding it after his arrest early Friday, when he told police he had rigged the flat with explosives."

    My earlier remark about trading shots was not about the crowd all shooting back at him but shooting at anyone else with a gun. Being in the Police does not mean that you are any good with a gun, 2005 US stats are that 4 out of 5 bullets fired at an assailant missed completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    You are just guessing.

    At least if they were trading shots less other people would have got shot.

    And the person with the pistol might have been a better shot (say ex army or ex police)
    How often have you used a pistol? Not often by your remarks.

    When I was taught how to shoot a pistol, one of the first things the instructor told me is that they are not very accurate. He was a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and he said that they use a pistol as a last resort. The assailant needs to be quite close to you - almost point blank range. That was made very clear when I was target shooting with a Magnum 45. My instructor told me that my effort was very good ("Pity about the pistol," he said) and even then I was only 50% near the bullseye.

    Unless someone was very close to the gunman, all a person with a pistol would have been doing was making noises. Do you think that might have frightened the gunman away?
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    Default Re: Gunman kills 12 at the new batman movie premiere in Colorado.

    How did he manage to afford all that gear while working at McDonalds?
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    Default Re: Gunman kills 12 at the new batman movie premiere in Colorado.

    I don't see how you could afford weapons just working at McDonalds either. A Glock used even - is gonna set him back three weeks wages in itself.

    Maybe his peeps gave him the cash. A befuddlement, indeed.

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    Not good for that sort of thing to happen.

    Certainly was a dark night ...

    (yeah yeah, I know, bad pun... but couldn't resist )
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    Default Re: Gunman kills 12 at the new batman movie premiere in Colorado.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greven View Post
    How did he manage to afford all that gear while working at McDonalds?
    He finished a degree and had been doing a Doctorate, all that needs serious money.

    "The average “sticker price” of US graduate education is US$21,000-34,000 per year, which covers both public and private institutions. For PhD students, this rises to US$28,000-40,000 per year. But as Welch points out, due to the amount of money invested in research, the majority of PhD students in science and engineering will get significant amounts of funding"

    Maybe he blew a student loan.

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