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    Three dead in municipal building shooting - Ross Township

    A gunman blasted shots through the wall of a Pennsylvania municipal building during a meeting on Monday and then barged into the meeting room and continued firing, killing three people, before he was tackled by a local official and shot with his own gun, a witness said.

    The shooting, which injured as least two other people, happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. during Ross Township's monthly meeting, Monroe County emergency management director Guy Miller said. The gunman, who appeared to be "shooting randomly," was captured and was treated at a hospital, which was placed on lockdown, he said. The shooter later was released into police custody, the hospital said.

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    Hmmm. Sounds like the government's lie about operating under consent of the governed ran into somebody who didn't consent to be governed their way.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Hmmm. Sounds like the government's lie about operating under consent of the governed ran into somebody who didn't consent to be governed their way.
    Who knows why the guy did it ..maybe his wife getting a divorce...

    But it very well could be that someone got ticked off about something the guberment was doing.

    That's a shame, a cry'in shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Who knows why the guy did it ..maybe his wife getting a divorce...

    But it very well could be that someone got ticked off about something the guberment was doing.

    That's a shame, a cry'in shame.
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    Newell had been in a long-running dispute with township officials over the dilapidated condition of his property, located a short drive from where the shooting occurred, state police Capt. Edward Hoke said. The township supervisors voted in February 2012 to take legal action against Newell for violating zoning and sewer regulations, according to meeting minutes posted online.
    In June, the Pocono Record wrote a story about what it said was an 18-year fight between the township and Newell over his property.
    Monroe County Court in August 2012 sided with the township and ordered Newell to vacate and never again occupy or use the property unless he had the permits to do so. The report said Newell had been living out of a car, a 1984 Pontiac Fiero, and in abandoned buildings since being ordered to vacate.
    Remind me never to use the power of the state to put people's backs to the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    Remind me never to use the power of the state to put people's backs to the wall.
    In this case the victim gets either three squares a day or Eternal peace. I wish people would look more closely to the lessons of the Buddhist monks' self-immolation auto da fe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    Remind me never to use the power of the state to put people's backs to the wall.
    Never underestimate the power of a person who thinks they have nothing left to lose.

    One SD instructor told me that even an untrained person if they are aggressive and determined and don't care about their looks or anything can fight their way to you and bite off your nose (or ear). That kinda takes the fight outta some people. It feels like a fast ball coming right at your neck/fact - hard to catch, hard to get out of the way.

    Best to treat everyone as though they're a potential serial killer - you don't want their beams on you.

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