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    Another shooting on a military installation

    Fox News just teased that headline and went to commercial.

    Anyway, it makes me want to pose this question to the leaders at the Pentagon:

    That gun ban on bases and posts...How's that workin' out for you?

    I'll post details when they come up.

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    are you talking about the shooting at the coast guard recruiting office in Virginia?
    If guns cause crime.....mine must be defective.

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    I really don't know. Since they teased the story, they haven't mentioned it again.

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    don't you just love how they tease with with uninformed headlines........

    here is the incident I am referring to:
    Police in Virginia say at least one shot was fired overnight at a Coast Guard recruiting station in Woodbridge, just days after an unidentified gunman fired shots at the Washington-area Marine Corps museum.

    Sgt. Kim Chinn, spokeswoman for the Prince William County Police Department, said Tuesday that detectives are investigating multiple bullet holes at the building on Potomac Mills Circle. It appears the shooting occurred overnight, she said.

    No injuries have been reported and it was not immediately known if the incident is connected to other recent shootings at military-related establishments in the area.
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    If that is the case, the shooting did not really occur "on a military installation." Shoddy reporting.

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    I have found nothing else about a military shooting going through google/ap news.....I saw this report last night on local fox news, which is why I asked. Anywho, carry on.
    If guns cause crime.....mine must be defective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    Shoddy reporting.
    It's TV news; you're being redundant.

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    Actually, I find Fox reporting to be factual and informative. I learn more about what is going on in the world from Fox than from other TV news outlets. Others have more inaccuracies and are more willing to leave stuff out when it conflicts with their perception of things. (Before anyone tries to tell me about bias, I am talking about the presentation of pure news, not opinion shows or opinion segments. Yes, those are biased, as well they would be.)

    Sheppard Smith is the exception. His reporting focuses more on being "hip" than being good. He also murders sentence structure. The only reason I was watching his show is because today is essentially the post-game show for the election. I am a political junkie and have been getting seriously high the past two days.

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    I live in Northern Virginia and all those locations shot at are all within short driving distances of me. It's reminiscence of the DC Sniper of a few years ago, but thankfully no person has been shot. Hopefully they catch the shooter before it escalates.

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    The two recruting stations hit by gunfire were located in civilian shopping centers, miles away from "Military Installations".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    The two recruiting stations hit by gunfire were located in civilian shopping centers, miles away from "Military Installations".
    If you include the "intelligence community" and contractors for such "agencies" under the moniker "military", you might be surprised how much of NoVa is, in fact, near, or adjacent to "military installations"...

    I'd venture a guess that nearly every single building in NoVa is within 2 miles of a military or intelligence "installation"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    It's TV news; you're being redundant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    If you include the "intelligence community" and contractors for such "agencies" under the moniker "military", you might be surprised how much of NoVa is, in fact, near, or adjacent to "military installations"...

    I'd venture a guess that nearly every single building in NoVa is within 2 miles of a military or intelligence "installation"...
    I work every day with many agencies that "don't exist", who occupy buildings all over the area that "don't exist", full of workers that "don't exist", performing missions that "don't exist".

    That doesn't mean that their building sits on a Military Installation.

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    I might have flown members who don't exist of your organization which doesn't exist to destinations which don't exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    Actually, I find Fox reporting to be factual and informative. I learn more about what is going on in the world from Fox than from other TV news outlets. Others have more inaccuracies and are more willing to leave stuff out when it conflicts with their perception of things. (Before anyone tries to tell me about bias, I am talking about the presentation of pure news, not opinion shows or opinion segments. Yes, those are biased, as well they would be.).
    Note to the forum: As the entirety of mainstream media suffers from a unambiguous, shared bias (toward the statist perspective), and universally shares the same issues with factual reporting (or lack thereof), it seems to me that any strong preference for one outlet over another, and especially definite statements such as these, serve as definitive proof of strong statist tendencies in the mindset of the preference-holder.

    In this case, of course, this should surprise absolutely nobody.
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    There are some stories that Fox won't touch.

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    While shootings ON military bases seem to be news-worthy, the epidemic of OFF-BASE killings, rapes, and child molestations committed by military personnel seem to go relatively unnoticed by the media.

    Here in NC--JUST in the immediate vicinity of Jacksonville NC (Marine Base, Camp Lejune) we're averaging about 1 major violent crime every other month by a Marine. Murders, rapes, statutory rapes, it's sick...

    What's happening to our Armed Services?

    America is in a sad state indeed, when the People must fear their own military...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    Military

    Just like LEO's the men and women in the military are made up of all types from the community. There are "bad apples" in LE, military, fire, ems, and every company in the world. The majority of people do the right thing, but it is the bad ones that make the news. Just think of the song "Dirty Laundry".
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