Your Typical Republican Gun Nut

  • Webster666

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    Jul 19, 2010 6:25 PM GMT
    I-580 shootout suspect mad at left-wing politics

    (07-1icon_cool.gif 17:59 PDT Oakland -- A 45-year-old parolee, described by his mother as angry at left-wing politicians, opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers on an Oakland freeway early Sunday and was hit by return fire while wearing body armor, authorities said.


    Byron Williams of Groveland (Tuolumne County) was taken to the emergency room at Highland Hospital, where he was in stable condition. Police did not describe his injuries. Two officers suffered minor cuts from flying glass.
    Williams was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for shooting at the CHP officers and Oakland police said he may face other charges.

    They did not release his name, but reporters identified him from the license plate of the vehicle, which was registered to his mother.

    The incident started around midnight when two CHP officers tried to stop a white Toyota Tundra pickup that had been speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on westbound Interstate 580, said CHP Officer Sam Morgan.

    The officers used a loudspeaker to direct the driver off the freeway, but he stopped on I-580 west of Grand Avenue, Morgan said.

    As officers walked toward the pickup, they saw the man pick up a handgun and open fire on the officers, police said. The officers said they returned gunfire and radioed for help.

    Three CHP vehicles had their windows shot out, but no officers were shot, police said. They said the driver was armed with a rifle and a shotgun as well as the handgun and fired at least two of the weapons during the shootout.

    Morgan said the driver was hit numerous times and survived only because he was wearing a bullet-resistant vest.

    Westbound lanes of the freeway remained closed all day Sunday and into the evening while eastbound lanes were closed sporadically. Police would only say that the reason for the unusually long highway closure was to allow officers to collect evidence and investigate the case.

    At one point, police brought in a bomb squad to detonate some items that turned out not to be explosives.

    Williams' mother, Janice Williams of Groveland, said her son had been living next door and taking care of her father's house and land. She said he had been released from prison about 2 1/2 years ago after a felony conviction, which she declined to describe, and had almost completed his parole.

    "He hasn't been able to get a job because he's an ex-felon and nobody will hire him," she said.

    She said her son, who had been a carpenter and a cabinetmaker before his imprisonment, was angry about his unemployment and about "what's happening to our country."

    Williams watched the news on television and was upset by "the way Congress was railroading through all these left-wing agenda items," his mother said.

    She said she had planned to cook salsa with her son on Sunday and was making preparations when she got a call from a television reporter, looked out the window and saw that her pickup was gone.

    She said she then checked the locked safe where she kept her guns, all legally purchased and owned, and found that they were also missing.

    Janice Williams said she kept the guns because "eventually, I think we're going to be caught up in a revolution." But she said she had told her son many times that "he didn't have to be on the front lines."

    She said she had no explanation for his actions.

    "Something snapped," she said. "His life is over. He will go back to prison for the rest of his life. Our lives are over."
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    Jul 19, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
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    Jul 20, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    While the story you quoted is anything but funny, your thread title brought a big smile to my face. I like your passion, seriously. It would be like a taking a photo of Sean Penn hugging Hugo Chavez and adding a caption "Your Typical Liberal Radical". icon_biggrin.gif
  • Webster666

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    Jul 21, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    Nothing bad came from Sean Penn talking to Hugo Chavez.
    Nothing bad came from Barack Obama talking to Hugo Chavez.

    However, Republican gun nuts, who insist on zero gun ownership regulations, allow an insane person, like the guy in the OP, access to body armor and as many guns and as much ammunition as he wants.

    The only thing that stopped him from killing a great number of innocent people, is that the cops stopped him for driving erratically on the freeway.
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    (07-20) 17:36 PDT OAKLAND --

    Convicted felon Byron Williams loaded up his mother's Toyota Tundra with guns, strapped on his body armor and headed to San Francisco on Sunday with one thing in mind: to kill workers at the ACLU and an environmental foundation, prosecutors say.

    Williams, an anti-government zealot on parole for bank robbery, had hoped to "start a revolution" with the bloodshed at the ACLU and the Tides Foundation in San Francisco, authorities said.
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    "An anti-government zealot."
    Sounds like Southbeach1500 !




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    Jul 21, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Webster666 saidNothing bad came from Sean Penn talking to Hugo Chavez.
    Nothing bad came from Barack Obama talking to Hugo Chavez.

    Yeah, just good friends getting together. No harm in that.




    Webster666 saidThe only thing that stopped him from killing a great number of innocent people, is that the cops stopped him for driving erratically on the freeway.

    I certainly hope those police weren't engaged in any racial profiling.




    Webster666 said
    "An anti-government zealot."
    Sounds like Southbeach1500 !

    Nah, but good try, Webster-the-devil.

    So, in other words, ya got nothin'.
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    Jul 21, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidNothing bad came from Sean Penn talking to Hugo Chavez.
    Nothing bad came from Barack Obama talking to Hugo Chavez.

    However, Republican gun nuts, who insist on zero gun ownership regulations, allow an insane person, like the guy in the OP, access to body armor and as many guns and as much ammunition as he wants.

    The only thing that stopped him from killing a great number of innocent people, is that the cops stopped him for driving erratically on the freeway.
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    (07-20) 17:36 PDT OAKLAND --

    Convicted felon Byron Williams loaded up his mother's Toyota Tundra with guns, strapped on his body armor and headed to San Francisco on Sunday with one thing in mind: to kill workers at the ACLU and an environmental foundation, prosecutors say.

    Williams, an anti-government zealot on parole for bank robbery, had hoped to "start a revolution" with the bloodshed at the ACLU and the Tides Foundation in San Francisco, authorities said.
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    "An anti-government zealot."
    Sounds like Southbeach1500 !






    I beg your pardon. The man was a convicted felon. He possessed that gun and armor in spite of law that said he could not. Is this how effective your liberal gun laws are going to be? Like those liberal gun laws in Chicago where there is a fuck fest of shooting in the hood every weekend. Is it the gun or the perp?

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    Jul 21, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    From the headline, I thought this might have been a thread about two of Tennessee's candidates for governor.

    But speaking of Tennessee, we do have a few of our own unhinged right wing nuts.

    Like the man who rammed a man's car because of an Obama bumper sticker. Oh, and the victim had his 10 year old daughter in the car.
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    Jul 21, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    I own three guns.

    This thread is pointless