Fort Hood - Second Shooting

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 03, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    As some one with siblings in the military its something that catches my interest. You get used to worrying about them the whole time there deployed but it catches you by surprise when you feel like there in danger state side.

    Thoughts? Reactions?
    What do you guys think about the whole ordeal?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/2/report-active-shooter-fort-hood-serveral-injured/
  • AMoonHawk

    Posts: 11406

    Apr 03, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    well .. there are fucked up people in all aspects in life ... there is good and bad ... it is terrible when it happens, no matter whether on a military base or in a theater at the mall
  • Webster666

    Posts: 9217

    Apr 03, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    I read that they knew this guy had mental problems.
    Why would they let him have access to guns and ammo ?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 03, 2014 4:27 AM GMT
    owl_bundy said
    Webster666 saidI read that they knew this guy had mental problems.
    Why would they let him have access to guns and ammo ?


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/02/fort-hood-shooter-had-mental-health-problems/7237489/

    icon_eek.gif it's shit like this that makes people such as myself who has clinical depression and anxiety look bad. now you gonna have folks thinking that every person that has that shit is likely to snap or kill somebody. icon_sad.gif just like that bitch ass kid killer in connecticut.


    because people like to think that they're "normal" and "okay", and only people with mental illnesses or issues would snap
  • tj85016

    Posts: 4123

    Apr 03, 2014 5:21 AM GMT
    the way this country treats vets, it's amazing it doesn't happen every month
  • MikeW

    Posts: 6061

    Apr 03, 2014 5:44 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidthe way this country treats vets, it's amazing it doesn't happen every month

    Yeah, I agree with that.

    But you know, our society is *very* stressful in a lot of ways. For sure some situations are more stressful than others but I'm surprised people don't go bat shit crazy more often than they do. Especially in our big urban areas. If you're a commuter (I'm not, unless you count walking 5 blocks to work a "commute") you can be stuck in traffic for hours every day. I don't see how people do it. Today I had to buy a cell phone and due to crazy unforeseens, this ended up taking 3 *hours* of my time today -- all for something I don't even *want* but kind of have to have. (I haven't owned a cell phone because my hearing is fucked up due to tinnitus. Half the time I can't understand what people are saying on the phone cuz I have to read lips.)
  • tj85016

    Posts: 4123

    Apr 03, 2014 6:21 AM GMT
    ^^

    they probably do Mike, it's just not covered by the media. but 20-25 vet suicides a day is a disgrace to this country (which is getting shittier by the day)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 03, 2014 6:23 AM GMT
    Lol... he was a truck driver... most common dsm psych problem of truck drivers i can see so far is post traumatic disorder.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 03, 2014 6:24 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidI read that they knew this guy had mental problems.
    Why would they let him have access to guns and ammo ?


    NRA
  • MikeW

    Posts: 6061

    Apr 03, 2014 6:33 AM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    they probably do Mike, it's just not covered by the media. but 20-25 vet suicides a day is a disgrace to this country (which is getting shittier by the day)

    Yes, I've heard about this and it is truly fucked up. Don't get me started on the so called "war on terror" subject.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 03, 2014 11:41 AM GMT
    Sad, sad story. unfortunately the shooter is now dead, so we won't ever really know what was going on in his mind. if he had mental issues, the Army really, REALLY, needs to fix its mental health system, and stop putting such a stigma on people who go to counseling. icon_sad.gif

    latest news I heard was 4 dead, including the shooter. such a sad, sad story.
  • conservativej...

    Posts: 2465

    Apr 03, 2014 6:04 PM GMT
    owl_bundy said
    Webster666 saidI read that they knew this guy had mental problems.
    Why would they let him have access to guns and ammo ?


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/02/fort-hood-shooter-had-mental-health-problems/7237489/

    icon_eek.gif it's shit like this that makes people such as myself who has clinical depression and anxiety look bad. now you gonna have folks thinking that every person that has that shit is likely to snap or kill somebody. icon_sad.gif just like that bitch ass kid killer in connecticut.


    There is an easy solution: don't allow owl_bundy to access weapons. :-)

    Keep in mind anyone can join the military because America would not want to deprive them of "opportunity."
  • TheSkyWasYell...

    Posts: 310

    Apr 05, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    tj85016 saidthe way this country treats vets, it's amazing it doesn't happen every month

    Yeah, I agree with that.

    But you know, our society is *very* stressful in a lot of ways. For sure some situations are more stressful than others but I'm surprised people don't go bat shit crazy more often than they do. Especially in our big urban areas. If you're a commuter (I'm not, unless you count walking 5 blocks to work a "commute") you can be stuck in traffic for hours every day. I don't see how people do it. Today I had to buy a cell phone and due to crazy unforeseens, this ended up taking 3 *hours* of my time today -- all for something I don't even *want* but kind of have to have. (I haven't owned a cell phone because my hearing is fucked up due to tinnitus. Half the time I can't understand what people are saying on the phone cuz I have to read lips.)


    I understand what you're saying. Years ago I had a job with a 45-minute commute each way in extremely heavy traffic; this was during my methamphetamine days in the '90s so at the time I was a case of nuclear-fusion road rage just waiting to happen. In some of these massive, slow traffic jams I would sometimes lose my temper and start screaming and beating my fists against the steering wheel over and over again, wanting traffic to move.