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Texas dad may have stopped mass shooting by warning cops about son

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Reptile, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Reptile

    Reptile NES Member

    Dec 13, 2006
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    Police in Fort Worth, Texas, say a mass shooting may have been averted Tuesday after a man alerted authorities to say his 27-year-old son wanted to buy weapons and go on a rampage.

    "He wanted to kill many people. He wanted to do something that was very similar that took place in the Midland-Odessa area [Aug. 31] and he basically wanted to mimic that," Forth Worth Police Officer Buddy Calzada told KXAS-TV.

    A police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, was "in very serious condition" after a shootout with robbery suspects early Friday, police said. (Facebook)

    Police said they were familiar with the man and had received calls about him due to his mental health issues before. When the man's father called, he told authorities his son was out attempting to buy weapons, and the father worried he might try to carry out a mass shooting.

    Fort Worth police: mass shooting may have been averted due to 911 call from potential suspect's father
  2. Agnotology


    Sep 13, 2016
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    So.... we don't need red flag laws. We need good people to not have rose-tinted glasses on in regards to family.

    And while I only skimmed, it looks like we are able to avert a mass shooting without infringing on anyone's rights.
  3. namedpipes

    namedpipes NES Member

    May 7, 2008
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    It's almost like rather than gun control, maybe we need mental illness control.
    Aaron[MA] likes this.

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