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Old February 17, 2006, 04:50 AM   #26
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The Austin (Texas) tower sniper is a prime example of having an ARMED citizenry. No, it has nothing to do with CCW, but....a citizen, armed with a shotgun, assisted a police officer when it became necessary to "storm" that university tower. The crazed sniper had killed 11 people, but had it not been for that police officer AND the armed citizen, it could have been worse!
There is also another, much less known factor in that incident.

Whitman would undoubtedly have continued killing; the police at that time were hopelessly outgunned. The thing that kept Whitman's head down--and gave time for the police and the armed citizen to even approach the tower--was when a bunch of good ol' boys stopped their cars, pulled out scoped bolt-action rifles, and proceeded to provide covering fire from ground level.

Hook 'em, horns! GO TEXAS!
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Old February 23, 2006, 07:27 PM   #28
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