Live Updates: 10 killed in mass shooting at Boulder, Colorado, supermarket

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  46 comments

By:   Victoria Albert, Jordan Freiman, Brian Dakss, Justin Carissimo (CBSNews)

Live Updates: 10 killed in mass shooting at Boulder, Colorado, supermarket
One of those killed was a police officer, and a suspect is in custody.

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A gunman opened fire in a Colorado supermarket Monday, killing 10 people, including a police officer, authorities said. One person was taken into custody at the scene in Boulder, where police said there was no ongoing threat to the public.

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold identified the slain officer as 51-year-old Eric Talley, who had been with the department since 2010.

Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said Talley's life was "cut much too short," and said a "painstaking investigation is already underway."

No other victims were identified.

Dougherty said the person in custody was the shooter.

CBS Denver helicopter footage captured authorities escorting a shirtless man in handcuffs who appeared to have a bleeding leg from the scene, but authorities would not confirm if that man isthe person in custody.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene as several loud bangs went off in the store. One man said he first thought someone had dropped something but by the third shot, he said, everyone started running.

"I can't believe it's happening in Boulder," he told CBS Denver.

gettyimages-1308536283.jpg Armed police officers are seen outside broken windows at King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder on March 22, 2021. Matthew Jonas/MediaNews Group/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images New Updates 7m ago

Witness describes beginning of shooting


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Anna Haynes lives directly across from the supermarket where Monday's shooting took place, and she said she witnessed the beginning of the shooting from her window.

"He was on one of the handicap ramps going up to the entrance of the King Soopers, and he was shooting down at something, which I believe was another person, and after he was done shooting, he ran inside the building," Haynes said.

Heartbreaking tweet from slain officer's sister


Officer Eric Talley's sister Kirstin took to Twitter Monday night to express her profound grief. Talley, a father of seven, is the Boulder officer killed in the mass shooting in a supermarket Monday.

Kirstin said, "Officer Eric Talley is my big brother. He died today in the Boulder shooting. My heart is broken. I cannot explain how beautiful he was and what a devastating loss this is to so many. Fly high my sweet brother. You always wanted to be a pilot (damn color blindness). Soar."


Officer Eric Talley is my big brother. He died today in the Boulder shooting. My heart is broken. I cannot explain how beautiful he was and what a devastating loss this is to so many. Fly high my sweet brother. You always wanted to be a pilot (damn color blindness). Soar. pic.twitter.com/tgt2DxPsqz
— Kirstin (@Roozersmom) March 23, 2021

Updated 7:57 AM

"Enough is enough": Colorado leaders share condolences and anger


Colorado Governor Jared Polis and other elected leaders have tweeted about the shooting in Boulder, offering condolences and expressing anger. Polis said late Monday he is grieving with all Coloradans and that "Today we saw the face of evil."

State Rep. Tom Sullivan also shared his condolences for victims and their families and indignation for the events. Sullivan lost his son in the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. "Simply don't have the words and doing all I can to maintain the strength I will need to get through this day. We don't have to live like this. We must do more!" he tweeted.

Rep. Joe Neguse, who is seated in the Boulder district, shared sharp words for the continued tragedy Americans endure.

"Twenty-one years ago, as a young student in Douglas County, I joined many Coloradans in weeping for the victims of the terrible massacre at Columbine High ten minutes from my high school. Two years ago, I felt the fear that so many Coloradans experienced learning of the shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, where my niece — a kindergartner — was locked down, as we all wept at the tragic loss of life. And tonight, I weep for the families of my constituents, who have tragically lost their lives in yet another mass shooting."

"Enough is enough," he said, in part.

"Americans should feel safe in their grocery stores. They should feel safe in their schools, their movie theaters and in their communities. While Congress dithers on enacting meaningful gun violence prevention measures, Americans — and Coloradans — are being murdered before our very eyes — day after day, year after year."

It doesn't have to be this way. There are steps we can take — and must take — to protect our community; common-sense, broadly supported proposals that will save lives. If we are truly invested in saving lives, then we must have the willpower to act and to pass meaningful gun reform. The time for inaction is over."

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Slain police officer leaves behind seven children


Police officer Eric Talley was the first to respond when a gunman opened fire at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket on Monday afternoon. The 51-year-old father of seven was one of 10 people killed in the mass shooting.

Talley rushed to the scene of a King Soopers supermarket around 2:30 p.m. and was fatally shot, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said during a news conference. The 51-year-old had been with the department since 2010, serving in numerous roles.

Herold called his quick response at the scene "heroic."


Rest In peace Officer Eric Talley. Your service will never be forgotten #BoulderShootingpic.twitter.com/FVximvhS2E
— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 23, 2021

"I'm grateful for the police officers that responded, and I am so sorry about the loss of Officer Talley," she said, holding back tears.

Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said Talley's life was "cut much too short," and said a "painstaking investigation is already underway."

He described Talley as "one of the outstanding officers of the Boulder Police Department."

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Last night Sean Hannity and his guest the far right social media personality Dan Bongino used this mass shooting to decry, ...wait for it..., Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and "the left" for talking about "defunding" police. 

Not a single mention from Hannity and guest about the shooter in this case and why he was able to walk around with an assault rifle. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

How long did it take them to blame 'the left' for what the right wing domestic terrorists are up to, as usual?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.2  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago
"Not a single mention from Hannity and guest about the shooter in this case and why he was able to walk around with an assault rifle." 

Must have been white or he'd be dead now.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

 why he was able to walk around with an assault rifle. 

Criminals have no problem obtaining guns, in spite of all the gun laws and background checks. Too many in circulation.

Are you making a point here, or do you have a solution for gun violence?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @1.3    3 weeks ago

There is no connection between mass shootings like this and antifa or black lives matter.  There is a connection between shootings like this and inadequate gun control. 

 
 
 
TTGA
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1.3.2  TTGA  replied to  JohnRussell @1.3.1    3 weeks ago
There is a connection between shootings like this and inadequate gun control. 

The way to deal with evil men is not to remove rights from honest citizens.  The way to deal with evil men is the gallows.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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1.3.3  SteevieGee  replied to  TTGA @1.3.2    3 weeks ago

So...  We need to protect this terrorist's rights to carry up until the moment he shoots 10 innocent unarmed Americans and then hang him afterward.  Sounds like a plan.  We could prop up the corpses around the gallows so they can see justice being done.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.3.4  Ozzwald  replied to  TTGA @1.3.2    3 weeks ago
The way to deal with evil men is not to remove rights from honest citizens.

Only trouble is that until he started shooting, the Boulder shooter would have been considered "A GOOD GUY WITH A GUN". 

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TTGA
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1.3.5  TTGA  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.3    3 weeks ago
We need to protect this terrorist's rights to carry up until the moment he shoots 10 innocent unarmed Americans and then hang him afterward.  Sounds like a plan. 

Actually, not a bad plan at all.  We do not yet know whether this killer had committed other crimes nor how he obtained the firearm.  You have no idea whether he was a terrorist (there is a specific definition) or just an asshole who wanted to watch people die. We need to protect everyone's rights up until the moment they commit such a crime.  Then we need to hang them.  The hanging needs to be swift, certain and public.  Couldn't care less if dead people see it.  The people who need to see it are those who may be contemplating doing the same thing so that they can see what happened to the last guy who did it. 

By the way, all 10 of those people were not unarmed.  One was a police officer.  He was certainly armed but was also wearing a uniform, thus making him a primary target of the shooter.  If a few of the civilians had been armed, some lives might have been saved.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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1.3.6  Thrawn 31  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.3    3 weeks ago

Exactly, gotta make sure they can adequately carry out their acts of evil BEFORE we take any action. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.7  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @1.3.6    3 weeks ago

I suppose an alternative plan would be to just go around arresting anyone who has a gun. Or perhaps even thought of getting one.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
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1.3.8  gooseisgone  replied to  JohnRussell @1.3.1    3 weeks ago
There is a connection between shootings like this and inadequate gun control. 

What is the solution John, when Colorado law includes universal background checks, a large capacity magazine ban and a "red flag" law that allows weapons to be temporarily seized from those deemed an extreme risk. These are your Democrat wet dreams come true and it did nothing to stop this.  What's next "Minority Report".

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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1.3.9  SteevieGee  replied to  Texan1211 @1.3.7    3 weeks ago

Another alternative plan would be to close loopholes in our federal background check programs.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
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1.3.10  gooseisgone  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.9    3 weeks ago
Another alternative plan would be to close loopholes

What "Loopholes" are you referring?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.3.11  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.9    3 weeks ago

which loopholes are you specifically talking about?

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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1.3.12  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.9    3 weeks ago
Another alternative plan would be to close loopholes in our federal background check programs.

you mean like making all arrests reportable to the FBI so the check can be more thourough? 

just bought a new snake gun for while out fixing fence , little 2 shot derringer in .45lc and .410 shotshell, one of the questions was do you use MJ? a yes answer would have made me a "prohibited person for purchase or possession federally doesnt matter if its legal on the state level, if you use you lose your gun rights on the federal level. if you answer no but are a user you just falsified a federal document which is a felony.

 when i point that little fact out to some i know that partake , the look is usually "priceless".

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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1.3.13  SteevieGee  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @1.3.12    3 weeks ago

So...  In other words, you cannot pass a background check?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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1.3.14  SteevieGee  replied to  gooseisgone @1.3.10    3 weeks ago

The loophole where you can buy guns without a background check at many gun shows.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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1.3.15  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.14    3 weeks ago

ahh, the private sale loop hole , where 2 people agree on a gun sale and neither of them are a gun dealer  nor do they make their livings as a gun dealer.....funny thing is if a dealer sells at a gun show , they still by law have to do the BGC.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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1.3.16  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.13    3 weeks ago

assumptions have a way of making people look like asses steve, i said people i know that partake , never said I partake so i can pass a NICS , matter of fact i just passed one a few days ago to get my new snake charmer.

 as far as how i feel about someone partaking , thats their choice ,and choices do have unintended consequences .  and i am all for allowing medicinal use of MJ with a state issued card.

 i choose not to partake not because of gun ownership , but because of posession of a commercial drivers lic . it can make one a lot of money if they are inclined.

 
 
 
gooseisgone
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1.3.17  gooseisgone  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3.14    3 weeks ago
The loophole where you can buy guns without a background check at many gun shows.

If the seller is a licensed FFL holder that won't happen, anyone else that would sell a gun at a gun show without running a background check is absolutely nuts because some of those transactions can get you arrested. You should focus attention to sales on the street and straw buyers. 

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2  Mark in Wyoming     3 weeks ago

the alleged shooter has been Identified , and there are pictures on the interwebs for those that wish to go look.

i can say the pictures do not look like a 21 year old , and doesnt present either a left or right wing person following profiling protocols.

 i will let the investigation and what is released dictate my final understanding and conclusion.

in other words until provable facts are presented past what has already been presented i will with hold any formal opinion.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2    3 weeks ago

Meh my opinion was formed the second I heard about it, the guy is a total dick and needs to fuck off and die.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2    3 weeks ago

until provable facts are presented past what has already been presented i will with hold any formal opinion.

Right there with you Mark.... let's let the dust settle so we can see clearly.

For now, I want to know where and how he obtained the AR15.  We'll go from there.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2.2.1  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.2    3 weeks ago
For now, I want to know where and how he obtained the AR15.  We'll go from there.

it is starting to sound like it was obtained legally, through a dealer , so that means nothing showed up on the NICS .

 what i find curious is his own family is saying he was "mentally disturbed". and since colorado has "red flag laws" they could have done something to prevent the purchase.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

Agreed on the red flag laws..... The point being... Did they know he made the firearm purchase?  Have you seen any reports about him having a pistol and body armor, or am I imagining things? 

Like you said, an Associated Press report has the family saying he was acting paranoid and mentally disturbed.  Even though he was.... what 21?,  do they have any responsibility in getting this kid to help?

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
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2.2.3  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2.2.1    3 weeks ago
 what i find curious is his own family is saying he was "mentally disturbed". and since colorado has "red flag laws" they could have done something to prevent the purchase.

The Massachusetts  law , which Governor Charlie Baker signed in July 2018 in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., massacre, gives judges the power to strip a person of their legally owned guns after a family member, current or former romantic partner, or local police official files a signed affidavit with the court, identifying them as a danger.

His family may have had no idea he was going to buy a gun. 

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2.2.4  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.2.2    3 weeks ago
Agreed on the red flag laws..... The point being... Did they know he made the firearm purchase?

the article i read , the brother said he was "playing" with a "machine gun" days before the incident.

The same article mentioned a tactical vest and that a couple of hand guns were retrieved  from what i gleen.

remember a tactical vest is not nessisarily body armour , one can wear the plate carrier without plates and have a tactical vest,with out the actual plates , its just cloth and has no real armour effect.

Ok like you said , he was 21 , lets say an of age relative of yours living in the same house as you was acting in the same manner , purchased a firearm , what responsability do you feel you have ? lets say same thing happens as here, what responsability would you have knowing you could have averted it by alerting authorities if the law allowed? see thats an individual judgement call.

starting to sound to me like someone slipped through the "cracks " in the system , where everything possable to avoid it was already in place.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2.2.5  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @2.2.3    3 weeks ago
His family may have had no idea he was going to buy a gun. 

ah but according to them they knew before he acted he had bought it .

mass law ( something i stopped caring about after i moved from that state ) has no bearing ,

what does is colorados version of the law since that is the jurisdiction we are discussing.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.2.6  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2.2.4    3 weeks ago

Maybe in my family we were raised "old school".  If one of my kids were acting or talking anywhere near what this kid was, I'd be talking to someone about how we get them to help.  At the very least they wouldn't be coming and going as they pleased.

I'm a hunter, and the only use for firearms for me and those around me is hunting and target practice.  If I were to suspect other ideas.... we would be holding a "come to Jesus" meeting in very short order Mark.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
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2.2.7  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2.2.5    3 weeks ago
mass law 

My fuck up. I saw the Mass in the headline and looked up Massachusetts red flag law accidently Ops and DUuuu 

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2.2.8  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @2.2.7    3 weeks ago

no worries , i do it often because the very first concealed permit i ever got was in mass, very difficult state to obtain one in . And some of my thinking still carries some of the same thoughts as mass law even though as i said , they carry no meaning or bearing ..

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.2.9  1stwarrior  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.2    3 weeks ago

OK Fly - show me where it is said that he used/had an AR15?

Not buggin' ya - just curious since I can't find the reference.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
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2.2.10  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2.2.5    3 weeks ago
according to them they knew before he acted he had bought it .

OK, but

Do you think they knew what he was going to do with it ?

If so Hell yeah they should have stopped him. They still probably had little idea just how fucked up in the head their kid was.

I wouldn't think any of my family could ever do something like a mass murder. I doubt if many families would think their kid would do something like this either.

sad story all the way around !

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2.2.11  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.2.6    3 weeks ago

Same here , add competition to hunting and target shooting  and being rural , pest control( I hate Friggen rattlesnakes), but it still remains they may have had a responsability , one only they could decide to use , being its family the last thing one usually wants is to have a family member run afoul of the cops , and without involving them , and get help might not have been an option , from whats out there he already had an issue with anger management , and had a few run ins with LEO, for what is being called minor issues.

He was already on the radar , just no one picked up the signal or connected the dots in the right way.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2.2.12  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  1stwarrior @2.2.9    3 weeks ago

AP article says it was a ruger 556, a knock off ar platform .

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.2.13  FLYNAVY1  replied to  1stwarrior @2.2.9    3 weeks ago

Colorado suspect's family saw him fiddling with gun days before shooting: court documents | Reuters

Officials: Gun in supermarket shooting bought 6 days earlier - ABC News (go.com)

To be honest, it may be my projection 1st..... Subliminally I may have added the 15 part of the AR. 

Me wanting to know where he got the weapon from is to see if it was supplied by the parents...  If so.... I'd be thinking of having them in the lock-up as well. 

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2.2.14  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu @2.2.10    3 weeks ago
Do you think they knew what he was going to do with it ?

That i cannot say either way, just from whats reported , he had anger issues , paranoia  , past run ins with LEO for petty mischief and minor assault , as well as the assault in school, talking about being followed , maybe some persecution ideas from being bullied .

 this would not be someone i would be exactly comfortable with knowing they had a gun handy without asking some serious questions of them.

 and as you said , most people would never think a family member is capable of such actions , and being middle eastern , culturally , they have very tight knit and close families that stick together . that could have exasperated why the family didnt do more as well.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
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2.2.15  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu   replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2.2.14    3 weeks ago

I agree, Good call on both Mark.

I've been more informed now myself and I tend to agree with your assessments and opinions on this. 

unfortunately, mental illness is a real problem that is still very much overlooked. I saw somewhere not long ago that here in America it's like 1 out of 4 people that will have some sort of mental health issues..  O hell here 

  • 20.6 % of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019 (51.5 million people). This represents 1 in 5 …
  • 5.2 % of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2019 (13.1 million people). This …
  • 16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)
Love these computers ! LOL 
Anyway, yeah the family.... One never really knows what others  family's dynamics are.   LOL  Nor many times would we probably really want to ...  
Unfortunately as well. Some types of mental illness are hereditary.
lol Again with the computer:
Back to psychiatry. We’ve known for a long time, from twin studies, that all major  psychiatric  disorders  have a heritable component Anxiety  disorders,  PTSD OCD , and major depressive disorder are about 20-45% inherited,  alcohol  dependence and  anorexia nervosa  are 50-60% inherited, whereas  bipolar disorder autism spectrum disorders schizophrenia , and  ADHD  are upwards of 75% inherited.   
SO, there we are. Questions. Questions about the why. 
and What can be done so this doesn't keep happening. 
Think anything will change ? 
Unfortunately it seems here in America many times we change the wrong thing. And the problem moves on. 
Maybe someday the politicians can actually do something right ...  that's my pipedream and where I try to place my vote.. 
 
 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.2.16  1stwarrior  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.2.13    3 weeks ago

Good projection - AP/Yahoo/Reuters sez he had a "semi-automatic" rifle, pistol, four mags for the pistols.  He used the rifle til it ran out of ammo and then switched to his pistols.

No facts from the Cop Shop yet, but that's what we got.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2    3 weeks ago

He has an Arabic name.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.3.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @2.3    3 weeks ago

Timothy McVey didn't have an Arabic name...... what's your point?

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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2.3.2  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Greg Jones @2.3    3 weeks ago

So? so did muhammad  ali, whats that prove? beyond supposition?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.3.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Greg Jones @2.3    3 weeks ago

Okay? I had chicken and rice for lunch.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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2.3.4  r.t..b...  replied to  Greg Jones @2.3    3 weeks ago

I bet he used Arabic numerals as well. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.3.5  Thrawn 31  replied to  r.t..b... @2.3.4    3 weeks ago

Goddamn terrorist! 

 
 
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