Saturday, September 10, 2011

Update on the Nevada IHOP Mass Shooting

We have not yet learned why the shooter did this terrible thing; but it is a safe bet that he thought he had some sort of right to do so, or justification to do so.  It is unlikely he thought he was wrong to do it, or he wouldn't have done it.

In breezing through this update from CNN, I note they identify two assault rifles, and  expanded capacity 30 round magazines were also involved.  Clearly these are significant in mass shootings.

From CNN:

and from the  Houston Chronicle: (my emphasis added - DG)
"Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said Sencion, 32, a 1997 graduate of South Lake Tahoe High School, had a history of mental health issues and had been on long-term medication.
Authorities were working to build a profile of his life and medical history.
During a solemn news conference the day after the shooting, Furlong acknowledged investigators might never know what triggered the deadly attack, the worst in the history of this small capital city in the shadow of the majestic Sierra Nevada range."

and I think this reflects part of the problem, the attitude of people taking the law into their own hands, feeling they have the right to decide to end the life of another person rather than law enforcement and the courts having jurisdiction:
"There's so much hostilities," Fike said. "It's like a poison that has permeated our society."
She also expressed sympathy for Sencion's family "who is in grief, too."
Nathan Sours Sr. and his wife, Linda, drove 30 miles from Reno to pay their respects.
"This is my small token of gratitude," said Nathan Sours, a veteran who served in the Army and National Guard.
"They were helpless," he said of the unarmed guardsmen. "If I'd have been around I would have taken him out."
OR, Mr. Sours (what an appropriate name) YOU AND your wife might have both been killed instead.

Motive in Nevada IHOP shooting remains unclear

September 07, 2011|By the CNN Wire Staff
The gunman, Eduardo Sencion, 32, of Carson City, Nevada, died after shooting himself.
It remained unclear why a man opened fire at a Nevada IHOP restaurant and killed four people, including three Nevada National Guard members, before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Wednesday.
A total of 11 people were shot Tuesday, Carson City, Nevada, Sheriff Ken Furlong said. They included five uniformed Army National Guard members and six civilians, including suspect Eduardo Sencion, 32.
Since the number of military members and civilians was nearly equal, "we cannot conclude at this time that our military forces were being specifically targeted," Furlong told reporters.
Sencion was carrying an assault rifle and a pistol when he went into the IHOP Tuesday morning, Furlong said. A second assault rifle was in his vehicle. Only the assault rifle he carried was fired, the sheriff said. An empty 30-round gun magazine and two other magazines also were recovered, Furlong said Tuesday night.
While Sencion had no prior criminal history, his family told police he had a history of mental illness, Furlong said.
"This is unquestionably the most devastating attack on our community in Carson City's history," the sheriff said. The city has not had a homicide in over three years, he said. "Yesterday, our town was shocked to the core."
Chilling 911 audio recordings were released Wednesday. One caller yells right before a barrage of gunshots is heard outside the IHOP. "He is shooting at us," the man says.
Sencion was born in Mexico but was a U.S. citizen, Furlong said.
Authorities released the names of the victims Wednesday. They are: Maj. Heath Kelly, 35, of Reno, Nevada; Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney, 31, also of Reno; Sgt. 1st Class Christian Riege, 38, of Carson City; and Florence Donovan Gunderson, 67, of South Lake Tahoe, California, a civilian who was at the restaurant with her husband, a retired Marine.
Kelly was a decorated field artillery officer, an Iraq veteran and a husband and father, said Brig. Gen. Bill Burks, adjutant general of the Nevada National Guard. He was an avid student of military history and was known for his "dry sense of humor."
McElhiney was a "fast riser" in the corps, with specialties in the medical, dental and human resources fields, Burks said. She also owned a small baking company and frequently provided cupcakes for corps events, he said.
Riege was deployed to Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010, and was a fitness buff and a father of three, Burks said. He also served in the U.S. Navy for two years.


  1. Well, let's just remember that up until the moment he started killing folks that Mr. Sencion was an LGO.

    Guns don't kill people, demonic possession kills people.

  2. Guns don't kill people, demonic possession kills people.

    I'll second that one, DC.

  3. Hi muddy!

    Demonic possessio of people with guns kills other people, LOL!

    1. people kill people - and when guns aren't available they use machetes and spears

      In case you forgot the rwanda massacre

      and, I'm certain, are completely unaware of the SHAKA ZULU empire period, during which he murdered 2 million other blacks with spears while he expanded his range.

      Also, in Europe - knives, bottles, fists, feet, broken CD's, FIRE, windows, balconies, strangulation - GUESS WHAT they still kill the FUCK out of everybody, even without guns. And the one country that contains guns in every household SWITZERLAND has the lowest homicide rate. GO FIGURE - oh yeah, turns out when mostly whites have guns, not as many people die - when blacks, mexicans, arabs, etc. have guns EVERYBODY FUCKING DIES.

    2. That's a bullshit and false argument, Bunny. The UK has a 4 times lower intentional homicide rate than the US. Guess why.

  4. "I note they identify two assault rifles, and expanded capacity 30 round magazines were also involved."

    Nice try at spinning the boxes with springs in them as "extended capacity". 30 round magazines were what was originally produced for those rifles so their capacity was not "extended". If a comment about their capacity is needed, then "standard capacity" would be more accurate. Good try though.

  5. I tell you what FWM, if you want to call them PEZ dispensers, I'll agree to them being legal, on the condition that they only fire PEZ candy.

    Otherwise, they shouldn't exist.

  6. Btw, FWM, can you authoritively confirm that the magazine was for the rifle, and not the hand gun? Because if it was, as I read in multiple other reports, used for the handgun, not the other long weapon, then you are in error.

    Not for the first time.

  7. The 30 round magazine was for the Norinco AK-47 used in the shootings. The other rifle and handgun were unfired.

  8. Oh, and the handgun was a Colt .38 revolver--no magazine at all.

  9. Now that you mention it, maybe the guns themselves are possessed. That would explain a lot.

  10. Wow, a hunting weapon that needs a 30 round magazine to allow the hunter to shoot, what, 30 trophy bucks (or empty milk jugs filled with colored water)? Coooooooool.

    Here I thought the average hunter wanted a weapon that was light and accurate over a considerable distance. But we have evidence that the Ak-47 with it's standard 30 round magazine gets very high marks for its use in crowded restaurant environments.

    I'm surprised that no one has commented on the irony of three U.S. soldiers being killed in an IHOP with the hadji's weapon of choice.

  11. You just did, Democommie, you just did!

  12. FUCK that spic cunt ragweed mother fucker and his SPIC shit family.

    I am so sick of the occasional mass murders perpetrated by whites being used as an example of 'what whites do' while every filthy killing perpetrated by non whites is played down as rare (which is a fucking lie) while mexicans and blacks ROUTINELY perpetrate murders of 3 or more people and we never hear about it.

    Why did he kill people? He's a fucking spigger, that's why.

    1. Wow, tell us how you really feel. Don't hold back.