Friday, July 17, 2015

The Chattanooga Shooter

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s mug shot from an April 2015 arrest for driving under the influence. (Photo: Hamilton County Jail via Chattanoogan.com)

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Authorities have named Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a 24-year old naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Kuwait as the suspect killed in Thursday’s attack on a recruitment center in Tennessee.
Abdulazeez is cited via the Associated Press as living in Hixson, Tennessee, a few miles away from Chattanooga. The suspect was killed by police following two attacks on military facilities in the city. Authorities have swarmed his home and arrested two unidentified females.
NBC news reported that the Abdulazeez is a naturalized citizen. Hamilton County Jail records show that he was arrested in April for a drunk driving charge.
Four U.S. Marines were killed and a Chattanooga Police officer was injured.

11 comments:

  1. Amazing facial features. He looks like a young, ruddy King David.

    Might not really be a plus in prison.

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    1. I thought he had the James Holmes look.

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  2. It's likely going to be several days before much is told to the people. Of course, already some are using this event to push for more gun laws even though they can't say what laws. I'm just going to share this bit of wisdom which was so well demonstrated recently in Garland Texas.

    “One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street… these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry. Indeed bad things can happen in nations where the citizenry is armed, but not as bad as those which seem to be threatening our disarmed citizenry in this country at this time.”

    ----Jeff Cooper

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    1. Yeah, bad things like 30,000 victims a year to gun violence and a half-a-million stolen guns a year to ensure that the victim count will continue next year.

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    2. . . . and a half-a-million stolen guns a year . . .

      Speaking of stolen guns (as you so incessantly do), did you hear that in California (enlightened, progressive utopia that it is), the latest effort to reduce prison overcrowding includes a provision that reduces charges for stealing a gun worth less than $950 to "petty theft"?

      But the result is if you’re caught with a stolen gun, the punishment you receive is not much worse than running a red light.

      Then again, maybe you're just fine with that--as long as the gun owner (you know--the victim of the crime) isn't let off so easily. Is that how it is, Mikeb?

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    3. I appreciate learning something about my own state politics. Of course, I voted for prop 47. It is difficult to digest the entire language of a bill that large. It would have been written by a citizen's group. I think it has garnered quite a bit of praise for lessening penalties for non-violent offenses. It looks like AB 150 should have a good chance of passing. In California, republicans and democrats work side by side. We have to. We can't be mean and nasty to our republican brothers and sisters.

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    4. Yes, Kurt. I believe gun owners have to be responsible for securing their firearms against theft.

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    5. MikeB: "Yes, Kurt. I believe gun owners have to be responsible for securing their firearms against theft."

      Moreso than the thief? Kurt pointed out how California is reducing penalties for gun theft to what I assume you would consider "slap on the wrist" levels. Is this an example of "disgraceful nonchalance" in your opinion?

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    6. I believe gun owners have to be responsible for securing their firearms against theft.

      Yeah--you've made the savage brutality of your position on so-called "safe storage" abundantly clear. What I'm asking is if you would be happy with treating the criminal (the thief) less harshly than his/her victim (the stolen-from gun owner).

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  3. "Yes, Kurt. I believe gun owners have to be responsible for securing their firearms against theft."

    I agree Mike, That's why I always make a point to keep them locked up in a big box called an apartment. Granted, I also have to secure them against unsupervised use by my children.

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    1. I know and you also think locking them up in that big metal box called a car is good enough. We differ on these ideas.

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