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About ctafoya

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  1. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    While Department of Public Safety officials initially said the gunman, Salvador Ramos, was confronted by an armed officer outside the school, those same authorities denied that version of events at a press conference Thursday. The Wall Street Journal reported that the gunman fired shots for 12 minutes after crashing his truck outside the school before walking in “unobstructed.” Police arrived on scene four minutes later “and exchanged gunfire with Ramos, who locked himself in a fourth-grade classroom.” Cheap Car Rentals From $7.95 - We Save You Up to 70% on Cars Ad Ad www.save70.com/special-deals According to the story, it was around 12:40 p.m.—about an hour later—when a Border Patrol tactical team entered the school, and then the classroom, and killed the gunman. In that time, parent Angeli Rose Gomez said she was handcuffed by U.S. Marshals outside the school, was later freed, hopped a fence, went into the school, grabbed her children, and fled. Videos from that time show frustrated and frantic parents urging officers to act. “The police were doing nothing,” Gomez told the Journal. “They were just standing outside the fence. They weren’t going in there or running anywhere.” Victor Escalon, a DPS official, said Thursday that officers called “everyone that’s in the area” to help. They then waited on “specialty equipment” and body armor. And so on Thursday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer had some pressing questions for Texas DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez. “Don’t current best practices, Lieutenant, call for officers to disable a shooter as quickly as possible, regardless of how many officers are actually on site?” Blitzer asked. “Correct,” Olivarez replied. “In the active shooter situation, you want to stop the killing, you want to preserve life. But also one thing that, of course, the American people need to understand is that officers are making entry into this building. They do not know where the gunman is. They are hearing gunshots. They are receiving gunshots,” Olivarez said. “At that point, if they proceeded any further not knowing where the suspect was at, they could’ve been shot, they could’ve been killed, and at that point that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people inside that school,” he continued. “So they were able to contain that gunman inside that classroom so that he was not able to go to any other portions of the school to commit any other killings.” Blitzer also asked Olivarez why authorities initially claimed an armed officer confronted the shooter outside the school. “So that’s information that we received early on in this investigation,” he responded. “That goes back to what I mentioned earlier by trying to corroborate all this information by getting factual statements from these witnesses,” he added. “The Texas Rangers are now conducting interviews with those officers trying to establish exactly what was their role, and that will help us establish a more factual, concrete timeline.”
  2. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    From the link above. Doesn't seem like this happened in this case.
  3. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    Oh do tell, what party would that be?
  4. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    Now its being brought up that the parents sue DD. This is the dumbest thing I've heard. I have an SRT Challenger. I like Bud light. So, lets say I get drunk, get in the car, get in an accident and kill someone, are the families going to be able to sue Dodge for marketing a car that can go fast, and my good friends at Anheuser-Bush for making a product that made me reckless? Then, will the Dems demand that alcohol and fast cars be banned? Where does this end? God forbid if I were to do this in my truck! High capacity vehicle and all.....
  5. ctafoya

    Kuiu Roll Call

    I run Goodwill britches.
  6. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    Wonder if that's a typo, or she ment to say automatic weapon to stir the pot.
  7. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    Waiting to go into that school is unacceptable. If that was my kids school the officers would have to shoot me to keep me out. Didn't the same thing happen at the Parkland shooting?
  8. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    That picture was found on the internet. It has to be true that that's him.
  9. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    Do you think these pictures of this freak will make to mainstream media?
  10. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    Dude I was thinking the exact same thing.
  11. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    NRA convention is in Houston this weekend. The timing of this last string of shootings is odd. The last few years at the convention has been very low on anti gun protests. I think I've seen maybe 10 people total. Wonder if thats going to change.
  12. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    It's hard to not somewhat believe this. This will somehow end up being a "ghost" gun with a pistol brace problem.
  13. ctafoya

    Why do they keep doing this?

    This chit didn't happen when I was in school. There also wasn't Facebook, twatter, ticwhater, or any of this crap out there. Kids had respect for their parents. Kids worked. Things were expected of them. Xbox and playstations weren't the babysitter. No phones tablets or any of that garbage. We all had 12 gauges in gun racks in unlocked trucks in the parking lot at school. Nobody worried about this. People quit raising their children and let society, social media, and video games do it for them these days. But what do you expect when there are about 58 different genders to identify as?
  14. ctafoya

    Celebration of Life Service

    Just saw this today and spent a few hours on YouTube. Great stories. He had one heck of life. Condolences to you and your family. My dad's pushing 80 and glad he is still around. I'm slowly hearing some of his stories from Nam when he was there. My grandfather died too young to tell anyone of his experiences during WW2. Not sure he wanted to anyway, he died chasing the bottom of a bottle.
  15. ctafoya

    Does this count?

    So where are the big ones hiding?