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  • jblake1932 Jan 30, 2013

    Kicked in the door of a drug house! That's just fantastic, way to go!!

  • RadioDJ Jan 30, 2013

    beachboater and crumps, the "source" is HISTORY. And the BEST example would be the shootout at the Okay Corral.. you may have heard about that one. Most towns in that "wild west" had gun control laws much stricter than anything we have today. When you rode into a town, you immediately turned over your firearms to the sheriff under threat of arrest. The Clantons didn't want to turn over their firearms. And you know the rest of the story.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 30, 2013

    beachboater... that's a common urban legend.
    ckblackm

    source?

  • bacchianm Jan 30, 2013

    "If we simply armed everyone, we could end humanity much more quickly than simply arming a few at a time. But most are going to end up shooting themselves in the foot. So they'll still be ARMED, but no longer footed." RadioDJ

    This just shows your lack of knowledge in responsible gun ownership. These out of control monsters are a result of liberalized justice system, lack of parenting and the lack of personal responsibility. They will always get guns whether it is black market or whatever. Even though Chicago has the toughest gun control law of any city int he country, they have one of the most liberal justice systems helping gang members recieve shorter jail time, etc which was helped in part by Obama before he went into national politics.

  • zenonx6 Jan 30, 2013

    Too much low life around here these days... Time to limit their reproduction.....

  • ckblackm Jan 30, 2013

    beachboater... that's a common urban legend.

  • unc70 Jan 30, 2013

    In the old west, you were required to check your guns at the edge of town or when you stabled your horses. Not near as wild, wild as you might believe. Gun control laws were the norm.

  • NCHighlander Jan 30, 2013

    Can't wait for the pictures of the perps and their names. Wonder if a pattern will emerge?

  • beachboater Jan 30, 2013

    "If we simply armed everyone, we could end humanity much more quickly than simply arming a few at a time. But most are going to end up shooting themselves in the foot. So they'll still be ARMED, but no longer footed." RadioDJ

    In the days of the wild west, most people did have some type of firearm, for hunting if nothing else. They survived, and we are living proof. And most of them, and us today, still have both feet.

  • busyb97 Jan 30, 2013

    it certainly makes you want to reconsider having your alarm system ARMED during the day even when you are home! I'm home with the kids, and I was more than once looking at my window- mainly since there was lack of information about the criminals, etc, just that it was near Knightdale. (I'm not that far.)

  • RadioDJ Jan 30, 2013

    If we simply armed everyone, we could end humanity much more quickly than simply arming a few at a time. But most are going to end up shooting themselves in the foot. So they'll still be ARMED, but no longer footed.

  • aamblb Jan 30, 2013

    Why wasn't Lake Meyer put on lock down. Why don't you ask WRAL

  • Liveandlearn Jan 30, 2013

    Also I would like to suggest to all businesses that you develop a safety procedure and lockdown policy and coordinate with the police department what procedures and notifications that are to be used in case of a situation like the one in Knightdale today. I have tenants in a building that were in the middle of this crime scene today. We must become proactive to protect ourselves. No one including the police department can determine when and where an unsafe situation is going to occur.

  • golorealist Jan 30, 2013

    "I'm tired of law enforcement being an after the fact entity. They need to start implimenting some more baiting schemes to catch these invaders and do away with this problem." - exador7

    exador - you have a novel idea there to convert police from reactionary to preventative law enforcement. you should develop a system that will make this as easy as you seem to suggest it can be. your nobel peace prize will be waiting on you. even batman would be impressed if you could do this.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 30, 2013

    "I would suggest that all parents sit down with your children of all ages and discuss what a "lockdown" means and to cooperate with their teachers to secure their safety."

    Believing an unarmed teacher can keep these children safe is like believing the TSA makes it safer to fly. Lockdowns are also a zero form of protection. The only thing it might do is prevent law suits, it certainly does nothing to protect anyone.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 30, 2013

    Why lock the schools down? It is illegal to bring a weapon onto school property. Surely that gun ban is more than adequate protection for the people in the schools.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Jan 30, 2013

    so I called the school and that school secretary told me should could not tell me why and just hung up right in my face. Maybe they can use some tax dollars and teach her that she works for us the tax payers. Hey this is why they take my taxes so she can be rude and hang up in my face

    ....You think maybe the phone is ringing off the hook from the rest of the concerned parets? Perhaps they have told her to keep the lines clear so the authorities can communicate with the schools?

    btneast
    January 30, 2013 11:43 a.m.


    I'm sure there is a "BAT PHONE" for these type of situations...

  • lasm Jan 30, 2013

    bullcity01: Oh, if only we could get more people to use this kind of common sense. Thank you for your words; and I mean that sincerely-no sarcasm implied at all.

  • shanemane1986 Jan 30, 2013

    "pure evil" didn't use an AR, he used handguns! The AR was in the trunk of his mother's car.

  • Liveandlearn Jan 30, 2013

    I would suggest that all parents sit down with your children of all ages and discuss what a "lockdown" means and to cooperate with their teachers to secure their safety. Just in the last two days there have been numerous lockdowns all over North Carolina and there are going to be more. I was personally involved yesterday when my 3 year old grandson's school was on lockdown in Wilmington. You can rant and rave on these blogs but everyone must be supportive of the process to lockdown and abide by the rules. Capturing these armed criminals is not easy. One thought in leaving. These criminals have no respect for anyone or anything.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 30, 2013

    Did someone have an unregistered bubble gun?

    Pirate01

    Funny that you would mention that, because there was an issues about the bubble gun.

  • lasm Jan 30, 2013

    I am sometimes embarassed being from the South when I read some of the posts here. How naive can some people be; and how many more "me, me, me" people are we going to have to tolerate? Some want "baiting schemes" and "pre" protection from the LEOs-and at the same time, seem to be OFFENDED that the LEOs and schools have done everything they can do to protect the children at school in a case like this(AND let the news sources know so THEY can let the public know). I had rather know my child was safer because LEOs were looking for the perps AND that the school was made aware of the situation so they could lock them down. (Of course, school staff and faculty with concealed-carry would make it even better.) My dad always said you could never please some people.........

  • shanemane1986 Jan 30, 2013

    I remember a bomb threat in middle school and they made everyone go outside.... I know when they lock the hallways down for drug searches, we were still being taught.

  • Pirate01 Jan 30, 2013

    What happened?? Did someone have an unregistered bubble gun?

  • Pirate01 Jan 30, 2013

    As these poor kids in Connecticut were face to face with pure evil, there was NOTHING standing between them and that evil. People are trying to use the situation to push their political agendas but this pure evil had 11 minutes with those kids. 11 minutes that 911, the police, and a sign that said "Gun Free Zone" could do nothing to stop. He used a AR-15. He could have used anything in 11 minutes and killed just as many kids. How many times could you swing an ax or mechete in 11 minutes? How many times could you load and unload a single shot shotgun in 11 minutes? Add it up!! Do the math!! Watch the clock for 11 minutes!! And ask yourself....do you want your child unprotected in front of pure evil for 11 minutes?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 30, 2013

    Are the students still being taught doing the lock down?

  • Gork Jan 30, 2013

    An hour and no responses? That's what I thought...

  • mvenable Jan 30, 2013

    "kermit60" and others of the same ilk - please explain exactly who is threatening to take away exactly what - or stop spreading your vile, unsophisticated malarkey.

    Feinstein admitted before the '94 AWB that if she could get the votes she would confiscate firearms from citizens. It's on video. Cuomo and others have suggested it recently.

  • WRALSUCKS Jan 30, 2013

    "Clinton supported having armed guards in school and people supported him on it. Then the NRA mentions it and its suddenly a dumb idea?"

    There you go, confusing the libs with facts.

    Remember, it's ONLY ok to have armed guards for the PRESIDENT and his kids, not for us serfs.

  • mvenable Jan 30, 2013

    Because schools are a great place to hide after you just robbed someone, right?

  • shanemane1986 Jan 30, 2013

    Well at least they didn't try going into any of the schools. I assume they had handguns, how about we ban them too... And 2 people got stabbed in Raleigh the other day, might as well ban knives as well. While we're at it, we can ban vehicles considering all the hit and runs these last few weeks... We should bring the flu and cancer to justice also! Is there anything I left out!?

  • Gork Jan 30, 2013

    "kermit60" and others of the same ilk - please explain exactly who is threatening to take away exactly what - or stop spreading your vile, unsophisticated malarkey.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 30, 2013

    The NRA view of this would be as follows: if each school had an armory AR-15s could be issued to everybody and school dismissed so that students and staff could join the manhunt for the two criminals.

    What a joke the NRA has become. Next case.
    sinenomine

    Clinton supported having armed guards in school and people supported him on it. Then the NRA mentions it and its suddenly a dumb idea? Dont get to dizzy spinning that one you hypocrite libs

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 30, 2013

    The Wake County public school system, always in chaos and always operated by the under qualified.

  • kermit60 Jan 30, 2013

    bullcity01, I agree with your statement we need to provide protection for ourselves and children. Our schools have no protection and what we have at home our government is wanting to take away.

  • HopingForABetterWorld Jan 30, 2013

    April and native...please step outside of your world and realize that while you want instant information, the school is concerned about much more important things than you. The school is concerned about its students and making sure that the building and everyone is safe and secure. Native, you calling the office ( along with all the other parents that feel the need to) does NOTHING but take resources away from securing the building. Leave them alone so they can keep the kids safe. Don't call the school to ask them what is going on. Don't call them to ask them if they are locking down. The answer they want to give you is ''we would be locking down and keeping the kids safe if we weren't wasting time answering questions from people like you.''

  • woodsman Jan 30, 2013

    "It's a shame that the elementary schools don't have their unarmed security guards to protect them from the gun toting criminals."

    Just so I am clear, what exactly are the unarmed security guards supposed to do when the gun toting criminals show up in their office? I mean besides becoming more victims.

  • parentoffour Jan 30, 2013

    I've had multiple kids in WCPSS and for emergencies like this, they are doing the best that they can. In all likelihood, they know much less than we do at this point, since we are able to read the news online. They are at the school, patrolling hallways for anything suspicious and working to make sure the kids, their priority, are protected and safe. I know the poster was angry that the school secretary hung up on her, but seriously - cut her some slack. In that situation, they need to keep the lines open as much as possible for communications from police and other officials to update them on the situation and you were probably one of a hundred calls she received in less than 15 minutes after the notice went out.

    As for the home invasions? Great reason to have a dog (or a few) and a firearm for backup. Criminals won't stop being criminals until people stop being victims.

  • lsdhome Jan 30, 2013

    Nice to be able to get information out of public agenies like school systems and police departments, isn't it?

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 30, 2013

    My son goes to East Wake High and Wake Co. Schools has alerted me at work and my husband on his cell phone. So, they are alerting parents. Hopefully, they will catch the person soon.

    not all parents are getting these automated calls.... I got the one sunday about the delays so I know they have my #s

  • original intent Jan 30, 2013

    Yes,,"Minority Report"...Arrest folks for "pre-Criminal thought"

  • autismawareness Jan 30, 2013

    wow, someone really said that about bait & after the fact?

  • btneast Jan 30, 2013

    You know, I had 2 kids in WCPSS, so I guess I would want to know this info as well.....BUT, I can imagine the absolute chaos that ensues once such info goes out to parents. Imagine how many misguided, but concerned parents jump in their cars to race to the school? What a mess to get emergency and LEO vehicles in and out if need be. The phones melt down from scores of parents DEMANDING to know what is going on and wanting to speak directly with their child. Its a lose/lose for WCPSS and LEO.By alerting the parents, they actually hinder what needs to be done quickly.

  • WRALSUCKS Jan 30, 2013

    "f the news would stop propping up these psychos, maybe start propping up the good people in the world, hmm what a concept"

    There's a lot of truth in this statement.

  • bullcity01 Jan 30, 2013

    @exador7

    While I understand your sentiment, that is not the purpose of law enforcement. By definition, the role of law enforcement is to enforce the laws pertaining to their jurisdiction. The majority of law enforcement is reactionary. There is a place for crime prevention, but what you seem to be calling for is crime prediction. Officers cannot be everywhere at all times. It is the duty of citizens to make themselves "hard targets". Whether it's an alarm, gun, dog, floodlights, or whatever, citizens need to implement measures to make themselves and their homes more secure. People need to take responsibility for their own safety and stop relying on police to always be there when they need them.

  • southerntalent Jan 30, 2013

    all those schools??? did they think the gunman maybe attends on e of the schools,something they are not telling us

  • btneast Jan 30, 2013

    so I called the school and that school secretary told me should could not tell me why and just hung up right in my face. Maybe they can use some tax dollars and teach her that she works for us the tax payers. Hey this is why they take my taxes so she can be rude and hang up in my face

    ....You think maybe the phone is ringing off the hook from the rest of the concerned parets? Perhaps they have told her to keep the lines clear so the authorities can communicate with the schools?

  • j24fan Jan 30, 2013

    Really people the police can't set up a sting to catch people who do home invasions because they are rare and they general involve drugs or large sums of money. Also bad guys don't tell the police when they are sell drugs out of their home or have large sums of money in their home.

  • jblake1932 Jan 30, 2013

    exador7: Congratulations my friend, you have made the most backward comment of 2013. Step back into reality my friend, this was a home invasion, not a drug buy or theft ring investigation. Can't predict these things, my friend. Some of you need to turn Hollywood off.

  • Titus Pullo Jan 30, 2013

    "I'm tired of law enforcement being an after the fact entity. "

    That's right. They should start arresting people for thought crimes. That'll stop 'em!

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