Nine Bikers Dead In Waco In A Shootout

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    ^^By sheer volume alone ! ^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Just like the moon landing.
    Wait! There are police landing on the moon and killing bikers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdBrain View Post
    I hardly think this qualifies as a "massacre", I'll buy "shootout", but massacre is a tough sell.
    Reports from witnesses say the main sounds were 'assault rifles'. Who had the 'assault rifles'? Police and other law enforcement.

    Witnesses: Semi-automatic gunfire dominated biker shootout - WacoTrib.com: Twin-peaks-biker-shooting

    But authorities still have not said how many of the dead and wounded were the result of police fire.


    Police have identified only one assault weapon, a semi-automatic gun that fires high-powered ammunition, among the firearms confiscated from bikers, and that was found in a locked car after the shooting ended.


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    Six witnesses interviewed by the AP describe a melee that began with a few pistol shots but was dominated by semi-automatic gunfire.

    Waco police have said they returned fire after being shot at, and call the witnesses' depictions of events incorrect.

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    "I heard one pistol shot. All the rest of the shots I heard were assault rifles," said Cochran, who took cover behind a crane about 30 yards away.

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    Waco police spokesman Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says the witnesses' depictions of events are "absolutely incorrect," asserting that police shot fewer rounds than the bikers. He confirmed that some officers carry semi-automatic weapons, which fire a single shot with every pull of the trigger, and automatically reload between shots.


    Jennifer Cicolani, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, noted that a semi-automatic gun can shoot more bullets in less time than a small-caliber weapon.

    Emphasis added.

    BTW, anyone want to tell the ATF woman that small arms can be semi-automatic weapons and the technology is the same in AR15 and semi-automatic pistol and the rate of fire should be the same.

    Aurtopsies and ballistics - if released - may be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdBrain View Post
    I hardly think this qualifies as a "massacre", I'll buy "shootout", but massacre is a tough sell.
    Perhaps the most famous massacre in American history occurred in Boston in 1770. Five people were killed. Media reports, in particular from Samuel Adams, propagated the term "massacre" and it stuck.

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    Super Bowl 24 was a massacre. Not sure this qualifies.

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    Lets not forget about the Saturday Night Massacre in the wake of Watergate in 1973 when Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox and the Attorney General and Deputy both resigned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Wait! There are police landing on the moon and killing bikers?
    I know, right? Weird, wild stuff right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I know, right? Weird, wild stuff right there.
    Only if there was a man in a tan jacket watching them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Cnn did a good story today on it. Has the video, crime scene photos, evidence etc. The number of weapons were unbelievable.

    Inside Waco, Texas, biker shootout: Guns, blood and fear - CNN.com

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