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Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: no-cop ()
Date: October 03, 2007 06:38PM

It's been 5 years since the Sniper Shootings started.

Post your stories and what you did here.

I can remember only being very watch-ful when filling up my truck at the gas station since they seemed to focus on them.

How about you? Did it change your schedule, habits, etc.

Glad VA has the Death Penalty.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: October 03, 2007 06:42PM

getting from the actual Hayfield building to the student parking involved alot of zig-zag running..

and i loved how that football (?) game was moved to a "safer" location... then somebody got shot there..



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/2007 06:43PM by bdimag.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: m4ilm4n ()
Date: October 03, 2007 06:58PM

What was unnerving was stopping for gas on Rt. 29 in Opal - across the highway from Clark Bros. gun store and shooting range. BANG - ducks head.....

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:04PM

hey yeah where were all you gun owners!?!?! You all talk a good game but damn if the Sniper got away with sniping people left and right without a retalitory shot being fired.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: no-cop ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:11PM

ferfux Wrote:
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> hey yeah where were all you gun owners!?!?! You
> all talk a good game but damn if the Sniper got
> away with sniping people left and right without a
> retalitory shot being fired.


ferfux, if you remember, they kept saying on the News that there was a white van in the area at the time. Like there aren't a gazillion white vans around anyway.

No one really knew what to look for. I remember being surprised when they finally caught them, and it was a Crown Vic or something, with a hole in the back of the truck lid.

Some "White Van", NOT!

I'm sure if one of us gun owners saw it happen, the vehicle and all, we'd have called the Police, tailed the Snipers, and let the Poice know we were armed if needed to stop another shooting.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:13PM

i love vigilante justice :)

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:20PM

no-cop Wrote:
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> ferfux Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > hey yeah where were all you gun owners!?!?!
> You
> > all talk a good game but damn if the Sniper got
> > away with sniping people left and right without
> a
> > retalitory shot being fired.
>
>
> ferfux, if you remember, they kept saying on the
> News that there was a white van in the area at the
> time. Like there aren't a gazillion white vans
> around anyway.
>
> No one really knew what to look for. I remember
> being surprised when they finally caught them, and
> it was a Crown Vic or something, with a hole in
> the back of the truck lid.
>
> Some "White Van", NOT!
>
> I'm sure if one of us gun owners saw it happen,
> the vehicle and all, we'd have called the Police,
> tailed the Snipers, and let the Poice know we were
> armed if needed to stop another shooting.



yeah but you didnt. none of you big talkers did a damn thing. All armed to the teeth from the gun show and just as impotent to stop the Snipers as CHief MOOSE

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: duh ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:26PM

I remember ducking as I fueled my car.

I also remember realizing the limits of law enforcement....dozens of police agencies and thousands of officers/agents involved. I remember sitting on I-95 for HOURS because the po-po shut it down to chase some lead.

In the end, the case was solved the way most are...a former neighbor of Muhammad dropped a dime and said, "Hey, that sounds like a guy I know!".

And then didn't a trucker find the actual car and suspects???

I wonder if those two private citizens ever collected the reward? I wouldn't bet on it....Jerry's Kids probably got it? LOL

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: no-cop ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:28PM

ferfux Wrote:
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> yeah but you didnt. none of you big talkers did a
> damn thing. All armed to the teeth from the gun
> show and just as impotent to stop the Snipers as
> CHief MOOSE


And I'm glad you caught them all by yourself. Bravo Big Mouth.

At least WE could have stopped another shooting if we weren't all looking at every damn white van that drove by, or had we seen a shooting happen.

Where were you? In your mom's basement yanking you pud to internet pron I bet.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:48PM

no-cop Wrote:
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> ferfux Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > yeah but you didnt. none of you big talkers did
> a
> > damn thing. All armed to the teeth from the
> gun
> > show and just as impotent to stop the Snipers
> as
> > CHief MOOSE
>
>
> And I'm glad you caught them all by yourself.
> Bravo Big Mouth.
>
> At least WE could have stopped another shooting if
> we weren't all looking at every damn white van
> that drove by, or had we seen a shooting happen.
>
> Where were you? In your mom's basement yanking
> you pud to internet pron I bet.


Yes I love me some internet PRON. Thanks so much. actually I am the real sniper. the LOVE sniper. I was busy SNIPING your mom while she was in my basement and you were out hunting for the other sniper

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Schrute ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:52PM

duh Wrote:
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> I remember ducking as I fueled my car.
>
> I also remember realizing the limits of law
> enforcement....dozens of police agencies and
> thousands of officers/agents involved. I remember
> sitting on I-95 for HOURS because the po-po shut
> it down to chase some lead.
>
> In the end, the case was solved the way most
> are...a former neighbor of Muhammad dropped a dime
> and said, "Hey, that sounds like a guy I know!".
>
> And then didn't a trucker find the actual car and
> suspects???
>
> I wonder if those two private citizens ever
> collected the reward? I wouldn't bet on
> it....Jerry's Kids probably got it? LOL

Once the "real" lookout was given, a trucker spotted the vehicle at a rest area off of I-270 or I-70 and called 9-1-1. Maryland State Police SWAT along with federal resources surrounded the car and took them into custody without incident.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: no-cop ()
Date: October 03, 2007 07:58PM

ferfux Wrote:
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> I was busy SNIPING your mom while she was in my
> basement and you were out hunting for the other
> sniper


Hope you had on beer googles dude. You haven't seen my mom. 300 lbs of blob, and 65 to boot.

Snipe her all you want, but you'll have to go 550 miles to see her.


Just another one of your stupid ass comments without knowing anything. And actually, my mom might like to have you shack up, I sure it's been years for her since she got any.

I'll send you her phone number, you all can meet.

Stupid ass.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: no-cop ()
Date: October 03, 2007 08:05PM

duh Wrote:
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> I remember ducking as I fueled my car.
>
> I also remember realizing the limits of law
> enforcement....dozens of police agencies and
> thousands of officers/agents involved. I remember
> sitting on I-95 for HOURS because the po-po shut
> it down to chase some lead.
>
> In the end, the case was solved the way most
> are...a former neighbor of Muhammad dropped a dime
> and said, "Hey, that sounds like a guy I know!".
>
> And then didn't a trucker find the actual car and
> suspects???
>
> I wonder if those two private citizens ever
> collected the reward? I wouldn't bet on
> it....Jerry's Kids probably got it? LOL


Yeah, I did that too, ducking, always looking around. It was scary.

And like Schrute said above, it was a trucker that finally rported them.

I just was wondering what people went through, other than me. How they felt, did they change their routine, how "safe" did you feel in the open???


This is the kind of stuff I was looking to hear about, not ferfux's bullshiat.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: October 03, 2007 08:15PM

no-cop Wrote:
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> ferfux Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I was busy SNIPING your mom while she was in my
> > basement and you were out hunting for the other
> > sniper
>
>
> Hope you had on beer googles dude. You haven't
> seen my mom. 300 lbs of blob, and 65 to boot.
>
> Snipe her all you want, but you'll have to go 550
> miles to see her.
>
>
> Just another one of your stupid ass comments
> without knowing anything. And actually, my mom
> might like to have you shack up, I sure it's been
> years for her since she got any.
>
> I'll send you her phone number, you all can meet.
>
> Stupid ass.

pls do since the last action she saw was pooping you out of her scrum

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: October 03, 2007 08:17PM

i recall having bought gas at the manassass sunoco not 2 hours before somebody got shot there.

And then gas prices there were 75 cents less than everywhere else for the next 3 months

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: no-cop ()
Date: October 03, 2007 08:41PM

KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
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> i recall having bought gas at the manassass sunoco
> not 2 hours before somebody got shot there.
>
> And then gas prices there were 75 cents less than
> everywhere else for the next 3 months


Whoa!!! That would have really freaked me out, being there just hours before.

Count your Blessings, just think if you were running late that day.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Price ()
Date: October 03, 2007 10:32PM

I remember people forwarding an e-mail with advices from a "former sniper" or smthg like that.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: mariokart ()
Date: October 03, 2007 10:37PM

A few things I have to say.
First, I believe it was a late 80s Monte Carlo(the car choice of most killers), not a Crown Vic. And I remember those days more vividly than what I was doing on 9/11 it seems. I remember going to school, and everyone getting scared. I never felt in danger, but it was so sad to lose all the victims. Hey, I love sniping in videogames but I can't believe someone would just go around doing that for no purpose in the end. There was a big sigh of relief when they finally got them. Fucking worthless humans. We should all be thankful tonight when we go to sleep, any one of us could have hit the ground that terrible October.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: duh ()
Date: October 03, 2007 10:47PM

I'm pretty sure it was an old Chevy Impala...mid to late 80's vintage.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: mariokart ()
Date: October 03, 2007 10:55PM

Yeah, you are right.

Some other pics.
Also, there was a dvd that came out which most of you have probably seen, about the 'dc snipers.'
Attachments:
4d.jpg
sniper-v.jpg
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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: October 03, 2007 10:59PM

the real question is.. whos seen the movie(s?)?

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: SaMiViMa ()
Date: October 03, 2007 11:41PM

I remember my daughter's kindergarten class trip to Cox Farm was canceled after they threatened to, and then did, shoot a school aged kid.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Suburbanite ()
Date: October 04, 2007 09:38AM

I remember my son's baseball practices and games getting cancelled because they were out in the open. Sucked. I also remember how everyone looked suspiciously at everyone around them, no one was friendly unless they already knew you.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: October 04, 2007 09:59AM

I thought maybe somebody had built a gun into a car and they could aim it using some type of video camera. That was why they needed targets standing still to get the car into position to aim.

When they showed the car with the hole in the trunk it made complete sense. I was like, holy shit Batamn I was damn close.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Flarefax ()
Date: October 04, 2007 10:53AM

I used to live within a mile of the Home Depot at 7 Corners where the one woman was shot. I remember the choppers flying overhead with spotlights drawn. FFX, FC, and Arl police were all driving in concentric circles through the neighborhoods looking for that damn white van. My next door neighbor at the time had a white van and the helos put the spotlight on it a dozen times and the cars stopped a few times to check it out, even getting out one time to talk to my neighbor. I wonder how many times they did this, seeing as there are a tone of white vans.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: yum yum dim sum ()
Date: October 04, 2007 11:32AM

That chinese place right by the home depot in 7 corners has crazy good dim sum. Shark fin dumplings and pork buns...I was at college thinking "thank god I am not in NOVA right now" and then bam! My favorite chinese meal place was all over national tv. Yum Yum Dim Sum. BTW "My favorite chinese meal place" is an excellent name for a chinese food resteraunt.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Larry David ()
Date: October 04, 2007 12:54PM

yum yum dim sum Wrote:
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> That chinese place right by the home depot in 7
> corners has crazy good dim sum. Shark fin
> dumplings and pork buns...I was at college
> thinking "thank god I am not in NOVA right now"
> and then bam! My favorite chinese meal place was
> all over national tv. Yum Yum Dim Sum. BTW "My
> favorite chinese meal place" is an excellent name
> for a chinese food resteraunt.


Hunan Champion? or the place where fuddruckers use to be?

I was going to a friends to 'chill' the night of the home depot shooting. i got 1 mile from my house and then the shooting happened and i couldnt go anywhere but back home.. helicopters all over the place and every road blocked getting checked.

i pumped my gas while hiding behind my door ;_) little added sense of security

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Larry David ()
Date: October 04, 2007 12:54PM

Loehmanns Plaza area

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Flarefax ()
Date: October 04, 2007 12:55PM

It is called Fortune.

http://www.fortunebanquet.com/

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Flarefax ()
Date: October 04, 2007 12:56PM

Not Loehmans area, 7 corners area.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: slimey ()
Date: October 04, 2007 12:58PM

Well Sir, as a gun owner, I was holed up in my house protecting my family and
glued to a police scanner during most of my waking hours. Unfortunately, we didnt
have open carry then. Not that it would have been an advantage anyway. The term
"sniper" was coined in this situation by the Liberal, non-shooting, non-veteran
Media. They were not accurately defined "snipers", but merely Ambushers hiding
in a car. I recall that it was a truck driver who eventually found them at a rest
stop. Also recall reports that said the trucker was a card-carring NRA member too.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: October 04, 2007 03:30PM

Anyone who uses a scope or a military-like gun is a sniper according to the un-informed media. I belive these guys were using a bushmaster .223 commando which is basically a copy of the colt commando (M4/CAR-15).

According to the media, a pistol with a scope on it is a "sniper rifle."

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: slimey ()
Date: October 04, 2007 05:55PM

KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
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> Anyone who uses a scope or a military-like gun is
> a sniper according to the un-informed media. I
> belive these guys were using a bushmaster .223
> commando which is basically a copy of the colt
> commando (M4/CAR-15).
>
> According to the media, a pistol with a scope on
> it is a "sniper rifle."

The Lib media will call a muzzle-loader a machine gun. Ive seen the (Com)Post
refer to just about everything as an "assault weapon". I really get a charge
when they want to ban rifles with bayonet lugs. Like we've had a rash of
bayonet assaults?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2007 05:57PM by slimey.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: duh ()
Date: October 04, 2007 07:09PM

KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
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> Anyone who uses a scope or a military-like gun is
> a sniper according to the un-informed media. I
> belive these guys were using a bushmaster .223
> commando which is basically a copy of the colt
> commando (M4/CAR-15).
>
> According to the media, a pistol with a scope on
> it is a "sniper rifle."

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sniper as:

1 : to shoot at exposed individuals from a usually concealed point of vantage


Sounds pretty close to me.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: October 04, 2007 07:13PM

whale hunters are snipers too!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2007 07:14PM by bdimag.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: Kellie ()
Date: October 04, 2007 08:16PM

Anyone remember that gas station on 236 & Prosperity that had a Big Blue tarp up so that no one could see you pump gas?

I also remember people thinking that after a shooting was the best time to get gas because the sniper location could be sort of identified.

I remember no one being outside and feeling really creeped out when I was walking my dogs and I was the only one on the street!

My folks were at the Home Depot less than an hour before the woman was killed at 7 Corners.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: slimey ()
Date: October 04, 2007 08:21PM

duh Wrote:
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> KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone who uses a scope or a military-like gun
> is
> > a sniper according to the un-informed media. I
> > belive these guys were using a bushmaster .223
> > commando which is basically a copy of the colt
> > commando (M4/CAR-15).
> >
> > According to the media, a pistol with a scope
> on
> > it is a "sniper rifle."
>
> The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sniper as:
>
> 1 : to shoot at exposed individuals from a usually
> concealed point of vantage
>
>
> Sounds pretty close to me.


In the real world (military and police) a "sniper" is one who is trained to
shoot at targets that are at extremely long ranges. I guess this is a grey
area, but it was later found out that the "Beltway Snipers" were shooting
at much closer ranges than thought. I'm sure that if you could ask Carlos
Hathcock if they were "snipers" in the true sense, he would disagree with
Miriam-Webster. Any GI can set up an ambush, but a sniper requires a lot
of very rigorous and specialized training. Some are now effective at ranges of over one mile with the .50 cal Barrett.

This from the Internet.

am·bush (ăm'bʊsh) pronunciation
n.

1. The act of lying in wait to attack by surprise.
2. A sudden attack made from a concealed position.
3.
1. Those hiding in order to attack by surprise.
2. The hiding place used for this.
4. A hidden peril or trap.

tr.v., -bushed, -bush·ing, -bush·es.

To attack from a concealed position.

[Middle English embush, from Old French embusche, from embuschier, to ambush, from Frankish *boscu, bush, woods.]
ambusher am'bush'er n.

SYNONYMS ambush, ambuscade, bushwhack, waylay. These verbs mean to attack suddenly and without warning from a concealed place: guerrillas ambushing a platoon; highway robbers ambuscading a stagecoach; a patrol bushwhacked by poachers; a truck waylaid by robbers.

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Re: Sniper - 5 years ago
Posted by: yo ()
Date: October 05, 2007 07:07PM

White Van... yeah right.

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