More on the College Station shootings | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More on the College Station shootings

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Quite a bit more detail here on the shootings in College Station, Texas, yesterday that left three dead, including the gunman and a constable, and four wounded, including three law officers.

Trouble began when officers tried to serve an eviction notice.

RECENT ACQUISTION: Gun pictured on Texas shooters Facebook page.
  • RECENT ACQUISTION: Gun pictured on Texas shooter's Facebook page.

Though the gunman, Thomas Caffall, apparently was behind rent, he had been able to acquire plenty of weaponry. From NY Times blog:

On his Facebook page, Mr. Caffall described himself as divorced and Christian.

“I am pulling a cross between Forrest Gump and Jack Kerouac (without the drugs),” he wrote. “I’m on the road, permanently.”

He had photos of several weapons on the page, including an assault rifle pictured in its box with two banana-shaped ammunition clips and an instruction manual for a Czech-made SA Vz.58 rifle that he wrote had cost $799. Also pictured was what he described as a Mosin Nagant rifle, a weapon once made in the Soviet Union, complete with bayonet and two boxes of ammunition.

“I’ll be at the gun range as much as I can,” he said in the caption to one photo.

He also included a photo of his dog, Lucy.

The Facebook page included a favorite quote:

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Tags: , , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (20)

Showing 1-20 of 20

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-20 of 20

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation