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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.

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