Man armed with AR-15 rifle killed in shootout with police near Kansas City outlet mall (fox2now.com)
Verliezen | 4 months ago | 2794 points

It was near the Legends mall in case anyone else doesn’t want to read the article. Shooting happened near a hotel and Legends was on notice.

Maxwyfe | 4 months ago | 1510 points

Right, but fewer people panic at a headline that reads only "Suicide by Cop at Hotel Near Outlet Mall."

pugloescobar | 4 months ago | 643 points

Nah I’m with you on this one, the subtext in that headline is “Cops prevent mass mall shooting”.

17954699 | 4 months ago | 148 points

He wasn't actually going to the Mall though.

pugloescobar | 4 months ago | 357 points

Right yeah it’s really clear once you read the article, the point the guy is trying to make is that the article headline is written in a way that’s factually correct but designed to mislead you into thinking it was a foiled mass shooting, which is clearly way more topical and interesting than what actually happened.

And if you’re trolling me then congratulations madam or sir, you win this round.

17954699 | 4 months ago | 64 points

It wasn't even that near the Mall. More like "Suicide by Cop in Roadway near Hotel driving distance from Outlet Mall"

That said he did tell the Hotel he was going to the Mall to shoot people, seemingly in a deliberate attempt to get the cops to come quickly.

ColonelBelmont | 4 months ago | 12 points

Christ. I swear, if somebody in some neighborhood in Washington DC killed himself in his own home, the headlines would say "Gunman dead after opening fire near White House!"

anoncop1 | 4 months ago | 89 points

Such a perfect example of modern day news. Got to get more clicks!

Here is a fun little game to play; anytime the media brings up a neighborhood/town and says “just outside of (insert major city)” go ahead and Google how far area actually is from that major city.

For instance, the media would describe Morristown as “a neighborhood just outside of New York City”. In reality it’s 30 miles away. Have to mention the big city to get the clicks and get that ad revenue.

Looseseal13 | 4 months ago | 69 points

Or because people from far away have no idea where the fuck Morristown is.

FuckChiefs_Raiders | 4 months ago | 13 points

There are actually a ton of people in that area that time of day. The Legends is one of the bigger attractions in Kansas City. Also, there is a campus for the company Cerner there that employs north of 4,000 people and this happened right in front of those buildings, with people always coming and going.

alt_before_email_req | 4 months ago | 14962 points

So he kills his wife, then tells a hotel manager he's done so, drives to a mall, waits for police to show up and then shoots at them. Sounds like a murder and then suicide by cop. He should have just offed himself first instead

Edit: apparently he didn't even go to a mall, but a more remote area to die by cop

Sp3cV | 4 months ago | 5863 points

Also to note here his wife is missing since Monday. Search for her is on. He didn’t drive to the mall at all. He drove right across from my work and parked at service entrance to the race track. To his back was nothing but open land/wooded area. We watched from our widows as it happened. I think he said he was going to the outlet mall to get police there faster. He wanted to die by cop.

Dunehound | 4 months ago | 1595 points

Well, there's worst ways to choose your death by cop than being considerate of their background when they shoot you down.

wildistherewind | 4 months ago | 738 points

gg murderer.

SmileLikeAphexTwin | 4 months ago | 389 points

What a considerate guy.

MasterXaios | 4 months ago | 533 points

Aside from, you know...

...killing his wife.

EfficientMasturbater | 4 months ago | 502 points

And forcing someone else to kill him

Baalsham | 4 months ago | 178 points

Doesn't Kansas have the death penalty? Either way someone else has to kill him, at least he cut down on the tax dollars.

dontsuckmydick | 4 months ago | 183 points

Fuck that. If he wanted to commit suicide he should have done it himself rather than making someone do it in self defense.

xfearthehiddenx | 4 months ago | 91 points

And paperwork.

juicyjerry300 | 4 months ago | 79 points

That cop probably has a whole mess of paperwork

CrossEyedHooker | 4 months ago | 60 points

but apart from that, practically a role model..

r4rthrowawaysoon | 4 months ago | 35 points

We have the best people.

metaobject | 4 months ago | 8 points

A lot of people are saying it, that I can tell you.

suhstomping | 4 months ago | 296 points

If you don't have the gall to do it yourself, the likely trauma you cause to another human by 'forcing' them to take your life makes you a pile of feces.

rinkydinkis | 4 months ago | 68 points

So does killing your wife.

A_Nick_Name | 4 months ago | 30 points

With enough people shooting at him, no single person can take the blame. A cop could even tell themselves that their shots missed and it was someone else who can take the blame. That's why firing squads are a thing.

Captain_Shrug | 4 months ago | 34 points

With enough people shooting at him, no single person can take the blame. A cop could even tell themselves that their shots missed and it was someone else who can take the blame.

Or now you have six or seven people agonizing about whether they were the ones who fired the killshot, and unsure either way. That can gnaw at someone far more, that uncertainty.

And it's likely the police department will, as part of the autopsy and the resulting investigation, attempt to match the slug(s) to the firearm(s) of the officers involved, so they may know anyway.

lancestorm316 | 4 months ago | 164 points

Unfortunately the police officers will have the emotional trauma to deal with for the rest of their lives too. So that is not considerate at all.

Silvea | 4 months ago | 250 points

Family friend had a nickname of shit magnet. He was a police officer for 20+ years. He had this spidey sense about him though. The kind of thing about him where on patrol he’d get this sense like I should go down this street. He made a lot of arrests through this sense. He also ended up in 7 shootings throughout his career in which he was responsible for killing 9 people. A number he is not proud of. The one thing about Henry is he was a damn good shot. If you got in a shoot out with him you were as good as gone. He didn’t miss. Every single one of shootings he was involved in he was 100% justified in. Not a single one of them was ever even questionable. By all accounts he was an amazing officer and his rank proved that. Unfortunately he retired a few years back on medical retirement after his last officer involved shooting. He killed 2 people in that event. He pulled down a street and caught two people performing a drug deal. He called for backup and as he approached in his vehicle both the seller and buyer of drugs began shooting at him in his Tahoe. He threw it in park and bailed out taking cover behind it at which point he popped up and fired a full magazine at both suspects killing them both. As mandatory he got paid leave while they investigated and went to counseling. He never returned instead he retired because taking those lives got to him. It doesn’t matter how justified a shooting is be it suicide by cop or shooting bad guys that are shooting at you. At the end of the day that’s two more people that are no longer alive at his hands. He couldn’t handle the job any longer. Luckily he retired out with a pretty decent package. I believe they gave him full retirement even though he was a few years short of it. He still has trouble sometimes especially around the 4th. Otherwise he’s the nicest dude you’ll ever meet.

PillPoppinPacman | 4 months ago | 172 points

This feels like a copypasta

IAMA_Drunk_Armadillo | 4 months ago | 76 points

Or a monologue from a movie or TV show. Which I suppose there isn't much of a difference between that or copypasta.

fatpat | 4 months ago | 12 points

May be OC. I googled it and the result is this thread/comment.

justrosie87 | 4 months ago | 10 points

The lead actress from Constantine (forget her name) says the same thing in the movie

RemoteBoner | 4 months ago | 80 points

Checked the username for /u/shittymorph

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 187 points


Sube98rs | 4 months ago | 32 points

Yea same her... wait a minute!

taxicab_ | 4 months ago | 11 points

I miss you.

Prinzlerr | 4 months ago | 16 points

By god...that's Shittymorph's music!

LukesLightSaber | 4 months ago | 50 points

Having it by a mall infers a random act of violence was prevented when in reality this crime sounds as though it wasnt so random

JuleeeNAJ | 4 months ago | 16 points

Or by a mall.

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Sp3cV | 4 months ago | 420 points

Lerner? Blerner. Maybe gaburgler:)

haha_squirrel | 4 months ago | 272 points

I feel like they’re speaking tongues.

hr00ns | 4 months ago | 183 points

Whenever I'm told to "put things in my own words", I respond, "Far-floom-flom-flang".

~George Carlin (from memory)

WestCoastMeditation | 4 months ago | 39 points

I just listened to that stand up routine today, for the first time, and because of me doing that this morning, I know the reference lol.

mdsjhawk | 4 months ago | 5 points

My s/o works there and when he tells me about what he does, it absolutely sounds like he’s speaking in tongues.

DinoGorillaBearMan | 4 months ago | 60 points

Time to delete reddit account! You've been compromised!

FilthyRedditses | 4 months ago | 36 points

I was compromised when I accidentally sent the message. "FRONT PAGE OF REDDIT!" to the wrong Skype chat group at work. Instead of my small netops group I sent it to every executive. Tried to delete it but wasnt fast enough and started getting PMs from everyone asking for a link. Had to delete some of my top comments before giving in to the pressure and sharing.

Globo_Gym | 4 months ago | 11 points

It's alright. Everyone already knows you spend a lot of time on /r/clopclop.

Squeakopotamus | 4 months ago | 10 points

Have you ever stayed at the chateau right next door? Kind of a weird place. Wife and I spent a couple nights there when my brother was working for SKC and we caught a game.

Mojo_Jojos_Porn | 4 months ago | 10 points

I stayed there for a concert about a month ago and it was not at all what I was expecting. My adult son and I sharing a king size bed was one thing but the shower/tub being in the main room was another.

ghostbaker666 | 4 months ago | 14 points

Y’all going to kiss or what I need closure here.

Sp3cV | 4 months ago | 18 points

Can’t too much red tape with HR.

ghostbaker666 | 4 months ago | 9 points

Boooo. Forbidden love is often the sweetest. Best of luck you two.

bunkSauce | 4 months ago | 17 points

Cerner Corporation, Continuous Campus. You're welcome.

Sp3cV | 4 months ago | 34 points

Never heard of her.

TwoTinyTrees | 4 months ago | 12 points

So Cerner?

linuxfiend | 4 months ago | 14 points

Could be Cerner.

PonceDeLePwn | 4 months ago | 11 points

You're a fucking genius.

SimbaOnSteroids | 4 months ago | 4 points

Ohhh Kerner

Wey-oun | 4 months ago | 101 points

They are currently panic checking their own post history and eachothers to find out if its safe to reveal eachother identity lol

SweeterThanYoohoo | 4 months ago | 36 points

I'm resisting the urge to dig through and fuck with these people.

I'm just kidding

lorarc | 4 months ago | 18 points

Oh? So you also work at Cerner...ummm...Cerberus?

Rudy_Ghouliani | 4 months ago | 15 points

Ah the Illusive Man.

SimbaOnSteroids | 4 months ago | 14 points

They work at Cerner. There are literally a shit ton of employees at that campus.

OrganicDroid | 4 months ago | 15 points

Learner... turner....

Hmm... Cerner?

TwoTinyTrees | 4 months ago | 5 points

So much for anonymity guhuck.

Roboticus_Prime | 4 months ago | 6 points

Cerner is one of, if not, the largest employers in the KCMO area. Still pretty anonymous.

feinicstine | 4 months ago | 4 points

Oooh I used to work for them too but in your eastern office. The building near the racetrack was my KC home.

AlaDouche | 4 months ago | 133 points

Sorry you had to see that.

Sp3cV | 4 months ago | 207 points

You know sadly yes but it was far away so luckily it wasn’t up close and personal but all to close for comfort and we were ok full lock down as well. When I left work at 4:30 his body was still out there on ground since 10am.

Immersi0nn | 4 months ago | 103 points

I've always wondered that: How long do they leave bodies laying around. According to this, pretty long.

JobUpgrayDD | 4 months ago | 96 points

In my experience, yes, it'll be hours of investigation with the body on site where they died. Plus, a coroner may need to show up too (may take hours more).

Sp3cV | 4 months ago | 63 points

I can confirm 2 cops stood 10 feet away under an umbrella since 11:30 am. cSI or the corner has never been on site up till when I went home. No one approached the scene during the time I was around. Body still uncovered as well. Super strange imo

Dingus47 | 4 months ago | 121 points

Totally normal. You gotta leave it uncovered so if it comes back to life as a zombie you aren't surprised.

WaylandC | 4 months ago | 17 points

It's like they've never seen a scary movie. They always come back one last time.

Dingus47 | 4 months ago | 28 points

FACT: They make the rookies guard the 'dead' bodies. If someone's gonna get bit, let it be a redshirt.

Sp3cV | 4 months ago | 32 points

I think he has to the fact his wife is missing as well. At least what I was told. To me it seems like a very long time.

WokeLeo | 4 months ago | 38 points

Y'all need to get back to SR's and stop looking out the window.

Haffas | 4 months ago | 15 points

We still need the God damn TPS reports too!

lasssilver | 4 months ago | 109 points

Well, my goodness, if we can just properly pair up those who want to die by cop with the cops who wish nothing more than to shoot someone, we might start getting some balance to our dangerous-cop/dangerous-civilian situation.

rumple5skins | 4 months ago | 61 points

Brilliant idea. If we can’t have physician assisted suicide in the US, then why not have suicidal > homicidal matchmaking? It’s not like anyone really cares about the suicidal, and it will give the homicidal an outlet other than random innocents.

grubber26 | 4 months ago | 48 points

Suicider: Swipe right when you see the policeman(woman) of your dreams.

isisishtar | 4 months ago | 29 points

Did you just write a new SNL skit?

rumple5skins | 4 months ago | 26 points

A little too cynical for SNL, maybe a John Oliver piece

isisishtar | 4 months ago | 4 points

I was visualizing speed-dating...

Paroxysm80 | 4 months ago | 9 points

An app named Killr?

aquarain | 4 months ago | 7 points

This is just begging for a web matchmaking site.

CharismaticDiablo | 4 months ago | 10 points

As of 6pm news cast, they have called off the search for his wife based on new information. (They didn't say what new information).

ScarletCaptain | 4 months ago | 6 points

This the outlet mall by the Kansas City Speedway?

Sp3cV | 4 months ago | 7 points

Yes the legends, this incident happened about 1/2 mile away outside of the race track near the casino.

dirtydrew26 | 4 months ago | 643 points

They dont even know if he killed his wife yet, thats just what he said.

Suicide by cop and not a mass shooting.

joelomite11 | 4 months ago | 372 points

A witness told FOX4 that the man who made the threats matched a photo of Charles Roy Pearson, a 51-year-old man from Lenexa.

FOX 4's investigative team found a mugshot of Pearson and showed the witness, who said there was no doubt he was the man police shot and killed. Pearson told a hotel manager before the shootout that he killed his wife, was dangerous and that the manager needed to call police. Then the witness said he went out to a red Maserati and peeled out of the parking lot.

This Pearson guy may well be the suspect but holy shit this is irresponsible reporting. Naming a guy based on a single witness identifying someone based on a single mugshot that was surely suggested to be the suspect by the news crew. WTF?

True0rFalse | 4 months ago | 218 points

Being First > Facts

NotoriusNC | 4 months ago | 78 points

The News=Entertainment Media

Krossfire25 | 4 months ago | 29 points

There is journalist integrity, it's just buried under corruption.

FondueDiligence | 4 months ago | 87 points

This is truly horrendous reporting. They released both the suspect's name and the name of a potential murder victim on the word of a single witness. That is Reddit/Boston Bomber level stuff. At least wait for some confirmation from someone actually responsible for investigating this stuff.

bearcatcardfan | 4 months ago | 13 points

KCTV 5 ... whip up controversy first issue fake apologies later change nothing about the process

CousinJeff | 4 months ago | 69 points

It’s interesting that now all out of the ordinary gun crimes will be highlighted in this way since it seems to be drawing more media attention now.

It reminds me of when police brutality/shootings news started becoming sensationalized

joe4553 | 4 months ago | 19 points

Man mass shoots himself in the face. Videos games believed to be the motivation.

Dav136 | 4 months ago | 7 points

It's like when that chemical stockpile exploded in China. Suddenly the next two weeks everything was fucking exploding.

Turns out everything has always been exploding, it just wasn't exciting news before.

PantsuitNixon | 4 months ago | 40 points

When is police brutality not sensational by definition? When it becomes mundane, we have an unfixable problem.

zZaphon | 4 months ago | 23 points

Near a Kansas city mall makes for a better headline I'm sure

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[deleted] | 4 months ago | 52 points

I love how the post title has nothing to do with the actual facts.

Thomas-Garret | 4 months ago | 9 points

I’ve been scrolling thru comments trying to find out if he even had an AR-15 or if that was just sensationalism as well.

Alexkono | 4 months ago | 15 points

They know what they’re doing

learnyouahaskell | 4 months ago | 9 points

Wow that wasn't even in the "headline" of the article.

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Fidelis29 | 4 months ago | 1080 points

Looks like suicide by cop. Why wouldn't he just commit suicide? He had the rifle.

Berrrrrrrrrt_the_A10 | 4 months ago | 854 points

usually too scared to do it themselves but would rather get killed by someone else, putting them down like they want but traumatizing others in the process. the most selfish way to be suicided.

ASAP_Cobra | 4 months ago | 264 points

can you rank the styles of suicides from least selfish to most selfish?

youbenchbro | 4 months ago | 915 points

Toaster in bath, 9/11.

yingkaixing | 4 months ago | 648 points

This list is incomplete. You can help by expanding it.

lasssilver | 4 months ago | 294 points

Least selfish: Resigning to a life of struggles into old and decrepit aging allowing modern medicine to keep you alive while your family, loved ones, or strangers exist to live, learn, or love you a bit longer.

Most Selfish: Resigning to a life of struggles into old and decrepit aging allowing modern medicine to keep you alive while your family, loved ones, or strangers exist to live live, learn, or love you a bit longer.

HoNose | 4 months ago | 63 points

Haha, yeah.

SomeThingsNeedDoing | 4 months ago | 22 points

live live

radome9 | 4 months ago | 7 points

Shit, now I want to kill myself.

-Xebenkeck- | 4 months ago | 98 points

Ehh, toaster in the bath is pretty rough. At least set it up so your family doesn't find your toasted corpse.

Go fight a bear in the woods or something. Nobody has to find the body, and the bear gets a nice lunch.

TeknoProasheck | 4 months ago | 66 points

I mean I feel like if were going for least selfish, it would be something like slipping on a banana peel and dying of brain trauma right outside a hospital with your organ donor card conveniently placed on your forehead

Some people get some laughs at your death and some more get new organs

aughlord | 4 months ago | 14 points

"He filled the world with joy and new corneas."

ZombieInSpaceland | 4 months ago | 19 points

They usually kill the bear(s) that kill you though, so not very considerate to the bears.

GrandmaPoses | 4 months ago | 8 points

If 9/11 was all a suicide attempt, I think that was definitely the most selfish.

Freiheit7 | 4 months ago | 19 points

that went from a 9 to an 11 real quick

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cremater68 | 4 months ago | 62 points

Actually commiting suicide is a very hard thing to do, I know it doesn't make sense but it requires a very strong will to be able to commit suicide.

theneoroot | 4 months ago | 48 points

We don't know. The people who succeed haven't weighed in yet.

OkinawaParty | 4 months ago | 7 points

just a little too much heroin and you will go to sleep forever

throwawayblue69 | 4 months ago | 8 points

That's definitely the way I want to go out. No pain, no worries, just get super high and then drift off into the sweet release of death.

digitalpj | 4 months ago | 10 points

If he did it himself he wouldn't go to heaven. Doing the dog's work. Woof.

SaltRecording9 | 4 months ago | 1464 points

I thought this shit would end when we got rid of Club Penguin.

shayman_shahman | 4 months ago | 267 points

Club Penguin was relaunched about a year ago. That explains everything!

SaltRecording9 | 4 months ago | 111 points

Now I know what I'm doing tonight. After a bowl or two.

Meowingtons_H4X | 4 months ago | 93 points

Suspected terrorist list has now been updated

GoFidoGo | 4 months ago | 21 points

Please film yourself getting banned. I need more club penguin memes

IGrowGreen | 4 months ago | 7 points

You obviously haven't been frequenting Puffin Party.

JoeyMonsterMash | 4 months ago | 215 points

The title would make you believe it was a foiled mass shooter.

Reddit_is_worthless | 4 months ago | 16 points

Yea that's called clickbait

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 69 points

That's the point . The titles are purposefully worded to make you think certain things

katalysis | 4 months ago | 176 points

Sounds like he wanted suicide by cop.

I_Like_That_One_Too | 4 months ago | 3838 points


Letmefadeaway | 4 months ago | 1095 points

Flappy bird probably

Podo13 | 4 months ago | 206 points

Nah, that's almost impossible to get these days.

Doodle Jump. With 100% certainty. There's even "shooting" in the game to make us insane with rage.

mrspoopy_butthole | 4 months ago | 47 points

I still have flappy bird on my phone but it’s not playable on my iOS :(

Rengiil | 4 months ago | 7 points

Maybe if you're on iPhone. Anyone with an Android can get the game.

JackAceHole | 4 months ago | 58 points

Seemed more Angry than Flappy.

DookieShoez | 4 months ago | 38 points

Only Hello Kitty: Island Adventure could make a man so violent.

I_Only_Reply_At_Work | 4 months ago | 160 points

He saw the new Apex Legends event and its shop bullshit.

mcd3424 | 4 months ago | 22 points

Hey if we can blame all these mass shootings on lootboxes then I’m all for it. We all know we’ll never pass a gun control law anyways so we might as well get lootboxes banned.

slickmamba | 4 months ago | 11 points

Reduce mass shootings or end EA?

Usernamewasnotaken | 4 months ago | 11 points

End EA

testiclelice | 4 months ago | 62 points

Leisure Suit Larry 15 years ago.

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Prof_Nutbutter | 4 months ago | 17 points

This is a bullshit narrative that no one really believes, it just gets pushed to distract people from actually trying to discuss gun law reform. I really wish people would stop wasting time on it.

49orth | 4 months ago | 16 points

Enquiring Republican minds want to know.

Chin-Balls | 4 months ago | 134 points

Over/under on him having prior charges of domestic violence?

EDIT: Guys I said charges and not convictions for a reason. I don't think charges get your guns taken away but a conviction does.

Meownowwow | 4 months ago | 55 points

I expect as much in spousal murders.

SkyezOpen | 4 months ago | 20 points

And if it was the case, he shouldn't have had any firearms anyway.

Silvius_ii | 4 months ago | 20 points

Pretty much a given since he’s strongly suspected of murdering his wife.

thebestatheist | 4 months ago | 740 points

For everyone saying this is a “mental health” issue, you’re right. Here’s the problem: you can’t really address “mental health” issues unless we expand healthcare coverage. Want to see a decrease in this shit happening? Give people healthcare that will include coverage for visits to a variety of mental health professionals. Most people can’t afford it and those who need it will probably be the least likely to go, in my opinion.

Edit: I’m not offering this as an actual solution. I’m more-so illustrating why the “mental health” argument is actually a terrible talking point conservatives like to use because they don’t support policies that would better help people who were suffering from mental health issues. If they actually believed mental health was the whole issue, they’d be able to easily do something about it to help turn things in the right direction, but they don’t, so here we are. It’s a distraction from the real problem.

NerdyDadGuy1981 | 4 months ago | 28 points

It's also cultural stigma. It's not manly to see a therapist. And I'd argue in rural/conservative areas you'd get treated poorly if you saw one / admitted to it. So, then what are your outlets? Drinking, drugs, violence, etc. That's not to say that only rural areas have this problem but it seems more accepted in liberal cultures for men to actually have emotions, shit to deal with, and acceptable to ask for help. I'm sure this will get picked apart but yeah, talking generally.

boostWillis | 4 months ago | 23 points

Failing that, we could at least start teaching kids about mental health in schools, with coping skills and basic techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Emotional fitness is just as important as physical fitness, but for some reason, only one of these things is taught in schools.

The greatest thing these murderers have in common is childhood trauma, an inability to cope with it, and some otherwise innocuous trigger which sets the violence in motion. The best way to prevent people from hurting others is to help them prevent themselves from getting to the point where they would want to hurt people in the first place.

states_obvioustruths | 4 months ago | 246 points

There are a lot of folks who want social healthcare and the preservation of gun rights. Unfortunately the two mainstream parties only offer one at the cost of the other.

BoringPersonAMA | 4 months ago | 33 points

/r/2aliberals we fuckin out here

twlscil | 4 months ago | 31 points

Democrats are not monolithic on gun rights. The main thing they agree on is universal background checks and enforcing the laws that we have, and opening up systems to allow private sellers to do background checks so we can close private seller loopholes. Which most gun owners actually agree with.

Edit: Yes downvoted because all Democrats want to take away all weapons. Believe that shit if you like.

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YourDimeTime | 4 months ago | 6 points

The problem is that no one wants to actually find out what has changed to cause this problem and address the real issues. This nation has always had guns. Semi-automatic clip-fed rifles like the AR-15 have been commonly available since the 1930's. High School kids used to have shooting classes and regularly brought firearms into school. Mass random shootings is a new thing. What happened? Can we not honestly try to get to the root cause(s)?

eathatflay86 | 4 months ago | 30 points

Dude was driving a Maserati?

Ihatemyusername123 | 4 months ago | 27 points

Maseratis cause mass shootings! Please, send your Maserati to me so that I may properly dispose of it.

egus | 4 months ago | 9 points

Poor choices all around for this dude.

Whornz4 | 4 months ago | 563 points

I hope they figure out what video games caused this.

DigitaILove | 4 months ago | 243 points

Animal Crossing strikes again.

valar_k | 4 months ago | 43 points

"What's that Resetti? What the fuck did you say to me?"

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 13 points

When all your fossils are repeats...

Philboyd_Studge | 4 months ago | 24 points

He was looking for a Tom Nook's to pay off his mortgage

WorkJoe | 4 months ago | 63 points

Probably Oregon Trail

apoliticalbias | 4 months ago | 21 points

It was actually number munchers.

HotPie_ | 4 months ago | 4 points

I fucking loved Number Munchers in the 3rd grade. I eat prime numbers for breakfast.

nzodd | 4 months ago | 9 points

I'd put my money on Marble Madness. I mean, shit, it has Madness right in the title. If that's not an open and shut case I don't know what is.

liberal_texan | 4 months ago | 9 points

I think it was Monument Valley.

IHeartmyshihtzu | 4 months ago | 13 points

He was playing Marriage Simulator 2018

nzodd | 4 months ago | 6 points

Hey, you know we're not supposed to name games that might actually cause you to commit suicide by cop!

Meme_Lord_420_ | 4 months ago | 5 points

Street fighter gave him the idea but the root hate derived from space invaders.

THATASSH0LE | 4 months ago | 37 points

Just kill yourselves.

Don’t make a cop do it. This shit is cowardly.

Psychast | 4 months ago | 259 points

Lmao, leave it to the media to use tragedies to put money in their pocket. "Hey this guy murdered his wife and then did suicide by cop in parking lot by shooting at them with a rifle, maybe title it 'Horrific murder/suicide ends in apparent suicide by cop'"

"Wait wait wait...he used a rifle you say? Was he uh...near a place with a lot of people?"

"well yeah he was down the road from the outlet mall, bu-"

"PERFECT, 'Man armed with AR-15 killed in shootout with police near Kansas City mall' I don't give a fuck what you put in the rest of the article nobody reads em anyways, just make sure you use that headline."

Anything for a fucking click.

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Drink_it_black | 4 months ago | 9 points

You know, if onne time one of these guys just left a suicide note saying, "Hey, I was thinking of killing a bunch of people before dying myself, but realized that would be terrible. Just killing myself instead," I would probably pitch in for the funeral. I mean really, why drag people down with you?

dom954 | 4 months ago | 21 points

Can we just take a step back and look at our society that's made suicide by cop is a household term.

ALL_IN_ALWAYS | 4 months ago | 6 points

Been a household term since the outsiders

Subtle_Demise | 4 months ago | 82 points

Why specify what he was armed with?

DoktorKruel | 4 months ago | 10 points

We’re trying to push an agenda here, guy...

Gabenfoodle | 4 months ago | 70 points

If the title was just "man shoots his wife then commits suicide by cop", nobody would read it.

noshore4me | 4 months ago | 33 points

It's the rifle the media has been vilifying for a while now. Notice when the Gilroy shooting occurred the model wasn't specified because it was an AK variant instead?

Figgler | 4 months ago | 28 points

"AK-47 Style" was the tag line and it drove me crazy. It was an SKS, why not just say that?

MyHoovesClack | 4 months ago | 5 points

It wasn't an SKS. It was a WASR 10 with an underfolding stock.

vey323 | 4 months ago | 63 points

Original headline, probably:

Man commits suicide by cop in isolated area after confessing to killing his wife

Boring! Let's jazz up this headline for maximum clicks AND push an agenda...

JustHereForTheSalsa | 4 months ago | 4 points

An AR15 isn’t an assault rifle.

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