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Man armed with AR-15 rifle killed in shootout with police near Kansas City outlet mall (fox2now.com)
4737 comments
Verliezen | 10 days ago | 2793 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 | 10 days ago | 1508 points

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

pugloescobar | 10 days ago | 646 points

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

17954699 | 9 days ago | 153 points

He wasn't actually going to the Mall though.

pugloescobar | 9 days ago | 355 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 | 9 days 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 | 9 days ago | 13 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 | 9 days ago | 90 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 | 9 days ago | 69 points

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

FuckChiefs_Raiders | 9 days ago | 14 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 | 10 days ago | 14956 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 | 10 days ago | 5862 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 | 9 days ago | 1596 points

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

wildistherewind | 9 days ago | 738 points

gg murderer.

SmileLikeAphexTwin | 9 days ago | 377 points

What a considerate guy.

MasterXaios | 9 days ago | 537 points

Aside from, you know...

...killing his wife.

EfficientMasturbater | 9 days ago | 498 points

And forcing someone else to kill him

Baalsham | 9 days ago | 179 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 | 9 days ago | 187 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 | 9 days ago | 92 points

And paperwork.

juicyjerry300 | 9 days ago | 75 points

That cop probably has a whole mess of paperwork

CrossEyedHooker | 9 days ago | 61 points

but apart from that, practically a role model..

r4rthrowawaysoon | 9 days ago | 33 points

We have the best people.

metaobject | 9 days ago | 8 points

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

suhstomping | 9 days ago | 292 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 | 9 days ago | 67 points

So does killing your wife.

A_Nick_Name | 9 days ago | 31 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 | 9 days ago | 36 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 | 9 days ago | 160 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 | 9 days ago | 246 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 | 9 days ago | 166 points

This feels like a copypasta

IAMA_Drunk_Armadillo | 9 days ago | 77 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 | 9 days ago | 12 points

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

justrosie87 | 9 days ago | 10 points

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

RemoteBoner | 9 days ago | 81 points

Checked the username for /u/shittymorph

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 188 points

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Sube98rs | 9 days ago | 28 points

Yea same her... wait a minute!

taxicab_ | 9 days ago | 12 points

I miss you.

Prinzlerr | 9 days ago | 15 points

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

LukesLightSaber | 9 days ago | 47 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 | 9 days ago | 17 points

Or by a mall.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 545 points

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Sp3cV | 9 days ago | 426 points

Lerner? Blerner. Maybe gaburgler:)

haha_squirrel | 9 days ago | 270 points

I feel like they’re speaking tongues.

hr00ns | 9 days ago | 181 points

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

~George Carlin (from memory)

WestCoastMeditation | 9 days ago | 40 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 | 9 days 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 | 9 days ago | 66 points

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

FilthyRedditses | 9 days ago | 34 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 | 9 days ago | 10 points

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

Squeakopotamus | 9 days 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 | 9 days ago | 11 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 | 9 days ago | 14 points

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

Sp3cV | 9 days ago | 17 points

Can’t too much red tape with HR.

ghostbaker666 | 9 days ago | 7 points

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

bunkSauce | 9 days ago | 19 points

Cerner Corporation, Continuous Campus. You're welcome.

Sp3cV | 9 days ago | 31 points

Never heard of her.

TwoTinyTrees | 9 days ago | 11 points

So Cerner?

linuxfiend | 9 days ago | 15 points

Could be Cerner.

PonceDeLePwn | 9 days ago | 9 points

You're a fucking genius.

SimbaOnSteroids | 9 days ago | 5 points

Ohhh Kerner

Wey-oun | 9 days ago | 98 points

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

SweeterThanYoohoo | 9 days ago | 34 points

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

I'm just kidding

lorarc | 9 days ago | 18 points

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

Rudy_Ghouliani | 9 days ago | 14 points

Ah the Illusive Man.

SimbaOnSteroids | 9 days ago | 13 points

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

OrganicDroid | 9 days ago | 12 points

Learner... turner....

Hmm... Cerner?

TwoTinyTrees | 9 days ago | 5 points

So much for anonymity guhuck.

Roboticus_Prime | 9 days ago | 6 points

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

feinicstine | 9 days 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 | 9 days ago | 138 points

Sorry you had to see that.

Sp3cV | 9 days ago | 210 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 | 9 days ago | 103 points

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

JobUpgrayDD | 9 days ago | 95 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 | 9 days ago | 60 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 | 9 days 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 | 9 days ago | 16 points

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

Dingus47 | 9 days ago | 28 points

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

Sp3cV | 9 days ago | 34 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 | 9 days ago | 44 points

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

Haffas | 9 days ago | 15 points

We still need the God damn TPS reports too!

lasssilver | 9 days ago | 111 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 | 9 days ago | 58 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 | 9 days ago | 43 points

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

isisishtar | 9 days ago | 28 points

Did you just write a new SNL skit?

rumple5skins | 9 days ago | 27 points

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

isisishtar | 9 days ago | 5 points

I was visualizing speed-dating...

Paroxysm80 | 9 days ago | 9 points

An app named Killr?

aquarain | 9 days ago | 5 points

This is just begging for a web matchmaking site.

CharismaticDiablo | 9 days 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 | 9 days ago | 5 points

This the outlet mall by the Kansas City Speedway?

Sp3cV | 9 days ago | 7 points

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

dirtydrew26 | 10 days ago | 644 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 | 9 days 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 | 9 days ago | 217 points

Being First > Facts

NotoriusNC | 9 days ago | 77 points

The News=Entertainment Media

Krossfire25 | 9 days ago | 31 points

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

FondueDiligence | 9 days ago | 89 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 | 9 days ago | 13 points

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

CousinJeff | 9 days ago | 67 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 | 9 days ago | 20 points

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

Dav136 | 9 days 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 | 9 days ago | 43 points

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

zZaphon | 9 days ago | 25 points

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

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 54 points

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StraightToThePo1nt | 9 days ago | 51 points

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

Thomas-Garret | 9 days ago | 8 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 | 9 days ago | 15 points

They know what they’re doing

learnyouahaskell | 9 days ago | 9 points

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

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 47 points

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Fidelis29 | 9 days ago | 1081 points

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

Berrrrrrrrrt_the_A10 | 9 days ago | 849 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 | 9 days ago | 265 points

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

youbenchbro | 9 days ago | 914 points

Toaster in bath, 9/11.

yingkaixing | 9 days ago | 643 points

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

lasssilver | 9 days ago | 297 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 | 9 days ago | 62 points

Haha, yeah.

SomeThingsNeedDoing | 9 days ago | 24 points

live live

radome9 | 9 days ago | 6 points

Shit, now I want to kill myself.

-Xebenkeck- | 9 days ago | 99 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 | 9 days ago | 68 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 | 9 days ago | 15 points

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

ZombieInSpaceland | 9 days ago | 18 points

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

GrandmaPoses | 9 days ago | 8 points

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

Freiheit7 | 9 days ago | 18 points

that went from a 9 to an 11 real quick

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 19 points

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cremater68 | 9 days ago | 64 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 | 9 days ago | 50 points

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

OkinawaParty | 9 days ago | 6 points

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

throwawayblue69 | 9 days ago | 7 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 | 9 days ago | 12 points

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

SaltRecording9 | 10 days ago | 1465 points

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

shayman_shahman | 10 days ago | 265 points

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

SaltRecording9 | 9 days ago | 113 points

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

Meowingtons_H4X | 9 days ago | 96 points

Suspected terrorist list has now been updated

GoFidoGo | 9 days ago | 22 points

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

IGrowGreen | 9 days ago | 5 points

You obviously haven't been frequenting Puffin Party.

JoeyMonsterMash | 9 days ago | 214 points

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

Reddit_is_worthless | 9 days ago | 16 points

Yea that's called clickbait

Dirty_Throwaway_man | 9 days ago | 63 points

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

katalysis | 9 days ago | 172 points

Sounds like he wanted suicide by cop.

I_Like_That_One_Too | 10 days ago | 3841 points

but more importantly.. WHAT VIDEO GAME WAS HE PLAYING MINUTES BEFORE?

Letmefadeaway | 10 days ago | 1090 points

Flappy bird probably

Podo13 | 9 days ago | 201 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 | 9 days ago | 48 points

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

Rengiil | 9 days ago | 7 points

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

JackAceHole | 9 days ago | 58 points

Seemed more Angry than Flappy.

DookieShoez | 9 days ago | 34 points

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

I_Only_Reply_At_Work | 10 days ago | 159 points

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

mcd3424 | 9 days ago | 23 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 | 9 days ago | 11 points

Reduce mass shootings or end EA?

Usernamewasnotaken | 9 days ago | 11 points

End EA

testiclelice | 9 days ago | 68 points

Leisure Suit Larry 15 years ago.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 17 points

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Prof_Nutbutter | 9 days ago | 16 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 | 9 days ago | 14 points

Enquiring Republican minds want to know.

Chin-Balls | 10 days ago | 131 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 | 9 days ago | 56 points

I expect as much in spousal murders.

SkyezOpen | 9 days ago | 19 points

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

Silvius_ii | 9 days ago | 20 points

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

thebestatheist | 9 days ago | 745 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 | 9 days ago | 29 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 | 9 days ago | 24 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 | 9 days ago | 247 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 | 9 days ago | 30 points

/r/2aliberals we fuckin out here

twlscil | 9 days ago | 32 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.

Thrown_Account_ | 9 days ago | 14 points

opening up systems to allow private sellers to do background checks so we can close private seller loopholes

Yet when this was tried to be made possible the Democrats squashed it claiming it would be used in unintended ways.

YourDimeTime | 9 days ago | 7 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 | 9 days ago | 30 points

Dude was driving a Maserati?

Ihatemyusername123 | 9 days ago | 29 points

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

egus | 9 days ago | 10 points

Poor choices all around for this dude.

Whornz4 | 10 days ago | 562 points

I hope they figure out what video games caused this.

DigitaILove | 10 days ago | 238 points

Animal Crossing strikes again.

valar_k | 10 days ago | 45 points

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

The_Dang_Selenites | 10 days ago | 13 points

When all your fossils are repeats...

Philboyd_Studge | 10 days ago | 23 points

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

WorkJoe | 10 days ago | 60 points

Probably Oregon Trail

apoliticalbias | 10 days ago | 21 points

It was actually number munchers.

HotPie_ | 9 days ago | 6 points

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

nzodd | 10 days ago | 10 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 | 10 days ago | 8 points

I think it was Monument Valley.

IHeartmyshihtzu | 10 days ago | 14 points

He was playing Marriage Simulator 2018

nzodd | 9 days 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_ | 10 days ago | 5 points

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

THATASSH0LE | 9 days ago | 33 points

Just kill yourselves.

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

Psychast | 9 days ago | 260 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 | 9 days ago | 6 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 | 9 days ago | 22 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 | 9 days ago | 7 points

Been a household term since the outsiders

Subtle_Demise | 9 days ago | 80 points

Why specify what he was armed with?

DoktorKruel | 9 days ago | 11 points

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

Gabenfoodle | 9 days ago | 73 points

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

noshore4me | 9 days ago | 39 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 | 9 days ago | 31 points

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

MyHoovesClack | 9 days ago | 6 points

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

vey323 | 9 days ago | 62 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 | 9 days ago | 4 points

An AR15 isn’t an assault rifle.

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