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GumboPot
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The FBI’s Briefing On The GOP Baseball Shooting Couldn’t Have Been More Bizarre
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The FBI admits that Hodgkinson:

vociferously raged against Republicans in online forums,

had a piece of paper bearing the names of six members of Congress,

was reported for doing target practice outside his home in recent months before moving to Alexandria,

had mapped out a trip to the DC area,

took multiple photos of the baseball field he would later shoot up, three days after the New York Times mentioned that Republicans practiced baseball at an Alexandria baseball field with little security,

lived out of his van at the YMCA directly next door to the baseball field he shot up,
legally purchased a rifle in March 2003 and 9 mm handgun “in November 2016,”
modified the rifle at some point to accept a detachable magazine and replaced the original stock with a folding stock,

rented a storage facility to hide hundreds of rounds of ammunition and additional rifle components,

asked “Is this the Republican or Democrat baseball team?” before firing on the Republicans,

ran a Google search for information on the “2017 Republican Convention” hours before the shooting,

and took photos at high-profile Washington locations, including the east front plaza of the U.S. Capitol and the Dirksen Senate Office.

We know from other reporting that the list was of six Republican Freedom Caucus members, including Rep. Mo Brooks, who was present at the practice.

So what does the FBI decide this information means? Well, the takeaway of the briefing was characterized well by the Associated Press headline about it: “FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind.” The Associated Press reported the FBI:

believes the gunman “had no concrete plan to inflict violence” against Republicans,

“had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why,”
believes he may have just “happened upon” the baseball game the morning of June 14, and that the attack appeared “spontaneous,”
are unclear on the “context” of Hodgkinson’s note with six names of members of Congress,

does not believe that photographs of the baseball field or other sites “represented surveillance of intended targets,” and

“painted a picture of a down-on-his-luck man with few future prospects.”


The FBI seems to be really damaged by these Obama hold overs.


Damone
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“had no concrete plan to inflict violence” against Republicans,



DabosDynasty
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Deepstate baw


Rakim
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Is this real?

How insane is that conclusion?


BamaFan89
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modified the rifle at some point to accept a detachable magazine


I figured this was the case. Most SKS rifles have a fixed magazine and use stripper clips. Not very conducive to reloading.


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GumboPot
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It's fricking pathetic. Democrat operatives everywhere. They have more allegence to party than the United States of America.


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idlewatcher
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“FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind.” The Associated Press reported the FBI:


You mean besides the list with 6 people's name on it?


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DabosDynasty
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Got to clean house and start over. Doubt it happens, but that's the only logical remedy.
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Homesick Tiger
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took multiple photos of the baseball field he would later shoot up, three days after the New York Times mentioned that Republicans practiced baseball at an Alexandria baseball field with little security,


I mentioned this yesterday but no one responded to it. Just how can the FBI overlooked this fact and not deem it as relevant? It wasn't like the guy took a picture of a local 7-11 on a street corner.


Homesick Tiger
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dp
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Pinecone Repair
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Wow. I mean wtf?

I felt this way last summer too.


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member12
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the New York Times mentioned that Republicans practiced baseball at an Alexandria baseball field with little security


So they reported that?


TigerBait1971
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The FBI is a mess.

Sad!


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Ace Midnight
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the gunman “had no concrete plan to inflict violence” against Republicans,


Image: http://www.projectafterforums.com/uploads/monthly_01_2015/post-660-1420666921.gif


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member12
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The FBI has some issues apparently. It's pretty insulting to the intelligence of Americans to conclude that.


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buckeye_vol
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I mentioned this yesterday but no one responded to it. Just how can the FBI overlooked this fact and not deem it as relevant? It wasn't like the guy took a picture of a local 7-11 on a street corner.
I think they are basing they conclusions on the fact that be took the photo on APRIL 15th.


member12
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I think they are basing they conclusions on the fact that be took the photo on APRIL 15th.


You don't actually think this was a random act of violence do you?


buckeye_vol
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You don't actually think this was a random act of violence do you?
No. I'm just not confident that he knew he was going to target that specific location months before.


member12
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I'm just not confident that he knew he was going to target that specific location months before


That's reasonable.
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