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  • A man was arrested in Florida for threatening to open fire on a large crowd of people

    A Florida man has been charged for threatening to commit a mass shooting after his ex-girlfriend alerted authorities to a series of ominous text messages he sent her.

    25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix was arrested on Friday in a Winn-Dixie parking lot in Daytona Beach Shores, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

    In a news conference Saturday, Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood described Wix as a "lone wolf" who had lost his job, CNN affiliate News 13 Orlando reported. Wix sent the texts to his ex-girlfriend, who alerted law enforcement.
    Wix, of Daytona Beach, wrote about wanting to open fire on a large crowd of people, the sheriff's office said. "A good 100 kills would be nice," he wrote in one message, adding that he already had a location in mind."A school is a weak target.. id be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away.. I'd wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever," another message reads, according to the sheriff's office.
    Wix said he wanted to die and "have fun doing it."

    "Ah well even if you told someone, me saying I wanna do it and think about it is not the same as actually doing it lol. Was kinda hoping someone would come into my life worth not doing it for, for the sake of all those people (laughing cry face emoji). I'm not crazy I just wanna die and I wanna have fun doing it, but I'm the most patient person in the world," Wix wrote in another message.Chitwood said on Saturday that authorities recovered a .22-caliber hunting rifle and 400 rounds of ammo in his apartment, according to News 13 Orlando. Wix had initially told investigators he did not own any firearms but that he was fascinated with mass shootings, the sheriff's office said.
    Wix was being held without bond Sunday at the Volusia County Branch Jail. It could not be immediately determined Sunday whether he has retained an attorney.
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/18/us/da...eat/index.html
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    So a dumbass said something stupid to his girlfriend. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Oh no, he had less than $20 of .22 ammo (putting the 400 rounds into perspective since you can buy a box of 5000 rounds for about $175). The media is breeding hysteria and asking for more of this by posting this as nationwide news, shame on them. Agenda and profit always wins. Luckily, no one cares about CNN.

    Steve (doesn't understand why the media gives these deranged idiots exactly what they want)
    "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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    • #3
      Probably because those deranged idiots are exactly what the media want.
      At the precipice, we change!
      The problem with Capitalism is that humans run it.

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      • #4
        I heard they arrested like 2 other guys in other incidents wanting to do the same. Good thing we have the internet so everyone can be a media sensation.
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        • #5
          https://www.yahoo.com/now/3-mass-sho...121828185.html

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          • #6
            Presumed guilty until proven innocuous.

            Pete (sums up)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
              Presumed guilty until proven innocuous.

              Pete (sums up)
              How do you feel about restraining orders against potentially violent husbands or stalkers of women?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jeff92se View Post

                How do you feel about restraining orders against potentially violent husbands or stalkers of women?
                It doesn't matter; they're demonstrably useless against the people who really need to be restrained.
                "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jared View Post

                  It doesn't matter; they're demonstrably useless against the people who really need to be restrained.
                  But it's a perfectly legal thing that we can compare it to. Another "pre-crime" type of discussion.

                  I do believe the law isn't designed to specifically prevent this type of thing (only as much as the person fears retribution from the law) but to give the police an avenue of arrest / punishment for violating the retraining order. Otherwise, they would have no recourse at all.

                  But yes, if the person doesn't care about anything but to harm someone, there's not much anyone can do.

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                  • #10
                    And, inaction on the part of police after being informed about an ongoing violation of a restraining order- with immediate threat of violent harm to the life of the "protected party," has been judged to be perfectly ok by the courts.
                    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jared View Post
                      And, inaction on the part of police after being informed about an ongoing violation of a restraining order- with immediate threat of violent harm to the life of the "protected party," has been judged to be perfectly ok by the courts.
                      I'm sure that happens. But I'm sure people get arrested for violating restraining orders too (and hopefully prevents harm)

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