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Lock your door if you're in the area.
in a police confrontation
but yeah, pretty sad when this shit happens
Reminds me of this:
he's not 'squat-jogging'...
looks like he's done quite a bit around the whole cumbria area.
I've got friends in whitehaven and millom, so hoping they're alright.
So awful :(
"He's a quiet sort of fella. He kept himself to himself and lived alone."
or we will: deep-lying mental disorder and years of sexual/social frustration manifested in last act of uncontrolled sociopathy
I mean just generally I am, but...
"Running amok, sometimes referred to as simply amok (also spelled amuck or amuk), is derived from the Malay/Indonesian/Tagalog word amuk, meaning "mad with uncontrollable rage". The verb form is mengamuk, or in Tagalog past tense nag-amok, with nag-aamok as present tense.
"The term came from when the British and Portuguese were trying to take over Malaysia. Assuming the Malay people were extremely passive and easily pushed aside, they invaded the territories, somewhat successfully, but the natives rebelled, shocking the British and the Portuguese, leaving them astounded, hence the allegations of "crazy" and "wild" "jungle people"
"The word was used by the British to describe to run-a-muck, or murder indiscriminately. It was later used in India during the British Empire, to describe an elephant gone mad, separated from its herd, running wild and causing devastation. The word was made popular by the colonial tales of Rudyard Kipling.
"Although commonly used in a colloquial and less-violent sense, the phrase is particularly associated with a specific sociopathic culture-bound syndrome in Malaysian culture. In a typical case of running amok, a male who has shown no previous sign of anger or any inclination to violence will acquire a weapon and, in a sudden frenzy, will attempt to kill or seriously injure anyone he encounters. Amok episodes of this kind normally end with the attacker being killed by bystanders, or committing suicide.
"The syndrome of "Amok" is found in the DSM-IV TR."
My manager decided that the best thing to do would be to let everyone leave about an hour after the first shooting, despite police warnings to stay inside. Buses had stopped so I had to walk 5 miles to get home. Stopped in Wetherspoons and watched events unfold on the news first, though.
your boss is a bit silly. He should have just said 'right we're going to sit tight, don't want anyone to get hurt now. Just relax for now guys, althought if you'd like to go you're more than welcome'
I can just imagine this scene at your workplace 'Right you're going to have to make it on your own...if I don't see you tomorrow, well....good luck everyone' *ushers you out the door as he cocks shotgun with one hand whilst tightening bullet proof vest with the other*
and not a snap barrel shotgun, although that's still called cocking it.
I like your scenario, if only it was that cinematic! Everyone was feeling a bit tense about heading into the street and upon leaving one guy did remark with some resignation, "hopefully I'll see you tomorrow" (admittedly, he was referring more to the fact that we might not be open, rather than we might be dead, but it was still funny in a morbid kind of way).
really fucked up. my mum's theory on the gunman's motives - "he was really into motorbikes apparently so maybe he's gone nuts because dennis hopper died".
I'll set 'em up etc...
C'mon The Sun.
there's something incredibly chilling about it
but in all seriousness, thoughts go out to those involved, does truly sound horrific :(
Wonder if there'll be a kneejerk shotgun ban now?
Might go shoot some clays at the weekend whilst I still can.
Some reporter kept referring to 'hand pistols' and repeated references to loading shotguns with 'bullets'.
I imagine by 'sniper scope' they just mean whichever common or garden scope the .22 came bundled with.
Makes you wonder what would have happened if he'd had more ammunition though. I guess all will become clear in the coming days.