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Scuba

(53,475 posts)
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:47 AM Dec 2014

Man with high-powered rifles and ‘tank buster’ bullets arrested for posting liberal ‘hit list’

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The latest effort by Republicans to suppress the vote ...


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/man-with-high-powered-rifles-and-tank-buster-bullets-arrested-for-posting-liberal-hit-list/

Police in Clarkstown, New York have confiscated a cache of high-powered weapons and body armor from a man who was arrested for posting death threats against against many Democratic politicians and every liberal supporter of President Barack Obama. According to WCBS, 49-year-old Larry Mulqueen was arraigned on Thursday on charges of “making terroristic threats, illegally possessing weapons and harassment.”

Mulqueen’s landlady had tipped off police after she found a “hit list” posted on Facebook that threatened Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and all members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The Facebook posting said that all of the president’s follower were “traitor scum” and promised “death to them all.”

Nyack-Piermont Patch reported that police searched Mulqueen’s home and found two high-powered rifles, two bayonets, a sword, a knuckle knife, body armor and ammunition. Included in the 100 rounds of ammunition were 27 so-called “tank buster” .50 caliber armor-piercing shells. Previous criminal convictions meant that it was illegal for Mulqueen to possess the weapons.
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Man with high-powered rifles and ‘tank buster’ bullets arrested for posting liberal ‘hit list’ (Original Post) Scuba Dec 2014 OP
interesting - it is the FOX news hit list. hollysmom Dec 2014 #1
Is there any way for Faux News to blame this on the police protestors? I am Fred Sanders Dec 2014 #4
I'm tired of the blame being put in the wrong place. BobTheSubgenius Dec 2014 #12
In Feb 2013... Historic NY Dec 2014 #2
i wonder if he watches Fox and listens to Rush? Takket Dec 2014 #3
WTF are "tank buster" rounds Lurks Often Dec 2014 #5
Made up scary words. nt hack89 Dec 2014 #6
What precisely, was factually and objectively inaccurate in the story? LanternWaste Dec 2014 #7
The 50. caliber round is not a "tank buster" Lurks Often Dec 2014 #10
oh please. They will bust the hell out of your gas tank or water tank Schema Thing Dec 2014 #16
If this was the rifle the police recovered , it's no joke helpmetohelpyou Dec 2014 #21
You're sidelining the discussion into a whine about vocabulary. Paladin Dec 2014 #23
Maybe not a tank CanonRay Dec 2014 #25
Over a year old reporting, no less. Must be a slow news day if we're dredging up stories Nuclear Unicorn Dec 2014 #8
So it is an API, but to call it a 'tank buster', even in quotations...... daleanime Dec 2014 #9
Welcome to Cavillations'R'Us. n/t djean111 Dec 2014 #14
It's crappy reporting and dishonest Lurks Often Dec 2014 #15
No it doesn't..... daleanime Dec 2014 #17
"reporting done more to get everybody worked up" safeinOhio Dec 2014 #18
Defintely a Fox News/Hate Radio addict Doctor_J Dec 2014 #11
Um... this is almost 2 years old... sakabatou Dec 2014 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author otohara Dec 2014 #20
And yet Sarah Palin walks free. nt onehandle Dec 2014 #19
And how is this is different from Muslim Jihadist? denvine Dec 2014 #22
Anyone here want to bet me that he DOESN'T watch Foxnews or listen to hate radio? Rex Dec 2014 #24
Okay ... 1StrongBlackMan Dec 2014 #26
Well played, 1SBM! longship Dec 2014 #27
Give that landlady a medal: she probably just saved lives! C Moon Dec 2014 #28
Welcome to two years ago. nt Dreamer Tatum Dec 2014 #29
sorry locking azurnoir Dec 2014 #30

hollysmom

(5,946 posts)
1. interesting - it is the FOX news hit list.
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:50 AM
Dec 2014

Fred Sanders

(23,946 posts)
4. Is there any way for Faux News to blame this on the police protestors? I am
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:57 AM
Dec 2014

sure their are hundreds of Fox lie factory production workers slaving away in their fact manufacturing centres working on that very thing.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,551 posts)
12. I'm tired of the blame being put in the wrong place.
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:11 PM
Dec 2014

Clearly, the blame lies with de Blasio and Al Sharpton. Oh, and everyone on his list.

Takket

(21,514 posts)
3. i wonder if he watches Fox and listens to Rush?
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:57 AM
Dec 2014
 

Lurks Often

(5,455 posts)
5. WTF are "tank buster" rounds
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:59 AM
Dec 2014

First the guy belongs in jail, since he was a convicted felon, add on 15-20 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

As for “tank buster” .50 caliber armor-piercing shells, that's a bunch of crap, the .50 caliber API (armor piercing incendiary) has been around since WWII and won't penetrate a tank or even most armored personal carriers.

Yet again, reporting done more to get everybody worked up then to be factually accurate.

hack89

(39,171 posts)
6. Made up scary words. nt
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:00 PM
Dec 2014
 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
7. What precisely, was factually and objectively inaccurate in the story?
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:02 PM
Dec 2014

What precisely, was factually and objectively inaccurate in the story (your own editorial pronouncements not withstanding)?

 

Lurks Often

(5,455 posts)
10. The 50. caliber round is not a "tank buster"
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:09 PM
Dec 2014

nor will it penetrate the armor of most infantry fighting vehicles or armored personal carriers. Additionally the .50 Caliber API round is considered surplus ammo and is available and has been available for decades from some suppliers if you are willing to to pay the $3 to $4 PER cartridge.

In other words the reporter wasn't interested in factual reporting, but reporting using loaded words designed to get an emotional reaction out of people, primarily fear. If you consider that ethical reporting, then we certainly aren't going to disagree.

Schema Thing

(10,283 posts)
16. oh please. They will bust the hell out of your gas tank or water tank
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:27 PM
Dec 2014


so let's not quibble.
 

helpmetohelpyou

(589 posts)
21. If this was the rifle the police recovered , it's no joke
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:20 PM
Dec 2014

It won't take out a tank but a person who makes threats shouldn't have this in his hands


Paladin

(28,235 posts)
23. You're sidelining the discussion into a whine about vocabulary.
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:42 PM
Dec 2014

Standard pro-gun militant tactic, used a lot on DU gun threads.

CanonRay

(14,067 posts)
25. Maybe not a tank
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:46 PM
Dec 2014

but it'll do a number on the human chest.

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
8. Over a year old reporting, no less. Must be a slow news day if we're dredging up stories
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:02 PM
Dec 2014

where the perpetrator has already plead guilty nearly 20 months ago.

daleanime

(17,796 posts)
9. So it is an API, but to call it a 'tank buster', even in quotations......
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:08 PM
Dec 2014

is an outrage?

 

djean111

(14,255 posts)
14. Welcome to Cavillations'R'Us. n/t
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:12 PM
Dec 2014
 

Lurks Often

(5,455 posts)
15. It's crappy reporting and dishonest
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:12 PM
Dec 2014

daleanime

(17,796 posts)
17. No it doesn't.....
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:29 PM
Dec 2014

but I kind of get the feeling this isn't reserved for the miss labeling of bullents/rounds/parts/specs/usage/etc...

Take care.

safeinOhio

(32,593 posts)
18. "reporting done more to get everybody worked up"
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:59 PM
Dec 2014

Must be following the NRA in factual reporting to get people all worked up....See American Rifleman's reporting on Obama's secret 10 point plan to take away your guns. No one tells more lies than the NRA's gun rights supporters.

just to be fair and accurate.

 

Doctor_J

(36,392 posts)
11. Defintely a Fox News/Hate Radio addict
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:10 PM
Dec 2014

Every Hate Radio host is a terrorist

sakabatou

(42,117 posts)
13. Um... this is almost 2 years old...
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:11 PM
Dec 2014

Response to sakabatou (Reply #13)

onehandle

(51,122 posts)
19. And yet Sarah Palin walks free. nt
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:02 PM
Dec 2014

denvine

(799 posts)
22. And how is this is different from Muslim Jihadist?
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:21 PM
Dec 2014

He is a Domestic Terrorist. Does Gitmo have a vacancy before it is shut down?

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
24. Anyone here want to bet me that he DOESN'T watch Foxnews or listen to hate radio?
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:44 PM
Dec 2014

Any takers?

 

1StrongBlackMan

(31,849 posts)
26. Okay ...
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:55 PM
Dec 2014

who wants to argue that the guy isn't racially motivated?

“I think what may have particularly have gotten his ire in the past month or two were the various legislation enacted with respect to the rights to possess a firearm. I think that was particularly upsetting to him,” Cummings added. “One posting which was posted about a month ago said that if anybody ever came to take the arms, they would suffer the consequences.”


Okay, Mr. Mulqueen ... they came and took your weapons ... your move!

longship

(40,416 posts)
27. Well played, 1SBM!
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 02:02 PM
Dec 2014

I wholeheartedly concur.

Altogether too much shit like this in the world. The problem is... There is one major political party in the USA which seems to thrive on such things. And they just achieved power in congress.

Thankfully, President Obama has a veto pen. Heaven help us all if they gain the White House.

My best regards.

C Moon

(12,207 posts)
28. Give that landlady a medal: she probably just saved lives!
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 02:10 PM
Dec 2014

"Previous criminal convictions meant that it was illegal for Mulqueen to possess the weapons."
That is one scary piece of dirt.

Dreamer Tatum

(10,926 posts)
29. Welcome to two years ago. nt
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 02:12 PM
Dec 2014

azurnoir

(45,850 posts)
30. sorry locking
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 02:20 PM
Dec 2014

please post in one of the gun groups

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