TSA Agent Reported Shot at Los Angeles Airport [UPDATED--Shooter ID'ed, Said to Have Anti-Government Views]

Breaking, few details available now, but this from Los Angeles Times:

A Transportation Security Administration agent and a suspect were wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

Law enforcement officers were flooding the airport, authorities said, and terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated....

TV footage showed dozens of offficers swarming the airport. Images also showed a law enforcement officer being treated by paramedics. He appeared to be alert. Another officer had a bloody hand. 

UPDATE: Second suspect reported in custody, one shooter shot in leg, via L.A. Weekly:

Police have confirmed the shooting. The suspect has apparently been apprehended, according to news reports. CBS reported that he's been shot in the leg.....

CBS is now reporting that a second suspect is in custody -- and he was armed....

The FAA has reportedly grounded all flights to and from LAX.

CBS reports that police are focused on a series of "multiple, suspicious" packages -- which, in light of how many packages are at any airport on any given day, particularly one when people are fleeing in panic -- is going to be no easy investigation.

UPDATE II: LA Times now reporting the shooter was indeed alone, and they are being told by "law enforcement sources" that the shooter "was a Transportation Security Administration employee at LAX."

UPDATE III: The shooter being TSA thing is being withdrawn by the LA Times now: "A federal law enforcement official said that the gunman was a ticketed passenger entering the airport. Officials don’t believe the gunman has ever worked for TSA. Law enforcement sources had earlier told The Times the gunman was a TSA employee."

UPDATE IV: Shooter is identified as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia and said to have had unidentified "literature" of supposed anti-government views on his person.

Associated Press is more precise on that, saying he "He was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a hand-written note that said he 'wanted to kill TSA and pigs.....'"

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  • ||

    Why am I not weeping?

  • JW||

    You will be, when they come for us.

    AVENGE MEEEeeeeee.......

  • derpules||

    Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    Okay.

  • Brett L||

    Hmm. Agent on agent crime? Love triangle?

  • GILMORE||

    Love Pentagram

  • Brett L||

    I've made a flowchart of our love.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    That could be a Clapton song.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    JJ Cale played it first.

  • Brett L||

    I'd just like to point out that I called it. My cynicism has paid off.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    Turns out not TSA agent, but he was using Yippie/Weatherman terminology of "kill pigs." Perhaps we could call him Neo-New Left.

  • Gene Poole||

    Well, is he a Yippie or a Black Panther? Looks like you can't make up your mind. Or is your Propaganda Bureau bickering over this?

    Personally, I feel that "dogs" is better than "pigs." You guys defend property and privilege, right?

  • Lonely Stalker||

    "he 'wanted to kill TSA and pigs...'"

    Everything tastes better with bacon.

  • Dweebston||

    I read "TSA Agents Shoot Reporter at LAX," and didn't blink.

    Needless to say I was less inclined to care once I clicked through.

  • sarcasmic||

    Did they finally fondle the wrong person?

  • tarran||

    I really, really hope it was a tawdry lovers' quarrel.

  • ||

    That would be fucking great. It would be even funnier watching the TSA try and spin it as terrorism somehow too.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    It is a Black Panthers guy or ally. All the elements are there. Gun, militant uniform, note about pigs.

  • Gene Poole||

    Austrian? You sound like an American Conservative shill. Next you'll be warning us about Soviet Communism.

  • ||

    Hurr de hurr.

  • ||

    I wont speculate. TSA agent shot? No tears here.

    Waiting to get more info, but skeptical.

  • sarcasmic||

    Read the comments if you dare.

    http://discussions.latimes.com.....0131101/10

  • Brett L||

    "I guess he didnt get the memo about it being a gun free zone."

  • Brandon||

    First one:


    nick42 at 10:30 AM November 1, 2013
    How could this have possibly happened? Kalifornia has some of the toughest anti-gun laws in the nation, and LAX is a gun-free zone, so it's simply not possible that anyone could have possessed a weapon there, much less fired it.
    I mean, if this actually happened, it would mean that all the gun control laws, all the gun-free zones, all the invasive security, all the freedom the government has confiscated in the name of security... all of that is one great big steaming pile of horse crap. That can't be the case, so this event surely did not happen.

    Love it.

  • Juice||

    I hope he's not tacitly advocating that TSA agents be armed now.

  • GILMORE||

    I actually like some that I see =

    ""
    Jakob Stagg at 10:29 AM November 1, 2013
    Another prostate check gone wrong.

    Estanislao Deloserrata at 10:27 AM November 1, 2013
    Judging by the way people are routinely mistreated by TSA, it's surprising that the whole bloodly lot of those untrainable minimum-wage bullies and their fascist masters have not been lynched.

    Grim R at 10:12 AM November 1, 2013
    I guess he didnt get the memo about it being a gun free zone.
    - SandyDuncan at 10:21 AM November 1, 2013
    You have the IQ of a Christian Republican. No offense.

    Yes, the vast majority are California grief-trolling about why MOAR GUNS CONTROL would stop this horrible tragic unnecessary something because... derp

    I particularly like the "you are a disgusting person, evil stupid and my enemy and I hate your politics and your God.... but don't be offended by these remarks because I'm just being honest"

    You see, because conservatives are *hateful*. Liberals are just telling people honest truths.

  • KDN||

    I read someone somewhere make a point about not tolerating intolerance.

  • Loki||

    It started off OK...

    Jakob Stagg at 10:29 AM November 1, 2013
    Another prostate check gone wrong.
    ...
    Estanislao Deloserrata at 10:27 AM November 1, 2013
    Judging by the way people are routinely mistreated by TSA, it's surprising that the whole bloodly lot of those untrainable minimum-wage bullies and their fascist masters have not been lynched.

    But then the anti-gun shitstacks showed up with their ban boners fully engorged...

    Kerrie Kerns at 10:24 AM November 1, 2013
    Just another typical day in gun obsessed 'MURICA!
    ...
    theantipalin at 10:13 AM November 1, 2013
    Welcome to the United States of Armed Lunacy. Guns are such very useful tools--everybody needs one.
    ...
    Change your avatar at 10:19 AM November 1, 2013
    ...as gun violence apologists stumble over themselves to make thoughtless and silly statements about needing more guns to protect ourselves from all the guns. But it's never about the guns, is it?
    ...
    Beast_SPQR at 10:10 AM November 1, 2013
    Those gun laws seem to be working.
    Reply

    theantipalin at 10:14 AM November 1, 2013
    What gun laws? We live in an armed madhouse called the United States of America.

    Change your avatar at 10:15 AM November 1, 2013
    That's the problem, they absolutely are not working. We need strong gun control, period.
    ...
    SandyDuncan at 10:22 AM November 1, 2013
    Another rightard with a Christian Republican IQ. Sarah Palin? Is that you?

    Plenty more DERP where that came from.

  • wareagle||

    you know, if only everyone could be just like those gun-hating liberals, then all would be well in the kingdom.
    And who knew Sandy Duncan had moved into politics.

  • ||

    Courageous (and hilarious!) commentary by SandyDuncan, going after Sarah Palin. Nobody - and I mean NOBODY - ever thought to make a Sarah Palin joke before.

  • ||

    She and Sammy Davis Jr saw eye to eye.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    Either I am the only one who gets that and/or the only one who laughed, LOL.

  • Juice||

    We need strong gun control, period.

    Then we can be like Mexico.

  • Brutus||

    Or Brazil

  • virex||

    Or Venezuela

  • ThisAintHell||

    My hands are my gun control.

  • Loki||

    Couple more DERP droppings before I go back to actually working:

    KritikalThinker at 11:20 AM November 1, 2013
    WE ned to do what they have done in Germany, France and Italy for 30 years, that is have Special Commandos at every airport in the US of A. Armed and ready for ANY contingency.

    Simple.

    People who don't like that idea... well... this is the 21st Century. Hello.

    Is there some Iron Law about the inverse relationship between a person's screen name and what they really are? 'Cause "KritikalThinker" here is anything but.

    Todd Sputnik at 11:08 AM November 1, 2013
    Only a Republican gun fanatic would dress in camouflage at an airport. Has anyone seen Rush Limbuger lately?

    Gee, a Rush Limbaugh reference... that's topical.

  • XM||

    I recall that Dorner and the Washington navy yard shooter was die hard Republicans.

    Oh, wait.

  • Killazontherun||

    Is there some Iron Law about the inverse relationship between a person's screen name and what they really are? 'Cause "KritikalThinker" here is anything but.

    Are you saying that I have actually killed no one, nor am I running from anything? Are you saying I'm about as harmless as Gandhi, and I mean the old skinny guy, and not the young lawyer one who would sue your ass for looking at him sideways? Is that what you are saying? I'm hurt you can see right through the charade, at least you could have kept pretending!

  • Live Free or Diet||

    I feel hampered by government and eat a lot of calories.

  • virex||

    I'm covered in bacteria AND not a Smashing Pumpkins song.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    Only a Republican gun fanatic would dress in camouflage at an airport. Has anyone seen Rush Limbuger lately?

    Just like the Black Panthers. Yes, it is all clear now.

  • ||

    So now that we know it was a government agent, what are the commenters saying?

  • Killazontherun||

    Goddamnit! No distraction from our failures this time!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    WE MUST ARM ALL TSA SCREENERS.

  • Loki||

    Ugh, unfortunately that will be the most likely outcome.

  • GILMORE||

    Failure to remove footwear is a shoot-able offense

  • Volren||

    As terrible as it sounds, arming some of the mouth-breathers they use is likely to finally produce an incident they can't just shrug off as "needs retraining."

    On the other hand, the cops have no shortage of those incidents and it usually just produces paid leave...

  • ||

    Crap. That's exactly what will come of this. Way to ruin my lunch break.

  • Gene Poole||

    There it is. Now we know what this is really about.

  • Loki||

    Which of us reasonoids were flying out of LAX today and took offense to the TSA goon groping their wife/ child/ them?

  • GILMORE||

    All of you. Because you have no love for your fellow Americans.

  • virex||

    Freedom haters, all.

  • ||

    LAX LiveATC feeds are crowded with listeners

  • Tonio||

    ?

  • ||

    http://www.liveatc.net/flisten.....&icao=klax

    250+ listeners. VULTURES! (I am one)

  • GILMORE||

    This will go to show all you Open Borders, Anti-Cop, 'Lets all do drugs with transvestites', Liber-socialists that you should quit your moaning about granny-pat-downs and shoe-removal, because *terrorists*.

  • Brutus||

    It was just a matter of time.

  • Bardas Phocas||

    HEROES
    big goddamn heroes

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Do we get to be "LA Strong" now?

  • Loki||

    It depends. Have they all but declared martial law to look for another suspect yet? I don't think we get to be LA Strong until after they lock down the entire fucking city for a whole day.

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    We didn't get to be LA Strong after the Dorner manhunt.

  • ||

    Sigh, so much commenting so little refreshing.

  • KDN||

    Yes. And next year the Angels will rebound from their terrible year and win a championship that binds the wounds of your shaken city, uniting all of you in a way that you no longer felt was possible.

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    THE ANGELS DO NOT PLAY IN LA

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Yet. ;-)

  • KDN||

    But the joke doesn't work with the Dodgers! They're already good!

  • ||

    They can be "LA Strong" during their NFL season.

  • virex||

    3rd in the West looks too good on them. I cannot endorse this particular prediction.

  • pmains||

    What do you mean? They're the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Where else could they play. ::removes Clark Kent glasses::

  • ||

    Can we just wait for an earthquake for that? Maybe some slightly desaturated pictures of neighbors pulling neighbors out of ruined homes?

    Or maybe we can just continue to be LA Strong following the Dorner thing.

  • Paul.||

    Great. Just fucking great. Didn't we previously complain (as the TSA routinely did) that for a job to be considered dangerous, at least one person had to be hurt on the job?

    Fuck, they finally have their one person...

  • B.P.||

    Wow, last week I was planning to fly to LAX for the Breeder's Cup today, but decided otherwise. I'm glad I did.

  • GILMORE||

    ""the Breeder's Cup""

    Eeew. Is that like... the video... only... Kim Deal?

  • BakedPenguin||

    Well, if they went by the confines of the original, it would be Kim and Kelly.

    I liked them back in the day, but I'm pretty sure I'd pass on the vid.

  • B.P.||

    Horsey racing. I'm not much into it but I have a bunch of friends who are, and if I ever want to see them in person I need to show up at a horse track.

  • General Butt Naked||

    "14 Breeders, 1 Cup"?

  • GILMORE||

    BITCH I KNOW IT

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtMv6V7ZvmE

    I like horse racing. I used to go to Belmont all season long and bet minimums on every race.

    If only I'd been more ambitious as a young person I could have joined the mob (snif)

  • cavalier973||

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Fly to LBG or SNA.

  • ||

    The FAA has reportedly grounded all flights to and from LAX.

    BTW, this is not true. Lots of takeoffs and landings right now. Only one part of the airport is closed and affecting arrivals to those gates.

  • Loki||

    I thought that sounded like BS. Why would they ground all flights just because one of their TSA agents low foreheads got tragically killed in the line of duty what was probably coming to him after groping one too many underage girls.

  • Ayn Random Variation||

    For fucks sake I already got a text from lib friend about the EVIL guns.

    He used the term "America, home of the (gun) free(ks), so I'm sure that must be a new lefty thing that he read somewhere today.

  • Brett L||

    Text him back. "Just one more law should fix it."

  • Hopfiend||

    We are just one law away from paradise, and likely will always be.

  • tarran||

    Tell him you don't appreciate his promotion of rape culture. ;)

  • PACW||

    Oh I like that! Thanks for the pithy and pointy response!

  • R C Dean||

    Try:

    "You aren't free unless you are free to be a freak."

    Or

    "You aren't free unless you are free to own a gun."

  • Banjos||

    What happened to good ol' fashioned "fuck off slaver"?

  • JW||

    You need better friends.

  • JidaKida||

    The TSA is such a joke. I mean these guys jsut fddpnt make any sense at all man.

    www.PlanetAnon.tk

  • Rich||

    "fddpnt"?

    Come on, JidaKida -- you have access to spellcheck.

  • Rich||

    Jsut scroll down before posting dude.

  • ||

    Do you have a brochure I can read?

  • ||

    Sounds like they're parking planes from the affected terminal on the tarmac and deplaning via stairs and bussing passengers to another terminal.

  • Tonio||

    That's surprising, thought for sure those poor bastards would be stuck for hours on the planes.

  • ||

    Aren't there rules about that now? You need a full meal and a foot rub or something if you're stuck on the tarmac for too long?

  • Tonio||

    Yes, but I'm sure there's a security exemption. IOW, the rules apply to the airline-caused delays not government-caused delays.

  • Ted S.||

    You mean the way they used to plane and deplane in the old days?

  • ||

    They still do that at DCA for regional flights. There's something romantical about it. I always feel like turning around and waving at the top of the stairs.

  • Ted S.||

    As you all probably know, I'm a fan of old movies, and it's always interesting to see the way air travel is portrayed in those old films. Of course, they don't talk about the ridiculous prices.

  • ||

    Wait, you're a fan of old movies?

  • Ted S.||

    Some days I think I'm the only one here who has any taste in movies. :-p

    As for old-timey air travel, there's a great scene in The High and the Mighty in which one of the passengers, panicking over the plane's mechanical difficulties, pulls out his gun and shoots, contributing to more problems with depressurization. When the passenger calms down, they give him his gun back.

  • KDN||

    fddpnt

    You're overdoing it on the intentional typos, Anonbot.

  • AlmightyJB||

    I kinda like fddpnt

  • Loki||

    I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce it. "Fuddpunt?" Too bad it wasn't cntpnt...

  • Brett L||

    It's Welch. Its pronounced "throat warbler mangrove"

  • RightofCenter||

    Almost as good as Fhqwhgads.

    Everybody to the Limit

  • Gene Poole||

    "You're overdoing it on the intentional typos, Anonbot."
    There are software settings that can adjust that, but it's a little tricky...

  • Brett L||

    So the cops can apprehend a guy who shoots up LAX, but have to shoot some 13 year old kid with a toy gun in the back? I'm confused about appropriate and necessary force.

  • ||

    Officer safety, duh.

  • Brett L||

    Nevermind, they killed him, too.

  • NoVAHockey||

    CBS is reporting in a tweet: the suspect is an off-duty TSA agent.

    i'll try to post the link

  • ||

    Who will put an end to this goon on goon violence?

  • paranoid android||

    Obviously the poor agent just cracked from all the stress caused by the anti-government extremists in Congress trying to slash government to put them out of a job and take away their healthcare.

  • Tonio||

    Let's hope that sticks. We've seen the media get things wrong before in the first few hours after a shooting.

  • Loki||

    It might actually be true for a change. At least they're not (AFAIK) trying to pin it on some RIGHTWING TEATHUGLIBAGGERCAN!!!!!1!!!

  • Tonio||

    Damn, did I call that, or what?

  • Gene Poole||

    ...you're not referring to 11/22 by any chance?

  • NoVAHockey||

    CBS

  • Rich||

    Both *women*, I take it?

  • ||

    "Sorry, that page doesn't exist."

  • Brett L||

    Apparently pulled. I saw it.

  • ||

    Wasn't pulled still on his Twitter feed.

  • Brett L||

    Huh. Wonder why the direct link broke.

  • GILMORE||

    Its incidents like this that truly highlight how out of touch Right-Wingers are and how much they truly hate Women, The Poor, and Minorities.
    (tm)

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    Report now says TSA agent killed, 3 or 4 others wounded.

  • ||

    There's no sugar coating it, those already in line at the terminal 3 security check will have to move to terminal 2 for screening.

  • Tonio||

    The white zone is for loading and unloading only.

  • ||

    Raysis!

  • Tonio||

    Sigh. LOADING and UNLOADING.

    Too soon?

  • ||

    This will be like the Capitol Hill murder:

    "OMGOMGOMG! Active shooter on Capitol Hill! ZOMG! Gun control! Crazy people! Tea Partiers! TERRARIZMS! EEEEK! Wait...it was the cops doing the shooting? Oooohhh...ahhhhh...."

    Followed by the look of a balloon deflating.

  • ||

    Alternatively (and probably a more apropos example):

    "OMGOMGOMG! Active shooter at the Navy Yard! ZOMG! Gun control! Crazy people! Tea Partiers! TERRARIZMS! EEEEK! Wait...it was an employee with a security clearance doing the shooting? Oooohhh...ahhhhh...."

    Followed by the look of a balloon deflating.

  • BardMetal||

    Can't wait until I hear more about how only highly trained security like TSA agents and cops should be allowed to carry weapons.

  • Tonio||

    11:36 a.m. [PDT]: Law enforcement sources told The Times that the gunman was a TSA employee at LAX. The gunman was killed by authorities after he opened fire at LAX Friday. He allegedly shot ad killed a fellow TSA employee.

  • thom||

    They seem to be really overreacting. Three people shot, one dead, police officer does his job and takes down the shooter. The sensible approach would be to close the security checkpoint where it happened, work the crime scene, and try to get everything back to normal as soon as possible, right?

    Nope! Close and evacuate the airport, ground all the flights, and shut down all roads leading to and from the airport.

    Apparently, no national security spectacle may go unexploited. Since this occurred in an airport, the entire national air traffic system must be brought to its knees.

  • Tonio||

    Why do you hate America, thom?

    /derp

  • James Anderson Merritt||

    So what's going on here? Another federal employee going postal? Or a botched false flag? The real question: will this finally distract us from the Obamacare Follies, and serve to more deeply bury the fact that the much lamented "federal shutdown" didn't really affect most people's lives at all?

  • Tonio||

    Ok, JAM, if we're going to go all tinfoil on this (NTTAWWT):

    The removal of electronic device restrictions on airline flights telegraphed that something like this would happen. They know the public can only take so much. They knew that if they were tightening security restrictions that they'd need to give us something. The device restriction was that something, and it had to happen before this incident so it wouldn't look suspicious.

  • Gene Poole||

    Why do you hate America, Tonio?

  • Gene Poole||

    Why do you hate America, Tonio?

  • Warty||

    Gawker's comments are everything I hoped for. But you knew that already.

    lampost451UGonecountry919161L
    pfft, look at that nub AR15. Carry handle? You need at least a holo sight, Surefire light, that angled fingerhold thing that's hot now, breacher impact tip to use the barrel like a hammer and like, 7 more mags. And laser. How can I defend myself without parity to the world's finest armed forces? Just because they're soldiers and I'm not doesn't mean I don't deserve military grade weaponry. Today 1:33pm
  • R C Dean||

    Just because they're soldiers and I'm not doesn't means I don't deserve military grade weaponry.

    + 2A

  • Pathogen||

    "Just because they're soldiers and I'm not doesn't mean I don't deserve military grade weaponry"

    Your federal, state, and local "authorities" logic in a nutshell...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Domestic terrorism. Finally. Now DHS can start a crackdown on teabagging militias.

  • Paul.||

    After the disappointment that was the Boston Bombing, the media really needed this. I mean...really needed it.

  • CyborgAlan||

    A man was literally murdered and all you tools can do is celebrate/complain about TSA security? Grow up you giant manbabies.

  • Ska||

    I tittyfucked your robot mom. Whoremachine.

  • Floridian||

    Dave's not here man...

  • Dweebston||

    We'd be so much better off spending the next few weeks riding his corpse to DC on the next wave of anti-gun hysteria.

  • Pathogen||

    It might breathe new life into the gun ban narrative, but the punditry and others in the chattering classes are truly desperate to talk about anything other than Chicago Jesus™, and his endless parade of total fucking disasters... plan on dwelling on this until ~ late November...

  • Marc F Cheney||

    I'm approximately as outraged as I would be if a child molester were "literally murdered".

  • Generic Stranger||

    I'm less outraged. At least child molesters get arrested when they molest children.

  • Pathogen||

    CyborgAlan|11.1.13 @ 5:20PM|#
    A man was literally murdered and all you tools can do is celebrate/complain about TSA security? Grow up you giant manbabies.

    Well, other than mournful, nuanced, guilt-ridden, and emotionally drained yet stoic, how else should I feel? Looking for pointers here...

  • Killazontherun||

    I once plucked the hair of a dying Pakistani air droned baby, CyborgAlan. Oh, I'm the bad person, not the person who ordered the drone strike. Gotcha.

  • trshmnstr||

    A man was literally murdered and all you tools can do is celebrate/complain about TSA security? Grow up you giant manbabies.

    This website needs a better class of troll and I'm gonna give it to them.

    1) Nobody is celebrating. We're just not all that shocked that somebody would go nuts in an airport. Same reason every other friggin gun-free zone seems to attract the crazies (target rich environment)

    2)Across the country, many people are shot each and every day. I'd imagine it's well over 1 per hour. Forgive me, but do we need to mourn every "tearjerker" that comes across the wire?

    3)Your adhom is boring and uninspired.

    I, therefore, shall class up your troll attempt:

    "Come on guys, let's at least let the blood dry before we start implicitly blaming the victim for this. The TSA have a hard job that isn't made any easier by Randian hatred. Do you think they like groping granny and fondling little Billy? They're working hard, trying to get ahead in this Bush economy. First you try to take away their birth control, then you try to take away their right to health care, and now you're macroaggressing them in cold blood when all they want to do is go home in peace, watch some MSNBC, and fight the patriarchy."

  • Hopfiend||

    Was anyone figuratively, hypothetically, or otherwise murdered but not actually?

  • Lonely Stalker||

    literally murdered

    The hell?

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    UPDATE IV: Shooter is identified as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia and said to have had unidentified "literature" of supposed anti-government views on his person.

    I'll be it was The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America

  • Floridian||

    Funny how the DOI now counts as anti-government literature. I mean it was and is, but now you are a terrorists for believing in the founding priciples.

  • Paul.||

    You can say that again... but reword it slightly.

  • Floridian||

    Funny how the DOI is now considered anti-government literature. I mean it was and is, but supporting the founding principles now makes you a terrorist.

  • Floridian||

    Damn. I though the first one didn't submit. Pick whichever phrasing your prefer.

  • Dweebston||

    I hate them both, and as your copy editor insist you revise.

  • Floridian||

    When is my deadline?

  • Gene Poole||

    What's truly disturbing is how you immediately assumed that it really is Libertarian literature. Maybe it was _1984_.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    "Noted anti-semite and Johnny Cash impersonator Nick Gillespie denies all charges of inciting anti-government violence."
  • GILMORE||

    "Shooter is identified as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia"

    Three-named people are inherently prone to senseless acts of horrendous violence =

    John Wilkes Boothe
    Lee Harvey Oswald
    James Earl Ray
    John Wayne Gacey
    Jared Lee Loughner
    James Earl Jones

  • GILMORE||

    Don't even get me started on being named with a "J". You might as well jail them @ birth.

  • Pathogen||

    I think James Earl Jones went on to become that notorious butcher, Vader. That son-of-a-bitch slaughtered billions... entire populations... planets...

  • Killazontherun||

    But after his demise, for a thousand years, things got really boring.

  • Kyfho Myoba||

    William Jefferson Clinton

  • Rich||

    CBS reports that police are focused on a series of "multiple, suspicious" packages

    Yeah, that sounds like CBS reporting.

  • Hugh Akston||

    "He was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a hand-written note that said he 'wanted to kill TSA and pigs.....'"

    See you all in the camps.

  • Paul.||

    Welcome!

    *waves from inside the camp*

  • Volren||

    Hey if the they have internet it can't be too bad.

    Right? Right?

  • Paul.||

    Free healthcare!

  • Brutus||

    Are there S'mores?!

  • GILMORE||

    The rise of this anti-porcine movement disturbs me. I for one am a strong supporter of Bacon, Ham, Prosciutto, and many other pig-derived wonders.

  • ||

    You can't make jamon without killing some pigs, dude.

  • Killazontherun||

    You know what else is wonderful? Brown gravy mix. I made some chicken noodle soup for dinner, reduced the stock a bit, added brown gravy mix and butter, chicken noodle stew.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Thank you.

  • sarcasmic||

    Sounds disgusting.

    I floured some diced chicken breast in corn starch, fried it, added chopped fresh veggies, some ginger and orange stir fry sauce, and served it on jasmine rice. Yum!

  • Killazontherun||

    It's really good. The brown gravy mix gives it a nice ground black pepper taste and improves the texture. You know what sounds disgusting?

    jimb_85|11.1.13 @ 6:46PM|#

    Okay guys, I'm no fan of the TSA either, but a person was brutally murdered today. Can we not demonize the dead and praise the murderer? It's uncalled for, and it just gives our haters on the left and right more ammunition to use against us. Please, the time now is for compassion, not politics.

    Sounded out, concern trolling makes my ears bleed.

  • sarcasmic||

    Wow! jimb_85 makes an eloquent case against an argument that no one made! Take that man of straw! And that!

  • Killazontherun||

    Hey, you know who tends to be knowledgeable and savvy about political matters? Professional, celebrity chefs:

    "Top Chef" Star on Poverty: "We Fixed This Back In The Late 60s And Won"...Until Reagan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5N28am5N-U

  • Brutus||

    I'm so relieved that we fixed poverty in the 1970s. As I recall it, it was up and running like a top.

  • Gene Poole||

    ...and they might make better presidents than second-rate actors.

  • GILMORE||

    ""sarcasmic|11.1.13 @ 7:22PM|#
    Wow! jimb_85 makes an eloquent case against an argument that no one made!
    ""

    Yeah, he's not the only one. See below. I think they be trolls. Sent to get us to go all "BLOOD OF THE TSA FERTILIZES THE HEDGEROWS OF FREEDOMS" or some shit so the libtards can point and pearl-clutch

  • Paul.||

    TSA Agent Reported Shot at Los Angeles Airport [UPDATED--Shooter ID'ed, Said to Have Anti-Government Views]

    If you shoot someone from the government, you have, by definition, anti-government views.

  • ||

    I don't believe a fucking word the news says at this point. They are salivating, every time, over it being a white male with anti-government views, preferably a registered Tea Partier. They report this shit every time.

  • Hyperion||

    Yep. First thing I heard, it was a blonde white guy, wearing camo, with a huge assault weapon.

    I wouldn't be a bit surprised if we find out it was a 90 year woman with dark hair carrying a crossbow.

    Every single time this happens, it always starts out being a radical tea bagger with scary assault weapon.

  • Bill||

    Here comes the crack-down on libertarians.

    Prediction: They will put devices outside the doors to all airlines to screen for metal (I believe these are called metal detectors) and create long lines to get into the airport terminals in addition to the current screening inside. Once there is an incident at these external lines they will institute car searches on the way into the airport creating even longer lines of automobiles. This will continue ad nauseum until finally there are detectors and searches outside your driveway or maybe this part will just be done by drones (w/ hellfire missiles of course).

  • trshmnstr||

    *conspiracy theory* They'll do minimal things that can be outwardly seen, but they'll hold onto this for another couple years as they ratchet up their citizen spying programs that target "anti-government" groups. Then, when the next Snowden comes along, they have a "good" excuse for their monitoring of "radicals"

  • InlineSkate||

    Regardless of your views on the TSA this individual didn't deserve to be shot.

  • GILMORE||

    I find this odd, because I don't recall there being a clamoring chorus of people here (or anywhere for that matter) spouting out how "The TSA Deserve it!"

    Meaning, it sounds as odd as me saying, "I Completely Oppose the Idea of a Military Invasion of Nova Scotia"
    ...because no one anywhere is actually proposing any such thing.

    So, you making this statement presupposes an audience that actually feels differently. To wit = Who the fuck are you speaking to?

  • Hyperion||

    I'm sure they only people you will see cheering about this, are the gun control crowd, as always.

  • InlineSkate||

    Fair enough,

    Perhaps this was the wrong place to post.

    I was more referring to the amount of shit stain comments you see on other sites covering this. CNN, USA Today, etc.

  • Tonio||

    Well,since your butt-hurt seems to have come from those other sites, it would be more appropriate to respond to the source of the butt-hurt.

  • Killazontherun||

    I would prefer that those who are employed in the public sector realize the error of their ways, repent, and spend the remainder of their days working towards correcting that mistake than to see them blown to bits in a revolution. that isn't going to happen though. Deserves have nothing to do with what happens in this life.

  • mr lizard||

    Well the MSM finally found their bitter clinger, anti-gov shooter. It only took them 5 tries in the last few years.

    It's been fun kids...I'm gonna go crap in my own litter box, and get wasted for the last time before we're all carted off to the internment camps.

  • Tonio||

    They aren't ready to let the mask slip that far, yet, methinks. Expect to experiencing more screening, coercion, hassling.

    And if I'm wrong I call dibs on a bottom bunk.

  • Killazontherun||

    When I was a kid, I feared that the top bunk would come crashing down on me when my brother creaked above me at night. So, you want the top bunk, it's yours.

  • mr lizard||

    You would call dibs on the bottom... Savage

  • mr lizard||

    NTTATWWT

  • ||

    I call dibs on a bottom bunk.

    LOL

  • mr lizard||

    I was waiting for you to swing at that softball... Welcome to the party.

  • ||

    I like to think of it as being fashionably late.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    The bitter clinger didn't manage to kill anyone, so it's going to be tough to use this one. I can hear the gun grabbers grousing over what might have been if only they had gotten some more dead kids to use.

  • PapayaSF||

    Strange: If you do a Google image search for "Paul Ciancia" one of the hits is for a Facebook account that was started about an hour ago. Someone playing a prank, I suppose.

  • Sevo||

    "Anti Government Views"?!
    The HORROR!

  • jimb_85||

    Okay guys, I'm no fan of the TSA either, but a person was brutally murdered today. Can we not demonize the dead and praise the murderer? It's uncalled for, and it just gives our haters on the left and right more ammunition to use against us. Please, the time now is for compassion, not politics.

  • ||

    I see you have read and studied my post on 'troll constructions 101'.

    You get an A+

  • Tonio||

    Uh, I'm not seeing a lot of praise for the murderer here.

    But that is some decent concern-trolling. I'd say B-, but I'm a tough grader.

  • Renfield||

    Was there a nationwide call for pompous, inhuman jerks to check in?

  • BLEEDINELL||

    Why do the accused always have anti-government literature on them?

  • Kurbster||

    when the state clenches its fists, the citizens will fight back.

    The TSA has been allowed to operate under both republican and democrat administrations. People are finally waking up that their votes do not mean anything. I'm afraid that restoring our rights through peaceful means is slowly becoming a dream now

  • GILMORE||

    Or crazy people do crazy shit. You can continue your planning for Operation Hell on Earth elsewhere, please.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSkik6EUQUc

    (I support the Billy Ocean, FWIW)

  • Lady Bertrum||

    They do? Who are the "accused"?

    Because none of the recent mass shooters had anti-government literature.

  • SweatingGin||

    What Lady Bertrum said, but I'd toss in the snark of sooner or later, all literature is anti-government.

  • Gene Poole||

    Bravo.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    I guess this incident has strengthened Maxine Waters support for the TSA. From her Facebook page:

    "My thoughts and prayers are with the LAX shooting victims, their families and loved ones today. I pray for the health and recovery of those injured and for our first responders who arrived on the scene to tend to the wounded and secure the area inside the terminal.

    LAX is located in my congressional district, and it is the sixth busiest airport in the world and third in the United States. The TSA security checkpoints are the public’s first line of defense against weapons and contraband being brought into our nation's airports. The safety and security of the people who work in and pass through LAX is of paramount importance."

    As our law enforcement officials continue to investigate, it is my sincere hope that the individual or individuals responsible be held accountable and brought to justice for this heinous act.
  • Mike Laursen||

    First line of defense? A big line of people unnecessarily crowded together in a small place, whom pretty much anybody can walk up to with a gun or a bomb?

  • ||

    The TSA security checkpoints are the public’s first line of defense against weapons and contraband being brought into our nation's airports.


    I'm not sure how the TSA defends against weapons and contraband being brought into our nation's airports, when The TSA only screens people who are leaving on outgoing flights.

    But then it really does appear that there is no limit to the depths of this woman's stupidity.

  • ||

    So my neighbor just got home. Her commute takes her past LAX, apparently the whole airport is on lockdown and they're redirecting traffic from a few major arteries (including Sepulveda) out and around. She said there are also still helicopters and whatnot circling.

  • ||

    (including SepulvedaSepultura)

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    The first article I read was heavy on words like 'officer' and 'line of duty'. Then I got a diarrhea-like feeling. I couldn't finish reading the article.

  • Tony||

    Okay so which one of you is conspicuously missing.

  • JidaKida||

    lol, stupid cops taking this terrorist nonsense WAY too seriously!

    www.Privacy-Planet.com

  • Brian||

    Shooter ID'ed, Said to Have Anti-Government Views]

    Krugman: Finally! I've been waiting for years!

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