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Remember the usual "breaking news" caveats (except for #4 in this case, where it's clear there's only one shooter) - speedy & full recovery hoped for all concerned ...
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http://globalnews.ca/news/3527456/what-we-know-about-james-t-hodgkinson/

James T. Hodgkinson: What we know about the gunman who allegedly shot Rep. Steve Scalise

By Adam Frisk    
National Online Journalist, Breaking News  Global News   

James T. Hodgkinson has been identified as the gunman who opened fire at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday, injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and several other people.

Citing government officials, both the Associated Press and the Washington Post identified Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, as the alleged shooter.

Both police and the FBI have yet to formally name the alleged shooter.

Hodgkinson's wife told ABC News that her husband had been living in Alexandria for about two months and was not working while he was in Virginia.

According to a Facebook page that appears to belong to Hodgkinson, the man had worked as a home inspector with JTH Inspections.

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) confirmed Hodgkinson was a former home inspector adding his membership had ended in 2015.

"The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is deeply saddened by the shooting incident in Virginia this morning. We are aware the alleged shooting suspect has been named as James T. Hodgkinson," ASHI said in a statement. "We can confirm Hodgkinson was a former ASHI member whose membership ended in 2015. We retain no current ties with him. ASHI extends its sympathies to the members of Congress, staff, first responders and all others affected by this tragedy."

Facebook posts suggests Hodgkinson was anti-Trump and supported Bernie Sanders during the presidential race for the White House.

On March 22, Hodgkinson posted a Change.org petition calling for "Legal Removal of President & Vice President, et al., for Misprision of Treason" on his Facebook page.

"Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co," Hodgkinson allegedly wrote.

Sanders issued a statement following reports Hodgkinson was, at one time, a volunteer with his presidential campaign.

"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is some who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. I am sickened by this despicable act," Sanders said. "Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values."

According to the Belleville News-Democrat, Hodgkinson belonged to anti-Republican groups including one dubbed "Terminate the Republican Party."

According to the newspaper, Hodgkinson had a number of arrests on charges including driving under the influence, resisting a peace officer and eluding police.

His most serious problems came in 2006, when he was arrested on a battery charge.

Citing court records, the Associated Press reported that in April 2006 Hodgkinson was arrested on two counts of battery – one for striking a man in the face with a wood shotgun stock and another for punching a woman with his fist, as well as a count of unlawful damage to a motor vehicle for cutting the passenger seatbelt of the woman’s car with a knife.

The charges were dismissed in November of that year.

In a press conference from the White House, President Trump said Wednesday the "assailant has now died from his injuries."

However, Trump did not name the suspect.
 
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hmm I wonder if there is going to be a push for CCW permits being allowed on Federal property?

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A few tidbits ...
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Basically a radicalized Lone Wolf terrorist seeking to assassinate Republican lawmakers. I wonder where he got those ideas from </sarc>
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Basically a radicalized Lone Wolf terrorist seeking to assassinate Republican lawmakers. I wonder where he got those ideas from </sarc>
I assure you that I'm not baiting, or being intentionally obtuse, but I really don't understand the "sarcasm."  :dunno:   Please explain.
I even read works I disagree with;  life outside  an ideological echo chamber.

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Basically a radicalized Lone Wolf terrorist seeking to assassinate Republican lawmakers. I wonder where he got those ideas from </sarc>
Here's a thought:  if things like M-103 here could be seen as a reason why some idiots might go full idiot, couldn't actions of the U.S. government cause at least some idiots to go full idiot?
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I still don't understand the "wonder where he got those ideas from" bit, as though it's patently obvious.   ???

The only potential link I see, is suggesting radicalization via Griffin Trump-mask...but that's quite the straw to clutch.
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I still don't understand the "wonder where he got those ideas from" bit, as though it's patently obvious.   ???

The only potential link I see, is suggesting radicalization via Griffin Trump-mask...but that's quite the straw to clutch.
Indeed - I await what pjmedia.com has to say ....  :crystalball:
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Basically a radicalized Lone Wolf terrorist seeking to assassinate Republican lawmakers. I wonder where he got those ideas from </sarc>
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I assure you that I'm not baiting, or being intentionally obtuse, but I really don't understand the "sarcasm."  :dunno:   Please explain.
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I still don't understand the "wonder where he got those ideas from" bit, as though it's patently obvious.   ???
The only potential link I see, is suggesting radicalization via Griffin Trump-mask...but that's quite the straw to clutch.
Well, it's been several days, with the poster having been here several times, and not even an attempted explanation or misdirection.

Yep, that's about par for the course.
A cheerleader's petulant  drive-by, within the cerebral limits of 140-characters.  When questioned regarding the insensibility of the statement......
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Gee, I wonder he got the intellectual basis for that style of commentary.   ::)

At least he didn't use "Nice," "Sad," or "Fake News."  [Not remotely sarcastic;  just tired of the appeal to the lowest common IQ denominator by those who should  be capable of more.]


So there's no misunderstanding, I'm stating my belief that Thucydides is capable of better logic -- not Trump.
I even read works I disagree with;  life outside  an ideological echo chamber.

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Well, it's been several days, with the poster having been here several times, and not even an attempted explanation or misdirection.

Yep, that's about par for the course.
A cheerleader's petulant  drive-by, within the cerebral limits of 140-characters.  When questioned regarding the insensibility of the statement......
 :crickets:

Gee, I wonder he got the intellectual basis for that style of commentary.   ::)

At least he didn't use "Nice," "Sad," or "Fake News."  [Not remotely sarcastic;  just tired of the appeal to the lowest common IQ denominator by those who should  be capable of more.]


So there's no misunderstanding, I'm stating my belief that Thucydides is capable of better logic -- not Trump.

Not to presume to put words in anyone's mouth, but perhaps he was referring to the recent proclivities of groups like antifa, and a goodly portion of the celebretards in Hollywood, to take a page out of the Brownshirt playbook (irony, far out) to threaten violence, directly or indirectly, toward those of a less liberal outlook?  Just spitballing. I bet bike lock sales on university campuses are through the roof.
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>I still don't understand the "wonder where he got those ideas from" bit, as though it's patently obvious.

Only if you follow US sources.  There has been a lot of assassination-fascination and wishful expressions that various Republicans meet horrible fates over the past few months.  Mostly "turbulent priest" type stuff, but occasionally explicit and unambiguous.
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