At least 22 dead in Maine Spree Shooting

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25 Oct 2023, 9:02 pm

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What we know about the shootings in Lewiston, Maine:
At least 22 people have been killed, a Lewiston police source said.

Fifty to 60 were wounded at several locations, including a local bowling alley, law enforcement officials said.

A local medical center said it was responding to a "mass casualty" event.

Officials have urged residents in Lewiston and Auburn to shelter in place.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office released photos of a man with a rifle with the caption "suspect for identification."

Lewiston police said a "manhunt" is underway for a person allegedly connected to shootings.

Lewiston is a city of around 37,000 almost 30 miles north of Portland.


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25 Oct 2023, 9:09 pm

Just saw the pic of the shooter on google. My third eye tells me, the shooter is not autistic.


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25 Oct 2023, 9:46 pm

Ugh, guess we were due.


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26 Oct 2023, 12:36 am

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26 Oct 2023, 12:45 am

America’s gonna America. There’ll be people that will be more worried about their gun rights in the midst of another one of these.


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26 Oct 2023, 12:55 am

From what someone just said on CNN, apparently Maine doesn’t exactly have the strictest gun laws.

It’s like leaving my bathroom door open and thinking my cat won’t shred the toilet paper in there.


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26 Oct 2023, 9:51 am

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At least 18 people are dead, four are critically injured, and at least 60 others are injured after shootings at a bar and a bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine.

Officials have urged residents of Lewiston, Maine's second-largest city about 30 miles north of Portland, and nearby Auburn to shelter in place. Residents in other communities have also been asked to stay put, and many schools and businesses are closed.

Police named Robert Card, 40, a person of interest in connection with the shootings. The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office released photos of a man with a rifle.

People knew to 'stay away' from Robert Card, Maine resident says
Robert Card, the person of interest in the Lewiston mass shooting, lived in what local resident Liam Kent described as "basically a compound" in the neighboring town of Bowdoin, Maine."The family and Robert, they're all gun fanatics," Kent said. "For all intents and purposes, they are very much associated with right-wing militias. It's known in the town to stay away from them and not approach them."

Kent said he vividly remembers when he went to the store as a kid and saw Card at a nearby weigh station with a dead deer. Card was grinning, covered in blood with a gun strapped to his body still.

"Also they would shoot guns all the time, you could hear them every day after school," Kent added. "It was like clockwork."

Some of the victims were people Kent knew, he said, declining to identify anyone before officials made names public.

Robert Card has served in the Army Reserve since 2002
Robert Card, who police say is a person of interest in the Lewiston massacre, is a longtime member of the Army Reserve who has no combat deployments, the Army confirmed Thursday.

Sgt. 1st Class Card, 40, is a petroleum supply specialist who enlisted in December 2002, according to Army spokesperson Bryce Dubee.

Card's awards include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal x2, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Maine on guns: No background checks, no 'red flag' laws
Maine does not require background checks on all gun sales and does not have "red flag" laws, according to Everytown For Gun Safety.

Everytown ranked Maine No. 25 among all states for the strength of gun laws.

University of Maine, where Robert Card once studied, cancels class
The University of Maine, where the person of interest, Robert Card, once attended 20 years ago, canceled classes today.

Students and staff in Orono, which is more than 100 miles away from last night's shootings in Lewiston, need "this time to support each other, connect with loved ones, and grieve for those whose lives were tragically lost," according to a university statement.

Card went to Maine for three academic years, from fall 2001 through spring 2004, studying engineering technology, university spokesman Eric Gordon said. Card left the school without graduating, he added.


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26 Oct 2023, 10:07 am

CubsBullsBears wrote:
America’s gonna America. There’ll be people that will be more worried about their gun rights in the midst of another one of these.


Only because there are other people salivating at the mouth at this cause they can use it to push their civilian disarmament agenda. F*ck them, and f*ck anyone who supports them in using tragedy to try and take rights away, stack up or shut up.


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26 Oct 2023, 10:15 am

Shooter was known to the authorities, reported hearing voices, had made threats to shoot up an army reserve base, and had been committed to a mental facility in summer 2023. If that was an involuntary commitment, he was already a prohibited person for owning firearms.


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27 Oct 2023, 9:02 pm

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/lewiston-maine-mass-shootings-10-27-23#h_94b38061782261859bc51e974e900574

Robert Card was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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27 Oct 2023, 9:06 pm

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Robert Card was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The only sad part of his actual death is that he will not stand trial; but good riddance, anyway.

The REALLY sad and tragic part is the slaughter of 22 innocent people by a schizophrenic who should never have been allowed to own firearms in the first place.


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27 Oct 2023, 11:29 pm

Would’ve been even better if he stood trial but at least the ongoing community threat is over.


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27 Oct 2023, 11:33 pm

As others have said in the thread, the shooter was schizophrenic and that explains a lot with regards to this incident.

Obviously not all schizophrenic people do this kind of thing, but there seems to be an increased risk of going crazy on the public when you are diagnosed with some kind of craziness.



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28 Oct 2023, 12:40 am

Americans need more guns, obviously. Not enough good guys with guns yet or this wouldn't have been able to happen. Hopefully gun manufacturers can step up and run a 3rd shift and do whatever it takes to arm everyone asap for safety & protection.


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28 Oct 2023, 2:44 am

goldfish21 wrote:
Americans need more guns, obviously. Not enough good guys with guns yet or this wouldn't have been able to happen. Hopefully gun manufacturers can step up and run a 3rd shift and do whatever it takes to arm everyone asap for safety & protection.


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28 Oct 2023, 10:08 am

I'm literally posting this from work on a Saturday morning where I'm building AR15s on overtime.


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