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Old November 17 2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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Mass shooting at movie theater showing 'Twilight' prevented

6:55PM EST November 16. 2012 - A 20-year-old Missouri man was charged Friday with planning a mass shooting this weekend at either a screening of the latest Twilight movie or a local Walmart.

Blaec Lammers, of Bolivar, is accused of buying assault rifles and more than 400 rounds of ammunition in a plot mimicking the July mass shooting that killed 12 and wounded 57 at an Aurora, Colo., theater showing the premiere of the latest Batman movie, the Springfield News-Leader reports.

Lammers was charged with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

His mother contacted police Thursday, saying Lammers had bought assault weapons and ammunition, and was concerned he "may have intentions of shooting people at the movie," The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, according to court documents. He told police he had bought a ticket for a Sunday show.

He then stated he might instead target the Walmart Supercenter in Bolivar "because if he ran out of ammunition he would be able to break the glass where the ammunition is stored and get more, writes the News-Leader, published by Gannett, USA TODAY's parent.

Police Detective Dusty Ross, who interviewed Lammers, told the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, that Lammers said he planned to surrender after the shooting at the B&B Bolivar Cinema 5.

Daniel VanOrden, Circuit General Manager for B&B Theatres of Fulton, Mo., said in an e-mail to USA TODAY, "We appreciate the Bolivar Police Department for acting swiftly to avert any threat to the multiple potential targets, thus making this a non-incident." He did say whether any, or additional, security was planned for Twilight screenings.

Walmart has not released a statement.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...-plot/1710211/

Wow, I'm so glad the mother actually did something!
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Old November 17 2012, 03:50 AM   #2
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Re: Mass shooting at movie theater showing 'Twilight' prevented

Same. Still it's tragic that he would even think about doing something so heinous.
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Old November 17 2012, 06:32 AM   #3
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Might as well use those bullets....

We can't even go to a movie or shop anymore/
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Old November 17 2012, 06:44 AM   #4
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Re: Mass shooting at movie theater showing 'Twilight' prevented

Of course you can. A couple of psychos around the nation are statistically insignificant. Just life your life as you always have.

I'm not going to let some nutjob's freakout change my life.

Besides, you're far, far more likely to die in the car on the way to the theater or store.
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Old November 17 2012, 05:49 PM   #5
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Re: Mass shooting at movie theater showing 'Twilight' prevented

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Besides, you're far, far more likely to die in the car on the way to the theater or store.
Gee, thanks Little Miss Sunshine.
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Old November 17 2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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I am glad that this plan was exposed and thwarted. With 310 million people in this country, I am actually surprised that incidents like this do not happen more often. And auntiehill is right. If we were worried about such a rare event like this happening to us, we would never leave the house. And then we'd only be waiting there in fear until some freak from "Criminal Minds" breaks in through a window to remove our feet and eyeballs.
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Old November 17 2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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Good on his mother for saying something. That takes real guts.

I'll give him a chance to have a trial, but I'm glad no one was killed today.
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