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Ottawa shooter used a Winchester
October 23, 2014
9:49 pm
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I saw a picture this morning of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and it looked like he was holding a lever action rifle of some sort but I just heard on the news that it was a Winchester lever action.

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October 23, 2014
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The gun fire in the video CNN plays with the reporter inside the building, sounds like automatic or semi-automatic fire. But that very well could have been and most likely was the police shooting the terrorist. I'm sure the media will have more details in days to come. It's a Terrible tragedy.  

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October 24, 2014
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I hope it was a reproduction or most likely it will be crushed, melted for scrap.

October 24, 2014
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I'm kind of concerned if this is true will it have a impact on the collectors in Canada.

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October 24, 2014
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I saw that photo of the shooter on the internet the day of the shooting, it looks to be an earlier model 1894 carbine (long forearm, barrel band ahead of the front sight).  Notice the media isnt making quite the spectacle of the weapon type here in the US like they normally do?  I mean, when they report that a guy had a couple hundred rounds of ammo but no gun, thats a big deal to them (referring to the guy who jumped the White House fence a while back)?  

Here is a copy of the news article with pic:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/22/heres-everything-we-know-about-michael-zehaf-bibeau-the-gunman-identified-in-the-canada-shooting/

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October 24, 2014
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Thats the same photo I saw and it looks more like a rifle to me.

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October 24, 2014
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Sadly , Our Canadian Politicians are about as dumb as they come .Their next move will be to ban Winchesters as an assault rifle, and  promise that will fix the Terrorist problem

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October 25, 2014
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Banning guns won't stop the problem, thats evident with our latest - The hatchet man in New York city

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October 25, 2014
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I could make out a barrel band, look by his left index finger, and the tall front sight.  I attached an article i found on the net, its almost comical with regards to the "low tech" and "ancient" firearm comments and moderate fire power (30-30).  Not to mention comments on this site and others regarding the old Canadian gun registry--basically saying that if they still had the registry they would have already tracked down where he got it from. 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/low-tech-weapon-probably-limited-zehaf-bibeaus-damage/article21305403/

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October 25, 2014
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I read a news item on his rifle that he actually used. It was a Winchester 30-30. The comments by the RCMP was that it was an archaic, 'slow-loading' rifle, that only held 7 rounds, and that you had to load one round at a time, not the type one would want to use to kill a lot of people. I am relieved to hear this opinion, even though he badly underestimates what an experienced person can do with a lever gun. It will keep the gun control people thinking these sorts of firearms are fairly benign.

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