FEARFUL neighbors reported Odessa,TX shooter for shooting animals & more from his house. No police EVER CAME.

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Lots of times there are warning signs and lots of times there aren't! This one had warnings! A guy shooting shit in his yard. Big deal, it's TEXAS, right. Shooter Seth Ator. Now we know why the cops delayed the release. Bet your ass. Next question, was his GUN "LEGAL"?

Ator was arrested in 2001 for criminal trespass and evading arrest, both misdemeanors, according to public records.
Adjudication was deferred, though the details of the case were not immediately available. His record also includes a 2018 traffic citation for a federal motor carrier safety violation, according to Ector County court records.




Police never responded when neighbor of Odessa, Texas shooter called to report him last month



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September 1, 2019
By Sarah K. Burris



The Odessa, Texas mass shooter was accused of threatening his neighbor last month with a rifle.

According to a CNN report, Veronica Alonzo said that the 36-year-old gunman, who killed seven people and injured 22, would frequently shoot out of a structure on top of his house.


She explained that he would often shoot at animals in his yard and retrieve them after they were dead.

Last month, however, she was forced to call the police, out of fear. She said that because the location doesn’t show up on GPS, police never responded.

According to Alonzo, the shooter’s home didn’t have any running water or electricity, and he could be seen over the winter sitting inside his Toyota Camry with the heat on to keep warm.

This isn’t the first time a mass shooting has exhibited dangerous behavior that police ignored. The shooter in Parkland, Florida, showed signs of violence and frequently shot his weapon in his backyard. Neighbors were similarly concerned and complained to police int hat cas

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Mentally unstable.
That's not the issue. The issue is that when a pro-gun culture, as is extant throughout Texas, becomes so entrenched in society, public safety is actively undermined. Police agencies learn that any attempt to restrain someone's usage of a firearm invites political trouble, so they don't do it, even if they want to (hardly guaranteed). If they had done so in this event, they probably would've been able to get him for felony animal abuse or something along those lines eventually. Therefore, no more legal purchase of firearms. But they didn't. Because it's Texas.

Texas has always prided itself on the idea that the purveyance of guns makes them safer. That idea is now firmly undermined. In the El Paso shooting, it took the shooter giving up to end the tragedy. In Odessa, the police had to work for hours to put him down, and meanwhile he killed at will.

The question becomes, what do highly libertine gun policies actually accomplish, except making it easier for killers to arm themselves?
 
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Thanks to the 1960's we release these people rather than institutionalizing them. They are all over the streets of America, many are ticking tome bombs.
Bullshit. It was Ronald Reagan who instituted these new policies of just letting mentally ill people live in the open, rather than in mental institutions. Reagan thought all those mental hospitals were a waste of money, in all likelihood.
 
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Bullshit. It was Ronald Reagan who instituted these new policies of just letting mentally ill people live in the open, rather than in mental institutions. Reagan thought all those mental hospitals were a waste of money, in all likelihood.

The policies started all over America in the 1960's. A combination of crazy policy decisons and court rulings got the ball rolling. It started in the 1960's. And the mental haelth 'experts' said the new drugs would all but guarantee that these people would be safe to have walking about.
 
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The policies started all over America in the 1960's. A combination of crazy policy decisons and court rulings got the ball rolling. It started in the 1960's. And the mental haelth 'experts' said the new drugs would all but guarantee that these people would be safe to have walking about.
Well, you're just plain WRONG, but there's no point in trying to convince you of that.