Portland mall shooter rumored to have worn Guy Fawkes mask; Anonymous fears crackdown

Predictably, gun control advocates wasted no time whatsoever in politicizing the shooting at a Portland, Ore., mall today. In an unusual wrinkle, conflicting reports that the shooter wore a mask of some sort have some concerned about a push for mask control.

Details of the mall shooting are still forthcoming, but many on Twitter reported that the shooter was wearing a white mask. Some called it a hockey mask, while others cited an emergency dispatcher referring to a Guy Fawkes mask — the mask made famous by the movie “V for Vendetta” and now associated with Anonymous. Concern for the shooting victims was put on hold in favor of speculation over a mask crackdown.

A Guy Fawkes mask, huh? That can mean only one thing — the shooter must have been a Tea Party member. Right, Brian Ross?

Again, police have not confirmed any details of the shooting. According to witnesses, the shooter might have been wearing all black clothing, camouflage, body armor, a hockey mask, a Guy Fawkes mask and a Friday the 13th mask and been carrying a rifle and a machine gun.

Will the media rush to judgment and investigate the possible Anonymous connection? It’s been hours; can we consider it progress that the Tea Party hasn’t been fingered yet?

  • MaddMedic

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    For sure!! It must have been the mask and not the gun that caused this…We know it is not the person whom did!!

  • http://twitter.com/Phelpsy64 Disciple

    It’s just a matter of time until it is the NRA, gun-toting, conservatives fault that this happened. All because those damn guns are legal.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      If only it were illegal to carry a rifle into a mall in Oregon, and start shooting people, this never would have happened.

      • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com/ The Sanity Inspector

        We just haven’t disarmed enough law-abiding citizens yet. How can proggs go to bed feeling all affirmed and completed inside, if that’s the case?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      If only it were illegal to carry a rifle into a mall in Oregon, and start shooting people, this never would have happened.

  • http://twitter.com/Phelpsy64 Disciple

    It’s just a matter of time until it is the NRA, gun-toting, conservatives fault that this happened. All because those damn guns are legal.

  • maplebob23

    Time for Guy Fawkes Mask Control legislation!

    When Guy Fawkes Masks are illegal only criminals will have Guy Fawkes Masks. Which is pretty much how it is now.

    • Voting Female

      If Guy Fawkes masks are banded the left will switch to Sandra Fluke masks.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Then someone will have to write a book called “I for idiocy”

      • $23988033

        That would be just too scary!

    • Voting Female

      If Guy Fawkes masks are banded the left will switch to Sandra Fluke masks.

  • maplebob23

    Time for Guy Fawkes Mask Control legislation!

    When Guy Fawkes Masks are illegal only criminals will have Guy Fawkes Masks. Which is pretty much how it is now.

  • Blake

    The general public does not have ready access to true “assault weapons” only the military and swat teams do. You MAY be able buy one but it is a very difficult,costly and lengthy process. “Private owners wishing to purchase an NFA item must obtain approval
    from the ATF, obtain a signature from the Chief Law Enforcement Officer
    (CLEO) who is the county sheriff or city or town chief of police (not necessarily permission), pass an extensive background check
    to include submitting a photograph and fingerprints, fully register the
    firearm, receive ATF written permission before moving the firearm
    across state lines, and pay a tax”.wiki AND, you must first have a FFL license to even start the process. What most people refer to as “assault weapons” are nothing but rather ordinary firearms dressed up to give the appearance of “assault weapons”. Sort of an “Extreme Makeover” with a firearm instead of a woman. In neither case has the core been altered. Only the outward appearance.

    • Lady_Clare

      I live in Oregon and listened to the callers as they were giving these descriptions. Most often it was someone who sounded like a student, a teen or a random shopper. I was wondering how they became gun experts.

      Some of the reports were obviously people trying for their fifteen minutes, and hoping to make it as shocking as possible. We heard it was one shooter, three, a group of teens who rushed into Macy’s. Some people didn’t even have the layout of the building right.

      In short, discount most of the stories until the dust settles.

    • Lady_Clare

      I live in Oregon and listened to the callers as they were giving these descriptions. Most often it was someone who sounded like a student, a teen or a random shopper. I was wondering how they became gun experts.

      Some of the reports were obviously people trying for their fifteen minutes, and hoping to make it as shocking as possible. We heard it was one shooter, three, a group of teens who rushed into Macy’s. Some people didn’t even have the layout of the building right.

      In short, discount most of the stories until the dust settles.

    • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

      They also do not have access to Military Grade Ammo that would be used for an AR-15. The AR-15 issued to the Military has been augmented, in the barrel and at the firing mechanism. It is not legal in most states to own an AR-15 with a pistol grip, either.

    • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

      They also do not have access to Military Grade Ammo that would be used for an AR-15. The AR-15 issued to the Military has been augmented, in the barrel and at the firing mechanism. It is not legal in most states to own an AR-15 with a pistol grip, either.

    • Blake

      This rather innocuous looking firearm is a Marlin model 60 22 caliber rifle. Over 11 million have been produced in the last half century. Thousands of squirrels and rabbits have met their untimely demise at the end of it, and untold numbers of tin cans have been brutalized by country boys, for many of them this was their first firearm. Pretty boring little machine. http://www.marlinfirearms.com/images/photo_60.jpg

    • Blake

      This evil looking weapon of mass destruction is a ………………..Marlin model 60 22 rifle. Same firearm as the one below, albeit with a short cocktail dress, stiletto heels, and fire engine red lipstick. This one will do no more than the standard one, yet if you show these pics to gun control advocates you will get very different reactions. http://www.dillonallen.com/segami/elftmann/elftmann_final.jpg

  • Blake

    The general public does not have ready access to true “assault weapons” only the military and swat teams do. You MAY be able buy one but it is a very difficult,costly and lengthy process. “Private owners wishing to purchase an NFA item must obtain approval
    from the ATF, obtain a signature from the Chief Law Enforcement Officer
    (CLEO) who is the county sheriff or city or town chief of police (not necessarily permission), pass an extensive background check
    to include submitting a photograph and fingerprints, fully register the
    firearm, receive ATF written permission before moving the firearm
    across state lines, and pay a tax”.wiki AND, you must first have a FFL license to even start the process. What most people refer to as “assault weapons” are nothing but rather ordinary firearms dressed up to give the appearance of “assault weapons”. Sort of an “Extreme Makeover” with a firearm instead of a woman. In neither case has the core been altered. Only the outward appearance.

  • nc

    Masks don’t kill people, people kill people.

  • nc

    Masks don’t kill people, people kill people.

  • Dusquene Whistler

    Remember not all “body armor” is actually body armor. The Colorado theater shooter was wearing a tactical vest. Sort of like a black fisherman’s vest, not body armor.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      We had a mall in Roanoke, Virginia shut down a year or two back because several people saw a guy carrying an “assault weapon” into the building.

      When the guy was later found, the “assault weapon” was unstrapped, slid open and held over his head to keep rain from getting him wet.

      Yes, numerous people saw an umbrella.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Maybe it was an “ASSAULT UMBRELLA” ! LOL!!!

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Well, it did have a pistol grip and a rain suppressor on the end.

          • MoxieLouise

            Wow…I have four of those. Wonder if I should turn them in to my local police department?

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Are you one of those bitter clingers with your Bibles and Umbrellas??

          • MoxieLouise

            I plead the fifth

  • Dusquene Whistler

    Remember not all “body armor” is actually body armor. The Colorado theater shooter was wearing a tactical vest. Sort of like a black fisherman’s vest, not body armor.

  • Chance Boudreaux

    Not ONLY should be ban Gay Fawkes masks, we should enforce a hygiene ordinance on these reprobates. #caring

  • Chance Boudreaux

    Not ONLY should be ban Gay Fawkes masks, we should enforce a hygiene ordinance on these reprobates. #caring

  • MoxieLouise

    I do believe that crimes have been committed with Nixon masks, Reagan masks, gorilla masks, and ski masks just to name a few. They can pass more laws until we’re all in straight jackets, it’s not going to make any difference. The point is, we all have the choice to do the right thing or the wrong thing. We don’t need a nanny, we need a conscience.

  • MoxieLouise

    I do believe that crimes have been committed with Nixon masks, Reagan masks, gorilla masks, and ski masks just to name a few. They can pass more laws until we’re all in straight jackets, it’s not going to make any difference. The point is, we all have the choice to do the right thing or the wrong thing. We don’t need a nanny, we need a conscience.

  • Voting Female

    Definitely another ‘Anonymous’ Op… let slip the dogs of war and put the CIA and Seal Team Six on them and stop these senseless killings.

  • Voting Female

    Definitely another ‘Anonymous’ Op… let slip the dogs of war and put the CIA and Seal Team Six on them and stop these senseless killings.

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  • Let’em Crash

    BS of A covers every comment http://youtu.be/Vd2XHegWYlg

  • Let’em Crash

    BS of A covers every comment http://youtu.be/Vd2XHegWYlg

  • Tom Mansfield

    Was the guy wearing shoes or boots? If he was, they should outlaw footwear, too. He would never have done this had it not been for footwear. FOOTWEAR CONTROL NOW!!

  • scalzo

    Hey tell that idiot that the KKK was made by the Democratic Party.

  • TocksNedlog

    Bob Costas has released a statement blaming this shooting on the NFL.

  • Jorge Mata

    Good thing this happened in Oregon which has strict gun legislation and in a mall which is designated as a GUN-FREE ZONE. Otherwise it could have been worse!

  • BeyondPolls

    The media will ignore this one for sure.

  • Fullname J Warrington

    Oh, he was wearing a Jason mask? Phew, well that’s MUCH better!

    *leans out window and yells*

    Crisis averted, guys! It was only a JASON mask!

    *cue sighs of relief*

    • TomJB

      Jason? Pshaw, a fictional character. When does the blame fall where it lies: Gerry Cheevers? Hockey masks should be outlawed, as should “body armor.” NHL goalies should stand in front of the net with nothing but skates and a stick… of course, until someone is killed with a hockey stick.

      • Hiraghm

        Or dies of exposure…

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Well obviously the blame falls with the NHL, after all, they popularize hockey masks. (sarc)

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        … NHL goalies should stand in front of the net with nothing but skates and a stick…”

        Tom, I think Ned Braden already tried that.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oyxLFD2IIw

  • AndiGibson

    A classic to show the leftists the sheer insanity of their ideas on self-defense denial zones:

    Make your own Gun Free Zone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhgzcioPet8&feature=player_detailpage

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com/ The Sanity Inspector

    Shorter: Nobody knows what the shooter was wearing. Or rather, those who are talking don’t know, and those who know aren’t talking.

  • People Corporation

    Name and photo of the guy has been released. And (big surprise) he wears an earring on his chin.

  • http://twitter.com/ms_bfox Ms. Fox

    I first thought of occupy and not anonymous
    He is probably a ding a ling who was wronged financially
    And blames it on capitalism and the folks at the mall were slaves to capitalism and
    Needed to be dealt with. This is Portland Oregon …home of the hippies….angry hippies…they used to be against the government, but that was before Obama….now they are for the government and against the free markets. No longer are they free thinkers they are useful idiots for the man. The free market is freedom