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U.S. base in Sasebo briefly locked down on 'shooting' report

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Gun crime and attendant panics go global? what is it with people going on rampages and killing colleagues/students/family/police/random people?

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@wakarimasen

As the article stated, there was no active shooter.

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As the article stated, there was no active shooter.

It's quite a habit of many posters here on JT to comment after only reading the headlines.

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If that gun in the photo is representative of the munitions stored in building 141, a miss fire would soil underwear as far away as Fukuoka.

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Maybe some was playing a shooter game with the volume turned way up!?

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My point wasn't that there was an actual shooter but that the notion of it happening at Sasebo was there and so a shutdown was called. and my question is anyway still a valid one.

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Another one going berserk?

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Employees heard something that sounded to them like gunfire so they dutifully reported it in accordance with the active shooter training we all receive. Following established protocol the command treated the report as real until it could be confirmed that there was no active shooter. End of story.

Another one going berserk? We get them all the time in Okinawa!

Nice of you to assume that it was an American service member BertieWooster. The last/only active shooter or any incident involving guns in Sasebo was back in 2007 when a local Japanese man killed two and injured six when he shot up a sports gym (and your anti-US military narrative).

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It is a matter of time before those free soldiermen cause an accident, at best, affecting the rightful citizens. You can not expect men not accustomed to neither war nor moral regulations to behave as proper human beings while under the influence of false feeling of supremacy, provided by the uniform he wears and the weapon he holds.

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We get them all the time in Okinawa!

You are full of BS...there are no incidents like the one suggested here in the article in Okinawa.

Quit the horseshite!

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Everything's fine folks..........nothing to look here.

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Boy these type of stories really reveal the derangement of the anti-Americans. No shooter, no link to it being an American serviceman, yet the anti-American feels no qualms in making a statement that argues that its once again some superior feeling "free soldiermen" going "berserk." The truth matters not to the activist.

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BertieWooster and Daniel Naumoff, sorry to disappoint you both, but not really happened.

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The US military has to rely on Facebook for their info?

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It is a matter of time before those free soldiermen cause an accident, at best, affecting the rightful citizens. You can not expect men not accustomed to neither war nor moral regulations to behave as proper human beings while under the influence of false feeling of supremacy, provided by the uniform he wears and the weapon he holds.

Quite an interesting offensive, discriminatory, generalized, stereotype - may I ask what other stereotypes you traffic in?

As to its accuracy, I suggest you ask the those who have benefited by US military disaster and humanitarian relief efforts if they regard them as "proper human beings"... Operation Tomodachi would be a start, but there are many others.

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@kurisupisu Facebook was about getting info out there to family members etc.

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The only violence/terror attacks against US military in Japan, have been by leftist activist groups. If you look at the protestors in Okinawa, the ones who are occupying private land without permit, who deface public and private property, verbally abuse servicemen and women, assault police officers and obstruct traffic, most of them are mainland communist party affiliated activists who are paid a salary to protest.

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kurisupisu

Clueless on emergency management or public affairs I see. If there's a faster and wider reaching means of disseminating information than SMS I'm all ears.

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I hope that this is not a cover-up as my Japanese sister lives in Sasebo and her husband is in the navy.

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