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  • RIP Emmit King

    More sad news.

    https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2...-shootout.html


  • #2
    Good grief...

    Authorities said King and Wells knew each other and were arguing back and forth when both pulled guns and fired.

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    • #3
      Lord Almighty....what a sad wasteful way to end one's life.

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      • #4
        27 homicides in the town of Bessemer, AL this year. But, God forbid, anyone speaks of doing ANYTHING to limit access to guns; especially in a place like Alabama! Ok, no more politics!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post
          God forbid, anyone speaks of doing ANYTHING to limit access to guns
          If guns weren't so easy to get, this would have been a quick fist-fight with no one dead.
          Jim Jeffries got it right.

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          • #6
            I completely agree.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Atticus View Post
              If guns weren't so easy to get, this would have been a quick fist-fight with no one dead.
              Jim Jeffries got it right.
              Damn right.

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              • #8
                Why don't you guys all delete your political statements, please, since no one is allowed to take an opposing view.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Steele View Post
                  Why don't you guys all delete your political statements, please, since no one is allowed to take an opposing view.
                  Common sense and concern for violence isn't political...not any affiliation has been mentioned...
                  Get your own blog then you can suspend the first amendment when you don't like the comments.

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                  • #10
                    Statements about how easy or difficult it is to procure a gun are political. If gh wants to let it ride, I guess I have to go with it, too.

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                    • #11
                      Gun ownership may be a political issue but I do not think advocacy/denial is exclusive to either of our major political parties.

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                      • #12
                        Bronze at the 100m at the 1983 World Champs, where the US swept the medals, and gold on the 4x100 team. King beat Calvin Smith several times that season, including when winning the NCAA 100 and finishing second (to Lewis) at the TAC. He won the US 60m National Champs in 1984 and 1988. Sixth at the Olympic Trials in 1984 and seventh in 1988. He was a high class sprinter for a decade.
                        100m - A New Look at the World's Greatest Race

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                        • #13
                          EMMIT KING
                          Jeff. St./Alabama
                          Unattached
                          24Mar59 5‑9/172
                          100 10.04 '88
                          200 20.86 '82

                          79PAG 100 (3/10.30)
                          83GDR 100 (1/10.30)
                          4x100 (#1) (1/38.71)
                          83SWE 100 (1/10.22)
                          83WCh 100 (3/10.24)
                          4x100 (#1) (1/37.86)
                          85PAC 100 (1/10.44)
                          4x100 (#2) (1/39.30)
                          88ENGi 60m (1/6.64)
                          88ENG 100 (6/10.41)
                          4x100 (#1) (1/38.90)
                          TACi 55m‑60y 84‑88
                          NCAA 100 83
                          NOTES: Former world record holder, 4 x 100, 1983... married 400 runner Lillie Leatherwood

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                          • #14
                            Imagine an NCAA 4x1 team with King and Calvin Smith both on it,

                            Will ignore the situation in Alabama for obvious reasons.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Alcyallen View Post
                              Imagine an NCAA 4x1 team with King and Calvin Smith both on it
                              The 1983 World Championship 4x100 squad that set the WR had 4 members that have been inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. King (born, Bessemer). Calvin Smith (college, UofA) and Carl Lewis (born, Birmingham).

                              The ASHOF holds 4 men that have held the 100m WR Jesse Owens, Harvey Glance, Calvin Smith, and Carl Lewis.

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