Bullet strikes White House window
November 16th, 2011
09:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Bullet strikes White House window

Washington (CNN) – A bullet-proof window stopped a bullet at the White House, the Secret Service said Wednesday.

Authorities are investigating whether the bullet, and another round found on the exterior of the White House, are connected to shots fired nearby last Friday.

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  1. jannet

    There are some pretty stupid people in this country hopefullythey will be caught and sent to jail this is apalling that anyone could do such a thing

    November 16, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  2. Larry L

    We have more to fear from domestic terrorists than foreign. Every right-wing nut job in America is armed to the teeth – secretly hoping we'll someday have enough conflict they'll be able to get their militia into "Rambo Mode". Too often these are the people who spend their lives glued to Fox News and hate radio stations, getting their hatred supercharged and distorting reality until they break. I wonder if Costa Rica needs my skill set? Australia? New Zealand?

    November 16, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  3. rs

    Don't worry folks, its just the TEA Party expressing its deeply held 2nd Amendment rights to hate the President. Anybody seen Sarah?

    November 16, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  4. Amen

    Americans are capable of anything. May GOD protect mr President

    November 16, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  5. r_har213

    Maybe whoever did it doesn't like the fact Obama has come to Australia!

    November 16, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    The local gun show obviously did some good business. Even though you look like you are completely insane, I'll sell you this AK47. Forget the background check

    November 16, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I trust the Secret Service to do their job and protect our President.
    I pray for his safety and that of his family EVERYDAY.
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    November 16, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  8. reality check

    Wow... and liberals call us hate mongers. Whatever happened to respecting other people's rights and beliefs? Does that only apply when they have the same beliefs as you? Open your eyes people... there isn't much of a difference in the hate speak of either extreme. I remember a while ago that people were blaming right swingers for a shooting in the southwest... turned out it wasn't but you didn't hear anyone saying sorry or changing their stories. Just sad

    November 16, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. A MN

    Typical liberals blaming the repubs for everything with no evidence, no surprise.

    November 16, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. Ed DFWTX

    I don't think we need to worry about foreign terrorist when we have plenty in this country. Another example for gun control....

    November 16, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Sounds like a discrete manhunt has been under way. It has progressed as far as hoped. By releasing a name, they are getting help from the public. I pray that it proves effective.

    November 16, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  12. Keith in Austin

    Probably an "occupy D.C." Protester looking for a job!

    November 16, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  13. R.I.P. Damon

    When can we expect the MSM to blame George W. Bush for this? Let's pray this is an isolated incident and that there are no other attempts on the presiden't life

    November 16, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. Really?

    That's right, those Tea Partiers are crazy! But how about "peaceful" extreme left-wing Occupy Movement in San Francisco where Protesters stabbed two officers, and where this movement in general is destroying all sorts of property and taking up valuable resources? Granted, since it was at the White House, it probably was some crazy right wing person. But all I'm saying is that people and the media in this country needed to stop feeding the emotional extreme groups on BOTH sides. The sooner, if we ever do, stop picking a side and only pointing out the flaws with the other side, without realizing the problems with the side that we picked, the sooner we can fix problems that really matter.
    Unfortunately emotion makes for good tv and news ratings, so emotion and extreme groups outweigh pragmatism and what I hope is still the silent majority.

    November 16, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  15. FL 15

    Wow, this is getting to be ridiculous. A bullet headed for the Whote House? Oh, must be right wing nut jobs, really? Also calling the Tea Party an extremist movement is absolutely false. In case you didn't know, these were all organized events with political figures attending them unlike the radical protesters from Occupy Wallstreet who don't have any rational thought and, in my opinion, just want to see the world go down. The Occupy Wallstreet is far more dangerous, already causing death. I'm guessing anyone would be applauded for going against the right but if someone goes against the left it's blasphemy. Unbelievable.

    November 16, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  16. jerry

    probably a liberal trying to make the top/teaparty look bad...but, hey the head moron is out of town..

    November 16, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  17. Jodi

    Why didn't we hear about the shots being fired on Friday?

    November 16, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  18. AlaskaPalin

    An attack on the house and its occupancy is an attack on all of us. It represents us- what it is to be an american. Here is hoping that it was a stray and that the perpetrator(s) caught.

    November 16, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  19. Rudy NYC

    reality check wrote:

    Wow... and liberals call us hate mongers. Whatever happened to respecting other people's rights and beliefs? Does that only apply when they have the same beliefs as you? Open your eyes people... there isn't much of a difference in the hate speak of either extreme.

    I remember a while ago that people were blaming right swingers for a shooting in the southwest... turned out it wasn't but you didn't hear anyone saying sorry or changing their stories. Just sad
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    I remember that people pointed fingers at Sarah Palin who had put gun sight symbols on Rep. Giffords. I also recall that Palin was most unapologetic. I also recall that the alleged gunmen was a pretty disturbed individual. I also recall how easy it was for him to buy a gun and ammunition.

    Open your brain. There is a big difference in the tone that comes from the left and the right. The tone from the left is almost always personal, while the tone from the right is more generalized. The right doesn't get personal until it is in response to a personal attack from the right.

    November 16, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  20. Fair is Fair

    Hmmmm... Obama carried 97% od the D.C. vote in 2008... therefore, it stands to reason that there is a 97% chance that whomever discharged the gun was an Obama voter.

    November 16, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  21. Rudy NYC

    FL 15 wrote:
    ... Also calling the Tea Party an extremist movement is absolutely false. In case you didn't know, these were all organized events with political figures attending them unlike the radical protesters from Occupy Wall Street ....
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    The Tea Party is comprised of right wing extremists. It was founded by the Republican Party. The first organized Tea Party group was run by a staffer out of RNC headquarters. It was promoted as a grass movement, when in reality it was not and never has been. If you need proof of that, read your own remark about politicians attending the rallies and what positions those politicians have.

    Have you seen politicians stumping at OWS rallies? No. You haven't. Unlike the Tea Party, OWS is a genuine grass roots movement. The right wing accuses the group of having no clear message because no politician has stepped forward and spoken for the group. However, the OWS group in Manhattan does have a clear message. You should hear the interviews of the people in the crowds. The best interviews are those from cell phone cameras catching Fox News interviewing people. Interviews that Fox has yet to put on air.

    November 16, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  22. jae Giant

    Did it occur to anyone that maybe it was a community related act of gun violence and not purposely directed at the white house?

    November 16, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  23. Lillie

    OMG!!!! Please protect our President and his lovely family!! I'm always so afraid when he's traveling around the country!! Its a crazy world and far too many home grown terrorist walking our streets every day!!!

    November 16, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  24. RichXX

    Congress never acts till the last minute unless it is a personal project or of personal interest. If the super committee does reach an agreement it won't be till the last moment. Prior to that it will be jockeying for position and attending fund raisers.

    November 16, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |