Gunman opens fire at Oregon College in mass killing
A gunman opened fire at a community college in southern Oregon on Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding some 20 others before he was shot to death by police, state and county officials said, in the latest mass killing to rock a U.S. school.
There were conflicting reports on the number of dead and wounded in the shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which began shortly after 10:30 a.m. local time (1730 GMT).
The state’s attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, told the local NBC affiliate that 13 people had been slain, 20 wounded and the shooter was killed. Rosenblum’s office did not return calls seeking comment.
Governor Kate Brown said the suspect was a 20-year-old man but he was not identified further by authorities. CNN reported that four guns belonging to the shooter were recovered from the scene. SOURCE
First and foremost I want to express my most sincere condolences to the families of the dead and wounded. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Second; to ALL of the anti-gun people that are screaming for more gun control and the seizure of guns; you can all, individually or in a great big collective party: GO SCREW YOURSELVES. That too is said in all sincerity.
I don’t know what type of weapons were used in this act of violence, but there is one thing that is 100% guaranteed, the GUNS did NOT do this crime, the shooter did this crime, he just chose to use guns as his tools of choice.
Yes, I am angry, incredibly angry, the bodies of the dead weren’t even cold and the White House is calling for tougher gun laws in wake of Oregon shooting. Yes indeed, Barack Hussein Obama had to get on the nightly news and launch into HIS screed about *tougher gun laws*.
Does this no-good piece of Communistic Kenyan excrement really believe that more or tougher gun laws will, or even could stop things like this from happening?
Oregon Tightened Gun-Buying Restrictions in Weeks Before Shooting
Thursday’s mass shooting on a college campus in Oregon came just weeks after the state recently tightened restrictions on gun purchases.
A law that went into effect on Aug. 9 requires background checks for transactions made between individuals and online. Previously, checks were mandatory only for people seeking to buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer — at a gun store or gun show.
It is not clear where or when the shooter in Thursday’s attack obtained his weapon nor whether the new law would have had any impact.
Gun-control advocates said the new measure would prevent criminals and the mentally ill from buying guns.
Left unclear, however, was how the expanded checks would be enforced. SOURCE
Pay VERY close attention to that last line: “Left unclear, however, was how the expanded checks would be enforced.”
All the anti-gun people want tighter restrictions, tougher laws or out and out confiscation of ALL guns in America, but they have no concept of the WAR that would take place should such ever be attempted.
Let me say this in closing; you can institute ALL the new gun laws you like, you can enact tougher laws, more restrictions, anything you can think of in your lame effort to stop individual acts of violence such as this but until you address the root cause of this violence, insanity, you are wasting time and effort because there is nothing going to make gun violence go away until ALL of the insane people, the criminals and other random ne’er do wells can no longer lay hands on a gun of any fashion.