Fox News reports that a gunman killed seven people and wounded seven others in Santa Barbara last night. The gunman’s lifeless body is in that count. A lawyer for a Hollywood director claims that he thinks the perp was that director’s son, although police haven’t named him yet.
Police say a gunman driving a BMW near the university campus carried out the rampage. Authorities described the tragedy as “obviously the work of a mad man.”
The gunman got into two gun battles before crashing into a parked car. Deputies found the lone suspect dead, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether he was killed by gunfire or if he committed suicide, Brown said.
Especially important is this;
[Lawyer Alan Shifman, attorney for director Peter Rodger] says the director’s family called police several weeks ago after being alarmed by YouTube videos “regarding suicide and the killing of people.”
The lawyer said police conducted an investigation and interviewed the young man. Shifman said police did not find a history of guns, but did say the man had trouble making friends.
“This was a premeditated mass murder, “ Brown said. He called the killer “severely mentally disturbed.”
So, there you go. It couldn’t have been Elliot Rodger, as the lawyer claimed, he’d already been investigated by the police and they found him to be harmless. What the Hell does “a history of guns” mean?
I wonder how long it will take them to announce that he’d talked with a military recruiter in recent days, or maybe he bought one of the most deadly guns a person can own from a gun show. The YouTube videos are plastered around the internet, but I’m not posting them. you’ll have to find them yourselves.
Good thing they passed those new gun laws in California last year. feel safer?
ADDED: Perhaps more shocking than a shooting in California, three are dead and 1 wounded in Brussels Belgium at a holocaust museum, according to the Washington Post:
The three dead were two women and a man, and they were hit by bullets in the throat and face, said Ine Van Wymersch, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office. No further details were given.
Van Wymersch said one suspect was detained after he drove away from the museum around the time of the attack. A second person suspected of being implicated apparently walked away from the scene.
Milquet said anti-terror measures were immediately heightened. “We decided to apply to a maximum level of protection to Jewish sites,” she said.
A quick perusal of Belgium’s gun laws tell me that gun ownership is not a right and tightly restricted by the state – so how could this happen?
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