Pinto Nag sends us a link to an NBC News article about a 15-year-old in Oregon who shot a classmate the other day, then he engaged in a shootout with police before he shot himself. Another indisputable tragedy. But, the media of course is obsessed with explaining his behavior – in this case they’re doing a jig. The shooter, whatever his name was, belonged to his High School’s JROTC program. And, oh, his brother was in the Army and in Afghanistan.
[What’s-his-name] arrived on the school bus on Tuesday, carrying a guitar case and a large duffel bag, Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said at a press conference. One of those held an AR-15 rifle that the teen brought from home, the sheriff said.
“The weapons had been secured, but he defeated the security measures,” Anderson said.
Students who knew [what’s-his-name] told NBC News that the young man was in the JROTC and had an “unhealthy obsession with the military,” often wearing Army fatigues.
What’s an “unhealthy obsession with the military”? Do you mean like enlisting, would that be an obsession? From Heavy;
[What’s-his-name]’s brother, [What’s-his-name the elder], is an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, according to his Facebook page.
Lucas Padgett attended Special Forces school at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center in Fort Bragg, his Facebook school said. The 24-year-old now works as a sales agent for Farmers Insurance.
Yeah, I know, I’m checking on it. But I think it was his brother’s job with Farmer’s Insurance that pushed him over the edge;
Makes as much sense as blaming his brother’s military service. But, you know, like I know, that 15-year-olds can not legally purchase guns – from the police statement that he defeated the security measure, I’m assuming they meant that what’s-his-name’s parents had secured their guns, but junior got to them anyway. How did he get a long gun into the school? The last thing they should be worrying about is his fashion sense, his membership in the JROTC program and his brother’s service.
Didn’t Oregon pass laws that were supposed to end these problems? They even closed the deadly “gun show loop holes”. Well, that didn’t stop the irrational hags at Moms Demand Action from releasing this statement;
We hear our representatives calling for prayers, but today, we call on responsible gun owners, mothers, fathers, and all concerned citizens to call on our elected officials to pass reasonable reforms that will prevent gun violence.
What “reasonable reforms” would have prevented this particular shooting? Everything that what’s-his-name did was already illegal.