On Friday, there was another shooting spree — this time at UC Santa Barbara — 4 dead from gunshots, 3 from knife wounds and some of the 13 in the hospital were also shot. The shooter apprently shot himself, and had more mayhem on his mind:
Brown acknowledged both the videos posted on the Internet by the suspect, as well as a sprawling 141-page biographical “manifesto” that was sent to the media. The document details Rodger’s life up until the point where he planned his “Day of Retribution.”
Brown also said the department had had three documented contacts with Rodger prior to Friday’s incident.
The suspect is believed to have started shooting at 9:27 p.m. PT in the small community of Isla Vista, Brown said. By 9:33 he had been engaged by deputies and shortly thereafter he was found dead in his car “from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.”
Brown said police found three semi-automatic handguns in the car along with more than 40 loaded magazines of ammunition. Working with the ATF, Brown said all of the weapons and ammunition were obtained legally and were registered to Rodger.
The father of one of the shooting victims asks the question I’ve been asking everytime someone with a gun steps out to slaughter a bunch of innocents:
“Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris’s right to live? When will this insanity stop? When will enough people say, ‘Stop this madness?” We don’t have to live like this! Too many have died! We should say to ourselves, ‘Not one more!’”
See the father’s press conference here:
We don’t have to live like this, except by the insistence of the ammosexuals (!) who insist that their overcooked perception of danger is the reason that the rest of us are subjected to more danger than we should be. Justice would be for these people to be confined to their Red States where their fears only put their children and the children of people who think like them at risk. Because I suspect that this doesn’t start to end until the children of NRA members are dying for no reason. And then there’s this from Andy Borowitz:
When people say, “Guns aren’t the problem, mental illness is the problem,” I reply, “They’re both problems, and right now we’re not addressing either of them.”
On this upcoming Memorial Day, remember those who fought and dies to protect American freedom — but also remember the innocent Americans who give their lives as the price for fear masquerading as freedom.
So let the rationalizations, deflections and avoidance of the questions begin!