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Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby Absentia » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:17 pm

Ex-Marine Ian Long walked into a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California last night armed with a .45 Glock handgun equipped with an extended magazine. 12 people are dead, including Long and a law enforcement officer who attempted to stop him. No known motive yet.
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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:31 pm

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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby Absentia » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:28 pm

Details about the shooter:

  • He was honorably discharged in 2013 after serving in Afghanistan. He attended nearby Cal State Northridge until 2016.
  • He had a history of confrontations with the police, including an incident in April at his mother's home (where he lived) where he was described as being irate and irrational. Crisis negotiators suspected he was suffering from PTSD but he was not forced to get treatment.
  • He looks a lot like me. Spooky.
  • The gun was legally purchased and registered.
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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby jbobsully11 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:45 pm

I heard about this on my way to work this morning. Shit.
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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby cmsellers » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:23 am

Apparently a survivor of the Vegas shooting was killed in this one.
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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby Crimson847 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:31 am

cmsellers wrote:Apparently a survivor of the Vegas shooting was killed in this one.


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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby Anglerphobe » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:53 am

Immediately after the news broke, twitter trolls started promulgating a completely made-up report, dressed in faux-official sheep's clothing, that the shooter had been identified as a muslim immigrant. It got a depressing amount of traction before the real news got around.
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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby sunglasses » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:04 pm

After the shooting, the NRA made the mistake of telling doctors to stay in their lane. This is their numerous responses. You can also see it more on twitter.

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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby Absentia » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 pm

Was it a mistake, though? Do the people that the NRA is preaching to (i.e. their donors) actually care what doctors think?
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Re: Another day, another mass shooting - Thousand Oaks

Postby Crimson847 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:11 pm

Absentia wrote:Was it a mistake, though? Do the people that the NRA is preaching to (i.e. their donors) actually care what doctors think?


No (not about guns, anyway), and they never did. So either the NRA wasted their time, or they were aiming to retain a group other than the true believers, like those right-wing moderates who don't much like them these days but fear what Democrats would do if they weren't around.
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