A Mass Shooting–Again!

Yes Irene we have had yet another mass shooting in less than a week…..I did not write about it as it was happening because I wanted to see the news reports…..BTW a mass shooting has 4 or more victims (so far there have been over 300 mass shootings in the US in 2018)…….

This time the shooting was in California…….

At least 13 people are dead after a gunman opened fire inside a crowded dance bar in Thousand Oaks, California, Wednesday night, says Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean, per the AP. The fatalities include one deputy; the gunman also is among the dead. A witness tells the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired after a gunman entered the Borderline Bar & Grill, a country-themed bar that was holding a college night, around 11:20pm. Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian told reporters that the gunman was still firing when police arrived at the bar.

Witnesses say the gunman fired shots from a handgun after entering the crowded bar, threw some smoke grenades, then started firing again. Witness John Hedge says he saw a security guard get shot. “The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place,” he tells KABC. “I saw him point to the back of the cash register … and he just kept firing. I ran out the front door,” he says. The Los Angeles Times reports that friends of those who were inside the venue say the crowd included survivors of last year’s Las Vegas mass shooting. (Read more mass shootings stories.)

Okay we have had the traditional “thoughts and prayers”….all of which is a fart in the wind.

Of course I heard another mental midget say that if there were good guys with guns this would not have happened……to that traditional line I can call bullshit in the first order.

Why?  Like so many other shootings a policeman was shot and killed…..if a pro got killed I do not think a bunch of goddamn amateurs with guns were gonna make a difference other than killing more innocent people.

Yet another sad chapter in the book of violent deaths in the US….the ever expanding book.

This situation use to bring horror to the souls of Americans….now we shrug it off as just another event in the news….No Big Deal!

This is sad on so many levels….sad that we keep experiencing these types of attacks…..sad that the society just shrugs and moves on to the next “tragedy”…….and sad that our law makers are impotent to keep the population safe…..and sad that this nation cares not.

Like I said…..SAD!

17 thoughts on “A Mass Shooting–Again!

  1. Almost one mass shooting a day? Not a national statistic to be proud of, is it?
    But of course, the right to bear arms has got nothing to do with it…
    Sad indeed,
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. How are we to be kept safe from individuals that may go crazy on any particular day ? Law makers and law enforcement and everyday people will always be impotent against that.

    1. That is true…crazy is as crazy does……there are ways that it could be made less horrific….but ignore any problems will definitely not do any good……chuq

      1. Well, thoughts and prayers definitely do not do a damned thing to stop the gun violence or to bring back the dead or to do anything practical to assist the living in their time of travail. I agree with you on this one. Believe it or not.

  3. We have a problem with heroin in the states, so the solution is… more heroin? Does anybody say that? Yet we have, supposedly, sane people who say the problem with guns can be solved with more guns.
    That said, I often pray about these things…And think about them too. I also vote. What else can I do?

    1. Talk to people, comment on blogs, write letters to office holders, contribute to gun control groups, stay informed. Those things help too.

  4. “I do not think a bunch of goddamn amateurs with guns were gonna make a difference other than killing more innocent people.”

    Except when an armed Citizen does stop a mass shooting right? Funny how mass shootings averted don’t get the same airtime……

    1. The possibility is there of course…but most people do not react well in a clutch…..because you can does not mean others have your grip…it is a shame and it is up to us bloggers to see that they get the credit they deserve….when we can….chuq

      1. There are bloggers who document the instances where armed Citizens prevent mayhem……but bloodshed averted doesn’t make the news scene outside of very localized areas…..whereas the opposite gets the notoriety that the shooters crave.

      2. The rule for news…”if it bleeds it leads”….sad but that is corporate media…ratings and entertainment are more important. chuq

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