Oregon Shooting

Earlier today a local Oregon man killed 10 people on college campus that was a ‘gun free zone’:

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Ten people were killed and another seven injured Thursday after a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at a community college here in southern Oregon.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said the gunman was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with officers at Umpqua Community College.

While the bodies were still warm, the identifier of the killer still unknown, and precisely how the killer procured his gun still unknown, The Organizer nonetheless used the opportunity to argue for the end of ‘gun free zones’, which are tantamount to shooting fish in a barrel… er, actually, he argued for more gun control.

This was no off-the-cuff remark, a riposte from a media question. No, he held a press conference and delivered a prepared speech, naturally talking about himself in the third-person:

And what’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation. Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out: We need more guns, they’ll argue. Fewer gun safety laws…

And, of course, what’s also routine is that somebody, somewhere will comment and say, ‘Obama politicized this issue.’ Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic. I would ask news organizations — because I won’t put these facts forward — have news organizations tally up the number of Americans who’ve been killed through terrorist attacks over the last decade and the number of Americans who’ve been killed by gun violence, and post those side-by-side on your news reports.

I can’t help think that this Muslim-sympathizer was looking to pre-emptly frame the narrative of this event, given what he (and we) expect to find out about the killer.

In recent hours, long after O’Bozo’s speech, we now learn the killer targeted Christians:

The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday.

A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing class in Snyder Hall, where a portion the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet.

“The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.

As I write this, the name, race, and religion of the killer are still unknown, but I’m fairly confident we’ll discover he’s a white, Buddhist, neo-Nazi.

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