I wonder how many more “gun-free zone” failures are necessary before people begin to conclude that perhaps mass disarmament is not the ideal way to avoid large numbers of victims:
Up to 15 dead–
Several more injured…
A shooter who opened fire at at Umpqua Community College Thursday in southern Oregon injured as many as 20 people before he was downed, a Douglas County official said.
KATU-TV reports that Oregon State Police say there were multiple fatalities, but that could not be immediately confirmed.
County commissioner Chris Boice told KGW-TV that 15 to 20 people were injured in the melee, including one woman shot in the chest.
Shooter is down…
People worry that lots of people carrying openly will lead to a “Wild West” situation, forgetting that four times more people were shot today in this Oregon “gun-free” zone than in the highest annual body count Tombstone ever saw, which was five.
UPDATE: Mike Cernovich smells a rat:
Something is up. Shooter is Muslim or transgender. Otherwise we’d have a name and race by now.
“The shooter then asked people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing.”
Sounds Muslim, as it was a feature of previous attacks in Kenya and other places, but could be atheist. The fact that the police and media are sitting on the shooter’s identity tends to indicate the former; they haven’t previously shown any tendency to resist identifying atheists.