There was terrible news out of California overnight after a man opened fire inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing at least 12 people.
At a press conference earlier, the Ventura County Sheriff described the weapon used:
The shooter used a .45-caliber Glock handgun in the massacre, Dean said. The gun was purchased legally, he added, but had an extended magazine on it.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said the mass shooting was more evidence of weak gun laws:
13 dead in a bar shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Dozens more injured. Folks, these kinds of incidents don't happen in normal countries where there is some reasonable regulation of firearms, starting with universal background checks https://t.co/56JBaax7Os
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 8, 2018
Dana Loesch, Stephen Gutowski and others had some information to add:
What happened was horrific. Evil is real. So are CA gun laws:
– Universal BG checks
– May issue
– 10 round mag limit
– Purchase limitations
– 10 day waiting period
– No reciprocity with other states
– “Assault weapons” ban & registration
– Ammo thru FFL
– Registration if moved https://t.co/lGG6HxxUrc
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 8, 2018
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) November 8, 2018
We have no clue how this person got his guns, but California law already has a thorough background check (federal and state) on all purchases and a 10-day waiting period. https://t.co/sn9ih3jD8i https://t.co/ydPxEJwE4x
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) November 8, 2018
There’s also a state law against the extended magazine the shooter reportedly used.
Um. Do you even know what universal background checks are?
Because this guy went through a background check. https://t.co/pNV0494Jd0
— RBe (@RBPundit) November 8, 2018
This kind of statement from a journalist is embarrassing.
It would be useful to have facts, like did the Shooter actually go through background check? Did he only use a handgun?
Let's note most mass shooters up go through the check. Which raises all sorts of other questions. https://t.co/6NTi9FOpYt
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) November 8, 2018
Nick believes *California* doesn't have restrictive enough gun laws. https://t.co/7DB74fNkVq
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) November 8, 2018
— rachel (@hellorachelsays) November 8, 2018
California has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the US including universal back ground search, wait period, clip size limitation etc It would be great if the folks that call themselves "journalist" just took a second to research facts before getting on social media https://t.co/JWwCFC2XRm
— rob b. (@RobBar88) November 8, 2018
Yes, that would be nice on occasion.