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Gun Control and Mass Shootings

Daniel J. Mitchell Well, another loser killed a bunch of people, this time in Santa Barbara, California. Which gives gun control zealots an opportunity to seize upon the tragedy to recycle their calls to restrict private firearms ownership and otherwise erode the Second Amendment. But I’m not too worried that they’ll succeed. The evidence is

Isla Vista Eyewitnesses: Two Shooters Involved in UCSB Massacre

Memory Hole Updated 5/29/14, : SB Police dispatch audio indicates “two suspects in custody with gunshot wounds.” Frequently initial eyewitness accounts of violent crime scenes prove especially helpful for independent researchers to piece together what actually may have transpired. For example, in the aftermath of the major political assassinations of the late 1960s, the Oklahoma

Isla Vista Murders: What New Laws, What New Lessons?

Larry Elder Elliot Rodger’s story is not one of an untreated, mentally ill, white mass-killer who illegally acquired fully automatic “assault weapons.” This mixed white and Asian 22-year-old bought his firearms legally, did not use a long-arm or “high-capacity” weapon and had been in therapy since the age of 8. Half his murder victims were

Father blames government ╦ťidiots’ as California town mourns killings

 With a California town grieving the deaths of six college students killed by a mentally ill man, one victim’s father on Monday blamed the killings on politicians who failed to tighten gun laws after a mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher Michael-Martinez, 20, was gunned down on Friday night in

Raw Video Update U.C. Rampage mirrors threats made on YouTube video

 The gunman fired for 10 minutes in streets where university students were walking, biking and skateboarding in the beach community near Santa Barbara, picking off people one by one in a deadly rampage that chillingly mirrored threats made on a YouTube video posted that same night. Seven people were killed in all, including the shooter.

Melee: ‘Deltopia’ party in California turns violent; Near 100 arrested

A street party turned into a violent melee that injured six police officers in a California beach community Saturday night. About 15,000 people — many of them students from nearby University of California, Santa Barbara — crowded the streets of Isla Vista for the annual “Deltopia” celebration when “a major disturbance broke out,” according to

About 100 arrested in Southern California brawl

 About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into a rock- and bottle-throwing melee. The violence broke out in the densely populated beachside community of Isla Vista around 9:30 p.m. Saturday during the annual spring break party known