By The Right Scoop


UPDATE (4:18PM ET): Below is the main portions of the press conference from Sheriff Donny Youngblood on what actually occurred. In short, the shooter, a 16-year-old male, had intended targets when he opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun in the classroom. One of his targets is now in critical condition and the other target he tried to shoot but missed. He did hit the teacher but apparently the teacher’s wounds are minor. The teacher and a resource officer, both unarmed, either talked the student down to the point that he released his weapon or somehow managed to take it from him. It’s not entirely clear but the Sheriff said he was ‘talked down’.

Normally there is an armed officer at the school however today he couldn’t get to the school because he was snowed in. The press was asking about a supposed hit list this student had last year and was suspended for it. One member of the press says they’ve heard this from several parents in this tight-knit community that this student was suspended for having a hit-list, but no official could confirm this yet.

Here’s the press conference:

UPDATE (2:25PM ET): Local News reporting from the scene. It runs for about 10 minutes:

Also, note from the report above that one of the students who was in the classroom called her mother and told her the shooter shot one of her friends and a teacher. The shooter also shouted a couple of phrases, but until that’s confirmed the media isn’t releasing what the shooter said.

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Here we go again:

FOX NEWS – DEVELOPING: At least two people were shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., Thursday morning and the shooter was taken into custody, local reports say.

Taft is a city west of Bakersfield.

Here’s more info from 23ABC News in Bakersfield:

TAFT, Calif. – Officials have said that at least two people were shot at Taft High School.

The shooting happened at about 9 a.m., and reports indicate that at least two people were shot.

The shooter was taken into custody at about 9:20 a.m.

23ABC news received phone calls from people inside the school who were hiding in closets.

Kern County Sheriff’s Department officials are going room-by-room to secure the school.

Reports indicate that the first person shot was airlifted to an area hospital and the second person denied medical treatment.


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  • http://twitter.com/DaTechGuyblog Peter Ingemi

    Media swarm in 4…3…2

    • bbitter

      –Sigh– Well, All we need is more shootings for this to be pushed through. Enough shootings and we’ll either see one of two things: Public demand for the government to seize weapons associated with raucous applause for the loss of our rights, OR, near-warfare in the streets.

      We’ve eroded the morals of the people enough that our society is near melt-down.

      Either way, more people are going to die, and it is time to intentionally ignore the MSM for another two weeks while talking fast to my neighbors about why the 2nd amendment is so incredibly important.

      • physicsnut

        There are times when I wonder if some of these shootings aren’t “engineered” , and I want to see the socalled media check into who these creeps associate with, where they get their ideas from, what medications they are on – etc. Not that I trust the media. The Mentally Ill are manipulated all the time.

        • PatrickHenrysBody

          One has to wonder. Too many coincidences.

        • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

          There is plenty of evidence to move beyond wonder. I know that some of these shootings are staged false flags using mentally ill patsies, or just planting a body as the fall guy. The media coverage, and subsequent cover up and control of information flow is getting really obvious. Especially in the theater and school shootings.

        • NJK

          They are engineered by Obama, Ayers, and various others behind the scenes. Obama is pure evil. The fact that he even associated with Ayers should have rendered him not eligible if not his questionable birth, Social Security numbers, etc.

          If we have any honest members of the various alphabet agencies, they need to find out.

          Make no mistake, it’s Obama.

          • mark1955

            “False Flags”.

        • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

          No, I think this has more to do with copycats than some conspiracy. You get some whacked misfit who sees that people who shoot up a school get in the news. Doesn’t matter that the shooter was killed. Or maybe they’re suicidal, but they feel that way they’ll finally have people listening to them or that they’ll be in control. One thing the press could do is minimize their coverage of the shooter, who he is, family, etc. Focus on the victims. All these kids see is that this person got their picture on TV and got a lot of people stirred up.

          • ImacowgirlinTucson

            I totally agree with you..I don’t think this has anything to do with a Conspiracy.
            Crazy people, zero morals, people on drugs (by doctors and illegal) parents, schools, doctors..knowing there’s something seriously wrong and it gets dropped..and the privacy act keeps all the “sick folks” information a secret from the public and police..FBI, etc.

        • keyesforpres

          I totally think the goons in charge are behind this.

    • RobertMahoney

      “23ABC news received phone calls from people inside the school who were hiding in closets.”

      Absolute BS. I grew up in Bakersfield. Taft is about 40 miles away. If I was in a closet cause a shooter was shooting, I wouldn’t be calling a newsroom 40 miles away. I would be calling 911!

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        Indeed!

      • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

        I thought that the person in the closet called their parent. I did notice the reporter being cut out as she was giving the testimony of the kid in the class where the shooting took place. “Technical difficulties”, I suppose.

        • RobertMahoney

          They said they received phone calls, not a phone call.

          • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

            My laptop at work and 3g internet is slow to play video, so I wasn’t able to get a good read on the video.

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …say a prayer for the victims and then HANG the convicted .”(period)

    • physicsnut

      after we find out what is on his computer – if the creep didn’t smash the drive. I want to know where these psychos get their ideas, and what drugs they are on, and anything else that might help to get a handle on what is going on.

      • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

        Or what government psych program they were in, such as the theater shooter. Or what happened to the other two guys who were chased down and arrested on the scene at the school shooting.

        • mark1955

          Yes,yes and yes! I’m sure this wasn’t the desired result Obama and his gestapos wanted as no one has yet died as a result of this particular attack. So we all have to be on Guard for a more Horrific and not coincidental Obama “False Flag” soon so Obama can usher in a “Can’t Wait” executive order banning Assault Weapons.

  • stage9
  • opinionatedhermit

    Wow.

    Normally, the only news out of Taft is when a Meth Lab blows up……

  • TruLevinian

    I assume that too is a gun-free zone?

    • stage9

      This whole term: “Gun free zone” has always perplexed me. Do they think this is going to deter a criminal?

      What? is he going to show up at the school with a gun and say, “Craaaaap, I can’t shoot anyone here!”?

      • stage9

        And one more point…what is the point of “gun registration”? How does THIS stop a gunman exactly?

        OK, I’m registered, is this somehow going to stop me from going and shooting someone? What information could the registration provide AFTER the homicide other than the person’s name, and arrest record, if one exists? There is no practical crime preventive reason for gun registration whatsoever. Registering won’t prevent the crime!

        It’s only purpose is for the government to keep a list of all of those who OWN guns!

        • c4pfan

          Exactly. I don’t get what that would do.

        • Orangeone

          They want your gun registered so if it is stolen and used you can be arrested.

          • davienne

            if your gun is stollen and the thief uses it to commit a crime, you could be arrested,

          • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

            Biden is calling for all guns being registered. I suppose that there are many reasons for wanting registration. None which are legitimate, and ultimately to know where they all are when the time comes to collect them. “Turn them in, or go to a military internment camp as a terrorist dissident”.

            • Orangeone

              Agreed at fed level as well as to publish the enemies!  My state follows the registered gun…..

              • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

                Oregon doesn’t……………yet. Our governor is now pushing for gun control.

                • Orangeone

                  Our entire legislature is Dem and are pushing for gun control too!  Looking at houses this weekend in WI, can’t wait to move.

                • http://www.facebook.com/tracy.mitchell.9421450 Tracy Mitchell

                  You might want to think about Wyoming instead, they are actually trying to do something about the Feds gun control.
                  http://patdollard.com/2013/01/wyoming-lawmakers-propose-gun-protection-legislation-to-thwart-feds/

                • Orangeone

                  15 minutes to WI, 1200 miles to WY.  And yes I did see and post the WY article! I hope WI does the same thing

            • KenInMontana

              A bit of a news flash for you here, if you purchased any of your firearms through a dealer, they are already registered. Federal Law requires all licensed dealers to complete a Form 4473 on all transactions on firearms, info on the form includes your name, address, ID used for purchase, all information on the firearm (manufacturer, model, caliber and serial number).

              • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

                Yeah, I know. I made a comment at the gun store when buying a gun one time that we need to do the registration on the gun. The dealer corrected me, saying that it wasn’t a registration. I said “yeah, right”, “then why do they need the serial number of the gun, and my personal information”? The thing is, right now neither Oregon or the feds know what happens with that gun once I leave the shop. There is no transfer record after the initial purchase. They know when I bought it, but there is no law requiring me to report the transfer to another person. If the time comes to collect my guns, they can only speculate as to whether or not I still have it, and cannot charge me with failure to register the transfer of a controlled weapon, as they would in some states.

                After they get their federal registry going, then we have a problem. Any guns that are purchased prior to the registry requirement remain an “unknown” until registered.

                • sickandtired

                  Edit: Question: Who bought the gun from you?
                  Answer: Jimmyjoebob.

                  Answer: Jimmyjoebob. Piers Morgan

          • mark1955

            They want your Firearm registered,so when they have a mass “False Flag” trrorist attack so they can declare martial law, they will know where the bul of the Firearms are so they can confiscate them. Once they confiscate them,you are no longer a threat to the regime and they can start bringing in Foreign troops,islamists, illegal aliens and Gangbangers to slaughter us at will,just like in South Africa,Benghazi and egypt to Murder us,after the military has cordoned off the areas.

            • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

              You are correct. They know that local law enforcement will not be able to do the job, and many in the military and National Guard will refuse, as some did in Katrina. They will be able to use our military, but I don’t believe that is the plan either. I believe that the bulk of our active military will remain overseas, and foreign “peacekeepers” will do the job. We already have an agreement with Canada to “help” each other militarily in case of a national emergency, and the UN and NATO will join in.

        • clockwindingdown

          What do you mean, its worked great to stop people speeding when driving!

        • PatrickHenrysBody

          I agree. Gun registration is supposed to be used to protect the gun owner from false arrest and imprisonment, should his or her gun be stolen and used to commit a crime. However, the government’s intention is not to protect the gun owner. The government wants to further use gun registration in order to control the citizenry. As has been stated and restated, criminals who possess firearms DO NOT register their guns. Criminals DO NOT follow the rule of law. What more needs to be said about adding more to our current gun registration requirements? It WILL NOT WORK!!!

          • clockwindingdown

            Just people do not require to be burdened with laws.

            Criminals do not abide by laws. Laws against criminal activity do not prevent said activity. We can only conclude that laws are written for those whom are unjust, which is useless as they will not obey. So then laws are in place to be used as a tool to remove the unjust from a just society, but only after the law has been broken.

            The problem comes when the unjust are charged with enforcing the law.

            UNJUST
            adjective
            not based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair :
            1 the assessment was unjust: unfair, prejudiced, prejudicial, biased, inequitable, discriminatory, partisan, partial, one-sided, jaundiced. ANTONYMS fair.
            2 an unjust attack: wrongful, unfair, undeserved, unmerited, unwarranted, uncalled for, unreasonable, unjustifiable, undue, gratuitous. ANTONYMS fair, reasonable.

            JUST |jəst|
            adjective
            based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair : a just and democratic society | fighting for a just cause.
            • (of treatment) deserved or appropriate in the circumstances : we all get our just deserts.
            • (of an opinion or appraisal) well founded; justifiable : these simplistic approaches have been the subject of just criticism.

            • PatrickHenrysBody

              A broken judicial system that victimizes the victims and treats the criminals as if they were the victims. Stupid, worthless laws that criminals either skirt around or ignore anyway, never mind the laws that aren’t stupid and worthless. The criminal element really loves this country!

              • clockwindingdown

                They are only criminals because they were victimized, or so they are told by the left. It is not their fault, never mind choice, logic, or reason. Of course the criminals will go along with this logic of the left, they are after all smart enough to know a scam when they see one!

                • PatrickHenrysBody

                  Agreed!

          • keyesforpres

            But if your gun was never registered in the first place and was stolen and used in a crime, the law would never know it was your gun…if it was never registered in the first place.

            • PatrickHenrysBody

              LOL…speaking from experience? You are right, though. Perhaps the next firearm I get…oops, I forgot this site is being monitored by Big Brother. :-)

            • sickandtired

              I sold all my guns.

              I only keep my CCW current in case I want to buy a low capacity pistol and hunt.

              I only keep all that ammo for, uh, my friends…yeah, that’s it!

          • sickandtired

            Gun owners are being vilified and shamed just like smoker’s were, just like Republicans are, just like conservatives are, and just like Christians are.

            We live in an evil world!

          • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

            “criminals do no follow the rule of law”

            Are you talking about the current legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government? I agree.

            • PatrickHenrysBody

              LOL! They are included, yes!

      • sickandtired

        Yes Stage9, they do believe that. I saw a clip several weeks ago where a woman called into a radio station and was complaining that the county put a deer crossing sign in the wrong place. She said that the county should put it in a safer place so more deer would be saved…..

        They walk among us, folks!

    • physicsnut

      Pardon me, but that is a red herring. Do you think that people feel safe in a supermarket because maybe the lady in the Bakery Department might have a revolver ? GET FREAKIN SERIOUS dammit.

      • clockwindingdown

        No, they feel safe in the supermarket because they are carrying! Because in a supermarket they have the ability to be on equal terms to defend themselves, against those of violent behavior.

        Do you feel safe seeing drunk drivers ( or being in a supermarket) because police are somewhere else? Do drunk driving laws stop drunk driving?

        “GET FREAKIN SERIOUS dammit.” Back at you…

        • physicsnut

          I mean ‘serious’ in terms of trying to convince legislators. Soon.

          • clockwindingdown

            I’m with you. Although legislators are not working for the good of our nation, they are actively seeking to destroy it. It may well be to their own peril if they choose to continue on their current path.

            If they were working for the good of our nation they would have already corrected the path…

            All we hear and see is talking heads that either are part of the scam or too stupid to see what is and has been taking place… I think most are part of the former rather than later!

      • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

        I would much rather shop in a store where everyone behind the counters were armed, and where most of their shoppers were as well. While shopping, you could have all kinds of great conversations about your weapon of choice.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          I wonder how many mass shootings have ever happened at gun shows or firing ranges?

          • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

            I went shooting at a rock pit up on the mountain a couple of weeks ago. There were five other vehicles there and probably ten people shooting. My only concern was that everyone was shooting in a safe direction. Otherwise, we all coordinated our shooting. I didn’t know any of them, and this was not a range, just a pull out spot off the road. I measured off 100 yards with my range finder and everyone moved back to that spot and watched each other’s shooting. A couple of kids used my car to shoot from. I never had any concern at all about someone shooting someone else on purpose. Everyone there had plenty of guns and ammo. I don’t think that any fool would have come in shooting anyone. Too much fire power to turn on them. My biggest concern at the gun shows is how crowded they are, and how hard it is to move around.

            • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

              And how tired you get from simply walking from table to table. After shows like that, you come home pretty dang tired.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Assuming you can do the math, since you are a physics nut, please look at the fact that

        With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.

        Source: John Lott, who used FBI and police records to prove it

        Gun-free zones are mass-shooting magnets. That’s about as serious as you can get.

        • physicsnut

          I have Lott’s book – great. I would wonder about that Texas Tower shooting – well after 1950. The basic fact as I see it is that the supermarkets around here would be “de facto” gun free. This is not the midwest. The high school I went to was “de facto” gun free. That is not a ‘mass shooting magnet’. Or else it is a ‘magnet’ for such a small number of psychotics that one wonders whether it is a meaningful hypothesis. To say it is a ‘magnet’ is almost to imply causation. I suspect that there are other things that motivated Lanza, but the lack of evidence is disturbing.
          Mostly – considering that there are only a few days before legislation is introduced, I would not want to rely on that argument to convince legislators that Feinstein is barking up the wrong tree.

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            The tower shooting was not technically in a gun-free zone. It might have been if it were indoors, but I don’t know what the specific policy of the campus was at the time. I do know it was in Texas, and out in the open, and I’m pretty sure people could go armed while walking on campus.

            However, that gets to a salient fact about supermarkets. In most states, they aren’t technically gun-free zones, either. Not unless the owner puts up a sign telling you that you can’t carry a weapon in his store.

            But the magnet aspect is obvious. Compare where these nutjobs choose to do their shooting with all other places, and that is a GLARING common factor.

            They don’t bother us at gun shows, inside a police station, or at the firing range. The reasoning, even of the crazy, is impeccable: if they want to kill multiple people, where can they do it the longest without being stopped?

            The answer is obvious, and undeniably true.

            And one other factor the left is ignoring here: mass shootings, like any other crime, are tracked by the FBI and state police, and are still within the normal range of occurrence in this country, and are not near the all-time high, which was back in 1929, during The Prohibition.

            Which brings up another point: among all crimes, mass shootings are quite rare. Thus, the likelihood of one happening in a PARTICULAR gun-free zone is very low, like your chances of being hit by a meteor. So that’s why your particular High School has probably not seen one occur; just like the vast majority of high schools in the US. That risk factor is entirely different from the risk factor of gun-free zones vs. carry zones, so it must be accounted for separately.

          • tinlizzieowner

            “I would not want to rely on that argument to convince legislators that Feinstein is barking up the wrong tree.”

            Well, at least you got the ‘barking’ part right in reference to Feinstein. ;-) ;-)

  • PNWShan

    Interesting timing. The gun debate is super hot right now and the Libs are pushing hard for gun control, even confiscation, and then this.

    • stage9

      That was I was thinking too. More fuel for the fire.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      It looks like initial reports are changing already. Did you notice how the local reporter on the scene was cut off? The timeline is the same as the prior staged shootings. There isn’t enough proof to conclude that this one was staged yet, but I will be watching close.

    • physicsnut

      ditto

  • Watchman74

    Uggh every time I hear these stories I cringe, not only because people are hurt or killed but because I know the left is going to use this in there push for gun control.

  • jim Asherman

    “Reports indicate that the first person shot was airlifted to an area hospital and the second person denied medical treatment.”

    What kind of gunshot wound victim refuses treatment ?
    BB-gun ?

  • crakpot

    Always where gun control is high.

    I hope these kids will be OK. They need more protection, not more control.

  • opinionatedhermit

    Taft is a remote town Southwest of Bakersfield. All I can say is that there is a lot of dirt there. It was known, BITD, as a wild west town. It now most likely is more Oil Workers and gang members, than anything else. But, I don’t know this for sure.

    But, I am pretty sure the only Gun Free Zone in the city would have been the school. At least “gun free” wouldn’t be prevalent in the thinking of the people who live there. It certainly didn’t used to be…

    My 2 cents.

    (FYI, I’m wrong a lot…But, I did grow up in the Central Valley, and have no reason to think that Taft has really changed that much.)

    • tinlizzieowner

      “But, I did grow up in the Central Valley”.

      Fresno High, class of 63. ;-)

      • opinionatedhermit

        LOL! That is great!

        ME Bullard.

        But, I am very confident, you went to school with some of my family. And, if you don’t mind me spewing, my nephew was Home Coming King, President of his Class, and Valedictorian at Fresno High last year. (Sorry, I am just so proud of him. He is a great guy and wants to go into law enforcement.)

        On the other hand, I don’t know what to say, except maybe: “Viva’ la Al Radka”….and maybe “Yeah, Christmas Tree Lane.”…

        Or, “Fresno, The Gateway to Everywhere … right in the middle of nowhere ….”

        Take care.

        • tinlizzieowner

          The dreaded Bullard High, huh, our arch nemesis. It could get get really interesting after a few of those football games, (but nobody ever shot each other). I used to spend my summers picking fruit and turning raisin trays with the ‘Braceros’ but that was before Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers Union got in the way.
          How’s this grab you, My Mrs, is Foothill High Bakersfield, class of 67. ;-)

          • opinionatedhermit

            It is a small world.

            In a former life, (actually 3 lives ago) I used to be a dirtbag climber and skier. And, with it, I spent a few years, plying my so called craft in the Alps.

            I met this American guy and we literally climbed together for 3 weeks in the Dolomites of Northern Italy.

            But, one night sitting around drinking beer, we finally got to talking about our backgrounds. And, lo and behold, he was from Fresno, (Hoover, the coward…) Anyway, he worked with my mother and even took over her job when she moved to another company…

            I always get a kick out of that….

            • tinlizzieowner

              Small world indeed. When I met my Mrs. she lived in Indiana and I (we) live in Florida.

  • Nukeman60

    This doesn’t sound like a mass shooting incident. I suspect it was an altercation, with guns involved. But of course with all the media hype around, people are hiding in closets (as well they should in a gun free zone) and the libs will be screaming “gun control, gun control. Ban all guns from law-abiding citizens so that these people breaking the law will be controlled”.

    It’s usually a gang problem, not a gun problem. Let’s see how it pans out.

    • Orangeone

      I would never hide in a closet, I would toss a desk through the window and get the he!! out.

      • Nukeman60

        I agree, but I suspect most people are guided by what they hear on TV and all these people heard about the last one was they were hiding in closets. What got me, when I listened to the updated video, was the kid who called her parents and said there was a gunman here and told them they had to get down there right away. What! Tell your parents to come to the scene of a shooter? Real smart.

        • Orangeone

          Maybe wanted parents interviewed by the media :), you know that 15 minutes of fame.  From the interview, one reporter said he spoke to 7 parents…

          • Nukeman60

            Ahhh, sad as it is, you know, that makes sense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      I will be curious to see what the media does with this one. They didn’t pay much attention to the mall shooting in Oregon, and that took place between the other recently hyped shootings.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        It depends on how well it fits the media narrative. The mall shooter was thwarted by an armed citizen, right? That was not something the media wanted to have to report.

  • Betsey_Ross

    This is just a gear up for more and more of this stuff. Obama encourages it and when our guns are gone there will be all out war by the bad guys and terrorists. It should be a warning to all educational institutions. You got the fire drill perfected pretty well, now get your assault drills planned and executed. This is just the beginning. You have been warned.

    • snowshooze

      Well…
      “They bring a knife… we bring a gun.”
      Isn’t that what the President said? Maybe I am mistaken.

      • tinlizzieowner

        No, you’re not.

  • Conniption Fitz

    This is still an isolated incident. Most likely a domestic conflict taken to a school campus.

    Typical Islamist daily news: “Dozens killed as BLASTS rip through Pakistan cities.” This kind of senseless carnage occurs daily by Islamic perpetrators all over the world.

    Yet the news ignores it and plays up a school shooting which happens only once or twice a year and could be largely prevented with armed guards, screeners, guns, practice drills, fences and security doors.

    My point is – as Ben Swann said, the US is one of the least violent nations (maybe not for long since Islamists are increasing and gangs proliforating) despite the number of guns.

    The problem is not guns, but people – people who have damaged, darkened souls (mind, will, emotions) and diminished respect for human life.

    • Conniption Fitz

      PS:

      Terrorism by Islamists in the last few days:

      2013.01.10 (Baghdad, Iraq) – Sunni bombers strike a Shia neighborhood, sending five residents to Allah.
      2013.01.09 (Peshawar, Pakistan) – An influential Shia doctor is murdered outside his clinic by devoted Sunnis.
      2013.01.08 (Choura, Pakistan) – A Sikh businessman is kidnapped and murdered by Lashkar-e-Islam.
      2013.01.08 (Karachi, Pakistan) – A Shiite father is shot to death in front of his child by Sunnis.
      2013.01.07 (Karachi, Pakistan) – Sectarian Jihadis take down a father and daughter.
      2013.01.07 (Kano, Nigeria) – Boko Haram gunmen fire into a group of civilians leaving a rival mosque, killing three.

      DECEMBER Jihad Statistics:
      Jihad Attacks: 203
      Countries: 22
      Religions: 5
      Dead Bodies: 680
      Critically Injured: 1160

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Well, before oppressing those poor, misunderstood muslims, I think we should seriously have a discussion about banning bombs, and also make suicide bombing punishable by death.

        • physicsnut

          I bet Ann Coulter is right – convert the sobs to Christianity. Instead of going to heaven with 72 virgins, you go straight to Hell.

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            I like to tell folks that they need to think about it: after virgin #60 or so, suddenly 72 isn’t such a big number.

            So, I guess, even if it were somehow true, they still end up with a raw deal.

  • http://twitter.com/LetItBurnUSA LetItBurnUSA

    Nah, this won’t get much play. At least aside from the headline. No one died and the shooter was taken into custody. It’s much easier to exploit by the left when a bunch of people are dead and the shooter offs himself since we can then never pinpoint exactly why he went on a shooting rampage in the first place.

    • SineWaveII

      Exactly

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      They can’t use the buzz word “mass” shooting, and unless there was an “assault” rifle involved, they don’t have enough buzz words to use. The worst thing that could happen, for the media, is for there to be a shooting with a six shot revolver, and have less than four people die.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Well, they can always spin it as a hate crime. I mean, pretty much every crime is a hate crime, but still.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwWW2DQS_DU Booker T. (D-Victimsville)

    Did he use an assault rifle?

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      I am 100% sure that he used an assault weapon. It could have been a rock.

  • stage9
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVCGRG62NAGQXJ6ZNE4JCTVVTU Ray

    Let me guess, this was a gun free zone, so this absolutely has to be a hoax. I mean, those little signs with a gun with a line through it protects people in those buildings where they are posted. That is what the left tells us.

  • tularockstar

    And, let’s acknowledge the fact that California is ‘another’ strict gun law State! Still, idiots and crazies can still get guns! So, how’s that anti-gun laws working for ya? The only way to stop crazy people with guns is with other people having the ability to shoot back!

  • http://twitter.com/MikyAriel Miky Nike

    Unbelievable, now the Democrats will exploit this to push Gun Control even further.

    Republicans, prepare to defend you castle.

    But I believe the RINOs will capitulate like they always do

    Here is a Great Conservative Article on Why Republicans don’t even mention the 2nd amendment(with the exception of Ted Cruz).

    It’s a must read

    http://veryconservativenews.com/why-are-democrats-so-enthusiastic-about-gun-control/

    • colliemum

      Thanks for the link.

      It is indeed disturbing, and I’m afraid their silence cannot be blamed solely on the Obama propaganda machine which are the LyingScreamingMeejah.

      Every GOP Congress critter, Rep or Senator, has had time to say something or write something for their local paper now. The New Media would have picked it up immediately.
      So why the quiet?
      What are they afraid of?

      • http://twitter.com/MikyAriel Miky Nike

        They don’t believe there is a political gain for them when it comes to defending the second amendment.

      • clockwindingdown

        And if the new media doesn’t pick it up then there is no opposition being presented to the public. See it works really well to not show opposing points of view…

  • wtd

    While waiting on confirmation that the shooter shouted a couple of phrases, I find it an incredibly convenient coincidence that the connection to reporter, Christine Dhin is allegedly ‘lost’ as she is about to spill specific details provided by the mother of a student witness at 2:40+ minute mark in the above video.

  • stage9

    I love this guy reporting.

    “If you look behind me there is a building with the world “science” on it. That’s the science building.”

    really??

    The suspect had a hoodie??? That’s racist!

    • stage9

      Oh no, we’ve lost Christine! She was doing such a great job dramatizing the event for us.

      • stage9

        Oh, good Christine is back….”Christine, is there anything else you can tell us? What you’ve just reported isn’t dramatic enough. Give us more Christine. Tell us more about the “science building”. What is that building used for?”

        “Um, science?”

        “Astounding! Thanks Christine.”

  • joethefatman

    If the shooter said “Allahau Akbar” you’ll never hear or read another report from the msm.

    • stage9

      Yeah, he would be labelled a “disgruntled student”.

    • PapaLouie

      The shooter certainly didn’t yell “long live the Tea Party” or it would have been reported immediately by the MSM.

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Stewie

    Everyone thank the media for making these people celebrities in order to push their political agenda-

  • Howzah123

    Those strict CA Gun Control Laws working as intended

  • Is_Sense_Common

    Well, if California had tougher gun laws, this would never have happened. Those crazy conservatives out there – they need to implement more gun laws or they’ll start acting like it’s the wild wild west.

    #sarc

  • http://twitter.com/bmfh58 bmfh58

    Rumor has it that it was a shotgun…unclear if it was a evil SEMI-AUTO weapon with the plug pulled out so it could shoot more than three rounds.

    My question is why is a kid walking around with a shotgun without a parent around?

  • sjmom

    Apparently, one of the parents said her daughter told her it was a student. I’ll wait to hear the motive on this one before making a judgment.

    • stage9

      Really, because right now the Media rather than just giving the facts are in the middle of a “performance” and trying to “sell” the story.

  • davienne

    did he scream alla akbar… is that why they wont repeat it ?????

    lets just see how many times this gets edited and information gets scrubbed

  • Sober_Thinking

    Pray for the victims and the families of those involved.

  • PatrickHenrysBody

    More violence pounced upon by the propagandist media arm of Zero. I hope and pray the victims pull through. It sounds like the perp’s weapon of choice was a shotgun. Now what? Regulate or ban shotguns? I can see it all as it unfolds. Folks, they want to control or ban EVERYTHING! It’s not good enough that semi-autos and high-cap magazines need to be dealt with. This has to do with the government’s need to confiscate all that we have…our freedoms and liberties included.

  • NJK

    Barack Obama, Ayers, and their ilk are on the move. They’re recruiting various miscreants from OWS for all of these shootings.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      That sounds like the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard today.

      Show me proof if you have it or stop making outlandish comments.

    • stage9

      What??

  • deeme

    None of us need to be punished for what happened today..I can swear on my life none of my kids or their kids do either..What has happened to our country is people are more interested in running other people’s lives then their own..

    • tinlizzieowner

      But we can’t ‘discriminate’ against the mentally ill. MSNBC wouldn’t have any staff left. ;-) ;-)

  • c4pfan

    This kid was let back in the school? How?

    • Betsey_Ross

      It happens all of the time. Kids expelled for these offenses should be put somewhere and not back into the school population. It was SOP in the county where I taught that these kids were just sent to another school instead of having to pay consequences or being removed from society for help.

      Time to revisit the rights of the mentally ill. They have proven that they cannot walk among us and be safe.

    • tinlizzieowner

      By the same bleeding heart liberals that have got us into this mess in the first Place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracy.mitchell.9421450 Tracy Mitchell

    (This is NOT sarcasm)First and foremost, my condolences go out to the victims of the horrible crime.
    (This is sarcasm)Gun control, gun control, California should have more gun control. They should never let anyone just walk around with a loaded assault rifle….What? What’s that you say? He wasn’t carrying an assault rifle? Well then, we need to get rid of all the handguns, right? Huh? He wasn’t carrying a handgun either? What do you mean that California has the strictest gun control laws in the country?

  • HSmith

    You know, if I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d question the timing on these shootings. But, hey, we all know they’re all coincidental, right?

    • c4pfan

      Huh? Sounds like the person threatened violence and got away with it before. He should have never been let back in that school, period!

      • HSmith

        You’re referring to this specific shooting, I was referring to the latest spate of media-hyped shootings in general.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Sure does seem like we’ve a lot of these shootings in the last 4 years?
      I know if Bush was still President, the ‘media’ could find a way to link it to him, like they have everything else.
      ‘When in danger or in doubt, blame Bush scream and shout’. ;-)

  • notebene

    So the enemy is the gun, huh? Why would a school allow a kid with a “hit list” anywhere near it’s campus or any public school campus ever again? The real problem is the lenient laws that allow that serious of an offense to go unchecked and back out into society! When are they going to finally do something regarding the abysmal mental healthcare out there? It’s not the gun…it’s the loon waiving it!

  • WordsFailMe

    I don’t get it. This kid hangs out un molested in a community where they know he has a hit list. The strange guy staring at the community members on the streets in Newtown murders 26. Hanging around on the streets and staring at everyone is not cool. Follow this guy. Find out where he lives. Keep him home or keep an eye on him How did he get from his house to the school carrying the weapons and nobody noticed him? Nobody jumped on him and started stomping the shit out of him? Every time that whacko was in public, somebody should have been taking careful note of what he was up to. He’s a freak, something was wrong with him mentally, his parents didn’t care a bit about what he did or coould do to the community and lket him run the streets, undisciplined like a vampire bat. And the people also let the freak roam the streets.

    Now they are sorry but you can be sure there wil be no chipping away at the foundation of “universal tolerance” the moral superiority New England is so famous for. I am so glad there’s a Massachusetts where experiments in aberrant genetics can find fertile material…E Warren, S Brown….

    Are the Newtown Ripper’s rights to be some weird freak more important than your rights to live in an orderly society where you are personally responsible for that order? Rhetorical question forget it.

    Is everything, every behavior every lifestyle now more valuable than the stability of a community? Don’t communities, like citizens have a right to get rid of the non-hackers? Not unless they assert that right and today nobody with any courage or sense is asserting anything.

    Some people are just assholes and misfits. They need to be culled, locked away or marginalized permanently. If you have compassion for every possible form of human suffering, you are an idiot. Think of life as a lifeboat and you’re just plain lucky to be in one.

  • tinlizzieowner

    So, will California try to outlaw shot guns now? ;-)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      Yep…they just about have already.

 
 
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