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Molotov cocktails, 12 guns, 22K ammunition rounds found at mass shooter's home

Original post made on May 28, 2021

Investigators have found Molotov cocktails, cans of gasoline, a dozen firearms and about 22,000 rounds of ammunition in the home of a man who shot and killed nine of his VTA co-workers and then killed himself earlier this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 28, 2021, 3:41 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by No End In Sight
a resident of Downtown North
on May 28, 2021 at 4:50 pm

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That is a lot of ammo and the Molotov Cocktails raise a question as to what was their intended use.

It is fortunate that the fire department was able to extinguish the fire before the entire house went up in flames.

Otherwise, all of those explosives catching fire along with the hot bullets would have endangered the entire neighborhood as well as the lives of the firefighters.

There are a lot of troubled people with massive armories at home and there is absolutely no way to prevent this unless the 2nd Amendment is repealed and that is not going to happen anytime soon.

The Constitutional 'originalists' on the current SCOTUS bench will protect a citizen's right to own (aka bear) firearms regardless of the intended use or massive firepower and more people will be tragically killed along the way.

Most of the victims will be forgotten (except by their immediate family and close friends) and the evening news will simply continue reporting the lastest mass shooting incident.

Posted by Make Force Rare
a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 29, 2021 at 8:11 am

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California has a red flag law, allowing guns and ammo to be confiscated if family or coworkers report a threat. We need to be a lot more aggressive about using it.

Posted by Anneke
a resident of Professorville
on May 29, 2021 at 9:10 am

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How enormously sad and horribly troubling this whole situation is. Why do we have so many guns, and when will people realize we cannot go on this way?

So many good lives cut short, and so many partners and family deeply hurt.

We must have billions of guns in our country. For what purpose?

Human beings are emotional, and strong emotions may even make the most stable humans irrational and dangerous to themselves and others.

Please, God, spread your arms around the families of the workers killed in this violent happening and others that have happened in the past and will happen in the future, and give courage to the people who want to stand up and prevent these heart wrenching miseries from happening again.

Posted by Free Your Mind
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 29, 2021 at 9:21 am

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"Human beings are emotional, and strong emotions may even make the most stable humans irrational and dangerous to themselves and others."

According to the news, the shooter was not the most 'stable' of individuals but with 'strong emotions' bordering on racist.

Posted by Anneke
a resident of Professorville
on May 29, 2021 at 10:56 am

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I know that this individual was very unstable and very angry, but that was not the point of my comment.

Often times, I read comments that people not guns are responsible for gun deaths, hence my writing "that EVEN the most stable...."

However, I believe that guns do make it so much easier to cause gun deaths.

Posted by Anneke
a resident of Professorville
on May 30, 2021 at 7:39 am

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Guns, guns, guns..... Two more mass shootings in Florida! When will we wake up?

Posted by Anneke
a resident of Professorville
on May 30, 2021 at 7:49 am

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We need to go to the origin of the gun issue:

Web Link

Posted by The Human Gasbag
a resident of Community Center
on May 30, 2021 at 11:34 am

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Open carry as opposed to concealed firearms should be allowed in all states.

Then people would think first before threatening somebody, either verbally or physically.

Posted by Steve Dabrowski
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 31, 2021 at 12:16 pm

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"While gun sales have been climbing for decades — they often spike in election years and after high-profile crimes — Americans have been on an unusual, prolonged buying spree fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, the protests last summer and the fears they both stoked."

The above is a quote from yesterday's New York Times. Also stated was a fact that background checks for purchases in one week topped 1.2 million this spring. The highest since records began being kept.

The trend is clear, many Americans are bracing for violence and many believe they will be on their own. Moderates are gunning up. Thank our politics and leaders who we elect and their decisive policies. Some are concerned for the Right, others for the Left. The way things are going it may not be long before individuals begin to believe they must use force against those who they perceive to threaten their way of life rather than their lives themselves and resort to deadly force against legislators, developers, neighbors and anyone else who gets under their skin.

Somehow our country must get a grip and cool things off. It is not so much guns as the heated emotions that are the root cause. Social media, hyper partisan media outlets, politicians with single minded agendas all contribute. Somehow these need to be delt with-gun control will never do it and is unlikely to happen.

Wish I could be more optimistic.

Posted by Guns Across America
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 31, 2021 at 1:43 pm

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