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Four dead in Half Moon Bay shooting, suspect in custody

Original post made on Jan 23, 2023

Four people are dead, and a suspect is in custody after a person opened fire in two separate shootings in an unincorporated area of Half Moon Bay on Monday, officials said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 23, 2023, 4:52 PM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2023 at 5:27 pm

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This mass shooting is tragic.

We are getting numbed by all these shootings and that is not right. The local media are still talking about the recent shooting in SoCal and now we have one here.

Guns are deadly, mental health issues are not an excuse. Can this ever be stopped?


Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2023 at 5:38 pm

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Street justice is swift. Disagreements that used to be sorted out by courts or mediators in a week now take years. This is not going to turn out to be a mass shooting having anything to do with a cultural celebration. It's senseless and barbaric and yes, we're getting numb to it because the NRA flexes their muscles and the guns just keep flowing in from manufacturers all over the world. I've said for years, let people buy all the guns they want, but make procuring bullets at least as difficult as getting an opioid prescription.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2023 at 6:11 pm

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Gun violence is scary, and it's everywhere. It will only stop when guns no longer exist, and that will never happen. And gun laws don't stop mass shootings. If anyone has an answer how it can "come to an end," I'm all ears.


Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jan 23, 2023 at 6:31 pm

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Similar suspect description to Monterey Park in this case, but based on the age I’m guessing it isn’t crime adjacent.
I can’t stop crime or mass shootings, but I can reduce them significantly. Most mass shootings aren’t committed by deranged White men with rifles, no matter what the news pushes out. They are overwhelmingly (roughly 85%)done by inner city criminals engaged in drug sales/gangs and using illegal handguns per gun violence archive- easily searched and confirmed by any who doubt. We have federal laws on the books already to hammer felons in possession of guns, buying or transporting illegal/stolen guns, using guns to commit a crime and 35,000 more. Removing these crooks from society for 10 and 20 year stretches will make everyone safer, and all we have to do is prosecute federally OR stringently enforce our own laws despite disparate impact.
Shockingly, this is what the NRA recommends as well. Guns aren’t going away, but criminals can to a great extent. Ask any New Yorker who lived under Guiliani.


Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 23, 2023 at 6:49 pm

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I'm guessing money spent on lobbying is an inextricable part of why the U.S. has not made sufficient progress on effective gun control. I was hopeful that the Sandy Hook tragedy would galvanize lawmakers but apparently other forces are stronger.

Legislators: do what is needed or give us an explanation why you are not. I'd much rather you spend your time and energy on this instead of churning out endless numbers of housing and employment bills every year. If even a small portion of all those bills were effective you wouldn't need to spend so much time in those arenas every single year. Please, use your collective power for the public good and tackle this serious, life-threatening problem that is ruining people. It's long past time to get real about this.

And a note to the media: a few years back an Oregon official refused to use a mass shooter's name, denying him notoriety. That approach makes sense to me b/c I think it might dissuade some angry people from violent acts.


Posted by Novelera
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 24, 2023 at 1:15 pm

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Annette, thank you for your cogent and thoughtful comment. I agree with everything you said. It's just disgraceful how these gun manufacturers and the NRA continue to influence our legislators. I am on my last nerve with the constant mention of the 2nd Amendment, written in the 18th Century.


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